We digitally transfer 8mm, Super 8mm & 16mm films to DVD and hard-drive storage. There are a few very important factors to consider when choosing a company to transfer your old films:
- Do they have the necessary equipment for a professional quality transfer? I use a specially modified projection system designed for super high quality transfers. Unlike typical projectors or other 1CCD telecine units that crop the image and shoot off the softer, base side of the film, my system uses broadcast quality 3CCD optics to image off the sharper, emulsion side of the film via a precision, jumbo 5 inch condenser lens. The sprocketless drive protects your films from the potential damage typically found on other sprocket driven projectors and transfer devices.
- Do they have a competent, uninterrupted technician that is tending to your transfer? I tend to your films through the entire transfer process, constantly monitoring focus, shutter speed and overall quality.
- Is the service facility local, or do they have to send your films out? Family Documentaries is a local company. Your films are not but at risk of loss or damage by placing them in the mail.