Audio Transfer to CD
Video Transfer to DVD
8mm & 16mm Film Transfer
8mm & 16mm Film Transfer to DVD
8mm & 16mm Film Transfer:
SDAV's state-of-the-art digital projection system is one of a kind. First, one of our trained operators will inspect, clean and prepare your film, checking to make sure if any of the tape or splices need to be repaired. With our custom engineered system, we then directly capture your film through a built-in broadcast grade, 3-CCD camera. Your footage is projected directly through the lens of that camera. This produces the highest resolution possible of your footage, each frame, one frame at a time. While transferring, we will monitor your footage and can adjust color/brightness where needed.
Once captured into our system we can burn a high quality DVD master for you that is viewable on DVD players and computers. A DVD can hold up to two hours of footage.
Perhaps you would like to do your own editing with the footage. We can prepare data files formatted per your request and load them on to an external hard drive. From there you can edit or burn your own DVD masters. (Quicktime, avi, wmv, mpeg, mov)
Another option is to transfer the material directly to a digital tape of your choice like a Mini DV or DVCAM tape. A digital video tape preserves the high quality footage even better than a standard viewing DVD. We can provide from a variety of Sony and Panasonic Mini DV tapes.
We highly suggest making a Mini DV tape copy for your records. A Mini DV tape holds 2.5x more information than a DVD and is less susceptible to damage and wear over a long period of time. The Mini DV would serve as your digital master that you can archive, store as a back up, and use for editing in the future. Your memories are priceless, it's always a good idea to have a back up digital master.
Keep in mind once your film is all captured, we can edit your footage, add music, titles, a menu, and make a custom video for your viewing pleasure. It's a great idea especially when gathering with friends and family to watch together.
Would you like to view a sample or portion of your film first, before transferring all of it? SDAV offers a special viewing rate where we can set up your film and let you take a look at it on our system before you proceed with your order. Call for more details.
Depending on how many reels you have, we can transfer your film in 5-7 days. If you need it sooner, just let us know.
SDAV can ship your film reels and DVDs nationwide. We package your reels and DVDs with the utmost care and ship daily…UPS, Fedex and USPS.
Don't forget we also transfer negatives, slides, and photos too.