transfer rates are designed using a sliding scale that maximizes
value based upon the volume of film that you submit for transfer.
The more film you submit, the lower the rate. Pricing is based
on three elements- setup fees, footage, and shipping- and is divided
into two tiers- cumulative and comprehensive. All pricing is based
on the estimated total footage of your film, and you are only
ever charged for the actual amount of film that is transferred.
There are also charges for certain extra services, such as additional
DVD copies, that are listed separately. All of these are explained
below, but as always if you have any questions or would like a
personalized quote please call or email me via the information
on the "Contact" page on this website. I will be more
than happy to answer any and all of the questions you may have.
All prices listed are in U. S. Dollars (USD).
fees are established on a cumulative scale and apply to both tiers
of pricing. The fees cover the labor and materials involved in
preparing your films to be transferred and processed after the
transfer is complete. Setup fees include charges for inspection,
repair, cleaning, lubricating, and leadering your films, various
material- expendable resources, unleadering and repackaging of
your films, and menu creation on your DVDs.
total overall savings for setup fees charged on four hours of
film is 25%, so it's a good idea to submit films in larger quantities
to get better rates. Again, these fees are cumulative which means
that setup for the first hour is $30.00, setup for the second
hour is $25.00, making the total for two hours of film $55.00.
rates are charged per foot of film contained on your reels. The
footage on your reels is precisely counted by the telecine equipment,
so you are only charged for the amount of film your reels contain-
not an average of what they should or could contain. Charges
for footage are calculated cumulatively for smaller orders and
comprehensively for larger orders, so again it is recommended
that you submit more film to maximize savings.
Cost Per Hour
Average Cost Per Hour in the chart above is based upon an estimate
of 800 feet of film per one hour running time. These charges are
cumulative, meaning that four hours of film will be charged $.15
per foot for the first two hours, and $.14 per foot for the second
projects involving seven or more hours of film are charged a comprehensive
footage rate, meaning that each hour of film is charged at the
listed rate, starting with the first hour. This tier of footage
pricing offers the greatest savings, so I urge customers to take
advantage and submit larger orders.
Cost Per Hour
SIZES AND RUNNING TIMES
is a chart that can be used to estimate how much film your order
will include. This data is based on the original Kodak specifications
for reels. Please note that your reels may contain more or less
film than is listed in this chart. You are only ever billed for
the actual footage on your reels, so for instance if you have
several 5- inch reels that are not quite full you know that they
will run and be charged for less than what is listed below.
sizes are determined by the actual diameter of the reel, so it
is very easy to use a ruler and a calculator to figure estimates.
As always, you are welcome to use the information on the "Contact"
page to request a quote. Please have information regarding reel
sizes and quantities on- hand.
additional services are offered including extra copies, transfers
to VHS cassette, and re- transferring of MiniDV masters to DVD
or VHS. They are listed in the chart below. These services are
not offered specifically in any of the packages that are listed.
To request Extra Services via the Online Ordering system, simply
add them as a note on the order form page. For example, just type
"2 extra DVD copies" into the "notes" window.
Track For DVDs Or VHS Copies*
note about the audio track. Because of royalty, licensing, and
copyright infringement issues musical soundtracks for your videos
are not available. Instead, I offer a "movie projector"
audio track that gives you the actual sound of a projector running
film. Several clients expressed that the "missing element"
of their transfers was this all- too- familiar sound, so I decided
to offer it as an additional feature. Believe me, it really does
add to the experience of viewing your films!
the present time, no international orders are being accepted for
film transfer services. This is due to the fact that I am currently
producing NTSC video only, and am not able to easily operate in
the PAL format used in other countries. That, coupled with shipping
issues, means that I am only accepting domestic orders at this
are several free sample videos that are made available to give
you an idea of the video quality offered at Far Q Pro. As mentioned
on the FILM
TRANSFER INFO page on this website, video compression is a
major concern when considering the quality of any video. The clips
below have been rendered to the Windows Media Player format (.wmv)
for easier handling on the internet. Please note that this file
type is not considered to be of "DVD quality".
samples are offered as a FREE DOWNLOAD. Simply click on the link
associated with any of the clips and the download should begin
automatically. Please note that "pop- up blockers" within
your internet browser may interfere with the download process,
and you may need to give explicit permission to allow the downloads.
These video clips are arranged by internet connection speed- for
ease and speed of downloading- but you are welcome to all three!
Q PRO SAMPLE VIDEO 1
Supply store fire, downtown Duluth, MN May, 1968. Super 8 film.
Watch for the "little rainbow" that appears early in
the clip, when a stream from a fire hose stikes the building.
There is a beautiful burst of color! Includes an audio track of
a Bell & Howell Super 8 Design 346A projector.
Q PRO SAMPLE VIDEO 2
the scenes" at the Ringling Bros. Circus, Duluth, MN September,
1967. Super 8 film. Tigers, elephants, and sea lions "backstage"
at the Duluth Arena. Includes an audio track of a Sankyo Dualux
Q PRO SAMPLE VIDEO 3
ore carrier R. E. Webster makes her way into port at Duluth, MN
in September, 1967. Super 8 Film.