Film transfers of Super 8 to DVD, Standard 8 to DVD, 16mm to DVD.
And, we can still do transfers to video tapes.
Pricing (24 Aug 2008)
for the first half hour (minimum fee).
per additional half hour.
Plus cost of blank media.
(The time periods are the running times of the film, not the work time
involved to handle the films—sorting, threading, set-up, rewinding,
Supported media (source or
- Standard 8 (magnetic sound)
- Super 8 (magnetic sound)
- 16 mm (optical or magnetic sound)
- The small 50 foot (film length) Super 8 spools (those 3″, or
7·4 cm, diameter ones that you get back from the
lab after having a single film developed) are usually
around three to four minutes long. The medium sized
60 metre (or 200′) length spools, as pictured above, last
about fifteen minutes. And the large 120 metre
(or 400′) length spools last for around thirty minutes.
- Standard 8 running times are slightly different. The small
(50 foot single-8 or 25 foot double-8) 8 mm
movie film spools (3″, or 7·4 cm, diameter) are usually
around four to five minutes long. The medium sized spools
(60 metre, or 200′) run for around 17 minutes.
- More details about working out film lengths can be read on our
film running length tables page.
- If you want films in a specific order, then number your spools.
Alternatively, we can can copy all films to hard drive, and you can pick
the order that they'll be put onto a DVD. Though this
can be time-consuming to sort out, and each disc will take 10–15 minutes
- We'll keep the film clips on the drive for a few days, if space
permits, and you can get extra copies with films in the same order, or
rearranged, for less than the cost of the original film transfers.
Get back in touch with us promptly if you want more discs.
- Generally, we copy films to DVDs in high quality mode,
which allows approximately one hour per disc. We can also use
standard quality mode, which allows approx two hours per
disc. Lower quality modes are not recommended.
- When lots of little clips are put on a disc, some of the disc space
is used for managing the files, and the disc has less space left
available for video (e.g. perhaps only 50 minutes
of films will fit, instead of an hour). Also, it can be cumbersome
to find the clip you want in the menu of a disc with a very large number
of clips, so it can be more convenient to spread lots of clips across a
- Most jobs completed in a few days.
- Film transfers to video aren't as good as the original media (see
- Recorded DVDs mayn't play back in all
DVD players (see DVD formats
- Film transfers that need extensive editing may need to be compiled
on video tape before burning to DVDs.
Copyrighted material cannot be reproduced
without permission. That means getting permission from the
holder of the copyright (those who created the works). It does
not refer to asking your friend if they don't mind you copying
some movie that they bought. They cannot give you permission to
copy it, they don't hold the copying rights. Do not ask us to copy
some copyrighted movie. We cannot do this, even if it was one that