CVS Professionals
Mail-Order Shipping Address:
1700 West Market Street, #304
Akron, Ohio  44313

sales@cvsprofessionals.com

Email Orders Qualify for FREE Upgrades


Commercial Video & Sound Professionals
We transfer 8mm & 16mm Movie Reel Films
to Blu-ray, DVD & HD Files
We Preserve a Lifetime of Memories

NEW 2018 Commercial HD Frame-Scanning Systems
6x the Initial Scan Quality of Retail Stores
Initial HD Capture is 40x the Data Rate of DVD Video

 

Website/Email Sale Pricing
1920x1080 HD Blu-ray/DVD Combo
With Extended Deep Cleaning & Exposure Correction
FREE Level 2 Post-Capture Color Editing

Type

Reel Size

Feet

Approximate
Viewing Time

Price
per Reel

Silent
8mm
Super-8
16mm

3" Reel

50'

Up to 4
Minutes

$10  

3.5"-4" Reel

100'

Up to 10
Minutes

$20  

5" Reel

200' Up to 20 Minutes $40  
6" Reel 300' Up to 30 Minutes $60  
7" Reel 400' Up to 40 Minutes $75  


Website/Email Sale Pricing
1920x1080p AVI or MOV Files:
High Definition Video Files
With Extended Deep Cleaning & Exposure Correction
FREE Level 2 Post-Capture Color Editing
FREE BONUS Youtube-Ready 1080p MP4

Type

Reel Size

Feet

Approximate
Viewing Time

Price
per
50'

Silent
8mm
Super-8
16mm

3" Reel

50'

Up to 4
Minutes

$6.95  
Email us the sizes & number of reels for a combined discounted quote  

   You MUST ship a 32GB+ USB Drive with Films
  And choose ONE high quality file type below:

  • 1920x1080p Motion-JPEG AVI (50 Mbps)  
       w/bonus Youtube-ready 1080p MP4
  • 1920x1080p AVID DNxHD MOV (130 Mbps)
       w/bonus Youtube-ready 1080p MP4
  • 1920x1080p ProRes 422 MOV (130 Mbps) 
      
    w/bonus Youtube-ready 1080p MP4

COMPARE
Retail Store Transfer to DVD = only 5 Mbps!
Retail "frame-by-frame" = only Analog SVHS

 
We Accept Personal Checks
and PayPal Payments
Solution Graphics
 

 


             
                       Actual Scan from 1960's 8mm Film
              Each frame is scanned as a 1920x1080 JPG                 JPGs used for case & disc artwork.
                  Most older films support Blu-ray quality!
 

 

A GREAT Gift for the Entire Family!
We transfer your aging 8mm, Super-8 & 16mm Film to
Blu-ray, DVD, and/or HD Files
Preserving a Lifetime of Memories!


AMAZING 1920x1080 Initial Scan Quality plus FREE Extended Deep Cleaning & Level 2 Color Editing
Unlike VHS or 8mm Camcorder tapes, your 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm reel-to-reel movie films are a series of tiny pictures just like their larger cousins shown at the movie theaters.  We scan the images one-at-a-time at 1920x1080 resolution so that our digital resolution (pixel count) matches the film's grain quality.  Clients are amazed when home movies from the 1950's look better than camcorder tapes from the 1980's and 1990's! 

Prior to transfer your personal film order receives FREE Extended Deep Cleaning, the same process provided to our commercial clientsLevel 1 Color Editing takes place during the actual scan process where we have full control over color & exposure settings.  Because scenes change quickly from outdoor to indoor, etc., we also rewind & re-transfer scenes that benefit from improved exposure and/or color settings. FREE Level 2 Color Editing takes place post-capture.  We review ALL of your footage and make scene-appropriate color edits.  We make wedding dresses look white again!

Professional Studio Quality & Attention to Detail:
The same system that is used to transfer films for a broadcast-quality documentary is used for your personal family films.   Therefore our source video is actually uncompressed 1920x1080p HD.  After providing Level 2 Color Editing we save it to Windows M-JPEG AVI, AVID DNxHD, or Apple ProRes 422 so that you can edit high quality files on your home computer.  You can also choose the 1920x1080 Blu-ray or 720x480 DVD...

We are perfectionists and often transfer scenes two or three times to achieve acceptable results - sometimes using different systems that have been modified to handle certain types of problems associated with aging films. 
We do ask that you allow us extra working time if your films have certain flaws or color problems.  We have a vast array of techniques at our disposal, but some of them require extra working time.

Our Film to Transfer Method, Step-by-Step:
1.  All Films Are Thoroughly Cleaned using a professional film cleaning product.  Orders received this month include FREE Extended Deep Cleaning.  We will pass your entire length of film through the cleaning process 5X.

2.  Your Films Are Transferred Initially at 1920x1080p
using one of our studio-quality transfer systems.  These advanced systems are superior to the simple automated machines used by bulk transfer services and photo stores.  The same system that is used to transfer films for a broadcast-quality documentary is used for your personal family films.   To meet their stringent requirements our source video is actually uncompressed 1920x1080p HD...

3.  Level 1 Color Editing:  A Film Specialist Manually Adjusts the Color & Exposure Settings throughout the entire transfer to obtain the proper exposure, brightness, contrast & color correction levels.  Although we can set this to “automatic”, we prefer the quality obtained from personal monitoring.  We also stop, rewind, adjust our settings & re-transfer sections that are particularly difficult.  Due to the extra care at this important stage, we have become one of the most sought-after transfer services available.

4.  FREE Level 2 Color Editing:  We Professionally Edit Your Video utilizing one of our powerful computer workstations. We review ALL of your footage and make scene-appropriate exposure and color edits.   The final results look better than the original projected film!  Note that we cannot add color to films that have turned brown or to those that have lost most of their color.  Additional color correction levels can be ordered within 30 days while we still have your master files on our systems. 

5.  We Render Your Final Project as HD Files or Blu-ray/DVD Discs:

5a.  If ordered, we render your choice of AVI or MOV file to a 32GB or larger USB Stick/Drive provided by you.

and/or

5b. If ordered, we author a HD Blu-ray & DVD Combo
complete with a Scene Selection Menu showing picture links to each reel's chapter.  If you provide a list of reel titles on a typed print-out, we will also add precise chapter titles in the Blu-ray & DVD Scene Selection Menu.  (Number the reels in the sequence you want them to play.  Print-out a paper copy of the reel numbers with matching reel titles.  No hand-writing please - we want your order to be correct!)  

Remember, like store-purchased DVDs, our DVDs are standard definition video.  If you want a high definition version, you will need to order the Blu-ray version.  The Blu-ray version will not play in a DVD player or computer that does not have a Blu-ray player.  Please order the 1920x1080p AVI nor MOV files if you want a high quality video file to play back on computers or media centers.


FREE Custom Color Labels & DVD Jackets are Designed using some of the original JPG scans.   We print our disc labels directly to the surface of your disc and include an attractive DVD case with matching cover.  We then professionally laminate your disc!  The glossy laminate makes the color images printed to the surface of our DVDs water and fingerprint resistant.  

6.  Your Films and New discs Are Carefully Packed & Shipped. All outgoing shipments include TRACKING plus delivery confirmation for the safety of your films.  We value your memories from start to finish!

7.  We Stand by Our Service - One Year Warranty for Blu-rays & DVDs  We will fix any obvious mistakes if you let us know within 60 days of receiving your order back.  After 30 days we cannot make changes to your order.  Our Motion-JPEG, AVID DNxHD & ProRes 422 files come with a 60 day warranty.  You must make your own backup copy within 60 days.  However, our playable DVDs and playable Blu-rays include a One Year Warranty.  As long as you ship-back the original within 1 Year of the date you received your tracked package, we will make a new copy from our archives and send it to you. 

Advanced Options: 1920x1080p Motion-JPEG (avi), AVID DNxHD (mov), or ProRes 422 (mov)
Customers with personal films can also order the 1920x1080p HD files for editing on faster home computers using modern video editing software.  We use a 12-drive RAID to handle the HD video output coming from our frame-scanning systems.  Therefore our source video is 70X the data rate of the DVD "VOB" video files provided by retail store transfers).  There is simply no way to achieve our frame-scanning quality by taking your films to a local retail store or building some type of DIY system from an old projector.   

Our HD files include our extended deep cleaning process but do not contain post-capture color correction unless requested as an upgrade option.  We center the entire frame from top to bottom so that we do not crop-off peoples' heads or feet.  Therefore personal film orders have a black border where the frame ends on the left & right sides.  The left border begins where the sprocket hole is located.  The right border begins where the usable frame ends.  Depending on the original film camera, the width of the frame will vary.

Our Motion-JPEG video is approx. 70 Mbps, AVID DNxHD is approx. 220 Mbps, and ProRes 422 is approx. 130 Mbps.  (In comparison the mpg2 (DVD) or VOB files that others provide are only about 5 Mbps)  Uncompressed M-JPEG and ProRes 422 HQ are also available for an upgrade fee but require a high speed RAID or large SSD to handle the data throughput.  Therefore the AVID DNxHD has become a popular choice for both PC & MAC editors and we will even include the FREE AVID DNxHD codec which works with most modern HD video editing software.

You must provide a freshly formatted USB 3.0, eSATA or bare SATA drive along with your films reels to hold the files - they are too large to send on multiple data DVD-R discs...
 Each 100' of film will require between 4 GB and 12 GB of hard drive space depending on the file format requested.  Your return shipping quote will include shipping back the reels along with your hard drive.

Please Contact Us For An Exact Quote!
sales@cvsprofessionals.com

Do NOT send us copyrighted material (i.e. TV shows or 8mm versions of Hollywood movies).
Do NOT send us XXX or adult films - We are a family-friendly studio!
Film Students with New Reels: Reels must already by photo-developed. We do not develop negatives!
We do not transfer films that have been proceed as negative (colors are inverted), where black=white & white=black, etc...
This website & price list is for personal film orders.  This pricing does note provide non-disclosure contracts for our commercial clients.  For personal orders we keep the master capture files for 30 days.


OHIO CUSTOMERS:  Your order will automatically include 6.5% Sales
Tax



 
   


Mail-Order (only) Shipping Address:
CVS Professionals
1700 W. Market Street, #304
Akron, Ohio 44313
sales@cvsprofessionals.com


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