A Modern Transfer to Modern Media
All film transfers come with both the convenience of a DVD (or Blu-ray) and a high quality digital master computer file. Click here for an explanation why.
Movie Film to Editable Computer File & DVD
Prices are in US dollars for US orders, Euros for European orders and Canadian dollars for all others.
When applicable, VAT, GST and/or PST will apply appropriately to European and Canadian orders. Sorry -These taxes can not be avoided by sending outside of your jurisdiction.
Please note: That although home editing is becoming more and more accessible and user friendly all the time, there can still be the odd issue with compatibility. We do our best to provide support and problems are rare but we can’t always be responsible for every issue.
We charge by the amount of film that is on a reel. Simply count up all of the reels of each given size you may have and then multiply by the appropriate price. We normal allow about 10 percent of excessive footage on a roll but beyond that we will jump to the higher price. This is to our discretion.
Add 50% for 9.5 mm transfer
||50′ Per Reel
||100′ Per Reel
||200′ Per Reel
||300′ Per Reel
||400′ Per Reel
||Per foot over 400
||DVD with SD AVI or MOV file (Min. Ch. 20.00)
||DVD with HD AVI or MOV file (Min. Ch. 40.00)
||Blu-ray Disc with HD AVI or MOV file (Min. Ch. 40.00)
||Extra DVD with options A and C only – at time of transfer only
||Add 10.00 for each 2 hours or less
||Extra Blu-ray with options C and D only – at time of transfer only
||Add 40.00 for each 2 hours or less
Other than very small orders (200 feet or less) we will require a compact flash or hard drive. If you have less than this, the files can be provided to you on a DVD as data files.
We welcome you to supply your own blank drive. Alternately we can provide one for you at a reasonable current market price. Please call for price.
To determine how big of a drive you will need please refer to this chart.
Volume Discounts (North America only)
|1500′ or more of motion film
|3000′ or more of motion film
|5000′ or more of motion film
To learn more follow the links below…
16mm Transfers: We are able to do an OK quality 16mm movie film transfer which is acceptable to most people. It is sharp and clear but the projector is not in sync with the video so there is a small amount of flicker. If the demand for 16mm transfers increase will will invest in a synchronous projector for our transfer system.
Preserve fragile video tape (including VHS, VHS-c, S-VHS, Hi-8, Betamax) by transferring to more resilient DVD.
|One original tape, 2 hours or less
|Two to four original tapes, 2 hours or less combined (to 1 DVD)
Shipping charges may be higher for exceptionally heavy or large orders, customer will be contacted beforehand.
Video-to-AVI or MOV
Preserve fragile video tape (including VHS, VHS-c, S-VHS, Hi-8, Betamax) by transferring to a digital file (.MOV for Macs or .AVI for PCs). You can then use popular video editing software to edit the file on your computer and produce your own home movies on DVD.
|Per original tape, and/or hour of video45
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CANADIAN ORDERS SUBJECT TO TAX.
4. Minimum charge of $20. All times are rounded UP to nearest hour.
5. Billed by each source and/or by the hour, for example: Three tapes of 15 minutes each would be 3 x $12.50 or $37.50. One tape of 1 hour 30 minutes would be 2 x $12.50 or $25. One tape of 2 hours would be 2 x $12.50 or $25.
|Within US or Canada
|Shipping all other locations
On heavier and oversized orders additional charges may apply. You will be notified of additional shipping costs.
If you are not happy with your transfer we will undertake steps to correct any problem. If that cannot be done to your satisfaction, we will pay (up to the amount we charged) to have your film transferred by a provider of your choice.
Copies of all your film footage is kept at Film Rescue for one year. After one year, all files are destroyed (due to storage constraints). You may request security shipping to have your film sent separate from the video (additional charge).
Turn Around Time
Motion film for processing received by this date should be shipped in approximately 6-8 weeks. Rush processing is available upon request.
Please don’t wait until near the beginning of a cycle to send your film. This greatly slows down our administrative process at the start of each cycle delaying work for everyone. When we can we prioritize work that arrives to us early.