Please keep in mind, you will only be charged for the total number of minutes that we transfer. Your estimate is just that -- an estimate.
Please use estimate option #1 if you're just starting to determine what you have; use estimate option #2 if you already know the approximate number of feet (or minutes) in your film collection.
Nathaniel and Laura are here to help -- just call (805) 640-8883 -- Ojai, CA. (As we are a small transfer-house, we have not employed a full-time receptionist these past 17 years. If we don't hear a voice message, we won't know to return your call. So, please do leave a message. It's likely your call will be returned promptly - Monday through Friday!)
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Some customers prefer to simply send us their material and have us do up their estimate for them. We're happy to do that and will call you once we receive your precious memories to determine how to best serve you!
Unlike some other transfer houses, we do NOT project your film’s image onto a secondary image, (such as a silver-screen or matt glass) but rather it goes straight onto our high-end 3CCD chip industrial camera. This direct method is most important in achieving a crisp and sharp image.
We professionally transfer film to DVD, Blu-ray or Hard Drive. Exceptional quality frame by frame transfer using Telecine in Full HD. Our equipment is far better than a simple Wolverine table-top scanner.
Recognizing the difference between Super-8 and Normal-8 Film
Normal 8 film has larger perforations at the edges of the film than does Super-8. In Normal 8, the holes are almost square. In Super-8, the holes are elongated and narrow. The film spools are also different. In Normal 8, the center hole of the film spool is smaller than the center hole of the Super-8 spool. In Normal-8, the center hole measures approximately 8 mm. In Super-8, it measures approximately 13 mm.
It’s easy to find out. From this page, you are 1 or 2 clicks away from seeing your "Estimated Completion Date." As soon as you finish your free online Estimate, it shows you the ESTIMATED completion date. Sometimes we beat that date, but if we find we might go past that date, we will contact you.
NOTE: Our turn-around time varies based on how much work we already have "in-house" at the time your order is placed. (1 - 6 weeks is our usual)
We base our invoice on the total minutes of your transferred footage. For slides or images, it is based on the actual number of images. Therefore, it is only after the transfer is completed that we will know the total cost of your order. We then notify you via email, and that's when you pay for your order.
If you have under-estimated your total footage (or slides), your invoice will be a bit more, and if you have over-estimated, then the cost will be a bit less.