Film & Video

Transferring Services

Video Transfer

Video Preparation

Inspected and repaired if needed prior to transfer

Variety of Formats

Includes VHS, MiniDV and BetaMax

Scene Detection

Easily locate events with chapter points

Strict Quality Assurance

Each video reviewed by 3 technicians

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Home Movies on VideoTape


Please Note: A small portion of video tapes have more than 2 hours of capacity. Tapes over 2 hours in length will incur an extra charge and will be billed as an additional tape for each two hour block of time. Our system is setup as a one-to-one transfer, so each tape is transferred to its own DVD disc. If a tape is longer than 2 hours, the footage will be transferred to multiple discs.For more information - Click Here. PAL formatted video tapes are transferred at $29.95 for Premium or $39.95 for Expert, per tape, for up to 2 hours of footage.





Our Video to DVD Process


1. Inspection and Preparation

      All video tapes are inspected, and repaired if necessary

2. Inventory and Barcoding

      Each video is entered into our system and given a barcode #

3. Processing and Conversion

      We use professional decks to process and convert all video footage

4. Burning to DVD and/or Hard Drive

      Our one-to-one transfer processes each tape to digital. The digital video is then transferred to DVD or hard drive depending
      on the specifications of your order

5. Share and Enjoy

       Share your newly digitized videos with friends and family and enjoy your memories together.




Additional details on Video to DVD Processes

Sadly, video cassette tapes are becoming a thing of the past. VHS and other video players are no longer being made and DVDs have since been their replacement. Fortunately, ScanDigital can help bring your memories into the digital age by converting your videos to DVD. ScanDigital's Video Transfer service handles VHS, VHS-C, BetaMax, Hi8, MiniDV and Digital 8 and will put your memories on DVD in just a few weeks!

It's great to know your memories are recorded, but having access to enjoy them is important. Finding a VCR to play your old VHS tapes will become more and more difficult, leaving your bulky tapes unusable. The best solution is to transfer your video tapes to digital today. This way, you can enjoy your DVDs anytime you'd like on your computer, or DVD player. If you select the hard drive option, you will have the digital video files loaded to an external hard drive for use in your computer. You may use these video files to create additional copies, edit your footage or post to your favorite website.

Your video tapes will not last forever, as the natural aging process causes your memories to deteriorate. Over time, damage and decay cause old videos to crack, curl and even break. ScanDigital can actually repair these imperfections by splicing the film back together to obtain a seamless transfer. You will never have to worry about your camcorder tapes being lost or damaged due to fire, flooding or any other unforeseen circumstances.

We make the transition of converting your videos to DVD or hard drive effortless. With an average turnaround time of only a few weeks, the video to digital conversion process is quick and easy. All video materials are processed in the United States, at our Video & Film facility in Torrance, CA, ensuring unparalleled safety and security for your treasured memories.






Film Transfer

Variety of Formats

We process 8mm, Super8 and 16mm film

Scene Detection

Easily find events with chapter points

Manual Repairs

Film spliced, broken sprockets fixed

Film Preparation

Cleaned and inspected prior to transfer

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Home Movies on Film

Part of your family's history is likely recorded on reel to reel film. However, chances are you don't even have a projector to play these 8mm memories anymore. Luckily, ScanDigital can save your home movie footage by converting your reels of 8mm film to digital DVD. Our film to digital transfer service handles 8mm, Super8 and 16mm film. Transfer your memories to DVD in just a few weeks!



Home Movies on Film

Note: Some 3 inch reels are housed in boxes that list the footage at 25 feet. These are double 8mm reels of film, and in fact have 50 feet of film to be transferred, not the listed 25 feet. Prior to recording, the reel consisted of 25 feet of film. After the film was developed, it was split down the middle and converted to 50 feet of 8mm film, doubling the footage on the reel.



More Details on Preserving Film

Old home movie film dates back to the 1930s. It was a fantastic innovation, allowing families to record motion pictures of everyday life - just like Hollywood. While 8mm and 16mm film is more durable than videotape, it's decades old and currently at the end of its lifespan. It's also highly inconvenient or completely impossible to watch - as home movie projectors are obsolete. Even if you have one, you have likely forgotten how to use it, it's broken, or you don't want to go through the hassle of taking it out of storage. More importantly - running old brittle 8mm film through your projector will possibly break it or burn it, thus ruining the treasured memories forever.

The natural aging process has likely already caused your memories to deteriorate, which includes fading, scratches and other damaging effects of time. Ultimately, damage and decay causes old 8mm film to crack and even break. Fortunately, ScanDigital will repair these imperfections by splicing the film back together to obtain a seamless transfer. You will also never have to worry about your reels of film being lost or damaged due to fire, flooding or any other unforeseen circumstances.

For our film to digital process, we delicately unwind your reels to inspect, repair and clean the film before processing begins. Our highly trained technicians first inspect your 8mm or 16mm film for bad splices and broken sprockets and repair where necessary. Then, we clean your film with an oil based cleaning solution to lubricate it before processing. Our intensive preparation allows for a more flawless film to digital transfer process.




Our Process


1. Cleaning and Splicing

      All film is inspected and cleaned - Smaller reels are spliced together

2. Inventory and Barcoding

      Materials are entered into our system and given a barcode #

3. Processing and Conversion

      Film footage is captured with our state of the art system

4. Burning to DVD and/or Hard Drive

      All film footage is transferred to DVD, and video files are loaded to an external hard drive if requested

5. Share and Enjoy

       Enjoy your old home movies that haven't been seen for years and share them with family.


Hard Drive Transfer

Portably Store Your Memories

Load all files to an external hard drive

Editable Files

Manipulate your video footage on your computer

Additional Security

Ensure your memories won't be lost

Share and Enjoy

Easily share your video files with friends and family

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Converting your old video tapes and movie film to DVD is the first step to digitization. This will make your footage more accessible and easy to view at anytime. In addition to having your footage on DVD, you also have the hard drive transfer option. If you select the hard drive option, we will load all of your video files to an external hard drive. You may include an external hard drive (with necessary cables) along with your materials when sending your order to us. If you don't have an external hard drive, you may purchase one from us for $119.95. Our 500 GB hard drives can be formatted for MAC or PC computers.

Using your video footage on computer

Our DVDs are created for use in any modern DVD player, including DVD drives of a computer. Although you can play these DVDs in your computer, that doesn't mean you will have the ability to edit the video footage. To make this process easier for you, we offer the hard drive transfer option. We will load the video files from your footage to external hard drive. You can plug the external hard drive to your computer and save all of the video files for use. The video format depends on your material type, and the transfer level you choose. A 2-hour video tape transferred at the premium level will require about 5 GB of space on your hard drive. A 2-hour video tape transferred at the expert level will require about 30 GB of space on your
hard drive.

File Type Delivered on Hard Drive

Premium Transfer Expert Transfer
VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Digital 8, MiniDV MPEG-4 AVI
8mm, Super 8, Super 8 with sound, 16mm Film MPEG-4 AVI

If you don't have an external hard drive to send in with your materials, you may purchase one from us. We have 500 GB USB hard drives to load all of your precious digital memories.