COVID-19 UPDATE: We are still doing all video and audio transfers! We open regular hours. You can come in to drop off your order, call when you arrive and we will grab it from you, or you can mail your order to us!
We can transfer all your old VHS tapes and other tapes to DVD, USB, an EHD (external hard drive)! We work with an expert reels-to-video partner to transfer all your other types of old reels and tapes to DVD. We've used them since we opened in 2009 and they use the most advanced transfer techniques in the world today. Whether you have Super 8s, reels, old camcorder tapes, VHS tapes, albums...you name it, we can transfer it! Have audio tapes or albums you need transferred? We can transfer audio too; just $34.95 per hour. A CD holds 74 minutes.
VHS tapes and VHS-C tapes to DVD or other format
Video tape transfers start at $29.95 for one tape/cassette that holds up to 2 hours. Most VHS tapes are set to hold 2 hours. However, if you recorded footage at high quality, your VHS tape could hold more than two hours of footage. If you have one VHS tape and it's more than 2 hours it is $39.95 for the first tape. Then, if you have additional tapes submitted in your order, prices will vary for the rest: <1 hour tapes are $19.95. 1-2 hour tapes are $24.95, >2-4 hour tapes are $29.95, and >4-6 hour tapes are $39.95 ea. Once all tapes are transferred, they will go on as many DVDs as needed, or the provided/purchased USB, unless directed to do something different.
Plain DVD duplicate copies are $14.95 if you'd like extras to share. VHS REPAIR: $19.95, and repair orders are sent to a different out of state lab and the transfer is an additional $34.95. Repairs can't be done without a transfer order for $34.95.
Movie Reels To DVD
For movie reels to DVD, you will receive the best scanning of film currently available to consumers in the US! Your film will be scanned on a Laser graphics scanner, giving you the highest quality transfer ever available from your home movies. At this time, our service partner is the only company using this technology exclusively for home movies in the United States. This is the same technology Warner Brothers studio uses! You can be assured you will get the best film transfer currently possible with available technologies. There are two components to pricing: reel length & the DVD. There is a minimum charge of $59.95.
1st component: For regular 8mm, Super 8, and 16MM *movie* films, transfer cost for standard definition is $0.18 per foot of film. This means that a 3" reel holding 50 feet would be $9, a 5" reel holding 200 feet would be $36, a 6" reel holding 300 feet would be $54, and a 7" reel holding 400 feet would be $72. So to this calculation you will add:.
2nd component: to put the scanned data to DVD is $34.95, and your DVD comes with a printed cover that shows you thumbnails of the contents and will be ready to be viewed on your TV or computer. Background music can be added to silent film. We have a music library you can choose from or you can supply your own music on CD. One title can be added for every 200' for no charge. Additional titles are $5/each. Titles can be placed at the start of any reel. Would you like your movies on a hard drive or thumbdrive instead? Include with your order for no $34.95 DVD charge.
Please number the movie reels in the sequence they are to appear on the video. Reels that aren't numbered will be transferred in any sequence. Before the transfer of film, it is cleaned and lubricated, bad splices are replaced, and damaged film is repaired. (Note: sometimes film is received damaged beyond repair. In these cases we will try to run the film as best as possible.)
Any blank film, 5 seconds or more, will be removed. Images that are out of focus, upside down, over or under exposed, will be left in.
All transfers are done at a trusted partner lab we've used for 11 years without incident, and shipped via traceable UPS both ways at no cost to you.
Orders over $50 require an estimated deposit. Turn around is about 2 weeks but can be longer so please let us know if your transfer has an important complete date, and we can see if it is possible. Rush orders are generally twice the cost.
Contact us with any questions and thank you for your business! We appreciate it.