|We want to earn your trust. The only way for us to earn your trust, is by being as forthright and accessible as possible. You will never be rushed by any member of our staff.
Your questions are important. We will always take the time you need, to discuss any questions you may have, and address all of your concerns. We enjoy educating our customers.
I see several other methods available. What are the differences?
Our film transfer on Rank Cintel scanners is by far superior. Don't just take our word for it, shop around. Several of our competitors admit that a Rank transfer far surpasses their capabilities. Others are not so forthright. Here is a description of the different service types that you will find:
|Best Method (Our Method):
Rank Cintel modified Ultra High Definition Scanner
This is what Hollywood uses for their motion pictures!
All film is digitally scanned at resolutions substantially higher then 1080p as it runs through the scanner. Unlike a film projector, there is no heat from a light bulb, no stopping and starting your film on each frame, no pressure plate that can scratch your film, and no unnecessary handling of your film. A highly sophisticated optical gate acquires the images from the film, which are then adjusted and refined digitally, pixel-by-pixel.
What makes MyMovieTransfer.com the best?
We go even further. Your film transfer will be on a Rank Cintel Turbo 2 scanner with MetaSpeed. We offer a pixel-by-pixel film transfer. Additionally, you benefit from our newly designed High Definition Optics. Our skilled scanner operators or colorists, constantly monitor your film while it is being scanned, continually monitoring your light levels, similar to a scene-by-scene transfer. Our colorists use the High Definition DMG Color Corrector to make the necessary color, and brightness adjustments to the red, green, blue, white, black, and mid tones (gamma) of your film. The level and depth of color correction that can be done as the film is being scanned is simply impossible with other transfer methods.
|Please read more detail about how we digitally scan
your films with our Rank Cintel scanners: Transfer Method.
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|The Worst Methods:
Projector & Camera
Is just that. Projecting your film onto a wall or screen, then recording off the wall with a video camera.
Film Transfer Box.
Same as above, instead of a wall, it is achieved in a box with a mirror. Something you can find at a Wal-Mart.
Another device with a motion picture projector and a video camera. Usually a surplus RCA-TP66 from a local television station. Local TV stations used these to project movies, and filmed news stories from the 1950's to the late 1970's. They were fairly reliable but never produced great pictures. All the TP-66s were replaced by the 1980's when television stations received all movies for broadcast on video tape. Those videotapes were much higher quality film transfers done on Rank Cintel telecines usually in Los Angeles or New York.
Anyone who cannot explain exactly what they are doing with your films.
They may say it is a proprietary secret, but we would recommend caution. There is no reason why they cannot explain how their process works without giving you "secret" information.
Similar to a film chain. Uneven illumination and hot spots in the transfer. Optical problems.
Frame by Frame
Very similar to Projector & Camera. Instead of running your film, each frame is projected, captured with a camera (hopefully digital), then linked together like a chain. If they are using a projector bulb, you risk damage to your film. The heat from the bulb can damage your film if it is left on too long, which can be only a few seconds.
|"I have to tell you that I was amazed at the sharpness and clarity of the transfer. I was really floored from the first few seconds because the colors really jumped out."
- Tom S.
|"Prior to using your group,
I had some film transferred by another company, but the transfers that you did for me proved how superior your technique is - there was no comparison in the color quality and stabilization."
- Cathey W.
|"I can't believe the clarity from a 50-year old 8mm film."
- Jim J.