Transfer your precious photos and video before it's too late!

Video Transfers

We can transfer most tape & disk formats to digital, such as:
Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8
MiniDV, DV
We copy them off in the best possible quality, to be stored on a flash drive, external hard drive or DVD.
We're currently working on offering Super 8 movie film scanning, using a frame-by-frame scanner, which will allow UHD 4K RAW video.

Photo Scanning

Dust off those photo albums! We can scan all your photo negatives & photo slides, with a high resolution scanner. Dust and other blemishes are removed via software.
We also clean and transfer your negatives and slides into archival sleeves.

Take A look at a sample

These were shot on Hi-8, using a canon camcorder

A few different types of slide film have deteriorated, leaving them heavily magenta/red looking. This can be fixed by adjusting the separate RGB curves, boosting the colours lacking.

Surprisingly, there is still plenty of colour information in the slide. This was just an adjustment of the separate RGB curves, and a saturation boost.

After the changes, there’s a chance there will be some spots of blue. This is where the film didn’t degrade at the same rate as the rest. It can also be corrected to a certain degree. But has been left in here for the example…

Video Transfer FAQ

How do I get my tapes to you?

You can drop them off at our Newcastle NSW office, post them to us, otherwise we can send you a prepaid postage box.

What quality is the transfer?

Excellent question. This is the question that started it all. When we were on the hunt for a service to import our tapes, it was difficult to find answers on the quality. Most offered transfer to DVD, but we didn’t want to compress it down. We offer the full, uncompressed output straight from the player. We can also compress it if you’d like smaller file sizes for sharing, but at least you can have the large sizes too!

How long do you take to transfer?

It depends! Importing video from tapes isn’t as simple as “drag and drop”. You have to play the video in real time as the computer imports it. Most tapes are around 1-2 hours, so it depends on how many you have, and our current bookings

How can I play the videos?

The uncompressed video will be in the form of “DV” video, which can play in Quicktime Player & VLC. It can also be used in video editing programs.

We can convert it to a .mp4, which is less fussy about what it’s played on, and also burn it to a DVD or BluRay

What are the files provided on?

Depending on the size, we can use a flash drive, or if there are a large number of files – we will use a small external hard drive.

Photo FAQ