Digital Transfer Rates

If you do not qualify for TAMI's free digitization program or do not wish to participate in the online video library, our trained digitization technicians can transfer your film and video for a fee. See below for our rates or click here to download a pdf copy.

Film Transfers

16mm, 8mm, Super 8 - $0.25 per foot
Price includes:

  • New film leader attached to head and tail of reels
  • Inspection for damage
  • One-pass cleaning
  • Transfer of 16mm audio (if applicable)

Film repair - $35 per hour in addition to the per foot rate. We will contact you with an estimate prior to performing any repair work.

Don't know how much film you have? You can estimate using these guidelines:

8mm Film
Reel Size Length if Full
3 in. 50 ft.
5 in. 200 ft.
5 3/4 in. 250 ft.
7 in. 400 ft.

16mm Film
Reel Size Length if Full
3 1/2 in. 50 ft.
10 1/2 in. 1000 ft.
14 in. 1800 ft.
15 in. 2300 ft.


Still not sure? TAMI can provide an estimate for a $20 fee.

Video Transfers

VHS, 8mm - $30 per hour of videotape
3/4", BetaSP - $35 per hour of videotape

What Do You Get Back?

Film and video is captured using the DV codec standard and saved in the .AVI digital video format. You can receive your digital copies on a DVD or a hard drive that you provide. The first DVD is included in the transfer fee, additional copies may be ordered for $15 each. TAMI will store your digital files on our server for 90 days, after which they will be deleted.

All items (films, videos, DVDs, hard drives) will be shipped back to you via USPS media mail in customer-supplied packing materials. The cost of shipping will be added to your invoice.

For more information or to place an order, please contact us at: info@texasarchive.org or 512-485-3073.