If you are like
most people, it's been a long time since you’ve seen your films.
Getting the projector and screen set up can be a hassle, and
disappointing too, if the projector lamp is burned out or if the
projector “eats” your precious movies. Having your films transferred to
DVD or digital files on a Hard Drive (such as .avi or .mov) is something that you will likely do only
once and will make viewing your films so much easier! It is also an
investment in your family's heritage to ensure that the precious
memories captured on your films are preserved.
transfer fee is determined by the amount of film to be transferred. For
help in determining the quantity of film that you have, click here.
you’ve determined the quantity of film that you have, use the
box below to determine the transfer fee. The transfer fee is discounted
based on the quantity of the film transferred - so one large order will
cost less than two smaller
orders of the same quantity. For example, the transfer fee for 20 small
reels is not "double" the transfer fee for 10 small reels (because
there is a greater discount factored into the larger order). So
for the greatest economy, have all your reels transferred as one order
- instead of breaking them into smaller separate orders.
Types of film show
Note: There is a
charge of $7.50 to switch between formats. Therefore, it is most
economical to transfer all the regular 8mm film, then switch one time
and transfer all the super 8mm films (if your transfer order contains
both types of film).
of your order normally takes about 2-4 weeks from the time that we
receive it. This timing may be differ based
on current studio backlog. If your transfer is needed by a certain
date, the best way to check on current backlog is to call or e-mail us. We also offer rush service at an additional charge.
Film transfer to
DVD and/or Digital Files on a Hard Drive
Up to 2 hours of your
8mm film (about 1700-1800 feet) will fit onto one DVD. Signals encoded on a DVD are resilient
and are expected to last for 100+ years. We also make automatic 'chapter
stops' at about every 3-5 minutes of your DVD transfer which makes
scanning through your films much more easy and convenient. An opening
and closing title is added to your film transfer and background music
is provided (except for super 8mm SOUND movies – we do not add music to
any order that has sound).
Additional copies of
your video transfers are priced at only $10 each. These will make a unique and treasured gift for your
children, parents, brothers and sisters, etc.
Film transfer to Hard Drive
We now offer transfer
of 8mm & 16mm films to external hard drive for those that have computer video editing capability and want
to edit their home movie films after they have been transferred. Increasingly, video editing hardware and software is becoming
readily available. Through features such as 'firewire', digital video (often as .avi or .mov)
may be input to a computer, edited as desired and then burned directly to a DVD using DVD authoring software.
information on film transfer? Check our FAQ
How to order
To prepare your film
transfer order, determine whether you will want your films
transferred to DVD or digital file and then please follow the
steps listed below:
1. Number each film
reel in sequence (if there is a certain order in which you want them to
2. Click here to access the order form.
3. Send your films and the completed order form to us - we'll do the
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Friendswood, TX 77546