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Video Transfers (4 Weeks)

We transfer from VHS, s-VHS, VHS-c, 8mm video, hi-8 video, digital 8 video, mini-dv, mini DVD, SD cards and Betamax. (PAL Mini DV transfers are not available) to DVD or to MP4 file format. Each tape transferred to DVD is a single chapter and has a separate chapter title that appears in the menu. Custom chapter titling is generally not offered, but can be provided. Chapter titles are limited to 18 characters. An additional fee may apply.

It is possible to put more than two hours onto a DVD, but the quality will suffer and the price will not be any less than utilizing more than one DVD to maximize quality. For transfers to MP4 a blank hard drive or USB drive must be supplied by the customer or purchased in-store. Approximately 1 GB of storage is needed for each hour of video.

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Video Tansfers

Video transfer prices

Item

Description

Price

To DVD

Single tape/DVD to archival DVD (no editing)

less than 2 hrs.

$36.00

2-4 Combined tapes/DVD's to archival DVD

(no editing) less than 2 hrs.

$50.00

Extra Copy of DVD

$15.00

To Hard Drive (AVI or MOV)

Minimum Charge (up to 2 hours)

$36.00

Each additional hour

$15.00

 

What you should know:

We only record 2 hours of video on each DVD.  Add another DVD charge for each additional two hours of video.

For Hard Dirve Transfer customers must provide hard drive or purchase one. Prices of drives vary.

Extra transfer copies must be ordered at time of transfer.

Copyright material must have written release form before work can be done. Please see the store for more details.

Foreign Video Conversions (4 Weeks)

Item

Description

Price

To DVD

Single tape/DVD to archival DVD (no editing) less than 2 hrs.

$56.00

2-4 Combined tapes/DVD's to archival DVD

(no editing) less than 2 hrs.

$70.00

Extra Copy of DVD

$15.00

To Hard Drive (AVI or MOV)

Minimum Charge (up to 2 hours)

$36.00

Each additional hour

$15.00

 

What you should know:

We only record 2 hours of video on each DVD.  Add another DVD charge for each additional two hours of video.

For Hard Drive Transfer customers must provide hard drive or purchase one - general rule of thumb is 1 GB of memory for each hour of footage. For transfers from European please indicate if you want North American MP4 or European MP4.

Extra transfer copies must be ordered at time of transfer.

Copyright material must have written release form before work can be done. Please see the store for more details.

Home Movie Transferring (4 Weeks) 

All motion film is transferred on new frame-by-frame transfer units. These units basically take a 1920x1080 hi res scan of every individual frame and those frames are reassembled into a playable video file. These individual jpeg images of each frame are what are known as the Master Image Sequence (MIS) . A MIS is perfect for the customer who wants a backup that will allow them high quality, flexible format that can be easily converted to other formats in the future. Each reel of film will have it's own folder with each and every frame of that reel accessible as a jpeg file.
Suggested transfer it to HD - MP4 or HD - .MOV. You can request having transferred to DVD (SD) but that will be of lower quality. Transfers to MP4 or .MOV require a flash drive or external hard drive. A quick rule of thumb is that you will need about 4 GB of storage for every 50' reel of film that you are having transferred. This drive must accompany the order or there may be delays in completion of the order while a drive is sourced.
Each new reel of film being transferred to DVD will have a new chapter title on the DVD menu. Chapter titles can be provided by the customer (up to 2 rows of 20 characters for each reel of film). If a chapter title is not provided we will title the chapter with the number in which they were transferred. Efforts are made to try and place film in chronological order is possible.
Minor film repair is done at no charge. If extensive repairs must be done, you will be notified of any extra charges before we proceed. Prices are on the amount of film that is on a reel. If the reel is full, follow the guide below for pricing, in reference to the diameter of the reel. If reels are not full, the price is charged by the nearest higher increment (i.e. a 400 foot reel with only 250 feet of film on it will be charged for 300 feet). Over-stacked reels will be charged accordingly for a larger sized reel.
Additional copies must be ordered at the time of transfer. Extra copies at a later time are $25.00 for the first copy, and $15.00 for additional copies. Extra copies of film transfers can be made without the original DVD provided it is done within 12 months of the original transfer.

Item

Description

Price

8mm, 16mm super 8 to DVD

50 foot reel or less (Aprox 3" of film in diameter)

$25.00

 

Extra transfer copies must be ordered at time of transfer.

 

(Very) Old Film Developing (8-13 Weeks)

Some of the old film that you find in your closet or in storage can be processed. From old still camera film to old motion picture film we can help. Don's has developed a close relationship with one of the leading sources of very old film processing. All still film is developed, scanned and the images returned to you on CD. Motion Picture film is developed and transferred to DVD. Some older motion picture film can only be processed to Black and White. We can also process and print disc film, Ektachrome and Kodachrome movie film, Kodacolour x print film and many, many others.

Home Movie to HD Video (4 Weeks) 

Have your home movies transferred to Blu-Ray Disc or DVD and have the option of an HD Digital Master in MOV or AVI format recorded on your supplied portable USB hard drive (15 GB of Hard Drive space is required for each hour of HD Video recorded). A standard definition DVD can also be supplied in addition to the BLU-RAY for $25.00 per 2 hour DVD needed. Please Note! Don's Photo is not responsible for the loss of any pre-existing data on hard drives submitted for recording. Please make sure that if any data is sent that it's a back up copy only. 

Description

HD with DVD

HD w Blu-Ray

50 foot reel or less

(Aprox 3" of film in diameter)

$35.00

$27.00

100 foot reel or less

(Aprox 4" of film in diameter)

$45.00

$38.00

200 foot reel or less

(Aprox 5" of film in diameter)

$90.00

$69.00

300 foot reel or less

(Aprox 6" of film in diameter)

$130.00

$99.00

400 foot reel or less

(Aprox 7" of film in diameter)

$170.00

$123.00

Reels over 400 feet $170.00 + $ 0.40 for each foot over 400 ft.

Per 2 hour DVD in addition to Blu-RAY

$26.00

 

Extra transfer copies must be ordered at time of transfer; price will vary with transfer format.

Copyright material must have written release form before work can be done. Please see the store for more details.

Item

Description

Price

Still film Processing

Images are saved to CD1

$59.00

Process Movie Film

Video is transferred to DVD2

$59.00

Process Disc Film

Images are saved to CD3

$35.00

Scan from Disc film

Images are scanned and returned on CD (scan only)

$27.60

 

What you should know:

 

If your old still film is developed and nothing turns out there is no charge.

If motion film has no salvageable image a charge of $25.00 will still apply.

Prints can be made from scanned images. Please see Reprints and enlargement pricing on our website.

 

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