FILM TO DVD
SINGLE FRAME FILM SCANNING
(TRANSFER) TO DVD ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION DIGITAL
MASTERS IN STANDARD DEFINITION (SD)
R8mm & Super 8mm positive
or negative (silent)film
scanned to Standard Definition (SD)
ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTER DVD-R: Prices include scanning (Transfer) to a DigitalMaster: 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL
PRESERVATION MASTERING DVD-R DISC, disc printing with your
title information, full size DVD case, main title at the
beginning of your movie (Example: SMITH FAMILY MOVIES) & film cleaning and
lubrication as required. We also provide;
Best light colour grading and enhancement of under
or over exposed film.
You can not get better transfer quality at these prices...anywhere!
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.
FOR 8MM & 16MM FILM SCANNING TO OTHER FORMATS INCLUDING (HD) HIGH
DEFINITION & FILE FORMATS CLICK HERE
FILM TO DVD ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTER (DigitalMaster):
We provide;*minor repairs & film cleaning *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, extremely
dirty, additional charges may apply.
film smell like vinegar, moldy (white powder), warped, shrunk, twisted, water
or heat damaged? Then
your film may need recovery or restoration before transfer.
The film will be
inspected upon arrival to TMTV and if there are any
major issues or changes to the original estimate provided we will contact you before proceeding.
HOW MUCH 8MM FILM CAN
FIT ON THE DVD DISC?: Film scanned and uploaded to
an Archival Preservation Master
DVD-R in Mpeg-2 can hold approx. 1 hour or 850 feet of
Super 8mm or 765 feet of 8mm movie film.
We will transfer your films to the maximum length of
the DVD disc (1 Hour) at the best recording speed for film transfers. If your films are longer than 1 hour we will put them on a
second DVD disc at no extra charge. NOTE: If you want your films on separate DVDs
or additional menus or titles, additional charges may apply.
Editing of DVD Mpeg-2: Transferring your film to
DVD is a format for viewing only:
can not perform editing on your computer with a
Hybrid Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding.
you need to edit your films on a computer or you have sound
movie film we transfer (scan) your films to
FILE FORMATS IN STANDARD OR HIGH DEFINITION
and then output to your choice of media.
LABEL PRINTING FOR YOUR DVD MASTER We include
FULL Colour Ink
Jet printing direct to the DVD digitalmaster or the copies 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 charges
apply if you supply photos or artwork).
All your original film material is returned along with
the new masters after transfer. It is recommended that you preserve all of
your films through safe storage in a cool, dry environment.
There are many options
available for film scanning and huge discounts on volume
e-mail or phone us for a complete quote with discounts
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 film
scanning (transfers) to DVD 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 or quoted price then we do, we will
beat their price. Guaranteed!
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Archival. Your life. Engraved in stone. M-Disc will play on any 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.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR
MOVIE FILM SCANNING (TRANSFERRING)
HD & FILE FORMATS: FOR PRICING AND INFORMATION ON
FILM SCANNING TO
HIGH DEFINITION BLU RAY DVD AND/OR FILE FORMATS FOR COMPUTER EDITING,
INCLUDING; SUPER 8 & 16MM SOUND OR
NEGATIVE FILM TO
DIGITAL FILE FORMATS FOR EDITING OR ARCHIVAL FILE
STORAGE ON SELECTED MEDIA FORMATS SUCH AS A PORTABLE
HARD DRIVE, USB THUMB DRIVE/FLASH MEDIA OR SD CARDS
OPTIONS FOR YOUR DVD
ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTER DISC
CLEANING/LUBRICATION/RESTORATION, SCENE BY SCENE COLOUR CORRECTION &
FILM REPAIR OPTIONS:
cleaning is included in the price of our
film transfers to DVD MASTERS. Film that requires
additional cleaning/lubrication or restoration to remove
grime/dirt/mold or damaged film that
requires major repairs, additional charges apply.
- Film cleaning with lubrication
and additional preservatives.
- Secondary colour grading, Scene by scene colorization, enhanced exposure of
under/over exposed scenes.
- Film restoration - complete
cleaning/lubrication/soaking of moldy, extremely dirty,
grimy film - Price per project
- Film repairs:
Films that have major
damage or majority of films that are mounted backwards,
major sprocket damage, broken, damaged film reels,
- New film
reels (if required or requested) price per reel and can size.
DVDs for each film or films. Additional charges
apply if you request or require your films to be on
separate DVD disc masters. Each DVD disc would be
considered a separate order and minimum charges would
ORIGINALLY SHOT AT 24FPS (Frames per second):
Film shot at speeds other than 15 or 18 frames per
second require additional speed change and must be
scanned and output by creating a file format first.
Additional charges apply.
FILM: Please specify if you have sound
film. If you have sound film it is scanned (transferred)
by our film scanner and the sound must be recorded
separately from our sound sync unit then edited back
together. Sound film is additional charge.
MORE OPTIONS FOR YOUR DVD...
1000 YEAR ARCHIVAL DVD
NEW PRODUCT! 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.
ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION DIGITALMASTER 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. PRICE PER
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GOLD DIAMOND COATED PROFESSIONAL 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL
MASTERING 4.7GB DVD-R - MINIMUM
PRICE PER DIGITALMASTER
DVD COPIES OR
SUBMASTERS (ACCESS COPIES)
DVD COPIES OR ARCHIVAL SUB-MASTERS FROM YOUR
MOVIE FILM DVD MASTER: (we only use the
Highest Quality DVD discs) These
are a duplicate from your original DVD
master and include;
professional grade Archival DVD-R, hard plastic
case with full clear sleeve, ink jet
printing direct onto the DVD & menu
sub-masters and are burned at a slow
speed, they are considered as-good-as the
DVD Master, copies are burned at 8x the original master.
Contact us for duplication pricing: e-mail or phone
PRINTING ON THE DVD DIGITALMASTER: Ink
Jet printing direct to the DVD, FULL
Colour: (you can supply a photo or your
art work on CD or e-mail it to TMTV) and we can print it
directly onto the DVD disc and also make custom printed
inserts or trap sheets. (minimum charges apply).
ON THE DVD: The price of the
transfer includes the main title/menu. Additional menus
(with titles) can be created at selected
points on the DVD at additional charge.
Menus with or without titles can be
created on a DVD to instantly select what
you want to view on the DVD. Unlike tape
were you have to search by fast
forwarding or rewinding which wears out
the tape. Chapters will be automatically
created every 5 minutes.
ON SCREEN TITLES: On Screen
titles & or end credits can be
selected at points on the DVD. (See title
SCREEN" TITLES FOR DVD: We can also put "ON SCREEN" Titles
& credits just
like TV shows and the movies, they can be placed
in-between the films.
can use any type of background (photos,
different colour & textured
backgrounds) and any type of characters.
(Lots of options,
ask about "On Screen Title
RECEIVING A QUOTE
FOR YOUR FILM TRANSFERS: Please specify the
type of film, film reel sizes in FEET and the number of
films you have and what you want it scanned
Regular 8mm & Super
8mm film 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)
||S8 28:14-R8 31:22
minutes (7" reel)
||S8 42:21-R8 47:03 minutes (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"
16mm film professional 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"
requesting a quote for your film please
prepare a physical description of your
film as best you can. You may also send
the film to our lab for a no obligation
inspection and quote.
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
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? (all 8mm and Super 8mm film would normally be on reels.
Some 16mm & 35mm may be on cores).
file format do you require? There are MANY options
including: High Definition (HD), Standard Definition (SD)
in the following file formats including; Numbered Image
Sequence Images (NIS), .MOV, DVD in SD, Blu Ray HD
masters 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 YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT FILE
FORMAT YOU REQUIRE AT THIS TIME DON'T WORRY, WE CAN HELP
YOU WITH THIS DECISION
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?
(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. If your film is broken
or the splices have come unglued or
separated then splicing/editing will have
to be performed. DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD TAPE
TO REPAIR OR SPLICE YOUR FILMS, use only
the recommended film splicing tape or
glue. If your films are mounted
backwards on their original film reels
then they will have to be remounted. Any film reels that
are damaged, moldy or rusty will be replaced. More information on
film Recovery, cleaning, lubrication, restoration,
OF YOUR HOME MOVIE FILM:
If you require further
duplications (COPIES, SUB-MASTERS ALSO KNOWN AS "ACCESS
COPIES") of your home movie film, we
recommend having them copied or duplicated direct from
the DVD ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTER (Digital Master).
We convert your film to a
digital format and preserve them in that format, for the primary reason that the
images can then be transferred over and
over without loss of quality. This is not
true with analog formats, such as VHS or Betamax, where loss occurs with each
subsequent transfer. This is called
"generational loss". For
example, if a VHS tape is copied to a
second VHS tape, the quality of the
second tape will be reduced. If the
second tape is then transferred to a
third tape, the quality of the third tape
is reduced even further. In other words,
each generation of the tape is reduced in
This is not true of digital
media, however. DVDs can be copied over and over,
from one generation to the next, without
a loss of quality if mastered and copied in the same
format and speed as the original DVD. Why? Because the
digital format contains the computer code
which can re-create the images, and which
is preserved with each transfer, whereas
the VHS (analog) tape contains electronic
impulses, which diminish in their
integrity with each transfer. If making copies,
you always want to make the copies from the MASTER.
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
options available and provide a quote.
When submitting film to
the lab please number them
order of sequence, Example: 1,
2, 3, 4, 5. (do not use POST-IT Notes,
they fall off). Even if you do not know the
sequence of your films, please number them to prevent
missing a film during transfer.
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 with or with out sound) we request that you do not
mix the formats. 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
respectively) R-8mm is the older format
and would usually be transferred first
then we would transfer Super 8. 16mm film
would be transferred to a separate DVD.
Let us know when and how
you shipped them so we can keep track of
the shipment for you.
If you are shipping from
the USA to Canada, PLEASE contact us BEFORE shipping for
important shipping instructions.
If you are shipping your films to TMTV
we will e-mail you once the films arrive with an
order number and we will perform a
complete hands-on inspection on your films and
schedule in the processing date. Please
fill out the order form and send it with
your order if the quote or pricing is more than
$200.00. Otherwise supply all your contact information,
including; name, address, phone and e-mail.
If you have
ANY questions or require an email estimate please contact us.
US FOR A COMPLETE ESTIMATE WITH DISCOUNTED PRICING OR SEND
YOUR FILMS FOR A COMPLETE HANDS-ON INSPECTION AND NO