Frequently asked questions
Q. How do you transfer the film to digital
A. I use a sprocketless transfer system that grabs the film by the edges. Each frame is scanned digitally from a 2K resolution camera and then converted to a .MOV file for editing on Final Cut Pro. Adjustments can be made on colorisation, grain and scratch removal.
Q. What if my film is very old and damaged?
A. I always give my clients an honest opinion before I commence work to advise if a transfer is recommended. If the tape arrives broken, I professionally splice it to minimise loss of any material. The films are physically cleaned using a 'wet gate' process to remove dirt and grime, but also to repair film scratches that are present.
Q. I don't know what is on the film. Can I view it first?
A. Yes. I invite customers to provide a sample reel of their choice, and I can transfer it to show the quality of the digitisation.*
Q. What format is the final digitised file?
A. I normally convert to MP4 files but other file types can be arranged at clients request.
Q. What film formats do you do?
A. I scan Super8/Regular8, 16mm, with and without sound.
Q. Can you digitise my video cassette? Its very old and not sure what it is?
A. I scan all old domestic video tapes ranging from the following: Betamax, VHS, VHSC, SuperVHS, Video 8, VideoHi8, Video8Digital, and miniDV.
Please ring and we can discuss if you are not sure. 0404 447 535
Q. What formats do you convert to?
A. I can convert to DVD, BluRay, *USB Flash Drive, *Hard drive or even upload to the Cloud formats i.e. iCloud, Dropbox, etc.
*I supply all digital memory hardware.
Q. I'm ready to convert my films and videos! What do I do next?
A. You can simply give us a call on 0404 447 535 or email email@example.com to discuss. The normal options are that you can drop them off at my home studio in Croydon Park, NSW or I visit you. I also suggest courier or posting your media to me. If you want to post or courier your old media please fill out this form.