Included below is a guide to prices.
Cine film in 8mm format (regular and Super 8)
3 inch reel/50 feet (4-5 minutes) - £7.50
4 inch reel/100 feet (8-9 minutes) - £13
5 inch reel/200 feet (16-18 minutes) - £20
6 inch reel/300 feet (24-26 minutes) - £28
7 inch reel/400 feet (36-38 minutes) - £35
As the larger reels (i.e. 4 inch reels and above) are sometimes not always full, the price would then be calculated on the length of film footage on the reel (i.e. 125, 150, 175, 225, 250, 275, 325, 350 and 375 feet, etc), not on the diameter of the reel, leading to a lower price quote. Discount is available on orders over £200.
The output file of a digitised cine film will be in MPG4 format and the resolution will be 1440x1080. After doing the digitisation, I will also change the frame rate (FPS) of the films, so that the digitised file plays at the correct speed on digital platforms (i.e. laptops, iPads, desktop computers, tablets, mobiles, etc). Please note that, at the moment, it is just silent 8mm cine films (Standard/Regular and Super 8) that I am able to digitise.
£10 for one hour of video transferred (plus the cost of return postage and package for the video/s, for orders under £50).
The output file of a digitised VHS video will be in MPG4 format. Discount is available on orders over £200.
£0.50 per slide image for 1 to 100,
£0.45 per slide images for 101 to 200,
£0.40 per slide images for 201 to 300,
£0.35 per slide images for 301 to 400,
£0.25 per slide images for 401+.
For digitising 35mm slides, I use an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner. This scanner allows me to scan 35mm slides at a very high resolution. Generally, I scan at a resolution of 600 dpi (300 dpi is fine for print purposes), and a single output file is around 24MB, with pixel dimensions of 3599 x 2384. Usually, the output files will be in TIFF format, which can easily be saved as JPEG files.
Negatives - 35mm and 120mm film
£0.50 per negative image/photo.
For digitising negative 35mm and 120mm photo film, I use an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner. I usually scan at a resolution of 600 dpi (300 dpi is fine for print purposes), and a single output file is around 24MB, with pixel dimensions of 3600 x 2300. Usually, the output files will be in TIFF format, which can easily be saved as JPEG files
£10 for one hour of camcorder cassette/tape footage transferred into digital format. The output file of a digitised camcorder cassette will be in MPG4 format.
Digitising audio cassette tapes
I also offer a service digitising audio cassette tapes. The output files will be in .wav format (unless another file format is preferred), which is a high quality and uncompressed file format (i.e. the digital audio equivalent of 'high res'). The prices for this service are as follows (based on the most common length of audio cassette tape):
30 minutes - £14
60 minutes - £19
90 minutes - £23
120 minutes - £25
Discount is available for bulk orders.
Please note that before digitising an old audio tape, it is best, whenever possible, to make a back-up copy of the tape first.
Storage of large digital files
If you have a spare USB data stick or memory card that is suitable, then I can copy the files on to your storage device. Alternatively, I can provide a 16GB memory stick at a minimum cost of £4.50 and maximum cost of £28 (i.e. for a 128GB memory card), depending on what storage capacity is required for the specific job. Please note that the transferred cine film and video/camcorder files will be large MPG4 files.
Postage and packing
For orders over £50, return postage and packing is free. For orders below £50, I will return your media using Royal Mail or another delivery carrier that you are happy with at an agreed price. If you live close to the Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perthshire and Aberdeenshire areas, then it might well be possible to return your media in person at a safe distance. Once the current Covid restrictions are eased, I should then be able to travel further afield.
Please note that the price of a minimum order is £10.
Retrieving content on old floppy disks (i.e. 3.5 inch floppies)
If you have some files on old floppy disks that you'd like to retrieve, then I can access these files and save them on to a memory stick for you - or even just email them to you, so that you can download them asap. For retrieving the data on one floppy disk, the price is £10. As this is normally a straightforward task, I will offer discount if you have more than one floppy disk to access.