Pricing Overview

 

Prices are effective as of: February, 2014 (subject to change without notice).

Convert your treasured family memories to today's technology

Supported formats: 8mm, Super 8mm (silent and sound).
Contact dac Video for information on transferring 16mm films.

Click here for more information about our Film to DVD Transfer services.

Direct Transfers

Digital, frame by frame transfer with basic color correction; captures the current quality of your films and bring them back to life!

STEP ONE:  Capture and digitize film footage — $0.30 / foot

Estimated Costs*
  3" reel  50 ft. $15.00 / reel
  5" reel 200 ft. $60.00 / reel
  6" reel 300 ft. $90.00 / reel
  7" reel 400 ft. $120.00 / reel

Minimum order charge (250 feet or less) — $75.00
* Capture cost will be determined by the actual amount of film contained on each reel.

STEP TWO:  Transfer digitized footage to Authored DVD

  Film Transfer DVD:  up to 60 min. - $30.00; up to 120 min. - $35.00

Please see our Additional Services section for options to customize or enhance your DVD.

Restorative Transfers

Digital, frame by frame transfer AND manual scene by scene corrections (color, brightness, contrast) by our technicians. Best for films which have exposure problems and/or have darkened or deteriorated over time.

STEP ONE:  Capture and digitize film footage — $0.35 / foot

Estimated Costs*
  3" reel  50 ft. $17.50 / reel
  5" reel 200 ft. $70.00 / reel
  6" reel 300 ft. $105.00 / reel
  7" reel 400 ft. $140.00 / reel

Minimum order charge (250 feet or less) — $87.50
* Capture cost will be determined by the actual amount of film contained on each reel.

STEP TWO:  Transfer digitized footage to Authored DVD

  Film Transfer DVD:  up to 60 min. - $30.00; up to 120 min. - $35.00

Please see our Additional Services section for options to customize or enhance your DVD.

Super 8 Sound Film

The frame-by-frame process is non real-time, and as such any audio on the film cannot be captured at that time. To retrieve the audio, we must recapture the film in real-time, and manually re-synchronize the frame-by-frame video with the captured audio.

  Super 8 sound film:  add $0.32 / ft to either the Direct or Restorative Transfer cost

Film Prep / Repair

  Replace worn or missing film leader $1.00 / leader
  Splice broken film; repair damaged film splices $0.50 / splice

Other Film Transfer Options

  Digital Video Master Tape (Mini DV or Digital8) $12.50 / hour
  VHS Tape $10.00 / hour
  AVI Files  
    - (video written to disc as AVI files) [DVD-R, 4.7GB] $20.00 / disc
    - (video written to disc as AVI files) [DVD+R DL, 8.5GB] $25.00 / disc
    - External HD provided by client $15.00 / hour

Transfer up to 2 hours of video from a single source tape to DVD

Supported formats: VHS, VHS-C, Mini DV, Video8 (8mm), Hi8, Digital8, Beta.

Click here for more information about our Video to DVD Transfer services.

Direct Transfer DVD

Straight transfer, no editing, no menus, disc auto plays; great for archiving.

  Archival DVD Master:  up to 60 min. - $30.00; up to 120 min. - $35.00

Authored DVD

Themed DVD menu, minor editing (removal of blue screens, obvious blank spots).

  Standard DVD Master:  up to 60 min. - $35.00; up to 120 min. - $40.00

Additional Source Tapes, Copies

  Combine shorter tapes to same DVD $ 5.00 / tape If your first videotape is shorter than 2 hours, you may combine footage from other tapes to the same DVD (max. total length per DVD is 2 hours). Each extra tape is $5.00, in addition to the Direct Transfer or Authored DVD cost shown above.
  Additional DVD copies $10.00 each

Need to edit your videotapes? Contact us for a free consultation. We offer video editing packages, as well as custom video editing services, to meet your needs.

Please see our Additional Services section for options to customize or enhance your DVD.

Have a stash of old LP's or audio cassettes? Want to listen to them again? We can help!

Supported formats: Vinyl records (LP, 45), cassettes, micro-cassettes.
NOTE: We currently do NOT support 78 rpm vinyl records, reel to reel or DAT formats.

Click here for more information about our Audio to CD Transfer services.

STEP ONE:  Capture, digitize and encode audio

Transfer Quality (per each 1 minute of audio) Est. cost based on
      40 Min. 80 min.
Basic $0.35 / min. $ 14.00 min. charge $ 14.00 $28.00
  straight transfer; no editing or individual track ID's
Standard $0.45 / min. $18.00 min. charge $18.00 $36.00
  straight transfer; individual tracks are identified and created
Enhanced $0.75 / min. $30.00 min. charge $30.00 $60.00
  individual tracks are created; de-clicking and de-noising filters are applied to improve audio quality

STEP TWO: Transfer encoded file(s) to CD-R media

  Output encoded files to CD Master $7.50 / disc

Additional Copies, Tracks

  Additional CD copies $ 5.00 / disc
  Capture select/specific tracks from audio media $ 0.55 / min.

Digitize your video/audio for file transfers, streaming on the Web, etc.

Supported formats: VHS, VHS-C, Mini DV, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Beta, Vinyl records (LP, 45), cassettes, micro-cassettes.

STEP ONE:  Capture, digitize and encode video / audio

  Videotape to MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2) $ 0.20 / min. ($6.00 min. charge)
    Per each 1 minute of video on a single video tape  
  Videotape to WMV, RMV, MOV or MPEG-4 $ 0.20 / min. ($6.00 min. charge)
    Per each 1 minute of video on a single video tape  
  Videotape to AVI (uncompressed) $ 0.25 / min. ($7.50 min. charge)
    Per each 1 minute of video on a single video tape  
  Audio to WAV, MP3 or WMA $ 0.25 / min. ($7.50 min. charge)
    Per each 1 minute of audio  

STEP TWO: Transfer encoded file(s) to digital media

  Output encoded files to DVD Master $15.00 / disc
  Output encoded files to CD Master $7.50 / disc
  Output encoded files to External HD provided by client $15.00 / hr.

Additional Copies

  Additional DVD copies $10.00 / disc
  Additional CD copies $ 5.00 / disc

Update and/or change your formats

Supported formats: VHS, VHS-C, Mini DV, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Beta.

  VHS / VHS-C $10.00 / hour
  Mini DV $12.50 / hour
  8mm / Hi8 / Digital8 $12.50 / hour
  Beta $15.00 / hour

We do NOT support Foreign Conversions (to / from NTSC, PAL, SECAM) at this time.

Celebrate any occasion! Turn your photos, video clips and favorite music into a cherished and unique DVD production for family, friends and future generations to enjoy!

  Bronze Package $189.00
  Silver Package $249.00
  Gold Package $399.00
  Platinum Package $489.00

Click here for more information about our Photo Montage services.

Everyone has a story to tell! Honor and preserve the legacy of that special someone as we chronicle his or her life.

  Standard Package $ 699.00
  Deluxe Package $ 999.00
  Documentary Package $1,449.00

Click here for more information about our Video Biography services.

Organize, protect and preserve your priceless photos, slides, and/or negatives by scanning them into digital images saved on a CD or DVD.

Click here for more information about our Scanning & Photo services.

Print Photo Scanning to digital images (@300 dpi)

  Price per print $1.15
  add $0.50 / photo for 600 dpi  
  Images archived and stored on CD $7.50 / disc
  Images archived and stored on DVD $15.00 / disc

Non-Standard Prints (@300 dpi)

Prints that are smaller than 3"X3" or larger than 5"X7" inches (max. size is 9"X11"); photos that stick together, have tape on them, are curled or otherwise irregular.

  Price per non-standard print $ 2.00 each
  add $0.50 / photo for 600 dpi  

35mm Slide Scanning to digital images (@2400 dpi)

Applies to 35mm slides in 2"X2" mounts.

  Price per 35mm slide $1.25
  add $0.55 / slide for 3200 dpi  
  add $0.80 / slide for 4800 dpi  
  Images archived and stored on CD $7.50 / disc
  Images archived and stored on DVD $15.00 / disc

35mm Negative Scanning to digital images (@2400 dpi)

Price is per frame/image, not per strip.

  Price per 35mm negative frame $1.25
  add $0.55 / slide for 3200 dpi  
  add $0.80 / slide for 4800 dpi  
  Scan specific frames from strip $1.75 / image
  Images archived and stored on CD $7.50 / disc
  Images archived and stored on DVD $15.00 / disc

Medium Format Slide/Negative Scanning to digital images (@2400 dpi)

Applies to Medium Format slides and/or negatives.

  Price per Medium Format slide / negative $2.00
  add $1.00 / image for 3200 dpi  
  add $2.00 / image for 4800 dpi  
  Images archived and stored on CD $7.50 / disc
  Images archived and stored on DVD $15.00 / disc

Digital Slide Shows on DVD

Now that you've digitized your photos, turn them into a movie with background music and an opening title. This is a great option to share your memories with family and friends!

  DVD Slide Show Movie  
  Up to 250 digital images $50.00 minimum charge
  Each additional image $ 0.15 / image
  Each additional memory card or disc $ 3.00 each
  Custom DVD Slide Show — please see our Photo Montage packages

Document Scanning (up to 8.5" X 11")

  Save as digital image file (jpeg, gif, etc.) $ 3.00 / file
  Save as PDF $ 4.00 / file
  Scanned documents sent by e-mail FREE
  Images archived and stored on CD $7.50 / disc
  Images archived and stored on DVD $15.00 / disc

Photo Prints

Your images reproduced on semi-gloss or matte photo paper.

  Print Size Cost / Print
  4" X 6" $1.00
  5" X 7" $3.00
  8" X 10" $6.00

Capture Digital Image from Video

  Create digital image file (jpeg, bmp, gif, etc.) $ 5.00 each

Please note that video is low resolution compared to photographs or slide scans and will not produce high quality prints.

Transfer Digital Movie Files from Digital Still Camera to DVD

  Up to 20 minutes from one memory card or disc $30.00 min. charge
  Each additional minute $ 1.00 / minute
  Each additional memory card or disc $ 3.00 each

Please note that the picture quality is usually jumpy and poor.

Image Correction, Adjustment, Repair

  Straighten, crop images FREE
  Basic color, contrast corrections FREE
  Image adjustments $15.00 / image
  (red-eye removal; brightness/contrast corrections; color balance, sharpness adjustments; application of filters, effects)
  Significant image repair $30.00 / image
  (removal of scratches, spots, dust, tears, etc.)

Photo/Scanning Media Options

  Images archived and stored on CD $7.50 / disc
  Images archived and stored on DVD $15.00 / disc
  Additional CD copies $ 5.00 / disc
  Additional DVD copies $10.00 / disc
  Thumbnail Album of Your Images $ 5.00 / album
  Add text captions to photos $ 3.00 / caption
  Annotate (name) image files $ 0.25 each

Professional copies of your music, video or data on high quality DVD, CD, or tape media. MAXIMUM ORDER: 25 copies.

  Media Format  
  DVD-R $10.00 / disc
  DVD+R $12.00 / disc
  DVD+R DL (double layer) $20.00 / disc
  VHS Tape $10.00 / tape
  Mini DV Tape $10.00 / tape
  Digital8, Hi8, 8mm $10.00 / tape
  Beta $15.00 / tape
  CD-R $ 5.00 / disc
  Audio Cassette $10.00 / tape

Add-ons, enhancements to help you customize your video, audio or photo project to your specifications.

Custom Services

  Video editing $80.00 / hour
  Additional source tapes $ 5.00 / tape
  Screen tapes / films for content $80.00 / hour
  Project Preparation consulting $80.00 / hour
  Output project to DVD $15.00 / disc
  Output project to CD $7.50 / disc
  Output project to VHS $15.00 / tape
  Output project to Mini DV $16.00 / tape
  Output project to Digital8 $16.00 / tape
  Output project to Beta $20.00 / tape

Music, Sound Tracks

  Music you supply $ 4.00 / song
  Music we purchase on your behalf $ 5.00 / song
  Background music (from dac Video library) $ 0.50 / min.
  Projector sound effects $ 0.50 / min.
  Voice-over narration $ 0.75 / min.

Production Effects

  Standard Title screen $ 3.00 / title
  Custom Title screen $ 7.50 / title
  Scene transitions $ 3.00 each
  Advanced video & audio effects $10.00 each
  Text captions $ 3.00 / caption
  Add still images  
      - Add digital images $ 0.50 / image
      - Add scanned photos $ 1.15 / image
      - Add scanned docs $ 3.00 / image
  Add clips of film/video to a project  
      - Direct transfer (film) $ 0.30 / foot
      - Restorative transfer (film) $ 0.35 / foot
      - Videotape / camcorder $ 1.25 / min.
  Per minute of video on a single video tape  

DVD Authoring Options

  Standard DVD Menu $ 3.00 / menu
  Premium DVD Menu $10.00 / menu
  Custom DVD Menu $15.00 / menu
  Custom Chapter Points $ 1.00 each
  Standard Chapter Buttons $ 3.00 each
  Thumbnail Chapter Buttons $ 5.00 each
  Standard DVD Label FREE
  Premium DVD Label $ 5.00 / label
  Custom DVD Label $10.00 / label
  Creating Looping DVD $15.00 each
  Menu Background Music see Music, Sound Track

DVD / CD Case Options

  Slimline Case FREE
  Jewel Case $ 0.50 / case
  DVD (tall) case $ 1.50 / case
  Double DVD (tall) case $ 2.00 / case
  Custom DVD Case Insert $10.00 / insert

Rush Orders

15% Rush Order Fee, $20.00 minimum. Please call for info and availability.

We look forward to assisting you with your video, audio and photo needs!