8mm movie film & Video Tape To DVD, Dayton, Ohio

Curtis Media Transfer in Huber Heights (near Dayton) Ohio.

Curtis Media Transfer
7089 Suite A, Taylorsville Rd
Huber Heights Ohio 45424

8mm film transfer, video tape transfer, reel-to-reel tape transfer, cassettes, LP & 35mm slides transferred to DVD or data files. Questions about video & recordings call 1-800-617-8273.

Thank-you very much for visiting our site. We are Curtis Media Transfer, a family owned and operated film and tape transfer lab  located in Huber Heights, Ohio.
We have been doing this since 1999. During those 18 years we have become very good at what we do  and do it for less than the big box stores. We also can boast that all work is performed here by us.  We outsource nothing.  So we can take pride and responsibility in the work we perform.

Just a short list of people we have done transfers for…

  • The National Parks Service
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Parris Island Marine Base
  • John Hopkins University
  • Numerous colleges and universities
  • Most important is the thousands of individuals &  families who get to hear the youthful voice of a departed father,  or relive the joy of  Christmas day…1955.

We specialize in transferring:

  • 8mm movie film to DVD, Blu Ray  or data.
  • Super 8 movie film  to DVD, Blu Ray  or  data.
  • 16 mm movie film DVD, Blu Ray  or  data.
  • Magi-Cartridge to DVD, Blu Ray or data.
  • VHS to DVD
  • VHS-C to DVD
  • Video 8 (8mm) to DVD
  • Hi 8 (8mm) to DVD
  • Digital 8 to DVD
  • MiniDv to DVD
  • Reel-to-reel tape (audio) to CD, MP3 or WAV.
  • Cassette tape, including mini and micro  to CD, MP3 or WAV.
  • Records 78, 45, 33 1/3 RPM  to CD, MP3 or WAV.
  • Video tape repair
  • Cassette repair

We can transfer your media to…

  • Audio CD (reel-to-reel, cassette & records.)
  • Data CD (reel-to-reel, cassette & LP audio files. )
  • DVD (Video tape, 8mm films, Super 8, can also be used as data disc.)
  • Flash Drive (Audio files, 35mm slide files.)
  • External hard drive (All video,  all audio & slide files.)
  • Mp3 for download (Reel-to-reel. cassette & records.)

Please check-out our Services page for more information about your specific media type.

You can also count on our team of experienced technicians to provide you with professional & friendly service. Please take a moment to read some of our testimonials; you will read first hand that our quality and customer service are second to none.  Your satisfaction is always guaranteed and we strive to make certain every customer is a happy customer. If you would like to talk to someone just call 1-800-617-8273 anytime during our normal hours. We are always happy to help you out anyway we can.

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Reasons to choose Curtis Media Transfer:

  • Over 16 years experience
  • Easy to understand pricing
  • All of our work is 100% guaranteed
  • All of our work is performed by us on site
  • High quality transfers using pro quality equipment
  • Long lasting (100 years) Taiyo Yuden CD’s & DVDs
  • Bulk discounts available
  • Copies for friends and family just $7.95 each.
  • 30 day back-up for safety & re-orders of your films, cassettes, reel-to-reels & 8mm films
  • Data on flash drives available for audio transfers
  • There is no extra or hidden cost
  • No minimum order
  • Call us toll free at 1-800-617-8273
  • All U.S. Veterans & active get 15% off


8mm DVD

8mm to DVD Pricing

3 inch (50′) 8mm to DVD $9.00
5 inch (200′) 8mm to DVD $36.00
6 inch (300′) 8mm to DVD  $54.00
7 inch (400′) 8mm to DVD $72.00

Silent film only
Return shipping is $11.00 per order.

Output options include:
  • DVD Movie.
  • Data on your external hard drive.
  • Duplicate DVD(s) for family & friends just $8.00

8mm to DVD

Why Choose Us?
  • Priced by the foot not by the number of discs needed.
  • 8mm to DVD using a high quality  frame by frame method.
  • All 8mm films cleaned with emulsion cleaner/lubricant before transfer.
  • Long lasting (100 year) Taiyo Yuden DVDs.
  • Over 15 years experience.
  • All U.S. Veterans get 15% off.
  • Copies for friends & family just $8.00 each/or copy them yourself (No copyright lock placed on disc.)
  • 30 day back-up on site for safety & re-orders.
  • No minimum order.
  • We perform all the work in-house by us.
  • Your satisfaction is always guaranteed
  • We do our best to work with special deadlines.
  • Always friendly and professional

Determining the cost

Determining the cost to have your 8mm or 16mm film to DVD can be confusing. The reason is most transfer shops, including us, charge by how many feet of film we transfer. But you are at home looking at a dusty box of 8mm or 16mm reels thinking…

I have no idea how many feet of film there is in that box!”

We understand that. So we want to spend a minute showing you how to estimate how much it will cost to have your 8 or 16mm films transferred to DVD or Blu-ray. It’s all in the size of the reel. There are three basic and most popular reel sizes. Three inch, Five inch and Seven inch. Most likely your reels will be one of these sizes.

8mm to DVD

The Three Inch Reel (50 feet of film)

A three inch reel measures three inches across. It should fit in the palm of your hand.
This, the smallest of the reels, was how the films came back from the processing plant. This is the amount of film a camera could hold at one time. They are about 4 minutes long. 20-22 of them is 1 hour of video and will fit onto one DVD.

Full, a 3″ is $9.00 to transfer to DVD.  That’s 18¢ times 50ft = $9.00. If you are going the Hi-def route it would be 22¢ times 50ft = $11.00.

High–definition transfers have to come on Blu-ray disc for them to play high–definition on your television. They will hold two hours of footage or around 30 3″ films.

The Five Inch Reel (200 feet of film)

A five inch reel measures five inches across. It is the middle child of the film family. It should be the same size as a CD. (A CD case is 5″X5″) These reels are about 200 feet or 4 three inch films spliced together. Four of these reels will fit onto a DVD and make a 1 hour video. This reel full is $36 to transfer to DVD. 18¢ times 200ft = $36.00.

8mm to DVD

The Seven Inch Reel (400 feet of film)

The seven inch reel is the biggest reel most 8mm projectors would allow for. They measure seven inches across. They can hold full 400 feet of film or eight small reels. Two of these will fit onto one DVD and provide 1 hour of video. These reels were created by someone splicing small reels together. You might even find several small empty reels in the same box. One of these large reels full is $68  to transfer to DVD. 18¢ times 400ft = $72. For hi-def 22¢ times 400ft = $88.

You will never pay more than your estimate.

When your 8mm, Super 8 or 16mm films arrive here we will estimate how much film you have and send you an invoice via email. As we transfer your films our computers will calculate how many feet of film are really transferred. If our estimate was too high we will adjust it to reflect the actual feet of film transferred. If it was too low, we will let the invoice stand as it is. So you never have to worry about paying more than our estimate.

8mm to DVD

Other things to consider

  • Duplicate DVDs for family & friends are just $8 each
  • Please number your reels in the order you would like them to appear on the DVD
  • Include a short title for the DVD on order form
“Are my 8mm or 16mm films too old to be put on DVD?”

8mm film was first introduced to the public in 1932 and we have transferred 8mm films from as far back as 1936 with no problems. There is one thing however that can cause your 8mm films to be non-transferable:

Vinegar Syndrome: Vinegar Syndrome is the name given to 8mm film that have started the decay process. If you have 8mm movies that have Vinegar Syndrome you will know right away by the strong smell of vinegar. This does not mean that if your 8mm movie reels smell like vinegar we can’t help you. Your 8mm films could be in the early stages of decay and can still be transferred to DVD. What the smell of vinegar should mean to you is; put your project higher on your to-do list. Time is running out for 8mm movies with Vinegar syndrome.

Bath time!

We clean all films with emulsion cleaner before running them through our machines. This is to give you a better transfer and to protect our machines from dirt, mold and dust.

Phone 1-800-617-8273
Local    (937) 938-5928
Email Info@curtismediatransfer.com

 8mm to DVD


Video Tape to DVD

Video Tape to DVD $18.00 each tape.

Return Shipping $9.95

We transfer VHS, VHS-C, Video 8, Hi-8 and MiniDV. Your tapes will be transferred to 100 year archival grade DVD’s. Our convenient one price for “everything on it” means you don’t need to know how long your tapes are to get an accurate price quote. Bulk discount after 15 video tapes (10%) then again after 25 video tapes (15%) All U.S. Veterans get 15% off.

Questions? Call us at 1-800-617-8273
Why Choose us?
  • High quality transfers using pro quality equipment.
  • Long lasting pro grade, archival grade, Taiyo Yuden DVDs.
  • All U.S. Veterans get 15% off.
  • Copies for friends & family just $8.00 each.
  • No minimum order
  • 16 years experience.
  • Your satisfaction is always guaranteed.
  • Special deadlines are not a problem.
  • Always friendly and professional.
  • We print directly to your new DVD at no extra cost.
  • Our convenient one price for “everything on it” means you don’t need to know how long your tapes are to determine how much the transfer will cost.

16mm Film to DVD

You could call 16mm film the big brother of 8mm film. Twice the width and twice the picture equality. Like everything we transfer 16mm film is transferred right here in our lab and not sent out. Keep in mind that 16mm came silent and with sound. We can only transfer the silent version.
3″ reek $10.50
4″ reel $18.00
5″ reek $38.00
6″ reel $63.00
7″ reel $76.00

Reel-to-Reel to CD

Reel-to-Reel (Audio Tape) To CD
Contents transferred to digital, cleaned-up & burned to CD
3 inch reel-to-reel tape to CD $30.00
4 inch reel-to-reel tape to CD $35.00
5 inch reel-to-reel tape to CD $40.00
6 inch reel-to-reel tape to CD $41.50
7 inch reel-to-reel tape to CD $45.00
10.5 inch reel-to-reel tape to CD $55.00

Reel-to-Reel (Audio Tape) to Data
 Audio transferred to MP3 file (128 kbps default) or WAV (lossless) Price Same as  reel-to-reel pricing above.

Special Editing
Tapes combined, content removed or other changes made.
Price add $10 per tape edited

Preview Samples
Small MP3 sample of up to 5 tapes sent by email.

Tape Baking
Professional tapes from the mid 70’s to Late 80’s may have “Sticky Shed”. Baking fixes tape for transfer.
Price: Free

Cassette Tape Pricing

Standard Cassette to CD
Audio transferred, tracked & put on archival grade CD
Price $18.00

Mini or Micro Cassette to CD
Audio transferred, tracked & put on archival grade CD
Price $18.00

Standard Cassette to Data
Audio transferred to MP3 file (128 kbps default.) or WAV (lossless).
Price $18.00

Mini or Micro Cassette to Data
Audio transferred to MP3 file (128 kbps default).
Price $18.00

Cassette Repair
Repair broken cassette.
Price $20.00 (We do not repair mini or micro cassettes.)

Cassette Tape Editing
Combine, change, omit unwanted content, special requests
Add $15 per tape

Slide & Photo Scanning

35mm Slides to JPEG file (600 DPI)
Price $0.50 per slide or photo

Camera or SD Card to DVD Pricing

Digital Movie Camera or SD card to DVD
Transfer content of your digital movie camera or SD card to DVD Price $20.00 for each disc needed.  (1 disc holds 2 Hrs videos.) 

LP, 78 or 45 RPM Transferred to CD

LP (33 1/3) RPM Record Transferred to CD
Cleaned and transferred to digital, then put on CD
Price $18.00

45 RPM Record Transferred to CD
Cleaned and transferred to digital, then put on CD
Price $8.00

78 RPM Record Transferred to CD
Cleaned and transferred to digital, then put on CD
Price $22.00

LP, 45, 78 to Data
Audio transferred to MP 3  file (128 kbps default) or WAV (lossless) .
Price same as regular pricing (see above).

Second Output Option

Second Output Option
Have your media transferred to 2 different outputs at time of order. Price $10.00 per tape/film.

Second Output Options

  • CD  used for audio or data.
  • DVD used for video or data.
  • Flash Drive used for data. Either you provide or we provide (Extra $16.00 for 8 GB if we provide). Flash drive can only hold files less than 4GB unless we format them to NTFS.
  • External Drive you provide.
  • Download data from our server. Size limit: less than 50 GB.
  • Email (For small files only. Some email services may not allow this).

DVD Copies
Duplicate DVD for family or friends. This is beyond the one that comes with the transfer.
Price $8.00 each.