Film Conversion to Digital Estimator

Estimate Your Order - Film Calculator

Just measure the diameter of your reels and enter the number of reels you have based on the size. Then select your master format below to estimate the cost of your film transfer.

Film Reel Comparison

8mm / Super 8 film (silent) Qty Est. Minutes Line total
3" reels (50 feet) 0 $0.00
4" reels (100 feet) 0 $0.00
5" reels (200 feet) 0 $0.00
6" reels (300 feet) 0 $0.00
7" reels (400 feet) 0 $0.00
16mm film (silent) Qty Est. Minutes Line total
4" reels (100 feet) 0 $0.00
7" reels (400 feet) 0 $0.00
12" reels (1200 feet) 0 $0.00
16mm Sound film (optical) Qty Est. Minutes Line total
4" reels (100 feet) 0 $0.00
7" reels (400 feet) 0 $0.00
12" reels (1200 feet) 0 $0.00
Estimated Total Minutes   0
Master Format Required Qty Amount
0 $0.00

There is a $20 film minimum plus the cost of the master format. For files, you can choose a USB thumb drive or Digital Download (additional cost). Additional charges apply if each reel is exported to a separate file. Estimated cost is based on reels being full to normal capacity. Your total cost may vary. Prices are based on a maximum of 120 minutes per master format (DVD, MP4 file, and Blu-ray). There may be additional charges for film not on reels and unusual formats. Sales tax not included.

The MVP Difference:

  • All film transfer orders are done here. We do NOT send your priceless films across the country for some other company to convert.
  • Frame-by-frame conversion (no film flicker, no projectors) Film Conversion Coupon
  • SD and HD conversions (DVD, MP4, Blu-ray)
  • FREE basic color correction
  • No Charge Editing to remove bad sections of film (details below)
  • No setup charges
  • No charge for different size film reels
  • FREE background music
  • Custom menus and button links on Menu DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Custom printed disc faces
  • Lastly, the thing that makes MVP different is our personal attention. We understand how important your memories are to you. We are happy to help with special requests to protect and preserve your film.

16mm Sample - This black and white footage of high school football films is from 1979.


DVD with Menus - Each DVD will have an opening title menu with navigation and include Play and Chapter buttons. Chapter buttons will allow you to view a small image of each reel and let you start at just the scene you would like to view. Includes custom movie box case. $49 per master disc (up to two hours)
DVD (Autoplay) - There's no menu, title, or navigation. When inserted the video will just start playing. $19 per master disc (up to two hours)
MP4 File (480p) $19 (up to two hours)
MP4 File (720p) $60 (up to two hours)
DVD Duplications $6 (quantity discounts available)
Add custom text to DVD Scene buttons $10 per menu (8 buttons on each menu)
Add titles to video $5 each
USB thumb drive or Digital Download of files $12
You can also use this Film Conversion Form to help plan the details of your film project.

Film Memories Preserved

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Here are clips from two different Globetrotters films. The first film is of the Globetrotters performing on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in 1966 (color). The second clip is of the Globetrotter Magic Circle from a documentary about their trip to Europe (black and white).

EVEL KNIEVEL - This short clip of the motorcycle daredevil is from the early 1980's. Famous for his ramp-to-ramp jumps and attempted Snake River Canyon jump, he also made personal appearances like in this Montana parade.

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER - Though not great quality, this film is of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a motorcade. The film was shot near Lafayette, Indiana in 1962. It's amazing to see how close people were to the president. The person shooting the film appears to be within feet of him!