Movie Film & Video Tape Conversions

Home Movie, Video Tape and Disc Transfers

Your precious memories on home movies - whether on film or video, don't last forever. Let Advent Digitizing convert them to highest quality digital files before they fade away.

Digital transfers start at $851

Movie Film Reels

Analog Video Tape Formats

  • VHS Full Size (SP, EP, SLP speeds)
  • VHS-C Camcorder Tapes
  • SVHS / SVHS-C
  • Betamax / Betamax HiFi
  • Betacam / Betacam SP (Pro)
  • 3/4 U-Matic (field recorder tapes only)
  • 8mm / Hi-8mm

Digital Video Tape & Disc Formats

  • Mini-DV
  • DVCAM
  • HDV (High Definition)
  • Digital-8
  • DVD Mini Disc (Camcorder)
  • Files from Phones, DSLR, etc.

Film & Video Enhancements

Films and videos are transferred first to a "robust" professional digital "source file", then rendered to the consumer MP4 format for release. Other pro or consumer formats may be specified instead of MP4 at no extra charge. All films and HDV video are transferred in High Definition (up to 2K), and may be in your choice of 4:3 or 16:9 aspect.  All SD videos are released in the traditional Standard Definition 4:3 aspect ratio.

Other Optional (extra cost) Enhancements:
  • Color correction
  • Film Scratch Removal
  • Frame-by-frame digital restoration of movie film
  • Audio cleanup
  • Tape baking (for sticky shed videotapes)
  • Other Pro or Consumer file for release
  • DVD (SD) or Blu-Ray (HD) disc authoring
  • Standard Definition video uprez to HD
  • Disc cover art
  • Extra release copies (flash media or optical)

Movie Film Transfer Blog Articles Video Transfer Blog Articles

Film & Video Pricing

Send us a list of what you have to transfer and we'll get you an estimate showing current pricing for all options. All transfers start at $85. 

Depending on length, the minimum will cover two or more films or tapes. Quantity discounts apply, so the more you bring the more you save!

Films are priced per reel size. If a reel is not full we will charge based on the amount of film found on the reel in increments of 50, 100, 200, 400 feet. 

Video pricing is based on program time found on the tape, in increments of 30, 60, 90, 120, 240 and longer minutes.  

Why should you pay the same for 2 hours if you only have 30 minutes of program? We call that fair pricing.