1.877.FILM.DVD or 1.877.345.6383

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Home Digital Film Transfer:
Regular8 Film To DVD
S
uper8 Film To DVD
16mm Film To DVD
Digital Slide Transfer:
35mm Slides
and
Photographs
Digital VHS Transfer:
VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, MiniDV
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Other Items

 
 
Christmas 2008 deadline


Demonstration DVD or Free Film Test Transfer!

Email us your contact information and we will send you a
Demonstration DVD within two business days.
-or-
Send us a sample of your film and we will transfer up to 50 feet to DVD and
ship it back to you for free!

Digital Transfer Regular 8mm Film, Super 8mm, 16mm Film to DVD and MiniDV
Now Available!  Please ask for a demonstration DVD.

We now offer a free demonstration DVD that shows examples of the transfers we offer.  If you are interested, email your name and address to information@cjstechnologies.com and we will send you a copy.

Pricing and General Questions Answered

 

Accepted Payment Methods:

We accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover.  We also accept PayPal payments, money orders, personal, corporate and cashier checks.  We collect payment upon shipment of your DVD(s).  If you are a corporate, university, or government customer, we can  send you an invoice at shipment but we will retain possession of your original materials until we receive payment.

Project Turn Around Time

You can expect your project to be completed within 2-3 weeks of our receipt of your materials. We process projects in the order in which they are received, with some exceptions. Sound film projects can sometimes delay delivery time. Also projects with 1500' or under will typically be processed more quickly. Many times these projects will be completed within one week of our receipt.

Delivery of AVIs on Hard Drive

In addition to your TV DVD(s), DV AVIs on data-DVDs, MPEG-2s on data-DVDs, and MinDV Masters we can provide you with your AVI files of your film transfer on an external hard drive. There is a $30 charge for this. You can either include a drive of your choice with your film shipment, or we will sell you a high-quality drive at cost. See the details and benefits of this on the film transfer technical page.

New Offering For 2008!

We are extending the offer of a 20% discount off film transfers if you want the AVIs on an external hard drive only.

Click Here For Details!

 

We have a $100 minimum on all projects.  Click here for more details.

 Film Transfer Pricing

 
8mm Film Transfer (Regular and Super)

Silent Regular 8mm and Silent Super 8mm

Reel Diameter Film Length (ft) Time Per Reel

Sound Super8 and Sound Regular8

3" reels

50'

3m 42s
3m 18s

$10.00 per reel

 

Super8 sound film is twice the cost of silent

       We have to charge double for this service because transferring sound film is a two-pass process.  Since we only perform frame-by-frame transfers of the film images, we cannot capture the sound at the same time.  Because of this, synchronization issues arise.  We place a great deal of importance on the quality of our transfers, so using any old projector to capture sound would be inconsistent with our process.  To ensure the highest quality sound transfer, we have developed sound capture machines that run at an exact speed using modern motor technology.  After the audio is captured, a CJS editor aligns the film and sound tracks, giving you lip-synchronized film.

     This is the only sound service we offer because it is the only process that will give you the excellent film clarity of a frame-by-frame transfer with lip-synched sound.  Most competitors cannot offer a frame-by-frame lip-synched product.  They would more likely use inferior units such as GOKOs or Elmos which are not frame-by-frame and yield poor results when compared to our transfers.  The quality of our sound heads is also better than those in telecine units we've encountered.   We have customers that say "finally I've found someone who can actually do sound film properly."

     You can choose to have your sound film transferred as silent film if you wish.  This will avoid the sound fee.

5" reels

200'

14m 48s
13m 12s

$34.00 per reel

 

7"reels

400'

29m 36s
26m 24s

$63.00 per reel

 

 
16mm Film Transfer

Silent 16mm ($0.15 per foot)

Reel Diameter Film Length (ft) Time Per Reel

Optical Sound 16mm

3.5" reels

100'

4m 24s

$15.00 per reel

 

16mm sound film is twice the cost of silent

       We have to charge double for this service because transferring sound film is a two-pass process.  Since we only perform frame-by-frame transfers of the film images, we cannot capture the sound at the same time.  Because of this, synchronization issues arise.  We place a great deal of importance on the quality of our transfers, so using any old projector to capture sound would be inconsistent with our process.  To ensure the highest quality sound transfer, we have developed sound capture machines that run at an exact speed using modern stepping motor technology.  After the audio is captured, a CJS editor aligns the film and sound tracks, giving you lip-synchronized film.

     This is the only sound service we offer because it is the only process that will give you the excellent film clarity of a frame-by-frame transfer with lip-synched sound.  Most competitors cannot offer a frame-by-frame lip-synched product.  They would more likely use an old telecine machine or just give you the sound on a separate CD, which is absolutely useless.

     You can choose to have your sound film transferred as silent film if you wish.  This will avoid the sound fee.

 

5" reels

200'

8m 48s

$30.00 per reel

 

7" reels

400'

17m 36s

$60.00 per reel

 

  • The minimum price for digitization is $100.00.  Click here for more details.

  • Additional copies of DVD's are available for $12.50 per DVD. Large quantities of copies are available for a lower per-DVD cost.  See the additional copy costs below.

  • Prices include cleaning.

  • We only charge for the actual amount of film that is on a reel.  For example: If you have a 7" (400') reel and there is only 200' of film on it we will charge you $34.00.  We charge in 50' amounts rounding up.

  • Rush service is available on most film projects.  Click here for more details.

 

 Other Film Project Upgrades:

Music: $25.00 per DVD
     We have an extensive collection of royalty free music.  This collection includes classical music, piano music, and classical piano.  The cost for adding a soundtrack of our royalty free music to your project is $25 per DVD.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for themed music like Italian music, outdoors music, etc.
     We can accommodate customers wanting "name brand" music.  This requires paying licensing fees to the correct people to make it legal.  We can take care of all of this for you. 
You can provide us with music CDs that you have compiled, MP3 files or music CDs that you have purchased.  The price for custom music compositions varies from project to project.
     All audio on our DVDs are encoded in AC3 to ensure the best quality of audio and to allow up to 90 minutes of film or about 2000 slides.
Review Upgrade: $100.00 per DVD + the cost of conversion
       This option is for people who have a lot of film, slides or photos, but don't have the time, equipment, or interest in reviewing all of them prior to beginning a DVD transfer project.  We will create a review DVD containing your film/slides/photos/negatives and menu titles from your film boxes and send it to you.  You will then review the DVD and e-mail us with the menu titles corrections and the changes in the order that the films play on the DVD.  We will then reorganize your films, create new menus, and send the customized DVD to you.

     There are 4 main advantages to this option:

  • You get 2 DVDs--1 review DVD and 1 final DVD.
  • It saves you the time and trouble of reviewing your films.
  • It eliminates the chance that your films will be damaged when you view them with a projector.
  • Your DVD will be exactly how you want it.

This option is available within 60 days of the customer's receipt.  After that a surcharge may apply.


     Minimal changes to a DVD can be made for less than $100.  Please contact a CJS representative by phone, mail or email.  For this we would prefer email or regular mail.  Discretion is up to CJS Technologies LLC as to what the review upgrade charge will be.  You will be contacted with this price prior to any work being done.

For example: If one or two menu/chapter titles need changing due to film being incorrectly labeled or illegibility of titles, we wont enforce the $100 review upgrade fee.  A typical charge would be $25.00 + 12.50 for the DVD.  This would get you the changes and a new copy of the corrected DVD.  Copies of this new DVD can then be purchased at the normal DVD copy cost.

Additional Copy Costs:
 
Price of additional DVD copies

 

We archive all of our customers' projects at our facility so if you ever lose your DVD or need extra copies, we can make them without you shipping us anything.
DVD Copy Cost: Includes Casing and Labeling
Less than 10 DVDs $12.50 ea
10-30 DVDs $10.00 ea
31+ DVDs $8.00 ea
Example...  You have a project that takes 3 DVDs of film.  
     If you need 1 additional set copy (3 DVDs) the price would be $37.50.  (3 x $12.50)
     If you need 4 additional set copies (12 DVDs) the price will be $120.00. (12 x $10.00)
Price of additional MiniDV copies (or Digital8 tapes)

$20.00 ea

  • $20.00 per MiniDV tape or Digital8 tape
  • Each MiniDV contains at most 62 minutes of non-speed corrected film footage.  After the film is speed corrected there will be at most 100 minutes of film per MiniDV. 
MiniDV Digital8

Price for additional copies of the DV AVI and MPEG-2 discs $8.00 per disc
$8.00 per DVD of AVI footage.  If a full set of AVI discs is needed, we will include the MPEG-2 files on DVD at no extra charge.  90 minutes of MPEG-2 files can fit on 1 data-DVD disc.

Each DVD of DV AVI contains at most 20 minutes of film footage.  So figure $8.00 per 20 minutes of footage.

Return Shipping Methods: 

$15.00 and Up

       Depending on your location relative to ours, we will return all of your materials (Films, DVDs, and MiniDVs) with the most appropriate shipping method.  Your films will always be shipped with a tracking number that allows CJS Technologies and you to monitor your package's trip back to you.  Please see our shipping page for more information.
    Various shipping methods such as Overnight, Ground, or Postal Service are available at your request.

 

Rush Service Charges

     We offer a 5-day or faster rush service for most projects.  The rush fee itself is 30% of the total project cost or $200.00, whichever is greater.  The rush fee is in addition to the project cost.  This applies to ALL rush jobs with no exceptions.

 

 

$100 Project Minimum Details

     We will enforce a $100 minimum on all film projects.  We do this because completing a film project isn't as simple as running film through one end of a machine and having a DVD pop out the other end.  There is a substantial amount of overhead with any project.  It's just part of having your film done properly.

     The minimum charge of $100 includes only the price of digitizing the film.  It does not include shipping, music, a review upgrade, or any additional copies of any kind.

     If a customer decides they do not want to pay the minimum charge after we have received their project, we will gladly ship the project back for the actual cost of shipping the package back.

 

 

 
 

For information on our pricing and services, please email us at information@cjstechnologies.com

 

CJS Technologies
3201 S. 6th St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Phone (Toll-Free): 1-877-345-6383
(1-877-FILM DVD)
Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

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CJS Technologies will not be held responsible for typographical errors.