Super 8, 8mm & 16mm Film Transfer Pricing
Don’t settle for second best when it comes to transferring your precious films. Our ultimate frame-by-frame capture process utilises the latest technology to capture each individual frame of your film and deliver a truly breathtaking result. Your priceless films have never looked so good!
We offer film transfers in Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and 2K (our highest resolution), for 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm. Which resolution you choose should be made based on your budget, how important the video quality is and how the transfer footage will be viewed. For example, if you be viewing the footage on a laptop there will not be much difference between the resolutions – but if you will be viewing the footage on a large screen TV, HD will look superior and 2K will look the best. If money is no object, 2K plus the optional extra of Neat Video editing will give the absolute ultimate transfer quality.
Our prices for frame by frame file scanning and restoration are as follows:
Standard Definition (SD) frame-by-frame
42c per foot for silent films and 62c per foot for films with audio. This pricing includes film cleaning and repairs, editing of unusable footage, colour correction and output to DVD or a digital file such as .avi (PC) or .mov (Mac) which we provide on a USB or HDD.
High Definition (HD) frame-by-frame
62c per foot for silent films and 82c for films with audio. This pricing includes film cleaning and repairs, editing of unusable footage, colour correction and output to Blu-Ray or a digital file such as .avi or .mov which we provide on a USB or HDD.
72c per foot for silent films and 92c per foot for films with audio. This pricing includes film cleaning and repairs, editing of unusable footage, colour correction and output to a digital file. 2K can only be transferred to a digital file, which is provided on a USB or HDD. Please note, due to the large file size of 2K transfers an old PC or laptop may not have the specs required to view .avi and .mov files – to mitigate this issue we supply the 2K transfers in a .wmv file which we have found to be very reliable.
There is a minimum charge of $50 for all standard definition film transfers and $75 for all high definition or 2k film transfers.
To reduce visual film grain (also known as ‘noise’) and improve the quality of your film transfer we recommend and use Neat Video, a powerful video editing plug-in that can reduce noise, and other imperfections, on your digitised file. You can use Neat Video yourself to edit your film after it has been transferred to a digital file, or for a small additional charge (25% of the transfer cost) we can apply it to your transfer and edit it for you. It is particularly effective on dark or underexposed film.
While many customers choose to transfer their film footage to a disc media or a digital file, we recommend the flexibility of a digital file, so you can do your own copies and edit your own files. Sometimes customers would like their footage transferred into both a disc media AND a digital file. If you would like both formats, there is a 25% extra charge to provide both a DVD/Blu-Ray and a digital format. This applies to film transfers in SD and HD, since film transferred to 2K can only be transferred into a digital file format.
If you would like your transfer digitised in two different file formats, (for example .avi and .mov), we can certainly do that. There is just a small 10% extra charge for two different file formats.
If you need more copies of the final discs, these are available at $10 each for DVD and Blu-Ray.
Files suitable for editing
With many user friendly video editing packages now available at all budget levels, custom editing your video footage is easier than ever. We can provide your unedited video footage as uncompressed .avi files (PC) or .mov files (Mac).
Please note, our Frame-by-Frame capture clocks the exact length of footage, so you only pay for the actual amount of footage we transfer.
The best choice for your films
We believe that a film transfer should only be done once, and that a task as important as your family memories deserves diligent research.
Don’t fall for hype and dramatic claims, rather look for the facts. With over two decades in the industry and 1000’s of happy customers, we are confident that there is no other company in Australia that has the technology, passion, experience, procedures and personnel to deliver the consistent standard of quality DiskBank provide.
We hope that you’ll take the time to check your film transfer options. You will find that we offer a standard of quality, service and value that is unsurpassed anywhere in Australia.