Return to the deal

Discovery Media Productions, Inc. - Corbet - Terwilliger - Lair Hill

Film- or Video-to-DVD Transfers at Discovery Media Productions, Inc. (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

The Fine Print

  • Expires Jan 30th, 2013.
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Total number of transfers to be completed must be provided when scheduling an appointment. Production time is approx. 1 week; larger orders may require longer. Valid for transferring the following formats only: VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Digital8, miniDV, DV, or DVCAM and 8mm film or Super8 film (no sound). Videotapes longer than 2 hours or film transfers over the specified amount can be transferred for an additional charge. Extra fees for video editing and DVD menus.

Questions and Answers 26 questions

Q:

Does the transfer process harm the Super 8 film or the VHS videos? Will they still be playable afterwards?

Lynn O.  asked on  Aug 2, 2012

A:

No, the transfer process does not harm your film and/or videos and they will still be playable after transferring them to DVD and are returned to you along with the DVDs.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Aug 2, 2012

Q:

I have a box full of large 8mm reels from the 1950's and 1960's. I still have the projector so I will be able to viewing them by hanging up a white sheet. If there is part of some reels I don't want how do I figure that? And I want some of the small ones to be put together--is that possible? Irene

Irene L.  asked on  Aug 2, 2012

A:

Anything is possible! We recommend having each of them transferred to DVD first (and multiple reels can go on one DVD). Then if you decide you want portions removed, simply bring the DVDs back to us and we can edit them down to include just the segments you want (there is an editing charge). That way you won't risk damaging the reels by playing them on your projector as we clean and inspect each reel before we begin the transfer process.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Aug 2, 2012

Q:

I have 25 Super 8 reels with sound on most of them. Will we lose the sound when you do the transfer?

Lynn O.  asked on  Aug 2, 2012

A:

We have recently refurbished our Super8 equipment that handles the audio track although we currently do not have any Super8 reels with sound to test it (Super8 reels with sound represent the majority of film) .Sound processing is a multi-step process and is not covered in the Groupon deal, although you can purchase a Groupon deal and if we can process the sound on those reels, you would simply be charged the additional processing.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Aug 2, 2012

Q:

I have a lot to transfer. I saw you recommend someone buy 2 Groupon deals to cover...but I can't seem to be able to change the quantity to 2. Can I buy in two separate transactions then?

Marilyn R.  asked on  Aug 1, 2012

A:

Sorry but it turns out that you are only able to purchase only one deal through Groupon. If you do have a significant number of tapes or film reels to transfer, we will offer a discount of your additional tapes/films to those that purchase the $75 option. Please call us at (503) 892-1998 to discuss the details of your project.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Aug 1, 2012

Q:

I was wondering if this was something that could be done via regular mail? I am not able to get there, but would be willing to pay for shipping each way. Thank you

Jody H.  asked on  Aug 1, 2012

A:

You are welcome to ship your media to us but we highly recommend using a carrier service such as UPS or FedEx so that you have a tracking number and make sure to insure them if they are your only copies. Return shipping prices start at $12 but will depend on where they are shipped and the weigh of the total shipment. Please visit http://www.discoverymp.com/contact.php for our addresses (please use the street address for UPS or FedEx and the PO Box if you must use USPS).

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Aug 1, 2012

Q:

I have a bunch of tapes from a small video camera we no longer own, I assume they are 8mm. I have 12 of them. The Groupon covers up to 10, how much addititional would the extra 2 cost. As well as I have no way of editing these any longer so is there a way for me to go through them with you and cancel out somethings I may not want? Would that be part of the charge or extra cost? If extra, can you give me an approx range? Thank you!

Jackie C.  asked on  Jul 31, 2012

A:

Each additional tape not covered by the Groupon discount would be $20 each to convert to DVD. The simplest and most cost-effective way to edit out parts of the tapes would be to view the original DVDs and let us know the times from the DVD that you want taken out. Depending on the number of edits per disc and the total number of discs to edit, the cost would be about $25 for one disc or $20 each for multiple discs.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jul 31, 2012

Q:

I have mini DV tapes that I want transferred onto my computer so that I can edit them. If you transferred my DV tapes to DVD, would they be read-writeable so that I could copy and edit them?

juli H.  asked on  Jul 30, 2012

A:

Yes they certainly can if you have the correct software for doing so. Keep in mind that if you want to edit your videos later you might be better off to have them converted to a higher-quality file format, such as .AVI files, that are much more easily editable and can be saved to your external hard drive for easier editing.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jul 30, 2012

Q:

Do you transfer both video and sound on the VHS and VHS-C?

Jim C.  asked on  Jul 30, 2012

A:

Yes, the video and sound will transfer with the VHS and VHS-C conversions. Typically film reels do not have sound which cannot be converted but videotapes will always include the sound.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jul 30, 2012

Q:

I'm trying to estimate the foot-length of Super 8mm film I have. I'm not at home so I can't count them, but I'm guessing I have 10-12 of the small reels and 3-4 of the large reels (about 6-7" diameter each). How many feet do you think this is?

Allister J.  asked on  Jul 30, 2012

A:

Our website has a chart that may help you determine how many feet of film you have at http://www.discoverymp.com/film-transfers-faq.php. A small 3" reel typically has 50 feet and a larger 7" reel would have 400 feet.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jul 30, 2012

Q:

do you do Hi 8?

jody b.  asked on  Jul 30, 2012

A:

Yes, we can transfer regular 8mm tape, Hi8 and Digital8 in addition to VHS, VHS-C, etc.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jul 30, 2012

1 - 10 of 26 questions