to video transfer - Regular 8mm 8 mm
16mm 16 mm Super8
Super 8 Super-8 Film Conversion - Transfer to mini DV, VHS and
DVD Authoring of old home movies
as low as $29
$10 for duplication!
DV, DVCAM, S-VHS, VHS, DVD-R, DVD, VCD, SVCD, BetaSP,
CONVERSION - FILM TO VIDEO TRANSFER
We have recently surfed the websites of our competitors and have noticed a common theme: "BASH THE COMPETITION"
We prefer to just tell you what it is that WE do.
EXPERIENCE THE "WETGATE" DIFFERENCE!
Aggressive Media specializes in WETGATE archive-quality,
frame-by-frame, film-to-video transfer of 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film to 62-minute SONY Excellence brand mini-DV MASTER tapes.
(If you want ONLY a VHS copy, we can do that as well. CALL.)
Our process utilizes a 750-line broadcast-quality pick-up system with three 2/3" CCD's (one each for RED, GREEN and BLUE) and broadcast-quality lenses, resulting in a superior image quality. Additionally, we activate the AUTO-IRIS feature to compensate for very dark or very bright scenes. We have dubbed this process an "enhanced" best-light transfer.
(Additonal copies can be ordered on DVD-R or VHS, etc...)
(Click here for Film to DVD or VHS...)
Our niche in the market is that we offer the WETGATE option and transfer directly to mini-DV MASTERS. Many do not.
FACT: RAW DV footage is 3x LESS COMPRESSED
than even the best 1-hour DVD !
There is no such thing as a DVD or VHS MASTER !!!
As home movies are normally shot using 18 or 24 fps framerate and the North American TV system, NTSC, uses a framerate of 29.97 fps -movie framerates need to be changed in order to get them to play smoothly on a television. Specially modified projectors and projector lamps remove the flicker, etc that is associated with do-it-yourself film transfer systems. This process, in which additional frames are added to the picture in order to increase the framerate, is called telecine.
and 16mm FILM FAQ PAGE
Click here for printable
ECCO Chemical Cleaning
$10 Setup/Inspection Fee - Includes:
- FREE surface cleaning (wiped with 2 lint-free cloths)
- Splice repairs if necessary
- MINOR repair work to damaged film
- Removal of unexposed film areas (if requested)
- Total footage determined
- All MASTERS to Sony Excellence mini-DV tape ($14.99) unless otherwise specified on order form
(WAIVED ON ORDERS OVER 2000 FEET)
TRANSFER COST (PER FOOT) :
$.15 to $.30 per foot
(see below for decription)
|$.15/ft. - STANDARD - This is our most affordable transfer method. The film is projected onto a small surface using a special telecine lamp and a modified projector. This eliminates the flicker that you would see if you tried to set up a film projector and transfer it yourself. It also eliminates the vertical "hum bar" that would accompany this "do-it-yourself" transfer. Add $.05/ft for WETGATE option.
|$.20/ft. - STANDARD/WETGATE - same as above with WETGATE option.
WETGATE - A device that allows film to be projected through a chamber of liquid in order to produce a scratch and dirt free transfer or print. A scratch or mark in the film is visible because light refracts on the edges of the scratch itself. As light passes through the image using the WETGATE system, fluid fills the scratch and stops the refraction so that the imperfection is invisible, (some scratches on the emulsion side may not be removed).
WETGATE TRANSFER INCREASES
COLOR SATURATION AND HIDES:
- Finger Prints
- Minor Blemishes
Click here for further explanation of and to see an example of the "wetgate" difference...
$.25/ft. - "AERIAL IMAGE" - An aerial transfer is a telecine transfer in which the image is projected on a glass surface 5" in front of the film projector. The image is literally projected in "mid-air".
This is more highly recommended for 16mm film, as its larger frame size makes it appear less "grainy" to begin with. Also recommended for Super 8 film projects, i.e. film school projects, and discerning customers, etc...
*** Also - If you are converting to DVD or intend to print still photos from the film - you may also want to consider aerial image for the best quality. ***
$.30/ft. - WETGATE "AERIAL IMAGE" - The same as above - with the WETGATE option. Our wetgate/aerial transfer rivals the usage of a Rank Cintel flying-spot scanner - at a fraction of the cost!
|$.09/ft - ECCO Chemical Film Cleaning - Additionally, we can clean your film using ECCO 1500 anti-static film cleaner and conditioner. This is a fast drying chemical cleaning system and is done prior to the conversion process, removing dust and other ground-in particles resulting in a cleaner transfer.
$0.39/ft. - "The Works" -
WETGATE, AERIAL IMAGE
ECCO CHEMICAL CLEANING!
- Our BEST transfer method! -
$5 - Format change - 8mm to Super8 and vice versa
- done to keep in numbered order...
- 1st changeover is FREE)
|$25/Hr. - RUSH Service - Transfer FEE
- 4-hour minimum ($100)
- Guaranteed 48-hour turnaround
- Call for more information.
IN ADDIDTION TO FILM TRANSFER)
for each blank DVD-R
- - a standard background
- - chapters at timed
intervals w/first frame of chapter on menu (specify
# of minutes between chapters on order
- - this a "direct-burn" of your mini-dv MASTER tape, and therefore is only available in one-hour DVD mode (8000 kbps bitstream)
$29 per hour of
90-min = $43.50)
$1.00 for each blank DVD-R
2) A Custom DVD includes:
- CUSTOM DVD Menu with your CUSTOM background (email a .jpg, .bmp, tiff, etc or use the first frame of the film, etc...)
- Your CUSTOM Chapter chapter points and descriptions are billed @ $2 per chapter
- Your CUSTOM Music @ $3 per song (send CDs or MP3's) or OUR musical selection at no cost
- Transitions between changes in scenery or location (add $49 per hour of editing time - call for estimate)
- - $49 per finished hour of video
(Example: 90-min = $73.50)
- $2 per CUSTOM chapter mark with desciption of the chapter if provided
-$3 per CUSTOM song (CD or MP3)
|Duplication fee - (per 62-min tape)
|Blank Media - Sony Excellence mini-dv tape (62-min)
|Duplication fee - (per 120-min tape)
|Blank Media - FUJI Professional Grade VHS (T-120)
|Duplication fee - (per 4.7 Gigabyte DVD-R)
|Blank Media - DVD-R
Call for all other types of blank media...
Package deals on bulk duplication available...
Each 4.7 Gigabyte DVD-R holds approximately 60 minutes without sacrificing
quality (8000 kbps bitstream)
More video can be forced onto a DVD, but the quality
will be degraded. (as low as 2000 kbps bitstream -
and imagine your film as an automobile...
it is new it has fresh paint and a good coat of wax on it. As
it ages, the paint becomes oxidized and will begin to look dull
and faded. But, when the car is WET it still looks shiny and
The same is true with film.
As it ages, it becomes oxidized. With our unique wetgate process,
running the film through an ECCO chemical preservative just
prior to passing through the gate not only preserves the film
for future use, but also brings out MUCH
Click here to see larger example and 5-second video in Windows Media Player, Quicktime or Macromedia Flash
Minor scratches are hidden or
Most film transfer companies do not
even offer the WETGATE option! (Ask them why...)
The best value in
high-quality telecine film to video transfer :
mini-DV, DVD or VHS.
We do not claim to be the cheapest film conversion company...
But do you really want to trust your family memories to the
lowest bidder? We have many repeat customers, and almost everyone
who has sent a "test run" has gone on to transfer
their full order with us.
References available upon request.
Be weary of any company that claims to scan each frame individually
directly from the film for a price that is comparable to ours. The use of a Rank
Cintel flying-spot scanner is billed hourly and is generally
3 to 4 times the cost of our services...
Others will offer catchy names like Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum...
This must be the video equivalent of the BLING! (haha)
However, if they ever start a "film transfer Olympics", we will certainly have to modify our packages and pricing to compete!
(And the GOLD for overall color saturation goes to...)
hope you found this site informative. Please visit the
FAQ for even more information.
3370 N Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale AZ, 85251
(480) 452-0837 Fax
UPS Store - Box 135 (Aggressive Media)
3370 N Hayden Rd. Suite 123
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(corner of Hayden/Osborn) - OfficeMax
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