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Our Film to DVD ordering process is very simple. First, print out our order form and fill it out. Next, put your reels in the order you want to see them on the DVD, and write a number series on the reels (1 through the end) with a Sharpie or other marker. If you want individual titles for each reel, either write them on the reel, or include a page showing each reel number and the title you want. Please limit reel titles to a total of 15 characters and spaces. Next, package your film reels and order form securely in a good box and send it to us. We highly recommend using UPS due to the security of your shipment, and the ability to track your shipment via the internet. Once we receive your shipment, we will complete your film to DVD transfer within about 6 business days, and then ship both your DVD and your original reels back to you. We will charge your credit card account using the number you provide us on your order form. UPS will also send you an email confirming your order has been shipped, along with a tracking number.
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover Card and personal check. However, no processing is started until a personal check has cleared our bank. Should the check bounce, no processing or return shipping will be completed until a $45 fee + the order charges are paid (no personal checks this time). We believe that this is only fair to both parties.
Yes, menu with chapter breaks are included (only for Level 2 and Level 3 packages) at 15 min intervals for easy access. You can navigate the chapters from menu or by using ‘next’ and ‘prev’ buttons on your remote.
Yes, you can specify the number of additional DVD copies at the time of the order. We do offer archived service so a re-order is a simple matter.
No, but we do offer archived service so a re-order is a simple matter.
Yes, The DVDs are yours and you have full rights on how you use them.
Yes. As long as we have not started processing your order, you can make modifications to the order. Once the converting process has started the only changes allowed are after conversion add-ons. A new additional order form must be filled out and submitted with your additions.
Yes, if you are local to our area you can bring the order to us in person. You can also pick up the order or we will ship it back to you. Contact us to make arrangements.
Yes, a rush service for Level 2 and Level 3 DVD package orders is available for additional cost. The turnaround time for rush orders is 3 days (for large size orders this may be a bit longer).
We can convert copyright content if you send us a signed note saying that the DVDs are only for personal use and not for selling to others.
Due to all kinds of issues, including liability issues, local and federal laws, the answer is No we do not. However, there are always circumstances that may allow us to do so if certain guidelines are followed so if you would like you are welcome to call us and discuses the matter in more detail.
You can do this by using our optional MPEG DVD service. The regular DVDs are designed to be viewed on a TV. You can not edit them. The MPEG DVD option provides you a Data DVD with your video in MPEG format, in addition to regular DVDs. You can then use the Data DVD to edit your video in your favorite editing program on your computer.
Yes & No. Our data DVDs work only on Windows computers. There are MPEG to MAC converting software packages available and once our MPEG files are run through the converting software you can edit it with a MAC. I would suggest that you check with some MAC forums. As we do not guarantee this to work.
Our film to DVD prices are simple to understand and very reasonable. Most others charge setup fees, splicing fees, per foot charges, and many other add-ons that make the whole process very confusing. Our quality is impeccable. There are many methods for transferring 8mm and Super8 film. Many of these processes do not produce an accurate representation of what is on your film, and a couple of them produce similar results, but at 3 to 4 times the price. Our film to DVD process, using patented equipment, yields a very high resolution picture, free of flicker, hotspots and halos, evenly lit across all regions of the screen and evenly focused. In addition, because we use a true “telecine” transfer, there is no screen texture, so you get very high resolution and accurate color reproduction. We will archive all of your 8mm footage, and file it under your name if requested. This provides an extra layer of protection in case you lose or break your DVD, have a fire, etc. This also allows us to make additional copies of your 8mm to DVD transfer at a later date without having to send anything to us.
We would prefer not to be viewed as a “transfer process”. We find that many customers have been disappointed by what most transfer services offer for the money they collect. We have packaged under one pricing structure, the features that result in providing an easy to use, memorable version of your home movies. We expect you to gather with your family and share memories of loved ones who may no longer be with us. Most transfer services feed your movies in one end of a machine and it spits out a VHS tape or DVD that includes all the defects that went into it. We will begin by cleaning your film, repairing any defects, then capturing it frame by frame into an editing computer; then removing burns, defects, and the scenes that are too under or over-exposed to be viewed, including leaders, shots taken unintentionally while loading the camera, and even scenes of people places or things you don’t care or need to remember. During the editing phase we add your titles per the information you provided with your movies. (Most often this is found hand-written on the reel itself, although some of our customers invest a significant amount of time in providing accurate family history we can build into the DVD). We will chat with you and guarantee the correct spelling of your family members, names, events and the accuracy of the dates you provide. Finally we are ready to author your DVD. Now we set up a simple to use menu system where you push a button labeled with the recognizable names of your movies. If you wish you may choose to start the movies as one stream with chapter points allowing you to skip forward or backward from movie to movie within the stream, or keep them separate and start them individually with separate labeled buttons, which often contain a picture from within the movie as the button background image. Then it all comes packaged in a custom labeled Jewel Case with the appropriate family name on it.
Our film to DVD ordering process is very simple. First, print out our order form and fill it out. Next, put your reels in the order you want to see them on the DVD, and write a number series on the reels (1 through the end) with a Sharpie or other marker. If you want individual titles for each reel, either write them on the reel, or include a page showing each reel number and the title you want. Please limit reel titles to a total of 15 characters and spaces. Next, package your film reels and order form securely in a good box and send it to us. We highly recommend using UPS due to the security of your shipment, and the ability to track your shipment via the internet. Once we receive your shipment, we will complete your film to DVD transfer within about 6 business days, and then ship both your DVD and your original reels back to you. We will charge your credit card account using the number you provide us on your order form. UPS will also send you an email confirming your order has been shipped, along with a tracking number.
No, we no longer offer conversion of video tapes. However, we have put together a comprehensive video of how you can do this yourself at home. Click to learn more.

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