Frame Digital Motion Picture Film Scanning™
(Transfer) - one frame scanned
Each frame of the film is
stopped, scanned and advanced to the next frame. Each frame
take seconds to scan not frames scanned in seconds...this
is TRUE single frame film transfers. Films can be scanned in
HD or 2K resolution depending on your requirements.
- 2K is not
"Film Recovery" of damaged film.
TRANSFER IN SD
(standard definition), HD (High definition) or 2K
A single frame of Super 8mm film scanned in HD from our TMTVISION™
Picture Film Scanner. Click on the photo for a larger image.
Film scanning of
8mm, Super 8mm, Super 16, 16mm silent
or sound, colour, B&W or negative motion picture films
for home movies, the professional movie maker or for our film
recovery, restoration and archival services.
Film is scanned
can be output to several file formats for computer viewing and editing or we
can create HD Blu Ray DVD or SD DVD.
Film is scanned (RAW, however we do
provide "Best Light" exposure and White "balance") each frame of film is
individually scanned, uncompressed in 2K resolution onto our hard drives.
Once there, we can view the scanned files immediately and then export them
in standard definition (SD), high definition (HD) or 2K compressed or
uncompressed files and placed on a
portable hard drive that can be plugged into your non-linear computer edit system (NLE) and then
edited. There are options to
provide post scene by scene color
correction and exported as a completed movie in various files of your choice or make DVD or Blu Ray
HD Master discs for
playback and distribution.
CAPTURE FILE TYPE AND RESOLUTION HD OR 2K
With or without black bars on the left
and right of the film frame for HD images.
The scanner allows capturing the entire, usable image area of the
We can scan at
2K or 1080p HD resolution. 2K having
approximately 2,000 pixels
(total pixel count of 2,211,840) at a standard of 2048 wide x 1080 high or
we can scan at 1080p HD to a 24
bit 8:8:8, progressive format in16:9,
1920 wide x 1080 high. Since movie film is a 4:3 (square) format your films
in 2K or 1080p HD will have black pillar bars on either side of the film.
You have the option for 16:9 "full frame" in either 2K or 1080p without
black bars on the left and right of the film frame, however this will
show the sprocket holes on the film. SD 4:3 format will be square if showing
on a 4:3 format television.
We have found that 720p is actually high
enough resolution to carry all the useful detail within a super 8 or regular
NOTE: 2K is not
EXPORT FILE TYPES
After scanning, we can export your
transferred movies to several file formats for either PC or Mac:
M-JPEG .MOV QUICK TIME, AVI AND NUMBERED IMAGE SEQUENCE IN JPEG, PNG, BMP OR TIFF
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED INFO ON FILE FORMATS
1) .MOV QUICK TIME video files in the MOTION JPEG (M-JPEG) codec.
conversationally mistaken for the MPEG codec, please note that the "M"-JPEG
codec is NOT the same thing as MPEG. The preferred M-JPEG codec
maintains individual data for each frame of film on a separate digital
video frame while the MPEG codec uses information from preceding video
frames to fill in missing information on the next video frame.
Motion-JPEG .MOV files in Quick Time Movie
1080p HD, SD or 2K
on Portable Hard Drives, Flash drives or SD cards at
16fps to 24 fps (depending on your cameras original film recording speed. If
you do not know your original recording speed it will be viewed by or
technician who will make the appropriate speed change based on their visual
calculations. Most film would be out put to a standard 17fps).
2) NUMBERED IMAGE SEQUENCE
SAMPLE OF: Numbered image sequences,
otherwise known as Individual Image Frames or Image Sequences (sequential still image files)
what we call NIS files. This jpeg image
frame was originally scanned RAW (with no colour or exposure
24 bit in High Definition. The RAW images here, has
been reduced in size for display on the website. We
provide colour balance, auto exposure and grain reduction during
scanning but after scanning if your going to be editing or have us edit
then any additional effects should be manipulated in post with either a
video editing program or a photo program such as
A folder with every frame of film scanned
RAW on an individual, digital still/image frame that is numbered sequentially.
These frames can be in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, or BMP in SD or HD. (Most common file type used by our clients is
JPEG or TIFF).
This image sequence can be imported with a mouse
click as one group into most NLE systems where the NLE will
automatically string the individual frames together to create a video file using
the codec that is unique to that system. Final playback speeds can be
applied using the speed change function on your NLE timeline.
Alternatively the individual selected frames can be used to e-mail or
create photographic prints.
3) AVI FILES
AVI in SD or HD
video files called,
Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI) file used for editing in a computer or
viewing in standard Windows format viewing software and compatible
Mac software. We can output AVI in
both HD or SD.
AFTER SCANNING... EXPORTING TO MEDIA - DVD, BLU RAY, THUMB/FLASH DRIVES,
PORTABLE HARD DRIVES
DVD & BLU
RAY: We can create a
from your films on DVD in standard definition or
Disc in high
definition with main titles & direct to disc printing for playing on your DVD or Blu Ray home player
or Mac, PC NLE
system with a DVD or Blu Ray disc drive. Maximum
content for SD on a 4.7GB DVD-R is one hour and maximum content in HD on a
25GB Blu Ray DVD is 1 and a 1/2 hours per disc. NOTE:
these are for playback
& viewing only and you can not extract or copy files from a DVD or
Blu Ray disc.
"files" can be on a
portable hard drive, SD card,
thumb/flash drive or DVD
for file storage, archiving and later use. NOTE:
Depending on your file choice, exported files can be very large
and take up a considerable amount of storage space. USB flash drives,
SD cards and DVDs are limited by the amount of
file storage that can be placed on these three media
drives. The BEST option
for file storage when dealing with a large amount of
files, is a portable "plug and play" 3.0 USB hard drive.
EXPORT RESOLUTION AND SIZES
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON FILE FORMATS
Files are NTSC
video (North America and Japan) but we can output to PAL.
High definition video files are native 720p, 1080p or 2K, depending
on the needs of your NLE system.
Numbered Image Sequences, .MOV Quicktime or AVI can be SD or HD
720p, 1080p or 2K.
SEE: DELIVERY (MEDIA) FORMAT
OPTIONS LISTED BELOW
Safe on film:
The film scanner
features a safe scan zero image area contact at the gate and
rubber guide rollers that handle the film only by the edges for
maximum film safety. No sprockets, no advance claw, no capstan,
no pinch roller, no belts, means no film damage. These custom built Digital Film Transfer Scanner Systems
are also used for our
Archival and Restoration
scanning (transfer) service.
Whether you need
SD (standard def), 1080p HD (high def) or 2K, all films are scanned
uncompressed. Files are then down-converted to your choice of
format from the original uncompressed
scans for maximum clarity.
SETTINGS FOR SCANNING: Our system will be color & white balanced before transfer and
we will set auto exposure. All file formats, NIS (Numbered Image
Sequence), .MOV & AVI FILE formats, will be RAW
files and the transfers will have color and brightness that can be
enjoyed "as is". But final brightness, contrast & gamma
along with RGB control and color correction can be performed on your edit system to suit your personal taste.
NOTE: If you are
having TMTV create and edit a completed DVD, BluRay disc
or a "Completed" converted file
after transfer, all footage can be colour, exposure,
grain reduction, dust removal and density corrected
by our Colorist at additional cost. Otherwise you discs
or files will be "RAW FILES" as explained above.
Create WAV or PCM audio files from our Optical Sound Reader for 16mm or
Optical/Magnetic Sound Reader for Super 8 with single or two
track sound in real time from the audio track of the motion
picture. Uncompressed WAV
files are created at 48bit quality for both right and left
Audio WAV FILES allows for immediate use in any editing program
or archival storage. Sound is not available for FILM RECOVERY
OF DAMAGED FILM unless very mild warping or shrunk film.
We can provide complete audio
restoration and re-master from the magnetic sound strip (track) from Super8mm or optical sound track from 16mm film
WAV audio file can then be synchronized with the scanned film to
create a completed sound movie.
THE AUDIO CAN BE
ENHANCED BY REMOVING CLICKS, POPS AND CRACKLES, CLEAN & BOOST LOW AUDIO. If you are choosing us to edit your film, the sound
track can then be replaced back with the film to produce clean,
clear audio to go along with your moving pictures. Otherwise we
can simply supply the WAV Audio Files or a .MOV sound and
picture reference video file for you to edit on your
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FILE FORMATS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR MOTION
FILM PREPARATION & CLEANING PRIOR TO SCANNING
FILM CONDITION BEFORE SCANNING (TRANSFER) - CLEANING
& LUBRICATION: Single Frame Digital
Motion Picture Film Scanning™
All films are
prepped before transfer to repair bad splices and to look for potential bad
film, then cleaned using our
Kinetronics StaticVac Anti-Static Film Cleaner system.
After cleaning all films are lubricated and a preservative
added. If your film is in excellent
condition, lubrication & preservatives may not
be required, in this case we will only perform cleaning using the
Kinetronics StaticVac. This would be determined during visual inspection when
the films arrive at the lab.
OUR FILM CLEANING SYSTEM USED PRIOR TO LUBRICATION AND PRESERVATIVES:
StaticVac Anti-Static Film Cleaner is
a vacuum cleaner to be used on film. It utilizes an electronic "bipolar"
ionizing system. The StaticVac produces both positive and negative ions for
complete static elimination. It will clean all film sizes up to 70mm
(2.75"), including 35 mm, 120, and APS. As the film is passed through the
StaticVac, the ionization system gets rid of the static on the film. Then,
the gentle StaticWisk brushes wipe dust and lint away. The vacuum action
draws the dust and lint into the foam filter.
Even digital ICE tool software does not replace the StaticVac
film cleaner for the removal of dust from both sides of your film prior to
FILM RECOVERY & RESTORATION: Films that are in poor
condition such as bent, warped or brittle will have to be put
through our recovery process and can only be transferred by digital
scanning to avoid further damage to the film.
here if you think your film requires "Recovery" or Restoration.
Average processing time
for TMTVISION Digital Single Frame Scanning is 5 business days. This does does however depend on how
large your order is and how busy the lab is at the time of your
films arrival at our lab. Please contact
us before sending in your footage for specific delivery times,
especially if you are facing a tight deadline for a particular
project. RUSH ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED but this depends on current
work load and the size of your order. This would determine
the length of time it
takes for transfer. Additional charges apply for rush orders.
We have several scanners to handle large orders in a short period of time.
(Pricing is not provided by phone due to the many options available.
Please see: "FILM GUIDE SIZES & INFORMATION FOR RECEIVING AN ESTIMATE BY
E-MAIL" below, so we can provide discounts based on your volume)
Scanning, film cleaning/lubrication/preservation & minor repairs, "Best Light Colour
Grading" (unless requesting RAW files for doing your own post work or
if we are providing NIS files - then no Best light is provided). Options for film wash,
additional film preservative, scene by scene colour grading
and/or correction, enhance any dark underexposed or
light overexposed parts of your movie if we are providing you a "completed"
movie file or DVD or Blu Ray disc.
We can provide complete audio restoration and re-master of the optical or
magnetic sound strip (track) from Super8mm or optical sound track from 16mm
film, to WAV files at 48bit quality. Additional charges apply for sound film.
You are only charged for the exact
amount of film that is scanned Once your transfer is complete,
the scanner prints a report on exactly how much film
(by the foot) was
transferred and we invoice you for that amount with pricing based on
HUGE DISCOUNTS ON VOLUME: SUPER 8MM, REGULAR 8MM & 16MM SD OR HD
DIGITAL MOTION PICTURE FILM SCANNING - PLEASE CONTACT TMTV FOR
COMPLETE PRICING WITH DISCOUNTS BASED ON YOUR VOLUME & FILM SCANNING
REQUIREMENTS. SEVERAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO FIT WITHIN YOUR BUDGET
FOR FILM SCANNING OF
R8MM OR S8MM & CREATE A TO
DVD MASTER & COPIES IN SD
WE WILL BEAT ANY
COMPETITORS QUOTE: We
will compete with any written quotation
offering the same level of service &
give you further discounts.
COMPANY in North America"
that offers lower prices and the same
quality of service on single frame digital film
scanning and we will
beat their price.
Please e-mail the
quote or quotes (BEFORE SHIPPING YOUR ORDER) from any other film
transfer facility. If they truly offer
equal quality of service at a lower
regular listed price then we do, we will
beat their price. Guaranteed!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
TMTV'S FORMER 8MM & 16MM FILM TRANSFER CUSTOMERS
Have you had your films
transferred with us in the last 30+ YEARS and want to upgrade your
transfers to and have them scanned to HD or SD and uploaded to our latest
media formats? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO RECEIVE UP TO 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR FILM
TRANSFER If you originally had TMTV transfer your films back
in the 80s, 90s or 2000s to ANY of our previous media formats such as VHS, 3/4",
BETACAM, MINI-DV, DVCAM you may qualify for discounts of up to 50% off
our regular listed prices + further discounts based on your quantity. All you have to do is provide the original media
along with your movie films and any type of proof that TMTV provided your
original transfer and we will give you half off our listed prices.
(Some restrictions apply, please contact us for complete
DELIVERY (MEDIA) FORMAT
TO THE TRANSFER
supplied media must meet our specifications for ANY file formats.
Please contact us BEFORE sending or including your media with your order.
Once we have scanned your
film, we record it onto your choice of media. When choosing your
recording media, it is helpful to think of your film in terms of
data. More data means more quantity. A hard drive stores the most
data, which is why we highly recommend having your films transferred
to an archival file format and those files placed on a portable hard
drive. Saying that, you then need the computer and hardware to be
able to handle the large files, the computer software and knowledge
to be able to edit your films that gives you the freedom to
rearrange scenes, and add titles and or music and then export to
your desired viewable file or media.
HARD DRIVE: For file storage. Are pre-formatted
in NTFS (not Mac/Fat32 or EXFAT) on a portable, plug and play 3.0 Superspeed
USB hard drive. 1TB to
3TB drives $100 to $200.00.
IMPORTANT: Customer Supplied Drives:
You may provide your own new portable hard drive,
it must be: USB 3.0 "PLUG AND PLAY" MAC & PC compatible
but currently formatted for NTFS, with NO other files on the drive. The drive must not require AC to make
your drive operate...hence "Plug and Play". Your drive
must have adequate
space to hold your files.
allows for 40% open headroom on all video drives. Attention: The reliability and integrity of
client supplied drives is the SOLE responsibility of the client and may be
subject to file loading fees and there are no warranties associated with
customer supplied drives other then what is provided by the drive
Approximate file size for your consideration if providing your own hard
A 3 inch
roll of film = 50 feet. A 5 inch roll of film = 200 feet. A 7 inch roll
of film = 400 feet.
50 foot reel of 8mm in
SD = 1.6 GB to 2
100 foot reel of 16mm in
SD = 1.6 GB to 2
50 foot reel of 8mm in
HD = 4 to 5 GB.
100 foot reel of 16mm
in HD = 4 to 5 GB
50 foot reel of 8mm
in 2K = 5 to 7 GB.
100 foot reel of 16mm in
2K = 5 to 7 GB.
are estimates only.
HARD DRIVE/S AVAILABLE (some restrictions apply):
TMTV will loan you a portable
plug and play superspeed 3.0 hard drive containing your
files so you don't need to pay the added expense of purchasing a hard drive
(you only pay for the return shipping). The
hard drive will be pre-formatted
in NTFS (not Mac/Fat32) and will be a plug and play hard drive size
from 500GB to 3TB. You would receive the Loaner Portable Hard Drive
with your order and then you can download and copy the files to your
computer or portable hard
drive or back up media and then return the Loaner Portable Hard Drive to TMTV. The hard drive must be shipped back within 5 days of receipt to TMTV
via; Expedited, Xpress Post or courier WITH a minimum $200.00 insurance
policy provided by the courier and A TRACKING NUMBER. NOTE: If
you fail to return the hard drive within a reasonable amount of time you
would be charged for the hard drive. You will NOT be responsible for the
loss or damage to the drive if returned by the above shipping methods.
Loaner hard drive is subject to the customer paying all return shipping fees,
including insurance and cover any additional transaction fees.
3.0 SUPERSPEED USB THUMB/FLASH DRIVE:
(All flash drives can be pre-formatted in NTFS or EXFAT for MAC. We can
deliver HD files or SD files on a portable USB 3.0 thumb drive.
Contact us for current pricing for 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128GB.
Customer Supplied Drives:
You may provide your own new thumb drive, it must be: USB 3.0
NTFS or EXFAT. Your drive
must have adequate
space to hold your files.
Good practice allows for 40% open headroom on all drives.
The reliability and integrity of client supplied
drives is the SOLE responsibility of the client and may be subject to file
loading fees and there are no warranties associated with customer supplied
drives other then what is provided by the drive manufacturer.
SD CARDS (by special request): HD & SD files can be placed on a SD card.
Contact us for current pricing for 16, 32 or 64GB class 10.
Customer supplied SD Cards - please contact us for our specifications before
sending your order. Attention:
The reliability and integrity of client supplied card is the SOLE
responsibility of the client and may be subject to file loading fees and
there are no warranties associated with customer supplied card other then
what is provided by the sd card manufacturer.
THE BEST DVD MEDIA AVAILABLE NEXT TO ARCHIVAL
DISCS - These are highly recommended by Teamwork Media Lab. Don’t Think Years. Think Millennia. 1000 year
Archival. Your life. Engraved in stone. M-Disc DVD will play on your
DVD player or computer drive and is the longest lasting media
available. Last longer than hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks
or ANY OTHER MEDIA.
M-DISC - DVD: M-DISC™ is
designed to last for up to 1,000 years, which means once
written, video, film, photos, audio and more can be read forever. Unlike
computer hard-drives and optical discs (CDs and DVDs), M-DISC™ preserves and
protects your files by engraving your information into a patented rock-like
layer, resistant to light, temperature, humidity, and more. In fact, The
U.S. Department of Defense put this to the test, and M-DISC™ was the only
solution that passed. The M-DISC™ cannot be overwritten, erased, or
corrupted by natural processes. Best of all, it’s compatible with any DVD
player, which means you can access your data anywhere and anytime.
For file storage or for a
completed film project ready to play on your DVD or Blu Ray player in SD or
GOLD DIAMOND COATED PROFESSIONAL 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL
MASTERING 4.7GB DVD-R
use the Highest Quality DVD-Rs),
hard poly plastic case
with full clear sleeve, inkjet printing direct onto the
DVD (with your title information) & the DVD menu title.
100 year Archival Master
Disc For use on (High
Definition) Blu-Ray DVD players, televisions & monitors only. For use on compatible
Blu-ray Disc players, computer and gaming
drives that support Blu-Ray.
LABEL PRINTING FOR YOUR GOLD, M-DISC OR BLU RAY DVD MASTER We include
FULL Colour Ink
Jet printing direct to the DVD with your title
information: (you can supply a photo or your
art work on CD or by e-mail) and we can print it
directly onto the DVD (minimum order
applies if you supply photos or artwork).
DVD & BLU RAY SUB-MASTERS FROM YOUR
MOVIE FILM DVD MASTER:
use the Highest Quality DVD-Rs)
are a duplicate from your original DVD
professional grade DVD-R or Blu Ray disc, hard plastic
case with full clear sleeve, ink jet
printing direct onto the DVD & menu
& Blu Ray sub-masters and are burned at a slow
speed, they are considered as-good-as the
DVD OR BLU RAY COPIES SUB-MASTERS
OR ACCESS COPIES FROM YOUR
MOVIE FILM DVD MASTER:
use the Highest Quality DVD-Rs & Blu Ray discs)
are a duplicate from your original master and include;
professional grade DVD-R or Blu Ray discs, hard plastic
case with full clear sleeve, ink jet
printing direct onto the disc & on-screen
FILM GUIDE SIZES &
INFORMATION FOR RECEIVING AN ESTIMATE BY E-MAIL
& Regular 8mm reel sizes are as
||film speed @ 18 fps
||S8 3:31-R8 3:55
minutes (3" reel)
||S8 7:03-R8 7:50 minutes
||S8 14:07-R8 15:41
minutes (5" reel)
||S8 21:10-R8 23:31
minutes (6" reel)
minutes (7" reel)
||S8 42:21-R8 47:03 minutes (8" reel)
Super 8mm sound or silent film
reel sizes at 24fps are as
||film speed @ 24 fps
||S8 2:30 (3" reel)
||S8 10:00 (5" reel)
||S8 15:00 (6" reel)
||S8 20:00 (7" reel)
||S8 30:00 (8" reel)
16mm home move film reel
sizes at 18fps are as follows:
||original film speed @ 18 fps
||1:57 minutes = 3" reel
||3:55 minutes = 4" reel
||7:50 minutes = 5" reel
||15.41 minutes = 7" reel
||23:31 minutes = 8" reel
||31:22 minutes = 10" reel
||39:12 minutes = 11" reel
||47.03 minutes = 12" reel
||1 hour 2 min = 13"
(sound or silent) professional film reel
sizes at 24fps are as follows:
||original film speed @ 24 fps
||1:23 minutes = 3" reel
||2:46 minutes = 4" reel
||5:33 minutes = 5" reel
||11:07 minutes = 7" reel
||16:40 minutes = 8" reel
||27:47 minutes = 11" reel
||33:20 minutes = 12" reel
||44:26 minutes = 13" reel
||55.33 minutes = 14-7/8"
Most 8mm & 16mm home
movie film speeds are 16 to 18fps. This depended on the
original setting on the camera when the film was shot. If outputting to .MOV or AVI files we would normally use
a default 17FPS (Frames per second) speed. You can request speeds from 8,
8.333, 12, 12.5, 15FPS, 16FPS, 16.666, 17FPS, 17.982,
18FPS, 20, 23, 23.976, 24FPS, 25, 29.97, 30, if you know
your original film recording speed. (if sound) we
can provide a WAV
audio file and you can sync in your editing software and
output your film to a file of your choice. Sound film
was usually shot at 24 FPS but some Super 8 could have
been shot at 18 FPS.
Before requesting an
estimate by e-mail for your film project please prepare a physical
description of your film as best you can. You may also
send the film to our lab for a complete hands-on
inspection and no obligation quote.
Please supply the
How you heard about
What is the format of
your film; Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm or 35mm?
the film have a sound track? (99% of Regular/double 8mm
film is silent, some Super 8mm or 16mm film could have a sound
track). If you see a brown strip or stripe on either
16mm or Super 8mm in could be sound. If your 16mm has sprocket holes on one
side of the film only and not both sides there could be an optical sound
track or magnetic sound track (brown stripe). If you don't know we will
check for this during our inspection process.
Do you know
the original recording speed of your film?
the approximate date? (This helps determine the type of
film and possible condition).
how long is each reel? measured in feet or reel size. (See chart
film colour or black and white?
Is it negative or
positive film? (8mm and Super 8mm is usually positive
Is the film on reels
or cores? 8mm and Super 8mm film would normally be on reels.
Some 16mm & 35mm may be on cores.
file format do you require? IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT FILE
FORMAT YOU REQUIRE AT THIS TIME DON'T WORRY, WE CAN HELP
YOU WITH THIS DECISION. There are MANY options
including: 2K, 1080p High Definition (HD), Standard Definition (SD)
in the following file formats including; Numbered Image
Sequence Images (NIS), .MOV, AVI, DVD in SD, Blu Ray in
masters and/or copies. We can create copies of the masters for
distribution to family and friends. The DVDs we create
are not copy protected so you can make your own copies
if you wish. Make sure you only make copies from the
master to maintain quality.
IF wanting DVD masters
you want to add titles, credits, menus or
other introductory material to the
masters and copies?
decay and damage does the film exhibit:
Does your film smell bad, look moldy or does it show physical signs
of a white powder or dirt and dust, colour fading, shrinkage, warping and
curling, image deterioration, tears,
broken splices, damaged perforations,
water damage or vinegar syndrome?
If on metal reels are the reels or cans rusty?
(See ""More info" below if your film shows any
of the above signs), otherwise just supply us the following; Film condition:
Excellent, Good, Poor.
Most Super 8mm
film is found to be in good condition,
some regular 8mm film & 16mm film can
be in poorer condition depending on its
age and stored condition. If your film is
in poor condition, has a white powder or
smells like vinegar (or just smells bad), then your film will
need to be cleaned, lubricated, restored
& preserved or recovered.
More information on film recovery and
film smell like vinegar or have a bad odor, warped, shrunk,
brittle, twisted? Then
your film may need recovery before transfer.
is prepped before scanning...We provide;*minor repairs & film
cleaning, minor scratch removal If your film is broken
or the splices have come unglued or
separated then splicing/editing will have
to be performed.
*Minor repairs: Broken or missing
splices, minor sprocket damage, films mounted backwards
re-mounted will be repaired or corrected. Films that
have major damage or majority of films that are mounted
backwards, major sprocket damage, broken, missing
splices or extremely dirty, additional charges may apply. Any film reels that are damaged, moldy or
rusty will be replaced at additional cost.
The film will be
inspected upon arrival to TMTV and if there are any
major issues we will contact you before proceeding.
FILM INSPECTION: You may ship
your films to us for a complete
hands-on inspection and quote with no obligation.
If you choose not to have your films
restored, cleaned or transferred after
inspection by our technicians
you would only pay for the
shipping to and from our lab.
SUBMITTING ORDERS TO THE LAB: If you choose to
send films to our lab for transfer please
e-mail or phone
us before sending
so we can make sure you are fully
informed about the process, the
options available and shipping instructions.
When submitting film to
the lab please number them CLEARLY
order of sequence, Example: 1,
2, 3, 4, 5. (do not use POST-IT Notes,
they fall off).
FILM FORMATS: R-8MM, S-8MM, 16MM with or
without sound: If you have a mixture of
different film formats (a combination of R-8mm, Super8, Super8 with
sound or 16mm) we request that you do not mix the formats when
numbering your films in the order of transfer (or splice
R 8mm with Super 8mm) if
possible. If you require us to switch between formats for particular
reels adds significantly to the transfer time and could result in an
additional service charge. To avoid this simply ensure that the
order of your transfer places all reels of a certain format together
(R-8mm & Super8, Super8 with sound, 16mm or 16mm with sound
A deposit may be required in advance of
scheduling digital film scanning transfers.
Once your films arrive at the lab, we will inspect your films and
provide a complete no obligation quote. If you choose to go ahead with your
transfers, a deposit may be required when scheduled
for transfer. Deposit is usually 25% of the estimated/quote total.
We will let you know IF a deposit or upfront payment is required at the time
of placing your order.
http://www.tmtv.net/shipping.html You may ship to our lab
however you choose, however please ship by a reliable courier or by
US or Canada post and get a tracking number. Return shipping to your
destination will be included in the price quoted if your order has a
value of $600.00 or more and is within our weight for free shipping. Orders will be
returned to a Canadian or US address ONLY.
USA CUSTOMERS (IMPORTANT) IF SHIPPING FROM THE USA; PLEASE READ OUR SHIPPING
PLEASE INCLUDE THE E-MAILED ESTIMATE
WITH YOUR FILM ORDER:
IMPORTANT: Please print and sign
the estimate you would have received by e-mail and send it along with
your film order.
used for basic submission information and to inform you
of our limited liability & guarantees. To receive an estimate
with all pricing & detailed information please e-mail us
before sending your order. If you choose to send your films for a completed
hands-on inspection and no obligation quote without an e-mail estimate,
you must fill out and sign our order form:
Please contact us by phone
or e-mail for more information regarding this process.