Can Film be converted To Video files?
Yes, film can be converted to video files. What most customers mean by that is that they don't necessary need or want a DVD or BluRay copy, but want digital video files on a hard drive instead. For some customers this is a better choice for them. They don't want to be locked into DVD or BluRay, or they want to be able to edit the film, or they just want the digital master files from the film before the film can no longer be scanned.
In general, film will last about 50 to 70 years under normal consumer storage situations. The film we get in averages about 55 years old. So, there isn't too much more time to scan the film before it can't be converted to video any more.
Transferring film to video requires the best and highest resolution film scanners in order to get 100% of the quality of the film on video. Many customers are unaware that when they transferred their film to video VHS tapes years ago that the VHS was only capable of keeping 25% of the resolution of the 8mm or Super 8 film.
If you are looking for the best quality film to video transfer, you've found it. We use the world's best and most expensive professional motion picture film scanners and Datacine machines for your 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film. Damaged sprocket holes? Shrunk film? No problem. These professional film scanners are roller based so they don't use the sprocket holes and have laser frame alignment to get 100% of the frame no matter how shrunk it is. If you have 16mm or 35mm film click here.
*This includes scanning and any color correction that comes with the process. This does not include the cost of the output format(s) like DVD
Most of our customers are unaware that film was never intended to be copied or convert to video. Film was intended to be projected only. Because of this, converting film to video requires special scanning equipment. If you give it to a company using a projector and camcorder for your film to video conversion, you will be sorry. The video quality will be significantly less than what is on your film. In addition, a projector can many times damage your film. So, make sure your treasured memories are being handled with care will be scanned by a high quality machine intended to produce the best image quality possible.
Transferring your film to video is one of the most important things you can do to archive your family history for generations to come. Our DVDs are professional archival quality and will last a minimum of 50 years. Our film to video transfer service can generate many different formats including DVD as well as master formats like AVI, HD-AVI or ProRes so you can edit the footage and put your own personal touch on the DVD. You will be able to delete content you don't want, re-arrange the order as needed, put in title screens and narrate it.