Film Reel to DVD Transfers

Our process digitally captures and trims your raw film footage, then transfers it to a DVD so you can easily watch your old home movies on a TV or computer, without having to set up the old reel-to-reel projector.

Movie Film is Hard to Watch

  • Over time, movie film breaks down. Colors fade and the film surface can become scratched.
  • Film projectors have become obsolete, making it very inconvenient to view these old home movies.

Cinemative Can Transfer Your Old Home Movies to DVD

On a DVD, you can easily view your old home movies on a TV or computer, without having to set up the old projector. Our process digitally captures your film footage and transfers it to DVD. Your digitized film footage includes:

  • Minimized camera shake
  • Removal of film leader and unexposed footage
  • Go directly to the scenes you want to watch
  • Watch on your TV or PC (with DVD drive)
  • No more fast-forwarding or rewinding
  • DVDs don't fade with time or with each viewing
  • Organize your entire home video collection.
  • Digital video can be shared and uploaded to sites Youtube.

Film Reel Formats We can Transfer

  • At this time we can only transfer 8mm Reels
  • More options coming soon

HOW TO ORDER

Start by sending us your Contact Info using our online Contact Form. Let us know how many reels you want transferred and whether you want any custom DVD services, and we will contact you with pricing and delivery/drop-off instructions.

Because we don't use an automated process, we can create custom projects, such as adding background music to silent movies, captions below sections of video, custom menu backgrounds and titles, custom printed DVD labels and cases, and more. See our Custom DVD services page for details.

  1. Transfer - from film reel to digital format. Your original reels will be returned.
  2. Enhancements - slight color brightening and camera-shake correction
  3. Chapter Menus - We will create chapters for each separate recording, which can be navigated on the DVD
  4. DVD title that appears on the main menu screen, case and disc
  5. Customized DVD Projects - Because we don't use an automated process, we can create custom projects, such as adding background music to silent movies, captions below sections of video, custom menu backgrounds and titles, custom printed DVD labels and cases, and more. See our Custom DVD services page for details.
  • 3" Reel $7.00/each
  • 5" Reel $20.00/each
  • 7" Reel $40.00/each
Minimum order is $20.00
  • Extreme Restoration - Film reels are often decades old and have already begun to degrade. With the exception of slight color brightening, the quality of the footage on DVD cannot be improved from the quality of your film footage.
  • Unprocessed/Undeveloped Film - We can only transfer the film to digital format. Undeveloped film must be processed before sending it to us.
  • Copyrighted Footage - You must have the right to copy and edit the supplied film footage.
  • Film that is not on a Reel
  • Wedding or Event Videos - If you have a wedding video or similar video recorded by a professional, you must have their permission in order to have this footage transferred to DVD.
Loss/Damage Liability Statement

By submitting videotape, film, slides, or other material to Cinemative for transfer to DVD, the Customer acknowledges that transferring video involves logistics and handling processes that are designed to maximize the security of these materials. In the extremely rare event of loss or damage of any kind to the Customer’s videotape, film, slides or other material, the Customer agrees that the liability to Cinemative and its employees is limited to the cost of replacing such materials with blank media of similar type. Member also agrees that Cinemative and its employees and agents shall not be otherwise liable to the Customer for any loss or damage of any kind or nature, whether direct incidental, consequential, or otherwise.

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