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Since our founding in 1987, Debenham Media Group has remained on the cutting edge of film
scanning technology. We are constantly improving our state-of-the art scanners to produce the
highest quality 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film transfers. While we always strive to innovate our
technology, our staff stays committed to providing you with helpful and friendly customer service.
Our clients range from professional filmmakers to university archivists to consumers who are
looking into converting 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm home movies and professional films. Regardless
of your level of expertise, we provide all of our clients with a high quality transfer using the same
method that Hollywood studios use to transfer their blockbuster feature films. Where most other
companies offer color correction and supervised scans at a premium cost, all of our Standard
Definition and High Definition transfers are scanned by professional colorists using our
custom-built Ultra High Definition Rank Cintel scanners and color correction technology. These
scanners will not damage your film like a projector can. Projectors can burn or scratch your film
over time. Our machines do not use a hot bulb, nor do they stop and start your film on
each frame. Our scanners don't even claw at your film's sprocket holes. Instead, they run your
film with smooth, continuous motion while the scanner transfers each picture pixel by pixel.
Our entire production staff have university degrees in film, video, or television production. We
realize how invaluable and irreplaceable your films are. When the film arrives in our studio, our
receiving department goes through your order and makes sure that all your film is accounted for.
Once we receive the film, we e-mail you to let you know that the film has arrived safe and sound.
We also go over your order form and specifications. If we have any questions regarding your
project, or if we estimate that your final cost will exceed your expectations, we let you know
upfront. We will never begin your project until we are sure that you have an expectation of its final
We then prepare your film for transfer. We splice your film onto 13-inch archive reels in the
sequence that you have assigned. These 13-inch archive reels prolong the life of your film by
reducing the curl of your films. While we prep your film, we also repair any deteriorating or
incorrect splices, and we clean your film using our Kodak particle transfer rollers - all at no
additional cost to you. The rollers lift dirt and dust off of your film without the possibility of
scratching or damaging your films in the process.
Once your film is prepped, one of our professional colorists is assigned to your project. They will
work on your project (and your project alone) during the entirety of the scanning process. While
they transfer the film, they will also enhance the picture quality using our custom-engineered color
correction technology. With this technology, old faded film can come back to life with enriched
color. Details once lost to underexposure can be seen with increased brightness. Your films will
look significantly better transferred with our Rank Cintel machines than they would on
a projector. In fact, many of our clients report that their films look better than they ever
We put every effort into producing the highest quality pictures from your film and providing your
old movies with a full restoration. Whereas other companies often transfer several old media,
like magnetic tape or still slides, we focus solely on engineering new, innovative technology for
transferring film. Most of our technology has been created in-house. We have developed our
scanners to exceed the resolution of 8mm, 16mm, and even 35mm motion picture film, so that
you get the maximum amount of detail out of your home movies. Since scanning more initial
data means compression is possible without sacrificing image quality, you don't need
professional computer software to enjoy the benefits of a High Definition film transfer.
We are also at the forefront of scanning sound film. Our equipment is constantly being updated to
optimize 16mm sound (both optical and magnetic) and Super 8 Sound. In fact, we are one of the
only facilities in the world that can transfer Regular 8mm Sound film using professional scanners.
Our sound heads are at the cutting-edge of technology, and optical tracks are scanned by laser.
Our colorists are skilled in getting the most out of analog soundtracks.
Once we have scanned your film, we record it onto your choice of media. When choosing your
recording media, it is helpful to think of your film in terms of data. More data means more quality.
A hard drive stores the most data, which is why we highly recommend transferring your movies
to one of our portable USB 3.0 drives. Your films will be formatted for PC or Mac as ProRes 4:2:2
.mov files ready to play on QuickTime and edited on iMovie, Correl Video Studio, Final Cut, Adobe
Premiere, or many other editing programs. We can also record your film to DVD or Blu-Ray in
addition to hard drive. While DVDs and Blu-Rays are great for simple viewing, recording to disc
applies additional compression to your data. By transferring your movies to a hard drive, you can
store much more data from your project, while also having the freedom to edit your films,
rearrange scenes, and add in titles and music.
Once your transfer is complete, we calculate how much film was transferred. Our colorists
remove prolonged sections of your film that are completely blank, so you are not charged for any
blank footage. You are only charged for film that is scanned. If you pay for your order by check,
we send a refund check back to you for any overpayment. If you pay by credit card, the card will
not be charged until we have completely finished your transfer and know the exact charge.
Before your film is returned to you, you will also receive an e-mail to let you know that the transfer
has been completed.. You are also provided with a FedEx tracking number so that you have a
clear idea of where your film is and when you can expect it to be delivered.
Whether your film represents your life's work or your family's memories, we realize its importance
to you, and we take our obligation to its preservation seriously. That is why apply the same
careful and rigorous process to all of the films that we transfer in our studio. We are confident
that we can provide you with the highest quality film transfer available - so much so that we
provide a Free Sample to prospective clients.
We service all of North America, and we welcome any international orders as well.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding a prospective project, we encourage you to email
us at email@example.com or to call us at (412) 264-2526 or toll free at 1-800-865-7172.
We have no salesman on our staff, just helpful technicians who are happy to answer any
questions and give you further details regarding our process.