Vintage Home Movie Film: 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8mm
If you have old reels of movie film in the attic packed in iconic yellow Kodak boxes, they’re probably Regular 8 or Super 8 film. Each 3-inch reel contains about 50 feet of film, good for approximately 3 to 4 minutes of viewing. The good news is- Film is a pretty sturdy medium, so old home movies on 8mm, 16mm, or Super 8 reels are likely to be in decent shape. It’s time to have them digitally preserved.
You could mail your film to an on-line Google advertiser over 700 miles away and take your chances, or you can take your film reels directly to Tailor-Made film & video Transfers (in the film transfer business since 1985), located right in Feasterville. (See Discount Ad in this paper) They are the experts who provide film & videotape transfer services for Camera Stores and One-Hour photo processing stores, Universities, Hospitals, Film Archivists and Government Agencies, Nationwide!
Family owned and operated, Tailor-Made treats every order like the “one of a kind” precious memory that it is. By far, DVD is still the most requested format, however, Tailor Made provides an additional digital format (at no additional charge!), MP4 files that you can put on a flash drive. They “future-proof” your investment! MP4 files on a flash drive can be plugged in and viewed on a Smart TV, backed up on your computer, archived on a cloud service and shared with family and friends.
Videocassette Tapes: VHS, Hi8, DV, and Betamax
In 1983 Sony released the first consumer camcorder that used a small Betamax cassette tape and gave consumers instant access to their recordings—no processing fees required. As tape formats increased through the ’80s and ’90s, consumers had many video formats to choose from. Tape is considered ‘at-risk media’ because it’s vulnerable to deterioration, and the technology you can view it on is starting to disappear. So converting your old tapes to a digital format is a more pressing task than converting old film. As with, movie film transfers, Tailor-Made will provide DVDs and MP4 files of all your videotape formats.