We only use professional broadcast equipment and are one of just a handful of professional labs left in the entire USA. If you are looking for the best film conversion quality at a good price, you've found it. We do a wide range of work from amateur film to Government archives to Hollywood Independent Movies.
Film shrinks over the decades, So running your film today through a projector or film transfer machine thats uses the sprocket holes will damage the film. We get several calls a day about people damaging their film by trying to run it through a projector. Same goes for these low-end film transfer machines used by local camera and conversion shops and even big box stores like Walmart, Costco and Walgreens. Make sure your film is scanned on a sprocket-less roller based film scanner (like our Pro HD, Pro 2k or Pro 4k process)!
Luckily Video Conversion Experts can help. Damaged sprocket holes? Shrunk film? No problem. These professional film scanners (Pro HD and above) 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 it.
Number the boxes, cans or reels in the best order you can from 1 to X and we'll Follow that order
Produces 50-60% less quality then the film
Produces 20-25% less quality then the film
Scan produces video that is as good as the film
scan produces video that is better then the film
DVD & BluRay
Good for viewing on TV, Not for editing
Good for viewing anywhere and will last longer then DVD/BluRay
AVI, HD-AVI & ProRes
Good for Editing not for Viewing on TV
Professional Editing Only
Fill out the appropriate order form online and print invoice.
*You'll Need to include one copy with the order*
Ship film with order form. we recommend using a fedex or uPS
2-3 day air service
There are not a lot of good answers with the average age of film being around 50 to 70 years old. It's not a good idea to play them in your old projector anymore. Over the years your film has become fragile, has shrunk about 1 mm and will get damaged by the claw in your projector that moves the film. We suggest either using a magnifying glass with some sort of light source to get a decent idea of the films content at the beginning of the reel or transfer your film and order streaming (MP4) or editing files so you can edit it on your computer once they are returned to you. Kodak used to make a editing machine that you manually fed the film through which didn't use the sprocket holes but Kodak hasn't made that machine for over 25 years. If you can find one most likely the rubber components will need to be replaced and you will need to purchase a new bulb. These unfortunately are extremely hard to find.
Yes! The average film is now about 50-60 years old. Film only lasts about 50 to 70 years. Film shrinks both vertical and horizontally over time. So, after 50 to 60 years the distance between the sprocket holes is about 1 mm less. When you run the film through a projector the projector will cut into the sprocket hole because they are too close. Typically as that is happening the film will get hung up and damaged in the gate. So, today, you should not try to watch your films with a projector, nor should you have them transferred by any machine that uses the sprocket holes to move the film through. Make sure your film is scanned on a professional sprocket-less scanner to avoid damage to the film.
Our service is the best in the business and so is our customer support. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with our results please contact us to discuss any options. *Quality of film conversion and restoration is dependent upon condition of existing film stock and/or videotape; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods. To learn more, see our exclusive Film Conversion Technology, Slide Transfer Technology, or Video Transfer Technology. Online Video Customer Index.