For over 10 years, Norfolk Film & Video Transfers have been converting treasured family films to DVD.
Using the best quality equipment we can help you convert all your old footage to DVD, USB or Online. Take a look through our Services section to find out more. You can rest assured that each project will receive a personal touch and we can work together with you to ensure you get the best results.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, working together with you to get the best possible film.
Director of Norfolk Film & Video Transfers – Rowan Banks, has been providing a transfer service for customers since 2002. You may have heard of the parent company Apricot Productions.
Rowan personally ensures each transfer is given the utmost care and attention and has the experience and customer service focus to produce an excellent product.
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Check out the Services page for full details, and if you have something not listed, please contact us and we’ll try to help.
We pride ourselves on high quality customer service, here’s what our clients say
Thank you for your excellent work, the quality has exceeded my expectations and with the titles and background music I am pleased with the results. – Jack Wilton
Thanks so much for the Photo Slideshow film, we’ve watched it over and over, it’s AMAZING! – Janie & Rob Bilton
What an outstanding, professional job you did! I am absolutely thrilled! I knew it would be good but I had no idea of just how wonderful a job you could do. – Janet Monson
Using the latest Frame-Scanning technology we convert Super8 and Standard 8mm cinefilm to Full-HD DVD.View Details
Ask us to edit for you or visit the studio and we can work together. Adding titles, music, colour correction, “Highlights”View Details
Analogue Tapes such as VHS, VHSc, BetaMax (PAL or NTSC), Video8, & Hi-8 video, all to DVDView Details
Digital Formats to DVD. Mini DV, MicroMV, MiniDVD Discs, USB, Hard Disc & SD CardsView Details
Filming an event can capture some great memories and we can provide you with a lasting film.View Details
High Quality Flatbed Scanner for 35mm Slides, negatives, transparencies and printed photosView Details
The Retro-8 cine film transfers system produces a high quality frame by frame scan of your Super 8 or Standard 8mm cinefilm.
To fully understand the process, have a look at your film, you’ll notice it is made up of a series of images, usually about 18 images for every second of film.
So a 4 minute (50 foot) reel will have around 4,300 images, and by using the Retro-8 Frame Scanner, we ensure each and every cell is captured, recreating the perfect film without flickering.
A SafeScan feature means there is no contact with your film at the gate and rubber guide rollers handle the film by the edges for maximum safety. Most films with broken sprocket holes, bad splices or shrinkage will be scanned with ease.
The Retro-8’s Solid State Registration ensures a steady picture, usually accurate to within a single pixel. The output is in full 24-bit colour, HD 1080p, 16:9.
We have the latest software & hardware here at our studio in Lenwade, Norfolk. We use Apple Mac’s Final Cut Pro for our video editing but are fully versed in other mediums, to help you create a wonderful film.
Perhaps your footage is a little “messy”? We can help by deleting footage of the floor or lens cap and adding professional titles, music and fixing colour issues. Even a Highlights montage can be created, compressing all the best bits of your footage into a exciting film. These can be uploaded to the internet and password protected for you to share with friends and family.
We work with you to get the best results.
We can also provide DVD duplication services for both small and large runs.
We realise how precious your video tapes are, and we work hard to turn regular video tapes into impressive DVDs. We can transfer virtually all types of video tape, including VHS (PAL or NTSC), VHS-C, Betamax, Video8 & and Hi8 to DVD.
Each film is provided with titles, scene selection and where obvious we edit out obvious mistakes (such as TV shows being recorded over the family films, and lens cap & floor filming.)
We try and ensure you have a fabulous DVD of the footage that you can watch again and again.
Footage from your MiniDV tapes, MicroMV, SD Cards, DVDs, MiniDVDs and Files on Hard Disc like AVI, Quicktime can all be transferred to DVD.
The digital footage is transferred to our computers where we scan through the film giving it a small tidy up, deleting any blank areas where the screen goes blank, or where you’ve left your lens cap on, filmed the floor etc. We then produce a DVD with a personalised menu including scene selection and titles.
We also offer a high quality scanning service for 35mm slides, negatives and photos. The full, high resolution scans are saved in JPEG format on the final DVD (or output of your choice) and we also provide a Slideshow of the images backed to music so you can sit back and enjoy the images on your TV.
Every slide and photo is scanned using our high quality flat-bed scanner. The software also checks the lighting and contrast of your photo and alters it’s settings to compensate for under/over exposed pictures, as well as fixing any marks and scratches where possible.
Having an event filmed can be a great idea. You often miss many of the moments and having a film of the party or function can be a great way to relive the occasion again and again. We can provide a Highlights edited film which will be very watchable and help convey all the key moments of the event.
Almost anything....VHS, VHSC (PAL & NTSC), BetaMax, Video8, Hi-8, MiniDVD, MiniDV, Cinefilm (Super8 & Standard 8mm), Slides, Photos & Negatives.
If it's not listed give us a call and we'll see what we can do to help.
We have invested in equipment from the USA that means we can transfer your reel to DVD using frame by frame image capture. This method is far better than the standard process of projecting the image on a wall and filming the results. Included in our transfer price is colour correction, a chapter point for each reel (so you can easily navigate your DVD), royalty free music and minor editing (including titles.)
Generally, there are three sizes of reel;
We only process 8mm & Super8 film, so make sure you don't have 9.5mm or 16mm first.
We can fit a maximum of 120 minutes (x2 hours) of footage on each DVD.
You are very welcome to drop by our studio in Lenwade, Norwich, or you can post them to us. We would always recommend that you use registered post and we'll do the same when returning your originals to you by post.
Yes. We can scan in slides, negatives, original photographs or memorabilia and create a slideshow on DVD using our very high quality image scanner. The images will be saved on the finished DVD enabling you to get the developed. Remember, it's not just photographs that we can add to a film as we can also scan newspaper clippings, letters and certificates.
We use a Apple's latest Final Cut Pro editing software with high specification iMacs and Sony Mc50e, Canon 70d & 600d Full HD cameras to get the sharpest detail on everything we film.
We will film at no extra cost anywhere in Norfolk and Suffolk. We can take bookings outside these areas but we reserve the right to make an additional charge for overnight accommodation if we feel this is required due to travelling distances or early start times, etc. We will always advise you of these costs before you confirm your booking with us.
Thank you for spending the time to visit our website, if you would like more information, please fill in the contact form below or call us on 01603 308000.
Apricot Productions, 12 The Street, Lenwade, Norwich, NR9 5SD