CONVERTING FILM TO DIGITAL

PRESERVE YPUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES TO DIGITAL FILE 

Film Conversion

The Montage Maven can preserve your precious memories to Digital File, DVD or a Blu-ray with our professional transfer services using our 100% digital process.

If you are searching for the best way to save your memories from the deterioration that occurs with time, our signature Transfer Service will more than satisfy your needs. Our trained technicians provide individual attention to every transfer that we receive. The Montage Maven not only will preserve your treasured memories, but many of our services enhance them using our proprietary technologies and the highest quality broadcast quality equipment available.

Our services are designed to take the guesswork out of the film and video conversion decisions. We have included everything you need for a truly professional transfer at a reasonable price.

Now is the time to gather all those old memories collecting dust in your attic and let The Montage Maven preserve them for future generations.

Our HD scans are designed to capture every detail of what’s in a movie frame. Even if that movie frame image is larger than the traditional area, (outlined in the official SMPTE spec for 8mm and 16mm film projection and scanning) we can get that old frame to look much better. We do this because we believe your memories are important, and it’s a big project to get your movie film scanned. You only want to do it once. The only parts of the frame we crop out are the sprocket holes of the film. So even if you order a standard DVD from us, you will still get the benefit of our HD scanning — mainly if you view your DVD on a computer.

Here are sample videos of our 8mm film conversion:

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Our process

Transfer your old home movies to DVD

  • Transfer to a Digital File

  • Transfer to DVD/Blu-ray

  • Transfer to YouTube/Vimeo/Dropbox Etc.

  • You can book additional editing time

We use state-of-the-art equipment, the latest in film transfer technology, producing the most beautiful picture quality available. This equipment, up until now, has only been available to film archivists and Hollywood filmmakers. With a full-time staff of experienced editors, The Montage Maven can improve the quality of your fading films when you transfer them to Digital DVD or hard drive in standard definition or high definition. We will remove the blank spots and correct the colors, contrast, and brightness. Your DVD will include chapter points, menus, and background music. It is this attention to detail that sets us apart from the others.

Over time, movie film deteriorates. Not only will the projected picture fade, but the film itself can become brittle and snap. Digitizing and transferring your home movies to DVD will ensure that your memories will last a lifetime.

The Montage Maven uses the state-of-the-art, MWA Flashtransfer Choice2K+™, and FlashscanHD™, the latest in film transfer technology, producing the most beautiful picture quality available. This equipment, up until now, has only been available to film archivists and Hollywood filmmakers. With a full-time staff of experienced technicians dedicated to film transfers, The Montage Maven can improve the quality of your fading films when you transfer them to Digital DVD or hard drive in standard definition or high definition.

Over time, movie film deteriorates. Not only will the projected picture fade, but the film itself can become brittle and snap. Digitizing and transferring your home movies to DVD will ensure that your memories will last a lifetime.

The Montage Maven uses a proprietary system for editing, removal of blank spots and correcting color, contrast, and brightness. Also, our production value is second to none. Your DVD will include chapter points, menus, and background music. It is this attention to detail that sets The Montage Maven apart from the others.

What’s Included with Your Home Movie Transfer

  • Cleaning

The tiniest speck of dust or dirt will look enormous on your TV screen. We clean all 8mm and Super 8mm movie film to assure you get the most precise picture possible.

  • Splicing

As your film gets older, the splices you may have applied years ago may not hold as well as they used to. Should those splices break, we will repair them (within reason) at no extra charge.

If you have three or more 50-foot reels, they will be spliced onto 200 or 400-foot reels. Each reel will be labeled, indicating which 50-foot reels have been spliced into it. Empty reels, with writing on them, will be returned.

  • Transfer & Monitoring

Trained technicians carefully monitor the entire transfer for picture framing and focus. Your film is digitally scanned, frame by frame, and captured in its entirety in high resolution directly to computer hard drive before going to our editing department for further enhancing.

  • Editing & Enhancement

Our editors view your entire transfer scene by scene, eliminating blank footage, and enhancing brightness, contrast, and color on our exclusive transfer system.

  • Opening Title

We begin your home movie production with your personalized title (Example: “The Smith Family Memories”). This same title will be imprinted on the face of your DVD.

  • Background Music

We will add background hi-fi Dolby digital music to the entire length of the transfer. This can be from our library of family-oriented, easy listening music or you can provide your CD to bring your movies to life for an additional fee.

  • Conversion Process

Your film will be converted to a file, DVD or Blu-ray utilizing VBR (Variable Bitrate) encoding technology which produces an overall higher and more consistent quality level than Constant Bit Rate encoding.

  • Custom DVD Imprint

The same Opening Title that you choose will be custom printed on the face of your DVD.

  • 8 mm

  • Super 8 mm

  • 16 mm

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