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Transfer 8mm Film to DVD


Companies can transfer 8mm film to DVD in a variety of ways. Copying 8mm film to DVD has been performed since DVD came out in the 1990s. Unfortunately, most companies still use machines from the 1980s to produce VHS-level quality from your 8mm film onto DVD. Any process under 15 cents/ft is producing VHS-level quality.

What most people don’t know is that 8mm film has 800 to 1000 lines of resolution. Some will argue it has more than 1000 lines. In any event, it has 4 times the resolution of VHS. So, if you are looking for a good or the best quality transfer of 8mm film to DVD, look no further. We offer a wide variety of options and we can not only transfer 8mm film to DVD but can transfer it to many different formats including ProRes editing files and BluRay.

Breaking News: We are a company continually researching and developing new technologies to get more quality from your film. We are very proud to offer our brand new Advanced Grain Elimination Technology. It removes 95% of grain and video noise from film to give you a clean and sharp video from your old movies. It is an amazing technology that has been in development for years.

Having your 8mm film transferred to DVD will be one of the most important things you can do for your family and kids and their kids! 8mm film doesn’t last forever and that’s why there isn’t a better time to transfer your 8mm film to DVD today. If you are worried about the frame rate differences between 8mm film and DVD, don’t be. We ensure that the 8mm film will play at the right speed on the DVD. Other companies many times do not. The cheap film scanners have to run the film at 20 frames per second instead of 16. This is why we get calls from people that had their 8mm film transferred somewhere else asking if we can transfer it at the right speed on the DVD. The answer is yes, we can have full control over the speed and will make sure the transfer from 8mm to DVD plays at the right speed.

As the table above indicates, there are different 8mm film transfer types. It is important to understand the quality and limitations you get from the different types of 8mm film transfer equipment. Once the customers study the different 8mm film to DVD machines, they typically want the 8mm film scanned on a motion picture film scanner or Datacine machine. I can’t blame them. I would want the same thing.

One other aspect to consider when you transfer 8mm film to DVD is the scanning resolution. Most companies are offering 480 or 720p (HD) scans. There are also 1080p and 1556p scans available. We offer all the 8mm film transfer resolutions. So, regardless if you are looking for the cheapest 8mm film to DVD transfer or the best, Video Conversion Experts can accommodate you.

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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 the condition of existing film stock and/or videotape; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods.