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The Widescreen Centre are now offering a service for the transfer of Standard-8 (regular-8), Super-8 and 16mm to the growing popular playback format of DVD.
They can also produce DVD copies from any existing VHS or S-VHS video tape, in addition to the three film gauges detailed above. Taking advantage of modern technology you have a choice of either 'Digital Quality' with a maximum running time of either 30--minutes or 60-minutes, or what the Widescreen Centre term 'Very Good Quality' with running times of either 90 or 120-minutes.
These transfers have been exhaustively tested on current DVD players from Panasonic, Sony, Pioneer, Philips and Marantz. However the Widescreen Centre warn that equipment playback cannot be automatically guaranteed.
Availability and pricing
Digital Quality up to 30 minutes - 33.14
Digital Quality up to 60 minutes - 57.99
Very Good Quality up to 90 minutes 82.84
Very Good Quality up to 120 minutes 99.41
The Widescreen Centre have two branches, in London (tel: 020 7935 2580) and Nottingham (0115 945 5459). Their website is www.widescreen-centre.co.uk .