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is it worth doing a film transfer again that was done 10+ years ago to vHS?

Several things have changed in the past 10 years. Media (Video Tape, DVD, Blu-Ray) and film transfer technology (Frame by Frame, Film Scanners) have gotten much better. In addition, the ability to view the footage on a high resolution (HDTV) has gotten much better as well.

VHS has 240 lines of resolution, DVD 480 and Blu-Ray 1080 lines. Film transfer machines when from 240 lines to 480 to 1080. TVs have gone from around 300 lines to 500 and now at 1080.

Film transfer to VHS 10 years ago would have been a 240 lines process, put on a 240 line VHS tape and watched on a 300 lines TV.

Today, we can do a film transfer at 1080 lines, to a format like Blu-Ray which is 1080 lines which would be viewed on a 1080 lines HDTV.

A high definition film transfer today can look about 75% better than a film transfer to VHS did 10 years ago.

So, to answer the question, yes, a film transfer today can look significantly better than a film transfer 10 years ago to VHS. See what our film transfer customers are saying.

8mm and Super 8 Film Conversion Services

*Scanning per foot cost includes scanning only. This does not include the cost of the output format(s) like DVD*
**The example Pro 2K and Pro 4K picture includes optional color correction**
Order Process
Step 1

Organize and Number

Number the boxes, cans or reels in the best order you can from 1 to X and we'll Follow that order

Step 2

Choose Process

SD Scan
Produces 50-60% less quality then the film
ProHD
Produces 20-25% less quality then the film
PRO 2K
Scan produces video that is as good as the film
PRO 4K
scan produces video that is better then the film

Step 3

Choose Format

DVD & BluRay
Good for viewing on TV, Not for editing
MP4
Good for viewing anywhere and will last longer then DVD/BluRay
AVI, HD-AVI & ProRes
Good for Editing not for Viewing on TV
DPX
Professional Editing Only

Step 4

Order Online

Fill out the appropriate order form online and print invoice.
*You'll Need to include one copy with the order*

Step 5

Ship with Order Form

Ship film with order form. we recommend using a fedex or uPS
2-3 day air service

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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.