Best Movie Film to DVD Transfer
Manhattan, New York, NY.
8 mm, 16 mm film to DVD.

 

Digitize 8mm or 16mm Movie Film to DVD video - Price
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8mm or 16mm Movie film to HD (High Definition) video transfer - Price
   
How long does it take to copy my 8mm/16mm to DVD? - turnaround time is here
Digitize Movie film Frame-by-Frame in High Definition format.
How do we transfer your movie reels to DVD?
Movie film types - 8mm with sound, 8mm silent, Super 8, 16mm with sound and 16mm silent.
Duration of reel - how many feet and how many minutes per reel ?
An exact estimate will be given to you before processing your work - no hidden charge at all.
   
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New Service!

Frame-by-Frame HD Digital Movie Film Scanning

We have started offering High Definition quality frame-by-frame digital scanning service with
NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES!

We will scan each individual movie film frame " frame-by-frame" in HD,
resulting the highest quality image output ever available.

Image Quality Comparison
Frame-by-Frame (Jpeg file)
Regular movie scan (screen shot)

Scanned Image Size Comparison

FAQ - 8mm or 16mm movie films are old and small, is it worth an HD scanning?
Answer - Yes absolutely.
Unlike analog movies on tape such as VHS tape, 8mm/16mm movies are series of film based frame images.
Just like Slides, Negative film or Photos, images scanned in higher resolution results much more detailed quality.
The above sample image is a good proof.

The price info is here.

 

 

8mm, Super 8 and 16mm movie film to DVD Transfer.

We will transfer your movie films to DVD or Hard Drive.

Before we begin, we will check your films and call you with an estimate.
We will explain the description of the cost and answer your questions, if you have.
So you know exactly how much you will pay beforehand and have a chance to ask questions on your order
to make sure that the order will go as expected.

If a movie film is blank, there is no charge at all.

If you don't like our estimate, we will return your work with no charge.
(Please note that we will outsource movie transfer jobs, so it will take a couple of days to return your reels).

One the estimate is approved, we will start cleaning up the film and repair movie films if necessary (free of charge) .
If the movie film is damaged beyond repair, we will try to run the film best we can.
All small reels will be spliced together to a bigger reel.

Background music can be added to silent movie film.
We have a music library you can choose from or you can supply your own music on a CD.

If you want us to convert movie film in numerical sequence, please number the movie reels.

During movie film digitization process, we will enhance the color or B/W contrast digitally
as well as stabilize jittery images as best as we can.
(but please don't rise your expectation way up high, like Hollywood type CG effect)

We will either make DVD/Blu-Ray Disc or write on your external Hard Drive.

When all work is done, we will call you to let you know.

 

 

Note: Movie Film conversion jobs will be Outsourced to a movie film scanning lab for best image quality available.

Clear Up-front Free Estimate.
We will call you with an exact estimate before processing your order.
What you will be quoted over the phone (plus tax) is the price you will pay.
There is absolutely NO bidden charges.
You may also ask questions to a technician on the phone.

If you don't like the price, just say No, we will return your films fee of charge, the estimate is free.

Movie Reels Transfer Services Q & A is here.

Price
Our movie film to digital service prices are very simple and clear as below.

Plus, once we receive your 8 mm / 16 mm movie films,
we will give you a clear Free Estimate before process your work.
You know exactly how much you will pay - the price you're quoted is the price you will pay.
If you don't like the estimate, we will return your 8mm or 16mm movie films free of charge.
No hidden charges at all.

Minimum Charge $49.95 (all orders subject to this minimum charge)
Movie film to DVD video disc


$0.18 per foot plus $34.95 as a set up fee (*1)

The price includes a DVD disc.

So if you have 5 of 50 feet reels, the price is: $34.95 + $0.18x250=$79.95 (plus tax).
No hidden charge, very simple.

What you are getting is a DVD video disc that will play on DVD player, Blu-ray player, PC with DVD drive and Mac with DVD drive (just like a rental DVD).
You can edit the movie by "Ripping" the DVD and change it to MP4 or Quick Time file.


If you want separate chapters for each reel on a DVD disk, add $5.00 for each chapter.
ex. 5 reels on a DVD with 5 chapters: $0.18 x 250 feet + $34.95(a setup fee) + 5x$5.00(separation fee)

 

Movie film to Digital File


$0.18 per foot plus $49.95 as a set up fee.

So if you have 5 of 50 feet reels, the price is: $49.95 + $0.18x250=$94.95 (plus tax).
No hidden charge, very simple.


You are getting digital movie file on a disc or on your External Hard Drive in SD(standard) quality. (*2)
If you want HD format, please see below (Frame-by-Frame scan).
This movie file will play on PC and Mac and ready to video editing, but it does not play with DVD Players.
It is good for watching and editing on computers, enjoy on portable devices and sharing the movie on the Web.

If you want mp4 or .mov file for each reel, add $5.00 for each reel.
ex. 5 reels to 5 mp4 files - $0.18 x feet + $49.95(a setup fee) + 5x$5.00(separation fee)

If the movie file is less than 4GB, we can write on a DVD disc (no extra fee).
If the movie file is more than 4GB, we need your external HDD or Flash drive or
we can provide you with a flash drive at cost($20 or so).


Frame-by-Frame
Hi Res. scan
to Hard Drive (or USB).


$0.18 per foot, plus $49.95 as a set up fee.

Scan movie film in Hi Resolution and transfer to your External Hard Drive (or USB device) in HD movie vide format of your choice or a series of Jpeg files. (*2)

So if you have 5 of 50 feet reels, the price is: $49.95 + $0.18x250=$94.95 (plus tax).
No hidden charge, very simple.

This option is good for movie editing.
It is good for only persons who can handle big movie files on your computer.

If you want individual mp4 or .mov file for each reel, add $5.00 for each reel.
ex. 5 reels to 5 mp4 files - $0.18 x feet + $49.95(a setup fee) + 5x$5.00(separation fee)

If the movie file is less than 4GB, we can write on a DVD disc (no extra fee).
If the movie file is more than 4GB, we need your external HDD or Flash drive or
we can provide you with a flash drive at cost($20 or so).

 

Movie film to Blu-ray disc


$0.18 per foot plus $89.95 on a Blu-Ray disc (frame-by-frame scan). (*3)


Special Handling Fee

There are 2 special handling fees:
1. Separation fee($5.00/reel): Separate chapters or MP4/MOV files for each reel, if you want.
2. Un-splicing fee($2.00/reel): Return small reels to original cases, if you want.

Unless otherwise requested, all small reels will be spliced to a single big reel for a digitization preparation purpose.

For example, 5 of 50 feet reels will come back to you as a single 250 feet reel.
Why? Because it will save a lot of movie film digitization processing time, because we don't have to change reels much less often.

This also means that you are getting a single long digital file or DVD movie of all your small reels.
(A 50 feet reel = about 3 inches across, runs about 3 minutes only. A 5 reel movie is about 15 min or shorter)

For DVD customers:
If you want separate chapters on a DVD disk or individual MP4/MOV files, there will be a small fee:

For digital movie file customers:
If you want separate chapters for each reel on a DVD disk, add $5.00 for each chapter.
ex. 5 reels on a DVD with 5 chapters - $0.18 x feet + $34.95(a setup fee) + 5x$5.00(separation fee)

If you want mp4 or .mov file for each reel, add $5.00 for each reel.
ex. 5 reels to 5 mp4 files - $0.18 x feet + $49.95(a setup fee) + 5x$5.00(separation fee)

For all customers:
If you want original reels back to original packages, there is a charge of $2.00 per reel for un-splicing fee (normally people don't use these reels anymore though).
Just to be clear, all cases will be returned free of charge, but the reels will be spliced together
unless you want them un-spliced back with $2.00/reel fee.

 

 

*1 The $34.95 set up fee is a one time fee per order (not per reel).

*2. Please specify movie file format of your choice.
MP4, MOV(Quick Time File), ProRes.4.2.2.,DV uncompressed, AVI or WMV, or
we can give you a series of Jpeg files of each movie frame that you can create a movie from.

If you are not sure what format you want, please see here on our Website.
The price does not include Hard Drive. Please provide us with an empty or formatted hard drive.
We are NOT responsible for the data on your hard drive.

How good is Hi Resolution, Frame-by-Frame movie film scan compared to SD scan - please see here.

*3. Highest movie quality you can get on Blu-ray player (not playable on regular DVD player).
Not playable on PC or Mac either, unless you have an external Blu-ray player attached to your computer.

How to decide which movie film conversion service is right for you:
I have a regular DVD player and want to enjoy the old movies on DVD player, as well as computers - DVD disc.

I have a Blu-ray player, and I want to enjoy highest quality movie - Frame-by-Frame Blu-ray disc.

I want to Edit the movie in highest possible quality - Frame-by-Frame output to your Hard Drive.

I want to create a movie stream from scratch using Jpeg files - Frame-by-Frame Jpeg output to your Hard Drive.

 

How to find the type of movie film you have is here.

How to estimate the length of your movie film is here.

Movie Reels Transfer Services Q & A is here.


The price includes a lot of free benefits:

Clean and repair damaged film as much as we can - free of charge
Splice reels - free of charge
Enhance and correct the color as best as we can - free of charge
Adding music of your choice - free of charge
Color DVD cover showing movie contents - free of charge
No extra charge with mixed type of films on a DVD - free of charge
More than 10 sec of blank portion on your film - free of charge

How long does it take to have 8mm or 16mm movie films transferred to DVD?
We need 4 to 5 days to get back to you with an exact estimate and other 4 to 5 days to completed your work
after the estimated is approved.
So if you receive your OK over the phone when we call you, the whole process will take about 10 business days.

Frame-by-Frame movie film conversion, HD 8mm/16mm transfer may take a day or two longer.
Holiday seasons are busy for us - please allow 2 weeks.


Movie Film Types


Difference of 8mm film and Super 8mm film.

8mm movie film - Sprocket holes are in between the frames.
Super 8 movie film - Sprocket holes are aligned to the middle of each frame.

Super 8 movie film is an upgraded version to the old 8mm film with much bigger image frame size.

Does my 8mm, Super 8 or 16mm movie film have Sound on it?

You can tell easily by finding copper, gold or brown color narrow strip on film edge.

8mm and Super 8mm movie film with magnetic sound strip


16mm film might have a magnetic or an optical sound strip which looks like this.

16mm film with Magnetic sound strip

16mm film with Optical sound strip

 

How long is my movie film?
Reel Size
Footage
Duration (approx. in minutes)
Regular 8mm
Super 8mm
16mm
3"
50'
4 minutes
3 minutes
2 minutes
4"
100'
7
6
3
5"
200'
14
12
6
6"
300'
21
18
9
7"
400'
28
24
12

How many feet of movie film can fit on a DVD?
Reel Type
Footage
Regular 8
1600 feet
Super 8
1800
16mm
3600

 

Note: Old movie film jobs will be outsourced to a proper facility equipped with the best quality film scanning system in the industry.

FREE Additional Benefits
Free background music of your choice Free editing of unexposed sections
Free film repair Free splicing
Free format changes (up to 4) Free titles (limit one very 200 ft)
Free film leader (if needed) Free cleaning and lubrication
Free fades, wipes, and dissolves and color corrections
 
 

FAQ: Movie Film to DVD Transfer, NYC

Who and where we are.

How to place an order with us

Are you going to outsource Movie Film Conversion Jobs?


How long does the transfer process take?

Can I get an exact quote before processing my order?

Are there any fine-printed hidden charges?

What is included in the film transfer per foot price?

What are the free options?

Is there minimum charge for an order?


Will the DVD disc that we create play with regular DVD Player?

Can I edit the DVD-video that you created?

Will the DVD disc that we create play on my computer?

How many feet of film will fit onto a DVD?

Can you convert movie films to an external Hard Drive?

How to tell the type and duration of my movie film?

HD (High Definition) video from 8mm / 16mm movie film

8mm or 16mm movie films are old and small, is it worth an HD scanning?

Does it come with money back guarantee?

Where can I have my 8mm/16mm movie film processed?

 

About us - store name, store hours are here.

How to place an order with us.
How to place an order with us

Are you outsourcing Movie Film jobs? - Yes we will.

How long does the movie film to DVD transfer process take?
Normally takes a week to 10 business days.

Can I get an exact estimate before processing my order?
Yes.
Job estimate will be given to you before we start your job.
You will know exactly how much you pay up front.

Are there any hidden charges?
No.
What you are quoted is the price you pay.

What is included in the film transfer per foot price?
Scan movie film and encode to DVD or other digital format you order.
There are many free services included, often other companies charge extra.

What are free options?
Please see here.

Is there minimum charge for an order?
Yes. $49.95 per order.

Will the DVD disc that we create play with regular DVD Player?
Yes.
Our DVD discs are compatible with most DVD players in the US.
The DVD is in NTSC = US TV format.


Will the DVD disc play on my computer?
Yes.
If your computer can play regular Hollywood type of DVD movie, then our DVD will play too.

How many feet of film will fit onto a DVD?
Please see this chart.

How can I find the type and duration of my movie film?

Reel Size
Footage
Duration (approx. in minutes)
Regular 8mm
Super 8mm
16mm Silent/Sound
3"
50'
4
3
2
4"
100'
7
6
3
5"
200'
14
12
6
6"
300'
21
18
9
7"
400'
28
24
12


Can I edit the DVD video that you created?
Technically Yes.
You can rip the DVD video, and change the video format that's easier for you to handle.
How to do it is here.

You can also order editable digital movie files from 8mm / 16mm film.

Does it come with money back guarantee?
No.
We will stand by our quality and work with you as best as we can.
We will redo the work if we think the quality can be improved from the original.
However, because of the ease of making copy of the DVD video files,
we will not accept any money back request.

Where can I have my 8 mm or 16 mm movie film developed?
Ekterchrome movie film processing is available at here.

 

Can you transfer 8mm or 16mm movies to an external Hard Drive?
Yes.
The price is here.


The order form is at our stores.
However, if you want to save time, you can open the form on the web,
fill out the form, print it out, sign #13 section and bring it with your movie films.
Click movie film transfer order form (word format)

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