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DBP
02-04-2012, 09:03 AM
We have a few reels of black and white home movies shot in the 20s-40s that have not aged well. Can anyone suggest a place that can restore and scan these?

ic-racer
02-04-2012, 11:43 AM
I have some film to sent here (http://www.mymovietransfer.com/) but I have not yet sent it. So I cannot comment on the quality of the transfer.

Wayne
02-04-2012, 01:33 PM
I would bet any medium or major city near you will have a place to digitize them. My city of 85,000 does. Don't know about "restoring" anything.

Paul Cunningham
02-04-2012, 01:42 PM
Does anyone know who does the work for Costco's service? I haven't explored pricing yet, but am curious. Paul

ME Super
02-04-2012, 01:55 PM
If the place you use does not do a restoration, see if they can give the files back to you as lightly compressed AVIs (such as DV avi or MJPEG avi). DVD is MPEG-2 and if you try to restore it then reburn to another DVD, you'll reduce the quality as MPEG-2 is a lossy compression method, just like JPEG is lossy.

ME Super

bob100684
02-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Does anyone know who does the work for Costco's service? I haven't explored pricing yet, but am curious. Paul

It's done by YES-Video. Quality for DVD transfer is fairly decent, they do seem to attempt to color balance things, but do not offer a restoration service at least via costco.