At Just8mm.com, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding quality when we convert 8mm and Super 8 film to DVD. Using patented equipment, we utilize a true "telecine" method during the process of converting 8mm film to DVD. While it sounds complicated, it's really a simple process.
First, we backlight your 8mm film with a low-wattage diffused light source. Then, using a patented device which essentially acts as a magnifying glass, we literally film the surface of the 8mm film. That means NOTHING comes between the film and the DVD video stream, other than clear glass...no screen, no wall, no plastic...and therefore you get an exact replication of what is on your 8mm film without distortion, hotspots, halos, screen texture, or focus "bleeds". Your 8mm and Super8 film will actually look better than it ever did when you watched it with a projector and screen, because the screen adds texture, and thus reduces resolution. We remove the film gates on our equipment, so you will see 10-15% more of the 8mm film image than you did on a projector.
We use high quality, professional imaging equipment so you get impeccable color reproduction and resolution for your 8mm to DVD transfer. We also automatically adjust the exposure throughout each film reel, which effectively lightens dark scenes, and darkens overexposed film so you can see the images. Our DVDs are written at 10Mbps, which is a very high data rate. Although this limits the amount of 8mm film footage we can put on each disc to one hour, it ensures impeccable video quality with no artifacts, blocking or pixelation. We proudly stand our 8mm to DVD transfer quality up against any other method, period.
Each 8mm movie reel we transfer will be a separate menu item on your DVD, with a descriptive title if you provide one for us. You can scroll down to a particular film reel you want to watch, or just start at the beginning and watch it all the way through. The DVD itself comes with a custom label with a title you provide, packaged in a black plastic hardcase with labeled insert. We use Verbatim name brand blank DVD media.Finally, we keep a copy of all your 8mm to DVD footage in archive, filed under your name. This service is included in our pricing. This allows us to quickly make additional copies of your film and provides added peace of mind in case your disk and/or original 8mm reels become damaged or destroyed.