A/V Geeks Film and Video Transfer Services

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Film transfer
Broadcast-quality transfers from 16mm motion picture film to video using the MWA Flashtransfer16. Broadcast-quality transfers from 35mm picture film to video using the Bosch FDL-60. Color correction and scratch reduction via wet-gate options available.

Basic rate: 20 cents per a foot of film plus $5 per a reel ($30 transfer fee minimum) plus the cost of media. Scratch reducing wet-gate extra. Color correction extra. Excessive film cleaning extra. Extra handling fees may apply if excessive film repair or splicing is required.

Home Movies!
Film transfer:
8mm and Super8 Film is delicately transferred via Tobin Cinema Systems HD telecines. Each frame is individually captured giving an extremely high quality flicker-free image. Color correction and image sharpening option available.

Basic rate: 20 cents per a foot of film plus $2 per a reel ($20 transfer fee minimum) plus the cost of media (authoring a DVD-R is $20, miniDV is $10). Color correction extra. Excessive film cleaning extra. Extra handling fees may apply if excessive film repair or splicing is required.

Reformatting video
We provide reformatting from a variety of video formats:

From To
Consumer – VHS-C, VHS, S-VHS (NTSC or PAL), 8mm (video), Hi8, Digital 8, miniDV, Betamax (consumer), DVD, HDV, audio CDs

Professional – Beta SP, DVCAM, DVCPRO, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, Beta cam IMX

Professional Obsolete – NTSC only. 3/4″(Umatic), 1″ C open reel, Panasonic MII, 1/2″ EIAJ

We can’t handle – Umatic PAL, 1″ PAL, Betamax PAL, HDCAM, DVC-ProHD, 1/2″ EIAJ PAL

Files – Quicktime, AVI, Uncompressed, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, h264, DivX, Window Media, FLV and more…
We can create most preservation master level files, mezzanine and access files.

DVD access copies

Consumer media rate: $30 per content hour (VHS/VHS-C, 8mm/Hi8/Digital8, miniDV, Betamax, HDV) plus $1 per a tape ($20 transfer fee minimum) plus the cost of media.

Professional media rate: $70 per content hour (Beta SP, DVCAM, DVCPRO, Digibeta) plus $1 per a tape ($30 transfer fee minimum) plus the cost of media (hard drives, etc).

Professional Obsolete media rate: $90 per content hour (Umatic, 1″ C open reel, MII) plus $5 per a tape ($60 transfer fee minimum) plus the cost of media (hard drives, etc).

Uploading to YouTube, Internet Archive and other online sites also available.

DVD authoring
We do professional-quality DVD authoring at reasonable rates. Basic rate: $20 per DVD-R (no menus).Reasonable hourly rate for DVDs with menus.

Give us a call!
You have something you want digitized, we can probably do it (or, at least, recommend somebody who can do it). We’ll happily give you a reasonable quote.

A/V Geeks Transfer Services
Skip Elsheimer
skip@avgeeks.com

919-247-7752
714 Tyler Rd, Raleigh NC 27604.
We are based in NC but we do work for clients all over the United States, Canada and Europe.

3 Comments
  1. Hi Skip,

    It’s Michelle Puetz … of old HMD days and recent AMIA consulting. Thanks again for all of your advice at AMIA – I’ve got a new setup with the Blackmagic Studio Express and it’s working great.

    I’ve got a couple of 16mm films that document early exhibitions at the MCA and would like to get high quality transfers made. There isn’t the money to do a real preservation project at this time, but I’d like to get a close as possible given the resources available. 2 x 16mm originals (1 silent, b/w, 2000′; 1 w/ variable area optical, color, 400′). Both have a couple of splices that I’ve repaired. They both need cleaning and would probably benefit from a wet gate transfer. Looking to go 2k digital files. What do you think? Is this something that you’d be interested in?

    I’m working from home today if you’d like to talk – my number is 312-375-1469

    Thanks and all the best!
    Michelle

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  3. Can you transfer to DVD and Quicktime a half-hour open reel of black and white, helical scan half inch videotape? It’s from a 1970s Sony Porta Pack format.
    What would you charge?
    Thank you.

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