digital transfers of 16mm film
(also ask about vhs to dvd transfers!)
Professional 16mm* film-to-digital transfers are now available!
Using a modern 1-CCD Tobin TVT-16 telecine, which replaces the old Elmo TRV-16 last produced in the 1980s, extremely pleasing and accurate** transfers can be produced with ease and for a low price.
Film transfer: $0.12 per foot (15fps or 24fps, sound or silent, color or b&w). ProRes .mov format.
$20 minimum per job
Smaller files can be sent back on DVD-Rs (as .mov files, not straight-play DVD video) at a cost of $2.00 per disc, or customer can supply jump drive/USB stick/external harddrive for file storage and delivery. Depending on size and number of files, online file transferring can also be arranged.
Film transfer: $0.10 per foot (15fps or 24fps, sound or silent, color or b&w)
$20 minimum per job
DVD authoring and configuration: $5.00 per disc used, 120 minutes per disc
DVD chapters: $1.00 per titled chapter
DVD case with printed sleeve insert: $5.00 each
Copies of final product with case: $5.00 each
Splices, perforation repairs, etc.: $2.00 per repair made to film
Adding leaders and/or tails: $3.00 per leader (note: leader is blank film added to the beginning of a reel, end of a reel, or in between conjoined films to lessen the chance of footage being damaged).
Client must pay return shipping, which will be based on what client paid to ship film to me. For example, if client spends $10.00 in shipping the materials, client must pay an additional $10.00 for the return shipping of the films and completed product.
The Tobin TVT-16 gives a realistic reproduction of your film in its current state. I am unable to tweak, fix, or eliminate any pre-existing color degradation, sound flaws, print damage, lines, or any other problems that your film may have (both originally, and/or due to age or mishandling through the years).
**Some problems such as color fading may be corrected in Final Cut Pro, as well as some basic editing can be performed via the 16mm-to-Digital service at additional fees.
To initiate a film transfer, get in touch via the contact form on the right side of this page. I will try to help you if you're unsure of the type or amount of film you have.
*At present, we are unable to transfer standard 8mm, Super 8, 35mm or any other format of film.