FAQs

Home/FAQs
FAQs2020-02-27T15:00:45+00:00
How many hours of footage can you fit onto a DVD?2020-02-27T15:09:39+00:00

We can fit a maximum of between 120-140 minutes (around two hours) of footage on each DVD.

How do I know how long my cine-film footage is? And what type of film is it?2020-02-27T15:08:18+00:00

Generally, there are three sizes of reel;

  • 3″ reel runs for about 4 minutes
  • 5″ reel for 15 minutes
  • 7″ reel will hold 30 minutes.

We only process 8mm & Super8 film, so make sure you don’t have 9.5mm or 16mm first. (To check, simply measure the depth of your film)

How do you transfer cinefilms?2020-02-27T15:07:38+00:00

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.)

Due to the nature of the frame-by-frame scanning, unfortunately audio on more modern Super8 film can not be transferred.

What can you transfer?2020-02-27T15:05:19+00:00

Almost anything….VHS, VHSC (PAL & NTSC), BetaMax, Video8, Hi-8, MiniDVD, MiniDV, Cinefilm (Super8 & Standard 8mm), Slides and Photos.

If it’s not listed give us a call and we’ll see what we can do to help.

Can I post my films to you?2020-02-27T15:04:27+00:00

Yes, However, we would always recommend that you use registered post and we’ll do the same when returning your originals to you by post.

Can I visit the studio?2020-02-27T15:02:39+00:00

Of course! We encourage customers to visit the studio to drop off their precious films, however please do call or email first to ensure we are available as we are often away filming other projects.
The address is 12 The Street, Lenwade, Norwich, NR9 5SD