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Debenham Media Group.
The Mission of is to provide North America's highest quality
8mm, Super 8 & 16mm film transfers directly to hard drive, DVD & Blu-ray.
We use modified Rank Cintel Ultra High Definition scanners with
High Definition Optics.
Film is enhanced with the
High Definition DMG Color Corrector by our skilled colorists.
Questions?  Email or Call 1-800-865-7172
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1080p High Definition
We offer 3 qualities of 8mm, Super 8, & 16mm film transfer.
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Highest Quality
720p High Definition
High Quality - Lower Cost
Standard Definition
Good Quality
10 bit 4:2:2 ProRes
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 and 16mm
home movies or 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 cost.

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 remembered.

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 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 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 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.