NO!!! Please do not send these to us! These are 8mm Video Cassettes. We only transfer the much older 8mm & Super8 FILM reels.
This is 8mm film that was never used in a camera or never developed by a lab. We can't do anything with these either.
If all you have is the small 3 inch diameter reels, those are 50 feet each. If you have (20) 50' reels, your subtotal for film transfer is 20 x $6.95 = $139.00. If you have larger reels, look on the sides for footage marks. Often the reels are marked at 200 and 400 foot lengths. A 200 foot reel equals (4) 50 foot reels. A 400 ft. reel equals (8) 50 foot reels. Our order form has a small chart that converts reel size to the number of 50 ft. reels. If the reel is not full, use the measurement across the film width instead of the actual reel. We will contact you if there is a discrepancy between your estimate and what we find.
No. We supply the DVD's, cases, flash drives and labels to complete your order.
Simply enter the number of extra copies that you want on the order blank and multiply by $6.75 for each DVD set. If you have a large order (Orders with more than thirty five 50' reels), it may result in more than one volume. But you still only pay $6.75 for an extra set. Same with Flash Drives. Flash Drives are $19.95 per copy of the entire order, no matter the quantity of reels. So there is no need to calculate how many volumes you will have, when ordering extra copy sets. You may order copies at a later date as we retain a digital copy. Remember that all orders come with a total of 3 sets of dvd's. Only order more if you need more than 3 dvd sets.
If some of your film is so deteriorated that we cannot get any identifiable images, we will not include them in the transfer, however we must charge the same fee for the inspection time. If you are worried that unknown film will be out of sequence, check it's box if it exists for the postmark date. If you cannot determine an order for your reels, do not worry, some people have sent us over 80 reels and just asked us to transfer them in random order. The memories are just as good.
We do not offer that service due to copyright laws. However, if your Super8 films have soundtracks, they will also be transferred to the dvd.
You may want to divide you transfer project into sections, such as: birthdays, vacations. We can place a title screen before any particular element. Just let us know where it goes, and what it should read. Please make a separate paper list of your titles. (The titles are created separately from the film transfers.) On-screen titles will appear on your television AND in the Menu listing on the DVD.
When Kodak began selling Reg. 8mm film, they actually sold 16mm film in these boxes in 25ft. lengths. Customers loaded the film into the camera, shot it, turned it over and shot on the other half of the film. During processing, the film was slit down the center, glued together end-to-end, making a 50ft length. It was then returned to the customer in the original box. That's why it says "Double 8" on the box. It is priced as a 50 ft reel. In the image, the left side is film before processing (16mm), the right side is after processing (Reg. 8, or Double 8).
Regular 8 about 30 reels. Super8 about 40 reels. Regular 8mm converts run a little longer than Super8. If you have more than will fit on a single DVD, we divide your films up and create a Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3...etc, no extra charge. Even if you order extra copies, you pay only $6.75 for the extra set (regardless of how many volumes there are).
Visit our Re-Order page for details
Sorry, we only accept mail orders.
Yes! Everything will be returned, fully padded and insured up to the invoice amount. We generally ship Priority Mail through Stamps.Com, and email you the tracking # so that you can tell when it will arrive through the USPS website.
The DVD will be in DVD-R NTSC, Region 1 for playback in the USA and Canada. The video files are MPEG2 with file extension .VOB. They are editable with some video editing software. You may copy the DVD's onto your computer hard drive. See more on our downloadable "Editing Tips" page.
The film transfer will be divided up so that there is an on-screen menu item for each reel, in the order that you specified on the reel or box side.
The film is projected from a high quality projector through a front surface mirror into a professional 3CCD digital camera, directly connected to a DVD recorder. There is no flicker.