Express Film to SD Conversion
Direct Film transfers to DVD – Just $0.14/ft
Minimum Order $45 - equivalent to 320ft
Express Film conversion to DVD
HomeDVD offers to transfer your films directly to DVD without incurring the costs involved with the many longer manual steps we use in our Archival film transfer method. Your films are digitized and published directly to DVD, in fewer steps thus saving you money.
If DIY editing is important to you, we do offer the DV AVI film masters as well for an additional $0.05 per foot of film. However, if you choose to want just the DV AVI files and not the TV playable DVD’s, the cost is the same at $0.14 per foot. Wanting both video formats however, that is the DVD and the DV AVI files then it’s just $0.05 per foot more. The DV film masters can be written to DVD or to a hard drive. Hard drive uploads are free.
As a bonus, any Super 8 (magnetic) or 16mm (optical) films that you have, that has audio encoded on its film stock, is captured and processed free of charge. An added benefit of a real time transfer system. Though we support the rare 8mm films that do have encoded audio, it is not available in our Express service.
What is not delivered! – Things you should know.
Real time film transfer methods are not without compromises.
First, films must be ‘telecined’ or converted to the TV rate of 30 frames per second (fps), from the natural 16fps or 18fps rate of the film when it was first recorded. This process frame rate conversion is done in real time. As a result, the film frames will be blended one to the next, yielding a softer look to the video output. Any real time film transfer system will produce this effect – some systems more/less than others. Secondly, due to the random nature of the scene to scene colour changes or casts, (particularly bad is 8mm film) and shifting brightness levels, color correction and other adjustments are not done. The film color casts and shifts are captured and processed as they occur. Thirdly, the output video frames may be cropped slightly and lastly there may be some flicker to the output, though mild. All these artifacts of couse are not seen using our Archival Film transfer system. If these drawbacks are not a factor in your decision to transfer your films with us then HomeDVD SD Express is the way to go.
There are a few options available to you.
AVI DV film masters can be published to standard DVD or to Archival Gold DVD or to standard hard drive. The hard drive can be a USB-2 packaged drive.
At 13GB per hour of film (about 1000ft) count on an additional factor of 3 for writing and working space.
- For Gold Disk add $10 per disk, copies $16.95 per disk
- for Standard DVD, NC, copies $9.95 per disk
- Hard disk upload no charge, we can purchase for you or you can provide
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