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720p Pricing    Steps 1+2= Your Total.   No hidden or extra charges!
Please scroll down for specifications, examples & options.
16mm Full Resolution (1280x720p) examples from ProRes 422 file. Converted to JPEG (good quality) for the website.
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Alaska, Hawaii & International sent by US Postal Service
720p High
Definition Pricing
8mm or Super 8
per 50 foot reel/unit
Regular 8 or Super 8 sound film add $4 per 50' reel

16mm Transfer
Silent film: $0.25 per foot
Sound or Negative film: $0.29 ft
Composite optical or magnetic sound track.
$50 minimum transfer charge for 16mm film
720p High Definition
1. Film Transfer Price
2. Recording Media & Return Shipping
720p High Definition
General Information
Each second of film is enhanced by a state of the art digital image processors
    performing over 2 TRILLION calculations per second.

The goal of the 8mm, Super 8 & 16mm 720p transfer is to deliver:
Film transfers with improved sharpness, without distortion.
Film transfers with vibrant color saturation
Images with impressive grain and noise reduction
Images that look much better than standard definition and cost less than 1080p.
Images that scale to 1080p while still looking great.
Files that work with professional and higher end consumer software.
720p files that look better than most competitors 1080p files!
Files with visibly lossless compression and data rates that are easier to use.
Images that are more dynamic, expressing greater depth.
In focus images from film that is
slightly out of focus or slightly soft.        
            How is the 720p film transfer delivered to me?

720p Transfers are delivered on a USB 3.0 portable hard drive or flash drive.
Standard Definition DVD:  $19.95 holds 1 hour of film  (750' of 8mm or 1600' of 16mm)

High Definition Blu-ray: $34.95 holds 80 minutes of film (950' 8mm or 2100' 16mm)

1 Hour of film requires 30 GB of storage using industry standard ProRes 422 files
Files average about 5-20 minutes in length and are easy to work with.

ProRes 422 .mov files work with the following editing software:
Final Cut, iMovie, Sony Vegas Pro, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD, Adobe Premiere Pro,
Media Composer, Lightworks, Edius, Magix & many other editing programs.

We recommend Corel Video Studio Pro for PC users, it is easy to use &
FREE during the 30 day fully functional trial or around $50 to buy.

View the transfer with QuickTime and edit it (trim, cut, paste) with QuickTime Pro 7

Questions? Call 1-800-865-7172  Email:  
720p High Definition
Example files!
720p film transfers are much higher quality than
standard definition and lower cost than 1080p
Important Note: Not all film can be color corrected to this degree.   Initial camera settings, lighting, filter, skill of the camera operator & storage conditions  can have a major effect on your film transfer.
Options and upgrades
for your film transfer...

Click on the Second Pass Film Cleaning
graphic below for more details
8 & 16mm Film Reel Size Guide:
  Reel Diameter       Film Length    
 3 inch                   50 Feet   
 3.5 or 4 Inch                 100 Feet             
         5 Inch                 200 Feet          
          6 Inch                 300 Feet           
       7 Inch                 400 Feet        
       9 Inch                 600 Feet        
    10 Inch                 800 Feet       
   12 Inch               1200 Feet      
  14 Inch               1600 Feet     
If your reel is not full, please estimate the length
based on the above diameters.
All over payments are refunded!
Video delivered: 1280x720, Progressive, without pulldown (i.e. 18fps film = 18fps video file), 4:2:2 color
space, 10 bit, ProRes 422 mov files. ProRes HQ files are also available just call for details.

Since the files are progressive they will convert to future video formats better than standard definition
interlaced transfers. They will also make better still pictures than standard definition interlaced transfers.
Additional 720p High Definition Information: is the Consumer Division of Debenham Media Group.  Located in Pittsburgh, PA,  
Debenham Media Group has been providing, motion picture film and broadcast video services since 1987.

The goal of is simply to make great pictures, providing the best transfer available!  We
transfer all film on custom Ultra High Definition Rank Cintel film scanners. We scan at the same resolution
used for Hollywood features, 3k to 5k based on film format. This is better than just scanning at 720p or 1080p.

We also understand, that in many cases, you will be editing your films on your PC or Mac, and may choose to
do your own additional color correction, requiring as much of the original film detail and digital data as possible
to be present.

High standards & quality control are just the beginning of our core work ethic.  We adhere to strict broadcast
standards.  Being part of an existing production facility and studio, our staff is intimately familiar with broadcast
and production.  Our 35mm film commercials were viewed by over 1 million people each week -- consistently
for over 10 years!

At, we know your home movies are priceless and that you may have concerns about
shipping your films.  We have found that there is virtually no risk in sending your films.  Our client base is
broad, spanning all 50 United States, North & South America and Europe.  We recommend using a carrier
such as FedEx, UPS.   You will be able to track the shipment and always know the location of your films.  Some
clients prefer to overnight their films.  We are always happy to inform you when your film arrives.

You will find absolutely NO pushy sales people here.  We are just a group of people who really love making
great pictures!  Don't just take my word for it, read what some of our clients have to say.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project, we would be happy to talk with you.
Please give us a call at 1-800-865-7172.

Thank you for your interest in

Stuart Debenham
Founder & President
Debenham Media Group
416 Mill Street
Coraopolis, PA 15108
About Us
Frequently Asked Questions (General)
Frequently Asked Questions (Film)
What do you transfer?
We transfer motion picture film.  We specialize in Regular 8, Super 8mm, 16mm & 35mm film formats. If you are uncertain of what you have, confirm
it is on a reel, and look to see if it has sprocket holes (small holes along the edge of the film).  If it is on a reel with sprocket holes then we can
transfer it. We do not transfer copyrighted films, unless you're the copyright holder or have written permission from the copyright holder.

Do you transfer Digital8, Hi8, Video8 tapes, VHS or Slides?
No, unfortunately we do not transfer 8mm digital tapes, Sony Hi8, 8mm analog VHS or Slides.  We concentrate solely on motion picture film.  It is all
we do. Our experience in film is very deep.

How safe are my films?
Very safe.  We treat your film just like a new 35mm Hollywood print or historical film archive. When your films arrive, your order is checked in by an
experienced staff member, and placed in a work bin solely for you. Everything pertaining to your film transfer order is labeled and remains together
at all times from arrival, through transfer, until it is carefully packaged and shipped back to you.  We have never lost or misplaced an order.

How can I tell the difference between Regular 8mm and Super 8mm film?
The easiest way is by looking at the sprocket holes.  If you have both formats, look at them together, side by side (either the film or the leader).  
Super 8mm film will have much smaller sprocket holes. Sometimes you may not need to be concerned with this question.  It is very common that only
one format was shot as a different camera would have been required.  Also, if there is not a particular sequence you would like your films
transferred, you would not need to be overly concerned with this.  
Click Here to see different formats of film.

The 3 inch box of my Regular 8mm film says 25 feet.  Where does the 50 feet come from?
Yes, that little box does create some confusion.  However it refers to the film when it was originally purchased.  (See Illustration below)
Before your 8mm film was shot (exposed) in the camera, it was 25 feet of 16mm, or Dual 8mm Film.  The unexposed film reel would have been
inserted into the camera, then shot, exposing one side of 25 feet.  Once it ran through, it was turned around to run through a second time, exposing
the other side of the 25 feet.  Remember listening to audio cassettes?  It's the same idea.
When the film was processed (developed), it was cut down the center and the ends spliced together, making it 50 feet long.
What exactly does offer?
We offer a 100% digital, state of the art, motion picture film transfer on highly modified Rank Cintel Ultra High Definition scanners, to Hard
Drive, Blu-ray, and DVD.

What kind of turnaround time can I expect?
You can expect a realistic turnaround time of two to three weeks, or less from when we receive your film, depending on the current workload.  
In some cases, film orders are transferred the same day they arrive.   Call 1-800-865-7172 for our current turnaround time.

Do you offer Rush Service?
Yes.  If you need your order immediately, all you have to do is let us know when it will arrive and we will assign your order a priority status, with
a turnaround time of 3-4 days business days in studio. A nominal fee will be applied -- either $50 or 10%, whichever is greater.

Please Note:  If you require Overnight Shipping, an additional shipping premium will also apply. This will be determined by FedEx.  You can
supply a prepaid airbill, or use your FedEx or UPS shipping account number for overnight or express shipping.

Who are you? is the Consumer Division of Debenham Media Group, a professional production facility, specializing in broadcast video
and motion picture film, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

How long has your company been around?
Over 27 years.  And growing every year!   We intend to be around for some time to come.

How do I make payment?
We prefer payment by check with your order.  We do accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover. We do not invoice.  This is how we keep our costs
down and pass the savings onto our customers like you.  Checks should be made payable to:  DMG. International customers must contact us
prior to payment and make funds available in USD.

Do you guarantee your work?
Yes we do, 100%!  If there is any defect or issue with media you receive, let us know immediately.  We will do what is necessary to correct any
issue on our part. We cannot guarantee image quality when the defect exists on the film.

What level of quality can I expect?
High quality!  We provide a state of the art, 100% digital film transfer, using the same scanners Hollywood uses for their films.  Read about the
differences, and what makes better, find more detail on our
Scanning Process page.

What makes better than the other sites I see?
We transfer all film on custom Rank Cintel Ultra High Definition  Scanners.  We scan at the same resolution (3k to 5k) that Hollywood uses for
feature films.  You will not find a projector and camcorder set-up here.

What are your business hours?
Our administrative hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:45 am to 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Calls and E-Mails may also be answered in the evening
and over the weekend (hours vary depending on the current work log). We make every effort to answer each line personally, however from
time to time our call volume is high and you may receive our voice mail. Please leave a detailed message and we will return your call.

Are you the cheapest?
No.  But we are not the most expensive either.  For the quality we provide, we are the best solution.

How do I order/ send my film?
Simply print the Order Form, complete the information required, enclose a check for the total amount made out to:  DMG. If you have any
questions or concerns, please feel free to call us toll free at 1-800-865-7172.  We are here to help. For details on packing you film, please
see our Shipping Q&A.

Will you edit?
We transfer film in the sequence you provide.  We can remove black segments over 5 seconds in length.  We do not edit for content.  We feel
those decisions should be left in your control. Editing information can be found at  - Search for "edit with Corel Video Studio"

What should I be most concerned about?
Even if you choose another transfer site, avoid having a transfer done by someone operating out of their basement or garage, or a company
that will outsource your film to an unknown provider.

Debenham Media Group/ does not retain ANY backup of 720p transfer footage. The client should back up the data onto a
second hard drive immediately upon receipt of the hard drive.  Debenham Media Group only guarantees data on the drives purchased from upon receipt and immediate backup. After receipt and immediate backup the hard drive, the only warranty of the hard drive is
from the manufacturer of the hard drive.  Debenham Media Group does not warrant data on client supplied drives in any way at all.
Use of a client
supplied drive is at the sole risk of the client.
My 8mm film reels are larger than 3 inches, but not full.  How do I determine how much film is on the reel?
There are three ways to handle this.

First, you may be lucky to have a film reel that has length markings.  These markings usually appear on one side of the reel on a spoke.  You may
have to look closely at both sides of the film reel and at each spoke for the correct markings.  Length may be measured in m (meters) and ft (feet).  
They may also have time markings.  We would be looking at the length in feet.  The foot lengths are in increments of 50 feet (because the larger
reels were assembled from 50 foot reels, which is what our pricing discounts are based upon).  Then, in order to determine how many reels for
pricing this would be, simply divide by 50. For example 400 feet of film divided by 50 feet = 8 fifty foot units for pricing.

Second, measure the diameter of the film on the reel - not the reel itself, but from one end, over the center to the other end.  Then compare it to the
film length chart located on the Pricing Page.  If you would like to know the actual math, the first 3 inches would be 50 feet, the 4th inch would be an
additional 50 feet, then for every inch greater than 4, add 100 feet.

Third, call us with any questions or concerns, toll free at 1-800-865-7172.
One of our experienced staff members is always glad to help calculate your order and discuss the particulars with you.

What if I overestimate how much film I have or pay too much?
No problem.  We can let you know when your film arrives.
We will either send a refund check for any overpayment or apply it to additional copies if you like.  We let you decide.

How should I organize my films before sending them to be transferred?
Please..... Number the film reels and boxes in ascending order (1,2,3,4,5.....) with a pen or marker.
Start with the oldest films first and continue in chronoligical order to the newest films.

Please..... Only use whole numbers starting at one... Don't use fractions, decimals, letters, or dates  in your sequence.

Please......Never mix film formats, for example going back and forth between Regular8 and Super 8 film.
All Regular 8mm film should be first in your sequence and then continue the sequence with your super 8 film.

Please......Cover any hand written numbers on the film reel or box that could disrupt the transfer sequence.

Please......Do not use post it notes on the film reels or boxes, they will fall off and disrupt the film transfer sequence.

Please......Do not include any unprocessed film.  This means any film that has not been sent to and developed by a
chemical laboratory.  Since we are not a chemical lab, we will not be able to transfer unprocessed film.  Unlike
underexposed film, unprocessed film is completely dark and opaque when held up to the light.  If all of your film
is black or dark brown, and if light does not pass through it, then it is likely that your film is unprocessed.

If you do not follow the above guidelines we can not guarantee that you film will be transferred in sequence.

How do you return my original film?
We return your reels spliced together on larger reels with a 7-inch (projects < 400 feet) or 13-inch (projects > 400 feet) diameter.  We do not charge
extra for this.  Nor do we cut your film.  It is merely spliced together with a small amount of leader between reel segments, acting as a chapter
reference.  This is far better for film safety, as the film is not tightly wound around such a small radius (which becomes curled over time), rather it lies
in a more natural, flatter state.  Also, this is better for long term film storage, and takes up far less space than dozens of small reels. There is a $5
charge per reel if you would like us to return the film on your original reels.

Can I get my original film reels and boxes returned?
All empty reels and film boxes are returned with you finished film transfer.
Is it safe to send my films?
Over the years FedEx has proven to be a reliable shipper. If you are concerned about the return shipping of your films, we suggest 2 options:

1. Always select the "Signature Required" option on the order form. With this service, your film and media will not
be left without a person present at the physical address to receive and sign for your shipment(s).

2. Have us ship all of your digital media first, and we'll wait for you to confirm its arrival before we ship your film. If
you decide to take this option, you would have to pay two flat rate shipping charges.

How should I send my films?
We recommend using a national, insurable carrier such as FedEx or UPS. You are able to track your films & always know their location.

Is there anything special I should do when packing my films?
Film is durable, but we don't want to take any chances. If your film is in boxes, small plastic snap covers or cans, we recommend taping them
closed, so they do not open during shipping.  Make sure to number them with a permanent marker in the order you would like them to be
transferred. If there is no desired sequence, place your film in small plastic bags or envelopes and tape them closed.

You will want to select a box for shipping that your films will fit snugly into, without a lot of room to jostle around.  Add packing material like
bubble wrap or newspaper work best in any open areas, to give the box stability.  Don't forget to include your order form and check.  Use
packing tape to securely close the box.

If you are sending your film by FedEx overnight delivery, please note that the studio opens at 9:30am. Use FedEx "Priority Overnight" or
FedEx "Standard Overnight" for overnight delivery.
Do not send packages by "FedEx First Overnight" because FedEx will attempt to deliver the film before 8am and this will delay your delivery.

Will you let me know when my film arrives?
Yes.  You will receive an email by the end of the business day letting you know when we receive your film.

Will you let me know when my transfer is finished?
Yes.  You will be notified by email when your transfer is complete, along with your tracking number if shipping by FedEx.

How are my films and digital media shipped back to me?
We have a domestic Flat Shipping Rate of just $15 per project. If you have 35mm film, the shipping rates vary based on the amount of film.
Your original film and media are individually wrapped, then placed in a shipping box.  Our shipping boxes also make a great storage device
for your film. Most orders are sent via FedEx Ground, with Online Tracking ID. Smaller Orders (depending upon weight) will be sent via
US Postal Service Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

Canadian orders are sent by United States Postal Service / Canada Post at Cost + $5  ($15 minimum total shipping charge).

If you would like a Signature Required for your delivery, simply check the line on the Order Form and add an additional
$7.50 for the service. With this service, your film and media will not be left without a person present at the physical address
to receive and sign for your shipment(s).

Can you overnight my films?
Yes.  If you require Express or Overnight Shipping, please call 1-800-865-7172 for an appropriate quote.

I have a shipping account.  Can I use my shipping number?
Yes.  If you supply us with an addressed prepaid air bill for your FedEx or UPS account number, we will gladly ship your package
by Express or Overnight delivery.  A $5 packing fee will be added to your order total. We will not ship by ground service using
a client account number.
Frequently Asked Questions (Shipping)
Frequently Asked Questions (Film)
High Definition Blu-ray (80 Minutes): $34.95
Additional Blu-ray copies only $19.95 per Blu-ray

DVD (1 hour) from 720p Files: $19.95
DVD copies only $9.95 per DVD

Purchase raw digital files of your film transfer:
Add $50 plus one of the following options:
  • USB Flash Drive (1-15 Reels $30; 16-45 Reels: $45)
  • USB 3.0 External Hard Drive: $75
  • Provide your own USB 3.0 Hard Drive: $0