Transfer Film to DVD
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You can add more pieces once you receive your box.
Mix and match formats.Your originals are always returned.
Three Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Family’s Memories
Preserve your Memories for Generations to Come
Yes! We always send back your originals along with delivery of your new digitized home movies.
Your digitized film reels are provided back to you on a convenient thumb drive, provided online through Google Drive, or on professionally authored DVDs. You choose which way you’d like to receive your digitized film upon checkout.
Digital files on thumb drive and Digital Download are provided with the industry standard MPEG-4 file format. As film reels are generally short, our DVDs combine as many digitized reels as possible onto a disc.
Please note that it is not our standard process to digitize film with sound. In our experience, 99% of film was recorded as silent. In rare instances, 8mm and Super 8 film may contain magnetic audio lines and 16mm film may contain magnetic, but more commonly optical, sound lines. Of this small percentage of film reels that do have a sound line, an even a smaller percentage of these used the proper recording equipment required to capture both the sound and picture.
Because these instances are so rare, and to ensure we’re providing the highest quality transfers, it is not our standard process to digitize film with sound. However, if you’d like to speak with someone about this, feel free to contact our customer support team.
Original Analog Quality, Captured and Preserved Digitally
MP4 Digital File (most common type for digital files, works great on computers)
640 x 480 Dimensions (captures full size of analog tape)
1-2 GB Average File Size (lots of data, great quality)
Fun Nerdy Tech Specs (for those who really want to know!)
H.264 MPEG-4 AVC (part 10), 480p, 29.97 FPS, SD, Progressive, VBR 1500-3000 kbps DVD variable encoding M2v, compressed depending on length, authored to VOB
In order to provide quick turn-around and digitize your film at the best quality, we use multiple processes or methods during conversion. This means we are not able to guarantee that your film is processed in the order you send to us. The good news is that digital files on the cloud or thumb drive are very easy to organize simply by dragging and dropping. Further, your digital home movies work great with software such as iMovie, which has great organizational tools built in.
We use the same process as the Academy of Motion Pictures to digitize your film. We even correct for frame rate so your footage is smooth and at the best quality possible. That said, the quality of your digitized home movies is based on the quality of the original footage you provide. This is why it’s so important to preserve your film right away, before they deteriorate any further. We provide complimentary splicing if your film is broken. Items like mold are not repaired at this time as they can be very difficult and potentially harm our equipment.
Reel in the Digital Age
Convert Old Film Reels to Digital
KODAK’s been around since 1888 - That’s well over a hundred years of industry-leading photography, film and print experience packed under their professional production belt.
Back in the day, there was a time when film projectors ran the world of cinema and home theater. But that was a long time ago, and those old film reels that have been collecting their 5th decade of layered dust aren’t doing much good just sitting around in your attic.
Furthermore, you’re running out of time to preserve whatever precious past content still remains on those spools of old film. Yes, that means if you think it’s safe simply because it’s stored securely in a box...well, you’re wrong. So before the clock eclipses all your old home movie memories and classic movie reels, or that ratty old projector eats your remaining roles, get them digitized.
No worries, we’re happy to introduce you to the KODAK Digitizing Box.
With your KODAK Digitizing Box, you can expect expert digitizers, splice repairers, flicker removers and premium masters to preserve your past safely and professionally. Our capture method ensures that every bit of data in every frame of film is converted digitally and accurately. And to put yourself at ease, our capture process uses filament-less lighting. That means it runs cold and doesn’t put your film reels in danger of burning through your celluloid, damaging your film. It’s the same equipment that the Motion Picture Academy in Hollywood uses in their transfer technology.
KODAK Digitizing Box comes with personal updates throughout the whole process and when it's all done, you'll receive everything back - your old film and your new digital formats on DVD, Thumb drive or Digital Download. Simple and safe.
KODAK's original tagline may be old, a century before digitization was even a thought, it is still holds true today: “You press the button, we do the rest.”
Fill with any formats.
From VHS tapes to Super8 film, we can preserve everything in your collection.
- Comes pre-loaded with all your digitized memories
- Makes a great family gift or extra copy
- Made of zinc alloy waterproof case for protection
- Easy plug & play for computer viewing, editing, or sharing
- Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories
- Great for archiving or sharing
- Makes the perfect gift
- Easy viewing on most TV or computer with DVD port
- Quickly download everything to your computer or hard drive.
- Secure cloud storage, perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
- Easily view, share and edit from any device.
- Includes digital download and cloud access for 1 year.
- Renew any time.