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Movie Film & Video Transfers

We’ve transferred thousands of 8mm films, VHS tapes, audio tapes, and more to a modern digital format over the years. Using the latest equipment and software, our local Lancaster, PA technicians take great care in converting your valuable memories into a digital format you can enjoy for years to come!

8Mmreel | Film &Amp; Video Transfers

High Quality Digital Transfers

In order to ensure the best quality, our team uses high quality scanners and professional equipment that can produce professional-grade results. Best of all, we can usually improve the quality of your fading audio and videos in the process. Because all of our film and video transfers are done right here in Lancaster, PA, you’ll have peace of mind that your most important memories are not being shipped to a high-volume processing center out of state or over seas.

Mini Dv | Film &Amp; Video Transfers

Formats We Convert

Video

VHS (NTSC & PAL), VHS-C, Hi 8, 8mm tape, Digital 8, MiniDV tapes, HDV, DVCAM, BetaMax, BetaSP, Betacam, uMatic 3/4″, and more.

Film

8mm (with or without sound), Super 8mm (with or without sound), and 16mm.

Audio

Magnetic reel-to-reel audio tape, audio cassette tape, mini cassette tape, micro cassette tape, vinyl and acetate 33, 45, 78, and CD.

Film, Video, And Audio Transfer Pricing

Film Transfer

Price is based per foot. All blank parts removed from digitized version. Digitized files converted to MP4 (standard). AVI, MPG, or playable DVD movie files available upon request.

Film TypePrice
8mm / Super8 / 16mm$ 0.29 /ft
8mm with sound / Super8 with sound / 16mm with sound$ 0.55 /ft

Video Transfer

Price is per tape based on a 2-hour length playtime. No charge for blank tapes. All blank parts or TV recordings removed from digitized version. Digitized files converted to MP4 (standard). AVI, MPG, or playable DVD movie files available upon request. (Quantity discount can be mixed and matched for top two categories.)

Media TypePricePrice 10+
VHS / Micro-MV$ 26.99$24.99
VHS-C / Mini-DV / Video8 / Hi8 / Digital8$ 20.99$19.99
Betacam/BetacamSP (no Betamax)$ 49.99n/a

Audio Conversion

All blank parts removed from digitized version. Digitized files converted to MP3 (standard). Other files available upon request.

Media TypePrice
Cassette(per hour) Convert to MP3 file$ 14.99
Open Reel 1/4″(per hour) Convert to MP3 file$ 29.99
Vinyl Record (LP, 78)Convert to MP3 file$ 22.99
Vinyl Record (45)Convert to MP3 file$ 7.49

How to Receive Your Files

There are several ways to get your digitized memories:

  • Digital download link sent right to your inbox – share this link with family and friends so they can download too! Starting at $10.
  • USB for a more permanent storage solution. (Pair this with the digital download link for two convenient options to share and archive your memories.) Starting at $15 – up to 32GB.
  • DVD or CD – although both are still an option, DVD’s and CD’s are fading technology. Most computers don’t even have a disc drive anymore. Consider a digital download link or USB. Starting at $4.50 per disc.

Not sure which option is best for you? Stop in or give us a call! Our team would be happy to discuss the options and find the best fit for you.

Why Backing Up Is So Important

The fragility of old analog media and the vulnerability of digital storage mean that these memories are not immune to loss or degradation. Backing up your archived memories is not merely a precaution; it is a vital act of safeguarding your personal story. By doing so, you ensure that these memories remain intact, accessible, and shareable for generations to come. Whether it’s the joy of reliving your childhood, the ability to pass down family history, or the peace of mind knowing your story is secure, preserving your memories through backup is critical. Use the 3-2-1 method:

  1. Maintain three copies of your data.
  2. Store these copies on two distinct media types.
  3. Keep one of these copies off-site.

Preparing Your Order For Transfer

When you bring your film, videos, or audiotapes in for conversion, here are a few tips to make your check-in process go as smoothly as possible.

  • Check For Empties – Make sure your boxes or canisters have something in them. Sounds silly, but it happens often that those cases might have lost their contents over the years.
  • Number Your Reels or Tapes – If you want your files in a specific order, number all film reels or tapes in the order you’d like. When numbering, underline all numbers as the numbers 6 and 9 can be confused. Use stickers or write the numbers directly on the boxes. (Sticky notes tend to fall off.)
  • Select A Title (For DVD’s Only) – “The Cunningham Family Memories”, “The Adventures of the Brooks Family”, “Our Travel Videos” are a few suggestions.
  • Don’t Forget Extra Copies – Copies of special family memories make great gifts! Or share the cost with family and friends and create a memorable, long-lasting copy for everyone.
  • Drop Off In-Store or Ship – Drop your order off at our Lancaster shop – no appointment necessary. Not local? Ship your order to us – Perfect Image 1953 Fruitville Pike Lancaster, PA 17601. Be sure to include your first and last name, phone number, email address, and details about what you would like done with your order. We’ll contact you when we receive your order with a quote before proceeding.