Watch Your Old Home Movies Again!

8mm, Super 8, 16mm

Leave your projector in the attic and watch your movie film on DVD! Or let us digitize your films to full-quality, uncompressed digital files so you can edit them or stream them from your hard drive.

Experience the stunning clarity and richness of our true frame-by-frame capture process. Our state-of-the-art equipment takes a digital snapshot of every frame of your film, capturing the original footage with zero-flicker, perfect sharpness and vibrant color.

We offer high-definition (full 1080p) and standard-definition capture, and you can choose from a range of playable disc and full-resolution digital file options.

No matter which options you choose, your movie film will be vibrant, easy to watch, and preserved in a digital format that will last for generations to come.

Film Pricing

From $0.20 per foot
($10 per 50ft reel)

Standard-Definition (SD) Capture
Silent Film - $0.25 per foot
Sound Film - $0.45 per foot
High-Definition (HD) Capture
Silent Film - $0.45 per foot
Sound Film - $0.65 per foot

10% discount over 1,000 ft
20% discount over 2,000 ft

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What's Included

  • Meeting with you to discuss the details of your project. If you've mailed your material, we'll call you for details.
  • Hand Cleaning your film to remove the dust & debris that builds up over time. We also inspect your film, replace old splices and repair damaged areas.
  • Transferring your film to digital using a true frame-by-frame process.
  • Read why our true frame-by-frame capture process is the best.

    Read about our full 1080p high-definition frame-by-frame process for 8mm and Super8.

  • Monitoring color and quality from start to finish.
  • Providing either full-quality digital files for your external hard drive or playable DVDs.
  • Read about digital file options so you can choose the format that is best for you.

    • Removing the leader and trailer from the beginning and end of reels
    • Removing blank areas that are 2 seconds or longer
    • Fading transitions between reels
    • Creating a menu screen and menu, so you can easily jump to different scenes in your footage. Included are up to 12 chapters corresponding with the beginnings of reels, with short titles of your choice (e.g. Hawaii 1969, Christmas 1975, etc.)
    • Custom designing artwork for your disc and case label with a photo you provide or a frame shot from your film, a title of your choice, and chapters listed on the back cover. View Sample
    • One original copy of your project on DVD

    Your original materials are returned to you with your finished DVD. All film work is done by our professionally trained staff in our studio, and the originals do not leave our site.

Formats We Accept

  • 8mm Film - Silent and Sound
  • Super 8 Film - Silent and Sound
  • 16mm Film - Silent and Sound

Preparing Your Materials

  1. Number the reels if there is a specific order you'd like your reels to be in on the DVD(s).
  2. Select a title "Richard's Family Memories", "Smith Home Videos: 1964-1975" are a couple of examples.
  3. Choose chapter titles Up to 12 chapters corresponding with the beginnings of reels are included, with short titles of your choice (e.g. Hawaii 1969, Christmas 1975, etc.).
  4. Select a picture for the cover and disc if you’d like a still photo on the label. Alternatively, select a frame shot from your film or ask us to find a nice frame shot for you.
  5. Decide on options to enhance and/or edit your movies.
  6. Think about how many copies you'll need. We recommend purchasing an archive copy on Gold DVD that can be stored for safe keeping.
  7. Call us, visit our stores in Boulder or Lone Tree, or click here to order by mail/online.

FILM Additional Options

With our experience and your creativity, the sky's the limit in creating the production you envision. We can organize, edit or enhance your collection of film memories, and offer several options that make it easy to share and enjoy your film on DVD.

Enhance

Don't know what is on your reels or how to put them in order on your disc? Let us help with one of these options:

Enhance your movie experience by improving the picture, or adding music, text, special effects and more...call us for pricing

  • Exposure Correction- We can lighten or darken footage, revealing details you've never seen. Read about the difference here.
  • Color correction- If needed, your original movie color can be optimized. Read why our image correction is superior to what other companies offer.
  • Speed Correction- Was your original footage shot too fast or too slow? We can adjust the film speed.
  • Sound/Voice Over- Have Grandpa narrate your movies and we'll synchronize the recording with your footage.
  • Custom Cover Artwork- Have a special cover in mind? We'll design it.
    • Menus- Each of your playable discs includes a 12-chapter menu with chapters at the start of reels. A menu is a navigation tool at the beginning of the discs that lets you jump right to the start of a reel or group of reels, and the chapters are used as a table of contents on the back cover of the disc case (there is no text in the footage). If you need more than 12 chapters to properly organize your disc. Additional Chapters $1.95 Each.
    • Enhanced Custom Menu- Thinking about a Hollywood-style DVD menu? We can do it- chapter marks at scene changes, moving picture background, audio and more. $90.00/hour editing time

    • Not sure what to title your reels or where to place chapters? Use one of our preview options to review your footage and determine how to title/place chapters.


    • Preview Onsite- Preview your footage onsite using our client workstation. Our editing software makes it quick and easy to review your footage. First hour $29.95. Additional hours 9.95 each.
    • Preview on DVD- Preview your film on an initial DVD. Reels are labeled and we overlay a timecode on the footage for easy reference. $29.95/disc
    • Music- Enhance your silent movies with:
      • Music from our extensive royalty-free library. $9.95/hour
      • Music from your original retail CDs. $6.95/song
      • Music purchased for you online. $9.95/song
      • Don't know what music would suit your production? We can select and recommend songs. $90/hour of search time
    • Title Screens or Text- Introduce movie segments with title screens, add closing words at the end of your production, or highlight details in the images with text subtly placed over the footage. And, just like a Hollywood movie, we can scroll text for longer passages.
      1. Title Screen-1-5 Words. $1.95
      2. Text/Title Screen (6+ Words), Text over Footage. $2.95/10 Words
      3. Scrolling Text or other Special Effects. $90.00/hour editing time
    • Mixed Media Editing- Combine photographs with movie footage for a stunning production. See our Photographs and DVD Slideshow pages for more information on these services. Transfer cost + $1.95/image

    Edit

    Don't like that parade in the middle of your summer vacation footage? We can edit it out.

    Playable disc orders and edited digital files come including editing to remove blank footage such as leaders, trailers, true blank space and brief jumps in the footage caused by splices. Above and beyond this, any editing is possible to create the perfect final presentation of your movie film footage. Editing is billed at $90.00/hour.

    Common editing requests include:

    • Cut and/or rearrange select scenes.
    • Remove bad quality footage - we'll carefully remove blank, poor-quality and/or monotonous footage.
    • Create a Highlight DVD with "best of" footage.
    Preview your footage to determine edits or take advantage of our experienced editors to decide on edits for you:
    • Preview Onsite - Preview your footage onsite using our client workstation. Our editing software makes it quick and easy to review your footage. First hour $29.95, Additional hours $9.95/hour
    • Preview On DVD - Preview your film on an initial DVD. Reels are labeled and we overlay a timecode on the footage for easy reference. $29.95/disc
    • Full Editing Service - Using our best judgement from years of experience, we'll edit your footage to your specifications. $90.00/hour editing time

    Do you want to edit your films yourself? Purchase full-quality digital files of your footage for "do-it-yourself" editing on your computer. Consider our playable disc plus a digital files package for a great value

    Organize

    Don't know what is on your reels or how to put them in order on your disc? Let us help with one of these options:

    • Preview Onsite - Preview your footage onsite using our client workstation. Our editing software makes it quick and easy to review your footage. First hour $29.95, Additional hours $9.95/hour
    • Preview On DVD - Preview your film on an initial DVD. Reels are labeled and we overlay a timecode on the footage for easy reference. $29.95/disc

      Note: Both preview options happen after we digitize your film, but before we create playable discs, and are in addition to the costs of digitizing the footage. With either option, there is no charge to reorder entire reels into the correct sequence for the final cut, nor to title the reels correctly on the 12 chapter menu that comes included, but reordering within reels and other custom editing is billed at $90/hour editing time.

    • Full Organizing Service - Using our best judgement from years of experience, we'll organize your footage for you (chronologically or by subject/event). $90.00/hour editing time

    Share

    DVDs are a great way to share your movies with friends and family.

    • Copies- Starting at only $19.95/disc,copies make great gifts. Need several? Ask about our discounts for 4 or more.
    • Copy Set (multiple disc original set)- $14.95/disc with discounts for 4 or more.
    • Frame Shot Prints- Surprise Grandma with a print from your movie footage. Just $9.95 for a JPEG of any frame from your footage.

    Preserve

    Preserve - Ensure your digital files stay safe for generations of viewing.

    • Gold DVD Archive Copy $9.95 additional/disc
      • We stand by the discs we use as being high-quality everyday discs. But for archiving, Gold Archive Grade DVDs are the preferred media. Gold DVDs use 24 karat gold as the reflective layer, offering exceptional longevity and durability. Aging tests show Gold DVDs can be used as reliable storage media for more than 300 years.
      • Enjoy your original and store your Gold DVD archive copy in a safety deposit box or other safe place.
    • Full-quality digital files of your footage- Full quality, uncompressed files are one of the best ways to preserve your footage for the long run. Consider our playable disc plus digital files package for a great value.

    Storage Options

    What type of media would you like your digital files on?

    • Standard-Definition playable DVD order- Regular DVD or Gold Archival DVD (Gold is $9.95 additional disc)
    • High-Definition playable disc order- Regular Blu-Ray or Gold Archival Blu-Ray disc (Gold is $14.95/ additional disc)
    • Full-quality digital files (unedited)-500 GB external hard-drive or 1 TB external hard-drive
    • "Best" and "Wow" packages include both playable discs on gold media and full-quality digital files-choose 500 GB external hard-drive or 1 TB external hard-drive

    What Our Clients Say

    • Just wanted to thank you again for the great job you did on my family's movies. They were a big hit, especially the first DVD - The Early Years. Mom and Dad both teared up as they told their children and grandchildren about our family's history.
      Oke Johnson, Superior, CO
    • Thank you - the film transfers look terrific! It cost a little more than I had imagined, but it was well worth it. You did a great job and be sure that I will recommend your work anytime. I already did my first DVD with some of the clips and it just looks great!
      Emilio Suarez, Niwot, Colorado
    • I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the great job you did with our family movies. I was just in NJ and we were able to view a lot of the movies together as a family. We all enjoyed seeing our loved ones come alive again. Thanks for doing such a great job of bringing that back to us!
      Chris Lefrancois, Niwot, Colorado
    • Hi guys - Just a short note to say "Thanks" for doing such a nice job putting our film, slides and tapes onto DVDs. I never thought they would turn out so well. I appreciate all the work you put into determining appropriate chapters and DVD covers. I gave you a memory "hodge podge" and you made it into an organized set of memories. And the digital quality was much higher than I had expected. The kids loved it. Take care and best wishes to you.
      Arlen Morgan, Boulder, CO
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