Welcome to Bluprint Cine and Video Transfers.        

Click on the buttons below to see services, prices and examples of our transfers. 

If you have any questions, call us 7 days a week on FREEPHONE 0800 085 4885.

 

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For over 28 years we have transferred film to more formats with consistant customer satisfaction and excellent picture quality.
We transfer CINE and VIDEO to DVD, MiniDV digital tape, portable hard drives and flash memory drives for customers editing films
using PC or MAC computers. Click here to see a selection of cine film we have transferred for our customers or call for a FREE DVD SHOWREEL.

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DVD provides convenient storage and easy access to your films. 
The Archival Gold DVDs we use are manufactured with a gold reflective layer and have an estimated lifespan of over 100 years. They are one of the most secure and reliable ways of storing and viewing your precious cine films. To find out more about how we enhance your films go to our transfer choices page.

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Our easy to use price calculators for Cine and Video makes it simple for you to choose the options you require. They calculate the price of each item and the total cost of your order - with no obligation.

Alternatively send us an Email with a photo of all your film reels to bluprint1@btconnect.com
If you include your phone number we will call you with a price quote over the phone or email if you prefer. 

 

THE CINE FILM TRANSFER PROCESS

Your films can be transferred to DVD for instant viewing 
or to an external Hard drive so you can edit your films
on your computer.

If you prefer, we can edit your films from your instructions.

If you are sending your films by post or courier, we will 
always inform you by email or phone when your order has arrived.

You can of course make an appointment to deliver 
and collect your films personally. 

We are located in south Hertfordshire,
near the M25 London orbital motorway. Address below.


Before transfer, your films would be cross-checked
against your instructions and then examined
on a film rewind bench.

Any films with broken splices or joins are remade.

Films then go through an ultrasonic cleaning process
to remove surface dirt and dust due to years
of film projection and storage. 

Colour, contrast and brightness levels are adjusted to improve the digital quality of the cine film image during transfer.

Although most 8mm film orders are silent,
they do sometimes have an audio track which is
transferred with the film.

The same applies to 16mm films with an optical
or magnetic sound track.



THE VIDEO TRANSFER PROCESS

Your videos can be transferred to DVD for instant viewing 
or to an external Hard drive so you can edit your films
on your computer.

If you are sending your videos by post or courier, we will 
always inform you by email or phone when your order has arrived.

You can of course make an appointment to deliver 
and collect your films personally. 

We are located in south Hertfordshire,
near the M25 London orbital motorway. Address below.

Before transfer, your videos would be examined to see
if they are in a workable condition.

This includes rewinding the tape and checking
the tape cartridge. 
 
We transfer by using a digital link for the highest
picture quality and time base correction
for higher image stability.

We also offer a video tape repair service that includes
tape splicing and cassette case replacement.

This allows us to transfer the tape to DVD or Hard Drive.


OUR ADDRESS IS:

37 KINGSFIELD ROAD,
OXHEY, WATFORD HERTFORDSHIRE, WD194PP


 

 

YOUR FILMS ARE UNIQUE - NEVER THROW THEM AWAY

Some companies will offer to store or dispose of your films and videos after transfer just to save on postage!

Our policy is that ALL ORIGINAL MEDIA is an important record of places,
family and friends and should be returned to you.

When you do decide to have your films or videos transferred we recommend that you keep your original films and videos for your children and grandchildren to discover.

They will then have the option of transferring them to the next generation of storage technology.

Our cine transfer prices INCLUDE ultrasonic cleaning, remaking broken film splices and restoration of damaged film sections.
After transfer your films are returned in archival bags with Silica Gel sachets to keep your films dry.

The history of the moving image has taught us that images on film and video were sometimes considered to be of no interest and subsequently destroyed without consideration of their value and importance in the future.
 

A POTTED HISTORY OF THE MOVING IMAGE

As a famous american cinema newsreel once said, 'Time marches on'  
and so does technology.

From the birth of photography with the production of the first permanent photographic image produced by a process called 'photoetching' in 1822
to the latest digital stills and High Definition video, new technology
has always strived to produce the best visual record of our history.

With the advent of motion pictures, the flickering image on a white screen
was perceived as magic for many people, there are even stories of audiences frightened of the sight of a steam locomotive on screen, travelling towards them.

For the first time in history, a true moving representation of the world 
was available to everyone.

Live television commenced in the UK during the 1930's with the BBC. 
Some of those live broadcasts were preserved by pointing a film camera 
at a studio monitor and recording the image off the screen.

The late 1950's saw the introduction of  industrial sized 
Quad reel to reel video, recorders for television.

Many of the programmes we remember from the 1960's and 1970's were recorded on video but due to the high cost of videotape at that time,
many tapes were erased and reused.

When film became available in the form of Standard 8mm and Super 8mm,
a unique worldwide archive was created for future generations, reflecting the 
daily life and times of the last sixty years.

In 1986 we started our service of transferring cine film to video.
 
Back then, we copied film to VHS and Betamax tape as they were the only medium of choice for people who wanted to watch their cine films on TV.

With the advent of digital DVD, previous customers started to send us their 
films for us to re-transfer them to DVD, replacing the original VHS copies.

Over the years we have transferred many unique images such as Edward VIII opening a Hospice in the 1930's, 1960's footage taken by an American soldier in the Vietnam war, Alan Wicker on location in the 1970's and original film of the Beatles arriving in London in a transit van.

Now in 2015, super 8mm film is still available to buy and is used by production companies in broadcast programmes for that distinctive film look.