film and Super 8 film transfer to DVD
disc & case up to 2000 ft (included) $12.95
for each additional master disc required to
USPS Priority Mail
S&H (Normal Price)
must be developed and on film reels.
If your 8mm film reels are not full you will
only be charged for the actual amount of
film on each reel. For super 8 film that has
a sound track on the film there is an
additional fee of $0.15 per foot to transfer the sound track.
This is due to the double process we must
use to capture the film frame by frame, then
run the film through a second projection
system to capture just the sound track and
synchronize with the video track.
A DVD disc/case production fee of $25.00
will be added to any film transfer with less
than 400 feet of film.
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If you have more than 4000 feet of 8mm
film to transfer, the price to transfer the
footage over 4000 feet is priced at 20 cents per foot, a 20%
discount! This discount only applies
to the footage over 4000 feet. So send a bunch and save
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What do I get
with my 8mm film transfer or super 8 film transfer?
* 8mm Film is cleaned
and lubricated to remove any dirt or ground-in
Film splices are repaired if required allowing for
less stress to the film during transfer.
* 8mm Film leader spliced
on film if required.
* True frame by
frame progressive image scanning of your 8mm film at 525
lines, 60 fields NTSC at the highest standard
definition DVD resolution of 720 x 486 pixels.
Because 8mm film from the past were shot at a
variety of speeds, we must set the speed of the
video to 29.97 fps for use in the NTSC television
standard. With the total frame discretion that comes
from TRUE, frame-by-frame scanning, accurate
playback rates are determined and applied to the
video. A 50 ft. reel of Super 8 or 8mm film will
have a playback rate between 3 to 4.5 minutes depending on
what frame rate was used when filmed. Normally 16
fps for Regular 8mm film, 18 fps for Super 8 film
and 24 fps for commercial production film with a
shorter playback rate.
* Removal of any
clear or black 8mm film footage from the video file
only, not the actual 8mm film stock.
* Video is then
computer enhanced for color correction,
over-exposure or under-exposure with contrast &
brightness correction. At this point your master 8mm
video file is of better quality than the original
8mm film you sent in for transfer. For
those of you that are interested in doing your own
8mm or super 8 video editing, these digital video
files are the avi or mov files that are available
for purchase on DVD data disc or hard drive. See the
information at the bottom of this page for further
Subtitles are created for each film reel
A royalty-free background music track is provided to
fit your video at no additional charge.
If you want to add your own custom music for the
background music track and have the audio CD, add an
additional $20 for the synchronizing and edit of
your CD to match the length of the films. If you
have an audio cassette tape, reel to reel audio tape
or even a vinyl record that you would like to use
for the background music track there will be an
additional transfer fee for processing the music to
a digital state prior to the sync and edit fee, (see
our audio transfer page for more details).
them along with your films and let us know which
songs to use. The custom audio fee is based on a per
(creation of the DVD)
Main Title and Menu created.
* Chapter placement
and Chapter Menu created.
* Authoring of the
Movie, Menus, and Music to 4.7 GB single layer
professional grade media, a Verbatim (DataLifePlus) DVD-R DVD disc playable on the vast
majority of NTSC DVD and Blu-ray set-top players in use today.
* Custom designed
Photo Quality High Resolution DVD disc label is
created and printed directly on the DVD disc.
* The finished disc
is put in a Amaray DVD Case. The case is made of a
soft, dark gray, plastic with a transparent outer
jacket, behind the jacket is our custom designed
and printed Photo Quality High Resolution DVD case label.
Your finished 8mm film transfer to DVD with case is packaged with
your original materials and shipped to you using the
United States Postal Service, Priority Mail with USPS Tracking. Allow 2 to 3
business days for
Shipping your film/s to us: We
recommend using a shipping service such as the U.S.
Postal Service Priority or Express, Mail with
USPS Tracking. Shipments normally arrive within 2 to 3
Choose a Title for your super 8 or 8mm film transfer - such
as "Our Family's 8mm Films 1952". This title will
be displayed on the TV main menu screen when the DVD starts,
and also be printed on the front cover of the DVD disc and case.
If you want
your 8mm films to be played and titled in a specific order,
number each film box or film reel with the correct
order and fill-out and print the
Order Sheet. (pdf) form with the correct titles and mail this sheet
along with your films or any other special
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Please call or email
us before you ship your films. If you have any questions regarding an 8mm
film transfer or a super 8 film transfer, please email
or call us at: 386-338-2118
receive your 8mm film we will review your order and
verify all materials have arrived. You will receive
an email confirming your order was received.
Allow 5 -7 business working days for
completion. Once your order is complete you will
receive an email from us with a link to our payment
processing center requesting payment. You can pay us using all four major
credit cards, your bank account, or your PayPal
account. If you are sending a personal or business
check your order will not ship until your check has
been processed and cleared at our financial
institution. Electronic forms of payment normally
take 1 business day for processing and 5 to 6 days for
personal or business checks.
What about your guarantee?
We guarantee our product to be free of any
defects and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If for any reason you are not satisfied then we are
not satisfied. You may return
the original DVD and have any problems corrected. We
will send you a new DVD replacement with the
corrections free of charge. Not one of our 8mm film or Super 8 film
transfers have ever been returned to us for customer
dissatisfaction over the last 13 years.
The condition of your 8mm or super 8 film
relies on the quality of the transfer. The better
the film material, the better the transfer. We have
seen films from the 1930's that were good enough for
transfer. If the films you send
us are severely damaged beyond transfer we will
notify you prior to any work being performed to
discuss your options.
few of our completed transfer to DVD samples
just for you!
DVD Amaray Case is printed in color
using high-resolution text, and photo quality
DVD Disc is printed directly on the
disc surface in color using high-resolution text,
and photo quality graphics.
8MM FILM & SUPER 8 FILM TRANSFER FACTS
Film Footage (length in feet)
Reel Size (in inches) outside diameter of
Regular 8mm Film Runtime *
Super 8 Film Runtime *
Number of 8mm Film Reels that will fit on a
HQ 1 hour DVD
Number of 8mm Film Reels that will fit on a
HQ 2 hour DVD (Max.)
* Because regular 8mm and super 8 film
from the past were shot at a variety of
speeds, we must determine the speed of the
video and correct the frame rate to 29.97
fps for use in the NTSC television standard.
The actual playback rates will be determined
on our computer based editing system after
the 8mm film or super 8 film has been
transferred and will vary slightly.
method of preserving 8mm & super 8 movie film.
At Digital Express we provide TRUE frame-by-frame,
advanced 3CCD progressive scan imaging of both
regular 8mm and super 8 film to NTSC DVD video
delivering stunning picture quality, highly accurate
color reproduction, and a 100 % flicker free
transfer. Transferring frame-by-frame ensures 100%
frame accuracy for correct playback speed and the
sharpest picture quality. We scan both 8mm film and
super 8 film images off the emulsion side of the
film through an enlarged film gate which allows us
access to 100% of the film frame in 4:3 standard
format. We can also transfer your 8mm film or super
8 film in widescreen 16:9 format, but some of the
picture will be cropped above and below the film
frame due to the physical size difference of 8mm
film and the widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. The
sample movie above will give you an indication of
what a super 8 film transfer to DVD video would look
like in widescreen format. Both 8mm film and super 8
film is scanned at a moderate speed of 6 to 8 frames
per second using a sprocketless drive system that
protects your films from the potential damage
typically found on other sprocket driven projectors
and transfer devices. The light source used to scan
the 8mm and super 8 film is a low wattage white diffused bulb; no hot
spots or chance of ever burning the film. The 8mm film
is then digitized using a NTSC broadcast quality
Canon XL2 camera system with a separate progressive 1/3" scan CCD for each primary color (red, green and blue).
Each CCD contains 680,000 pixels and together they
deliver an unsurpassed image quality transfer you
would only expect to find on a professional Rank
Film - is a motion picture film
format in which the filmstrip is eight
millimeters wide. It exists in two main
versions: the original standard 8mm
film, also known as regular 8mm or
double 8mm, and Super 8. This is
a photograph of a 3 inch reel of 8mm film
that contains 50 feet of developed film. The
actual playback time of this film on a 8mm
film projector would be close to 3 minutes & 20
seconds if the original recording was shot at 18 fps (frames per second)
and approximately 4 minutes if shot at 16
film - The film spools actually
contained 25 feet of 16mm film with twice as
many perforations along each edge. When the
film reached its end in the take-up spool,
the camera was opened and the spool in the
camera was flipped over and the film was
exposed along the other side of the film.
After processing, the film was split down
the middle, and spliced together to give one
50 foot roll of 8mm wide film. Because the
spool was reversed after filming on one side
to allow filming on the other side the
format was sometimes called Double 8.
Normally Double8 was filmed at 16 frames per
Common length 8mm film
spools allowed filming of about 3 minutes to
4.5 minutes at 12, 15, 16, and 18 frames per
second. The standard 8mm format was quickly
displaced by the Super 8mm film format which
offered cartridge loading, and a 50% larger
Super 8mm film -
simply called Super 8, is a motion picture
film format released in 1965 by Eastman
Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm
home movie format. The film is 8mm wide,
exactly the same as the older standard 8mm
film and also has perforations on only one
side, but the dimensions of the perforations
are reduced, allowing the exposed area to be
increased in size. It featured a better
quality image, and was easier to use mainly
due to a cartridge-loading system which did
not require re-loading halfway through.
Super 8 film came in plastic light-proof
cartridges containing coaxial supply and
take-up spools loaded with 50 feet of 8mm
film. This was enough 8mm film for 2.5
minutes at the U.S. motion picture
professional standard of 24 frames per
second, and for 3 minutes and 20 seconds of
continuous filming at 18 frames per second
for home filmmakers use, for a total of
approximately 3600 frames per film
is a photograph of a super 8 film cartridge that
has not been photo processed (developed).
This film was never processed by a photo
developing company and finding a company to
process these films today is near extinct . We
are not a film processing business and do not
develop super 8 films.
is a photo of double 8mm film that
has not been developed. We do not
develop 8mm film. The small
cans are about the size of a one dollar
We DO NOT transfer or
copyrighted materials to a digital format unless you own the copyright
or have permission to transfer the copyrighted
We DO NOT under any circumstances transfer any pornographic
Supported 8mm movie film
Cine-Kodak Kodachrome, Ektachrome motion picture film, silent
or sound super 8 film, Standard 8mm film, double
8mm film, Super-X film, Kodak Projection Cartridge C
Reels, 3M Dynachrome 40 8mm movie film, Univex Standard or U.P.Ultrapan S.S. 30 foot
reel 8mm motion picture film. If the
super 8 movie film sound track is defective, we can still
transfer the film and insert a background music
track. Please call if you have any questions or special
circumstances that we may be able to help you with.
Additional copies can be
ordered on DVD. Please see our Duplication
page for pricing.
8mm Movie Film Single Frame
Capture - Need a special picture from your 8mm or super 8 film transfer?
We will capture a single film frame and
save it to a tiff digital format so
you can view, edit, print, and archive on your
personal computer. Pictures will be included on your
DVD and can be accessed by a personal computer