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How do you know if your 8mm Film Transfers are captured Frame by Frame?

April 18, 2015 at 1:55 am

Over the past several months we have  been receiving calls from the Los Angeles Community about Frame By Frame Transfers for their 8mm & 16mm Films.  Frame by Frame Transfers is exactly what it means, FRAME BY FRAME.  Film is scanned by a professional film scanner in either 720p or 1080p resolution.  The example below is an exact demonstration  of a FRAME by FRAME capture.

At Digital Video & Film Lab, we transfer all films by a Professional film scanner.  After which, each frame is assembled and color and exposure corrected, as we slowly bring back to life what your films should really look like.

COLOR CORECTION

COLOR IS BALANCED AND CORRECTED TO ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Definition captures are Authored to Regular DVDs and High Definition is Authored to Blu Ray.  All Digital files are provided at no additional cost.  Image Sequences (example below) are provided upon request.

It’s simple and beware of imitation, if a company cannot provide you with Image Sequences files of your films, then it’s not a Frame by Frame Transfer.
image sequence example

VHS TO DVD CONVERSION SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES

April 10, 2015 at 3:09 am

Our VHS TO DVD & 8MM FILM Conversion Service In Los Angeles

Choosing a company that you can trust to transfer all your cherished memories can be a very exhausting  process.  Who should you trust?  Will they deliver quality? Will they ship off your media to some far off distant country?  Will they lose your tapes and films of your entire life’s memories?

Here is some pointers you should consider when choosing a company for your VHS TO DVD, 8MM FILM TO DVD TRANSFERS.

1.   Choose a company to transfers all your media in house and Locally in Los Angeles.  Although you may find “great” prices online and in other States, please beware, “if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true”.  There’s always a risk, but if prices are too cheap, you’re more than likely sacrificing quality from your important memories.

2.  It’s easy these days to create a great looking website.  Don’t settle for something that ONLY looks beautiful.  Call the company and speak to them to get a sense of who’s going to be handling your precious memories.  Are they knowledgeable?  Do they know or offer various options on the process of how your VIDEOS or 8MM FILMS will be transferred?

3.  Never agree to upfront payment, before transfers!  Although some companies require deposits which is reasonable, always make sure you have the ability to pay for your DVDs when they are ready for pickup.  This will insure they have the incentives to get your job on time, rather than taking their time since payment is already made.

  •  This,  is what we consider to be one of the most important aspects of your decisions.    You want to be transferring your media, ONCE.  You shouldn’t have to settle for some inferior transfers only to have your DVDs not play after a few years.

When inquiring , get a sense of their transfer process.  How many hours are they placing on a single dvd?  Two hours?  Three hours?  Thinking you are getting a bargain to have 3 hours of running time on a DVD is at the sacrifice of quality.  The more running time they place, the more video compression there is, quality of images and sound is reduced!  2 Hours is Maximum, 1 hour is the best!  Consider digital files, this is the future,.  Are dvd’s authored or straight transferred?  Authored are always best as video has to be digitized FIRST before creating the DVDs.

Using quality DVDs is also very important.  Cheap and inferior DVDs that are used to cut YOUR cost will only result to unplayable DVDs, eventually.  Lastly, no labels on the the DVDs.  Insists on getting your titles printed on Printable inkjet DVDs.  Paper labelled DVDs, after hours of playback render dvds unplayable when those labels start peeling off! 

Call us today for any inquires.  We have offices in SANTA MONICA, BEVERLY HILLS, PASADENA, BURBANK AND WOODLAND HILLS.  We offer a vast number of services and we convert all formats such as VHS, HI8 TAPES, MINIDV, HDV, UMATIC, BETACAM, DIGITAL BETACAM, 8MM FILM, SUPER 8 MM FILM, 16MM FILM, 35MM FILM.  WE TRANSFER ALL FORMATS TO DVD AND DIGITAL FILES SUCH AS MOV QUICKTIME AND APPLE PRO RES.

RAYMOND IZAAC

CEO/OWNER

 

 

 

8mm & 16mm Film Transfer To High Definition !

March 25, 2014 at 5:12 am

16mm Film

Considering to Transfer your 8mm or 16mm Film?  Look no further....  We at Digital Video & Film Lab, Scan your Films frame by frame in True High Definition!  
Our all inclusive pricing includes Blu Ray DVDs and Hi Def Files of your choice.  We provide the Ultimate 8mm & 16mm Film Transfer Service to DVD or Blu Ray.   All Films are scanned and process includes Cleaning, Lubrication
color and Exposure Correction, Fully Authored DVDs.  We also provide High Quality Digital Files in Quicktime format may it be from Apple Pro Res, DV or even 
Uncompressed AVI Files.  We also provide FREE Hard Drive for Quantity orders.
We are local and most turnarounds are between 7 to 10 Working Days.  Vhs to DVD Transfer Service is also available.

Please inquire or call 310.997.6448 or 818.812.6084  We would be most please to attend to you.

Raymond Izaac
CEO

Welcome to Digital Video & Film Lab – Your Local Video & Film Transfer Facility

August 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst and foremost, i would like to Welcome all clients, Past, Future and Present to our newly created blog for Digital Video & Film Lab, LLC. Here, we will be providing you with substantial information on the latest technology advancements for Video and 8mm Film Transfers. We will also update you and provide information on latest gadgets that relate to all Video & Film Industries.

We would be most pleased if you follow and subscribe to our blog to also receive new and discounted promotions for all your Video and Film Transfer needs. We transfer all Video & Film formats like, VHS, MINIDV, Hi8, Digital 8, Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, to virtually any type of Digital Files and Fully Authored DVDs and Blu Ray.

As the Owner and CEO of Digital Video & Film Lab, coming from the Motion Picture Industry with 12 Film production credits under my belt, we finally are able to bridge “Hollywood” quality to consumers at very affordable prices. Our process of transfers are very unique and one of the kind in Los Angeles. We look forward to posting more info in the coming weeks which we will explain our fantastic process.

With this, we close and hope each and everyone will have a safe and pleasant weekend!

Raymond Izaac
Digital Video & Film Lab, LLC