Doug D., W______ Video Productions, Pittsburgh, PA 17 February 2009
We are very happy with the transfer of our 16mm film project to 1080p HD.
You brought back colors that were missing in our old Betacam SP master of
the same program, which really brings the picture to life. The custom HD
resolution of 1560x1080 allows us to re-format the program for HD with less
resizing, thus maintaining a higher resolution master. The overall picture was
sharp but not harsh. We especially appreciate the QuickTime raw file-based
masters you delivered on hard drive. As a professional production company,
we have been looking for reasonably priced, high quality film transfer for
reformatting older films to new HD technologies, and you have provided it.
Joseph J., Houston, TX 19 November 2008
Thanks for getting the transfer done so quickly. I have received the films and USB drive and
all looks good. I have backed up the files to another hard drive. I have done a quick look at
each file and so far so good. Thanks so much for your work. I have shared short clips with
my family already and they play them over and over laughing and reliving fond memories.
Richard M., Brooklyn, NY 24 November 2008
Overall I am quite hapy with the work you did, and
suffice to say I will recommend your company, and
when the opportunity comes up I will use your
Andrew N., Brooklyn, NY 8 February 2009
The transfer looks GREAT! Debenham Media
Group did a fantastic job transferring a lot of old
and partially damaged 8mm film to HD. The HD
files looked amazing. And they did it for a good
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Lars K., San Francisco, CA 11 March 2009
Now that I've spent all my free time over the last four days watching
the movies and making DVDs from the files, I have some feedback
that I thought you might be interested in. First of all, the transfer
quality is superb. The picture quality is astounding, especially
considering the age of the films. Great job on that! Although the
sound quality is somewhat hit-or-miss (no doubt due to the effects of
age and demagnetization), I'm still just happy with the fact that you
were able to extract any audio at all. Again, very nice work. Thanks for
doing such a good job on my dad's movies. He would have been very
Shepard S., Auburn, NH 8 May 2009
Just a quick note to say we received the transfer assets yesterday and the results are stunning. I'm glad we
did this transfer to get the best we can out of these 8mm artifacts. Short of travelling back to 1970 with a
Super-16 gated Bolex, this is the best it gets. Thank you! You recall how difficult it used to be to achieve 1:1
correspondence to eliminate pulldown and interlace artifacts. This process circumvents all that. Brilliant!
Augusto A., New York, NY 17 June 2009
Thank you so much for a great job on the
transfers. The footage looks really great,
especially considering how damaged and
discolored the original reels were. I am very
pleased with the result. I had used many other
places for Super 8 transfers and your services
are by far the best in terms of quality.
Customer service is also fantastic. I already
shared your info with a couple of friends and
will be happy to refer any of my colleagues to
Don B., Wheeling IL 23 July 2009
I received the hard drive yesterday. It has been
backed up. The digital version looks great.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Juliet F., Nipomo, CA 26 October 2009
I just watched the first DVD out of the five that you transferred from our families'
16mm films. It started in 1955, so it was fun to watch films from so long ago. You did
a super job of keeping the films in time order and it was a pleasure to watch. I was
actually surprised at how clear the movies were, given that they were stored for
such a long time. Thank you also for all the good advice you gave while we were
trying to get this done, for keeping us informed of your progress and for sending
the films, hard drive, and DVDs back so quickly. I am really impressed with your
Randy D., Oakton, VA 3 September 2009
You folks are FANTASTIC! Thank you so much
for the great job you did on my ancient films.
You can be absolutely sure I am telling all my
friends (and at my age, I have many with
Alan D., Bow, WA 4 September 2009
I am not sure you remember me, but I sure remember you. In my original e-mail to you, I
indicated that I had done quite a bit of research as to what I needed to do with my Mom
and Dad's old home 8mm movies. I told you via e-mail that my Mom paid to have them
professionally copied to VHS tape. I am not sure how they did it, but they copied at the
wrong speed, and the film was horrible and totally unwatchable. I knew there had to be a
better way. My mother's 75th birthday is in two weeks, and as a present to her and my Dad,
I decided to get the films copied the correct way, and in a digital format that I could share
with my eleven other brothers and sisters. I must confess that I was totally shocked when
you called me personally to address all my concerns as to digital format, transfer method,
delivery method, lighting issues, color issues, and the cleaning of the films. Obviously
anything like this from the 60's is fragile, and in most cases irreplacable. These were the
only movies my parents could afford to film as they were raising 12 kids and the film would
have been prohibitive. We are lucky that they spent precious money on this! You
addressed every concern I had, and for that my family thanks you! I found a nice easter
egg in the copy you made as parts of our films were edited out in the VHS tape so it would
fit on the tape. I am seeing some of this for the very first time, and these parts have not
been viewed for 30 years! The colorists did a SUPER job, and I personally thank them for
Carole T., Madrid, NM 13 October 2009
Thank you very much for your professional and excellent
service in transferring my Dad's old home movies. I
viewed the movies on hard drive. It was great!
Everything worked fine. I had not been able to watch
those movies for a lot of years. It was so nice to see them
again. You did a great job on preserving the quality of
Gideon H., Israel 15 September 2009
The films and the disks arrived safely to Israel. The
disk is readable and the quality seems excellent.
Thank you very much for your professional service.
Jeanne P., Norman, OK 10 November 2009
I received my digital media several weeks ago and I am very
pleased with the results of your work. It is so re-assuring that
these precious memories are now preserved for the future of
our family. What a gift you have blessed me with. Thank you
John G., North Bangor, NY 13 March 2010
The transfer turned out very nice. I am glad we did the high
definition transfer, it maintained the original character of the
film. My uncle was excited to see film of himself and his
marine friends in Cuba over 40 years ago.
Tag P., Meridian, MS 22 March 2010
Thank you for a job so well done. I am very
impressed with the quality of the work.
Mark E., Clifton, NJ 15 April 2010
My family is absolutely ecstatic with the fantastic job your company did
with our 16mm reels. Look at these comparison shots here of the old
VHS transfer we had done many years ago.
The quality difference is unbelievable. The other company didn't even
get the 18fps to 30fps conversion correct, so we were used to watching
our home movies at the wrong speed. Everybody was running! The VHS
copy also had some of the film cropped off, not to mention horrendous
Thanks for your attention to detail in every part of my HD job. We'll be
sending you some additional 8mm reels, and I'll definitely recommend
your company to my friends.
Tag P., Meridian, MS 22 April 2010
Once again, you have exceeded my
expectations. I very much appreciate the
quality of your work and the care you took
with my originals. I will gladly recommend
your company to friends and colleagues.
Brock L., Brooklyn, NY 27 June 2010
I'm just writing to thank you for the fantastic work on our transfers, and for
recommending the HD. The transfers were breathtaking. We screened a 70
minute edited film off a Christie 2K in a 300 seat theater and it looked simply
brilliant. The audience loved it and they were quite vocal in telling me how vivid
the image looked and felt....they said it transported them back in time.
Thank you, and I look forward to working with you in the near future.
Dr. Arnold L., Greenwich, CT 17 June 2010
I received the hard disk and movies. I can
see the difference between standard transfer
and high definition. I easily transferred the
data to my quad core iMac and am working
with it in iMovie. Absolutely worth the extra
$300 for the high quality transfer. These
movies are priceless. I will keep you in mind
for my future film transfer and pass my
satisfaction with your work on to my friends,
who are faced with similar decisions.
Patrick B., Bryceland, LA 11 October 2010
My wife and I watched the two DVD discs made from the High Definition film
transfer last night. Your company did an excellent job. I'm looking forward to
sharing these memories with my five brothers and sisters, and with my
mother. Seeing my dad again brings us an indescribable feeling - I am
grateful for that.
Please let Brian know that his color work was exceptional. He even pulled
out images of my brother's honeymoon which apparently were terribly
If anyone asks, I'll be sure to recommend your service.
Carl F., Phoenixville, PA 25 October 2010
Many thanks for another job well done. The DVD-
rendered media looks great. I was very pleased at
the color saturation of the transfers.
I am preparing another group of films to be sent out
to you later this week.
Gil B., Redlands, CA 29 June 2011
I've been looking forward to the delivery of my movie transfers for a few weeks. I had paid another company to do them
about three years ago. They promised high definition, frame-by-frame transfer. About half of the films had to be shipped
back to them because of improper framing, fibers in the film gate, and inferior quality. About half of the re-do's had to be
re-done. The worst, though, was that the quality was so inconsistent throughout. It was impossible to edit the movies
because the color balance on the scenes varied so much. I finally lost track of which file went where, and just gave up in
At the time, the company had not developed any workflow for Mac computers. I had to figure it out myself and send the
information to the owner to help him out. Doing so didn't help me, though. The files have sat unedited on a portable hard
drive. I never even wanted to begin the arduous job of assembly and editing. Thus, I was very eager to see if your company
could improve on the previous attempt.
I have nearly finished transferring the files to my computer and the scenes that I have checked looked beautiful! I know that
there were wide variations in exposure and color balance on the filmstock - curse me for buying Dynachrome film in the 60s!
The transfers look great, though! They are well framed, free of film-gate debris, and evenly balanced. I still have a lot of
work ahead, but your excellent work will make it easy, if not enjoyable.
I really had to save up to pay for the job, but I believe I got what I paid for. And having taught for 35 years, and running a
business for the last ten, I know that the premium price does not always equal premium work. It appears that with your
company, though, it definitely does. Well done!
Thanks to all of you for helping preserve very precious memories. I can't wait to edit the scenes and share them with my
family! A big pat on the back for a well-run company that delivers on its pledge. And to the unnamed technician who
transferred my films, THANK YOU!
Kenji T., Rocky Ford, CO 29 April 2011
Last night the transfer that you did for us was
used on the new digital projector prior to the
feature movie. All went well and the attendees
for the reopening of the Grand Theater
enjoyed seeing the old advertisements. Thank
you for your quick and excellent work on the
Ray U., Hinckley, OH 9 May 2011
Thank you, by the way. The transfers to
video are awesome!
"The audience loved it,
and they were quite
vocal in telling me how
vivid the image looked
and felt....they said it
transported them back
- Brock L.
"My family is
ecstatic with the
fantastic job your
company did with
our 16mm reels."
- Mark E.
"I have shared clips
with my family already,
and they play them
over and over laughing
and reliving fond
- Joseph J.
"It is so reassuring
that these precious
memories are now
preserved for the
future of our family.
What a gift you
have blessed me
- Jeanne P.
Stuart K., Mount Tabor, NJ 7 December 2011
I recently sent you our old family 8mm film to be converted to
digital. We were very concerned about this conversion
because of the age and condition of the film. I am pleased to
report that we have received the DVDs and uncompressed
video files and are thrilled with the results. The High Def
video looks much better on the wide screen plasma TV than it
ever looked on the film projector. Many of the problems with
the film such as faded color and underexposed segments
were corrected to better than the original.
I highly recommend your service to anyone looking to
preserve family heirloom film for the next generation.
Peter Sereny, BSEE, CICA, M.D., FLMI 3 January 2012
Founder, Director, Amkai LLC
I would like to thank you for the prompt, efficient,l and
excellent work you have done digitizing more than one
hundred 8mm movies I have. Prior to engaging your
services, I looked around for alternatives, but found you to
be the best. I was correct in my assessment, and would
highly recommend your services.
"The results are
stunning. Short of
travelling back to
1970 with a Super
16-gated Bolex, this
is the best it gets.
- Shepard S.