Services
Texas Film Round-Up
Learn about our free digitization program, including eligible formats and participation requirements here.

Digitization Services for a Fee
In addition to the Film Round-Up program, we provide digitization and transfer services at competitive rates. Whether a personal home movie or moving images from your institution’s archive, your materials will be handled with the utmost care during the inspection, cleaning, and digitization processes. By choosing to digitize your films with us, you are supporting our educational mission to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas' film heritage.

Digitization Rates by Format
Film
Standard High Definition (720p)
Full High Definition (1080p)
Super 8, 8mm, 16mm
$0.35 per foot
$0.40 per foot
Prices include new film leaders attached to the head and tail of reels, inspection for damage, one-pass cleaning, and transfer of audio (when applicable).

Video
Standard Definition (SD) 480p
VHS
VHS-C
S-VHS
MiniDV cassettes
8mm tapes (Hi8, Video8, Digital8)
$25 per hour of videotape




Betacam SP / SX
Betamax
Digibeta
½" Open Reel
¾" U-Matic
$35 per hour of videotape





8mm Film Reel Size
Feet of Film (if full)
16mm Film Reel Size
Feet of Film (if full)
3 inches
50 feet
3 ½ inches
50 feet
5 inches
200 feet
10 ½ inches
1000 feet
5 ¾ inches
250 feet
14 inches
1800 feet
7 inches
400 feet
15 inches
2300 feet

Additional Fees
Set-Up
Set up fee for all digitization orders is $25.

Film Repair
If film repair work is needed, TAMI’s rate is $35 per hour. We will contact you with an estimate.

Transcoding
If you need a file format other than .mp4 (film) or .avi (video), TAMI’s transcoding fee is $25.

Digital Transfer for Your Collection
TAMI will transfer your digital files to a USB 3.0 portable drive. The cost of the portable drive will be included in your invoice.

Additional Transfers
If you need copies made to more than one portable drive, the cost for additional transfers is $15 each.

Return Shipping
Your collection and portable drive will be mailed to you via USPS. The mailing cost will be included in your invoice.

Place Your Order
For additional information or to place an order, please contact us to review your collection, needs, and timeline.

Licensing
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is an independent, educational non-profit organization, not a stock footage house. We work extensively to discover, preserve, and provide access to Texas film and videotape that would otherwise be lost through decomposition or neglect. Our ever-growing online library features thousands of moving images, including home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial films, and more.

To Submit a Request
To inquire about licensing clips for use, please email a completed Request Form to
info@texasarchive.org.

All licensing proceeds go towards our expenses of storing, digitizing, cataloging, and preparing digital files.

Don't be a digital pirate.
Copying digital content without permission is stealing. When you illegally download content, you are negatively affecting every person who worked in creating, preserving, and researching these archival materials.

Preservation
Odds are high that you have some sort of audiovisual media in your home, and these films, videotapes and DVDs are fragile and vulnerable to decomposition. From VHS copies of Hollywood films to those 8mm home movies of the great-grandparents and Hi-8 videos of the kids, this guide offers some simple and inexpensive steps you can take to ensure that your media will last a lifetime.