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.

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