8mm Movie Film Transfer Services
29 Cents Per Foot for regular 8mm and silent super 8mm
33 Cents Per Foot for sound super 8mm
Approximately 1,600 to 1,800 feet will fit on a disc, depending upon the type of film and the speed at which it was shot.
That is 32 to 36 50 foot reels, 8 to 9 200 foot reels, or 4 400 foot reels.
Blu-ray $59.95 Per Disc - Film is transferred in High Definition & output to Blu-ray at 1080i.
DVD $29.95 Per Disc - Film is downsized to standard definition.
Copies of discs
Make copies of your discs to share with family and friends.
Blu-ray $39.95 Per Copy
DVD $ 9.95 Per Copy
Standard discs are made with a default menu and chapters set at five minute intervals.
Authored discs are available with custom menus, chapters set per reel or group of reels,
and reels are addressable from menu (can go to specific, named reel from chapter menu of disc).
Authoring $25 per disc.
Free, instrumental background music is added by default to silent films. Music is designed not to take away from the action, but to enhance viewing experience. The overwhelming majority of people have loved it. Silent is also an option.
Adding your own music is also possible for $10 Per Hour.
File Only Output
File only output is available from the transferred movie film. This is for those who want to do their own editing and/or disc assembly. Both SD & HD files are available; HD files will be provided unless otherwise specified. You provide either a new, unopened jump drive or a new, unopened hard drive.
AVI File Output to Jump Drive $ 99.00
AVI File Output to Hard Drive $125.00
Frame by frame photos are available as JPEG images. Cost is by quote.
“Vinegar syndrome” (more properly known as acetate film base degradation) describes a chemical reaction that deteriorates motion picture film over time. The film base is made of cellulose triacetate plastic. When this plastic base decomposes, de-acetylation occurs. The acetate ions react with moisture to form acetic acid. This produces the pungent vinegar odor.
This chemical reaction is continuous, and once started, cannot be stopped or reversed. Worse, the reaction is also autocatalytic, meaning it feeds on itself and speeds up over time. Film degraded by advanced vinegar syndrome suffers from shrinkage, embrittlement, and warping, and cannot be transferred.
8mm movie film transfers WITHOUT sound ($0.29 per foot)
8mm movie film transfers WITH sound ($0.37 per foot)