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(The personal touch every step of the way, with frame by frame scanning, NOT using a projector and camcorder)
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY YOUR PERSONAL HOME MOVIES (Cine films shot by yourself and with your own camera) CAN BE TRANSFERRED. COMMERCIAL OR COPYRIGHT MATERIALS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE TRANSFERRED
Now is the time to relive those old memories. You know what it is like when you get photographs out from a few years ago, everyone has changed. Just imagine seeing those old home movies again which could be up to 50 years old!!!
To some, family home movie films are treasured more than anything else. How easy it would be to just pop a DVD into your player and watch old pictures of your family and friends come to life again
I have been transferring Super 8 and Standard 8 film (personal home movies of you and your family, shot with your own camera) to DVD for about 10 years now and have vast experience enabling me to give you high quality results transferring your treasured 8mm Home Movie cine films to DVD.
Using the buy it now button will entitle you to have TWO x 200ft (5") silent reels of home movie cine film professionally transferred to DVD. Complete with menu, chapter/s and subtle copyright free background music track. Please not that there are NO EXTRA CHARGES for these features. £17.99 IS ALL YOU PAY
I do transfer larger reel sizes 50ft, 400ft etc, which Are also listed on eBay as multi reel buys or as single reels. Click on the view sellers other items link at the top of the page and you will find them there.
Please do not assume that because of the cheap price, you are going to get a substandard product. You are not, my service is second to none.
My feedback speaks for itself. I also have many testimonials upon request. Despite being told by my customers that I do not charge enough, I feel that this is a fair price.
Rest assured that your films will be taken extra special care of. Nobody knows how precious these films are, more than me.
Please be aware of companies offering this service use a camcorder and projector to capture your images. This is something you can do yourself at home and would get the same results. Ways you can spot this method of transfer are:
1. Offering to let you have your transfer on a DV Tape. To get your transfer on a DV tape, they have to use a camcorder
2. Capturing your soundtrack. Usually caught by plugging in a lead from the sound projector to a camcorder.
3. End result in what appears to be slow motion. This is caused by them slowing down the projector to cut out the flicker from the shutter.
4. Flicker. Caused by the speed of the shutter and the capture speed of the camcorder.
5. Hot spot. This is where the center of the image on the end result is brighter, but as it gets to the edges of the picture frame is gets darker. This is simply caused by the lamp in the projector being brightest at the center.
There is more on my frame by frame scanning method below. Don't be fooled. You normally only do this the one time, so don't short change yourself. Have is done properly.
If you wish to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about any part of the process, or anything at all, please call me on
Telephone 01606 46369 / 07956811367
Or e-mail me on
If you contact me using the "Ask seller a question" link, please check you spam folder for reply aswell as your inbox as my e-mail address often gets mistaken for spam
The transfer will be done digitally and will involve no analogue sources whatsoever. This means a sharper image.
Your film will be pre treated before transfer with a film preserver/cleaner which also serves to give the film extra sparkle. This film cleaner is a proprietary brand sold by Derann films services in Birmingham. It does not dry out film in actual fact stops the film from becoming brittle.
If you would like to view a sample of transferred film, please click on the link below. Please bear in mind that this sample is compressed and therefor quality is slightly less than the finished DVD would be. But is shows that there is no flicker etc and that you can can great result so long as they are transferred properly
I ask that films be sent to me by Recorded delivery
A few frequently asked questions are:
Do I get the original films back? Yes the films are returned along with the DVD. I cannot stress how important it is for you to hang onto your films, just in case. You never know, you may lose the DVD or it may get damaged. Best thing to do with them to preserve them is to keep them in a cool dark place. Where possible, I do treat the films with a preserver/cleaner. This serves to lubricate the film and stop the process of brittleness. It also makes the film look new again. Simply dusting the film will not get rid of the years of accumulated dust and dirt. There is a website called the8mmforum. You can view articles about the film preservers on there which are written by experts who know what they are talking about.
How do you capture the image? I use frame by frame scanning which is by far the best way to capture the images from the film. This means they are flicker free and crystal clear and completely digital. Other company's use the useless method of an old projector with a camcorder at the side of it filming the projected image from the screen. Then there are others which use telecine machines from the 1980's which to be honest, is the same as the projector and camcorder method. It is still a projector but has a small camera built in which films the image in the gate rather than from on the screen. The problem here is that the cameras are from the eighties and not as good quality as todays camcorders, so you could say that you may even get a better image with the camcorder and projector method if it were not for the flicker problem.
Do you use analogue capturing methods? No. As stated above, because I use frame by frame scanning, the whole process is digital every step of the way. The quality of the transfer will be exactly as the film is, with no deterioration.
Lots of other companies have “hidden costs” do you? No. There are no extra hidden costs at all. I do not charge extra for the Menu, Chapters (which have a moving thumbnail from the particular film reel) or the background music. I do not charge extra if your films have been wound on the reel the wrong way or not rewound at all. I do not charge extra if need to repair you film, for instance if a splice has come undone. And I definately do not charge you the earth for return postage
Do you copy protect the completed DVD? No, unlike others I do not copy protect the finished DVD’s, as I do not think this is a fair action. At the end of the day, this is your material. Your Memories. Your loved ones. Your DVD to do with as you wish. Copy it a hundred times without loss of quality. If you cannot copy yourself then I can do it for you. Other companies will intentionally copyprotect your DVD for the only reason of getting extra money out of you and some companies will charge upto £15 for an additional copy after the event.
Is this a bit of a sideline for you to earn a little extra cash? No, not at all. This is what I do full time. I got my very first cine camera at the age of 8 years. Cine has been my heart and sole since then. I am now 40 years old and have run this business since 1997, transferring peoples memories into an easier format for them to watch. When it comes to cine film I know whats what...and more importantly whats not! There are companies that will try to blind you with all manner of information in the hope that you will trust that they know what they are talking about. Unfortunately, usually they have not got a clue. They will use the reasoning that you do not have a clue either and sadly, a lot of the time they get away with it. Cine film in essence is quite straight forward and simple. So indeed is trust. I pride myself on the fact that I am trusted with peoples memories and do an excellent job in getting those memories alive again. It may sound a little corny, but the biggest thrill I get is when I receive feedback on eBay or through my website/e-mail saying how happy I have made someone, most of the time bringing them to tears of happiness.
ONLY YOUR PERSONAL HOME MOVIES (Movies shot by yourself with your own camera) CAN BE TRANSFERRED. COMMERCIAL OR COPYRIGHT MATERIALS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE TRANSFERRED
Check out my feedback. Here is what some of my customers have said about my service, also please check out my eBay guest book for more lengthy testimonials. Please click on the link http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/cinefilm2dvd/Guestbook
“…Really pleased with my DVD, thanks a million! Would certainly recommend. A+++++…”
“…Excellent service, great ebayer, many thanks…”
“…Great service, will be using again, many thanks…”
“…Another great job done by a very professional company thanks again and again…”
“…first for service again colin very pleased jim…”
“…EXCELLENT ...... AN AMAZING SERVICE FROM THIS EBAYER..... THANK YOU…”
“…Superb service & quality as usual. Many thanks…”
“…Excellent service very quick delivery really pleased with results highly recomme…”
“…Great Service, good communications. Recommend service. Thank you…”
“…Fantastic service. Professionally carried out. Marvellous results. Thanks…”
“…excellent service, film copy is great quality, quick turnaround, great ebayer…”
“…great ebayer++recommend his work++thanks again for the memories+++…”
“…LOST FOR WORDS OUTSTANDING FAST AND PERFECT WOULD USE AGAIN.A+++++++++++++++++++…”
"Exemplary service. The best value on eBay - or anywhere!"
"Excellent service - high quality. Highly recommended. I will definitely use again"
"Absolutely amazing DVD, I was thrilled to see film from 20 years ago so clearly"
"Excellent product and service so pleased to see these memorable films after 20yr"
"Many thanks for past memories of 40 years ago."
"Perfectly transferred. Great quality, great coms. Highly recommended!!!!!!!"
"Absolutely Astounded!! Thank you so much!!! perfect Ebayer! everything A********"
"Thank you , really put himself out. Excellent!Others charging 4 times more!"
"great transfer service, fast turnaround, fantastic results, 100% recommended!"
"A***** fast and efficient service, delighted with the results many thanks."
"Excellent service highly recommended, good communication"
"Absolutely amazing DVD, I was thrilled to see film from 20 years ago so clearly"
The DVDs arrived today. Thanks for doing a super job. The films brought tears to my wife's eyes to be able to see her parents again, and the children loved being able to see what my wife was like as a child.
“…Could not ask for a better service!!! Will be using again. Many thanks…”
“…Great service. Will soon be sending more. Thanks Nicola…”
“…EXCELLENT SERVICE AGAIN, FAST SHIPMENT, GREAT TO DEAL WITH, THANKYOU,AAAA+++++++…”
“…Fantastic ! A great job, reviving past memories. Highly recommended. Thanks…”
“…Many thanks!!! I will certainly be using this seller again…”
"Very nice transfer of a 40 year old film, 1st class service. Well done..."
"...Must be one of the best sellers on eBay! Highly recommended. Excellent service..."
"...Good service, good communication and a good finished product, Many thanks"...
"...Brilliant ebayer, would definitely use the services of this seller again! A++++!"
"...Excellent honest communication was first class told me 7 days and it was..."
"...First Class Service Will Not Hesitate To Use Again..."
"...Fantastic...what more can I say! Thank you very much. A1 ebayer..."
"...Super Work Thanks..."
"...Faultless service - wonderful!! Deal with confidence - will soon be buying again..."
"...Good communication & very reliable. Recommended..."
"...good transfer service, will go back again. Thanks..."
"...Cheers Projector Man - You have given me my memories back!! Highly Recommended..."
"...Very pleased with results..."
"...Good Service, no problems A+..."
"...Excellent service. Fast return. Thank you..."
""I would personally like to thank you for the wonderful work you did in transferring my super 8 film to disk, I am absolutely delighted! Thanks, mikeco21 ""
I received the DVD today and have watched it with very fond memories. Thank you so much, you did a fantastic job! I will recommend you to friends and family!
Thank you again for bringing my childhood memories to life!""
Thank you for the quick return of the resulting DVD, what a pleasure to see it on the TV screen and it was a very good result no more messing about with the projector. When I get back in September I have a lot more to send you,""