The length of time to complete a transfer is all dependent on how large your order is and how many orders are ahead of yours. Video transfers are processed in real time; typically a transfer can be completed between 5 and 7 days. However, please allow more time for large orders and during our busy season.
Yes, we can! Reels are captured in high definition and can be transferred onto your choice of standard definition DVD, Blu-Ray disc, thumb drive, or a combination to meet all of your viewing and archival needs.
We would have to inspect your reels to determine what method was used to record the audio. We are equipped to transfer reels with optical sound in-house. However, reels with magnetic sound strips (often copper) must be sent to an out lab for transfer.
Reel transfers are priced $0.25 /ft for 8mm and $0.35/ft for 16mm plus a set up fee. The set up fee is dependent on what type of media you choose. A Blu-ray disc or MP4 digital copy on a thumb drive is $34.99. While not recommended, a standard definition DVD is $49.99.
Because reel footage is captured in high definition, it takes an additional process to save the footage in standard definition for a DVD. In doing this process, you will lose a substantial amount (66% to be exact) of your video’s original quality.
We run automatic enhancements with each transfer; however, these enhancements are very subtle. For example, fuzzy VHS footage cannot be made high quality, but it can be brightened if the footage is dark.
Yes, but there is an additional source fee added to combine tapes onto one disc. It can become rather costly and is not recommended. For example, to combine two tapes onto one disc, you would pay two transfers plus a $39.99 additional source fee.