Pictures to Digital offers easy and convenient services to transfer your old media into digital formats. Conveniently located in Soho Cafe in Carmel, we make digitizing your vintage videotapes, film reels, photos, slides, negatives, albums and audio tapes a breeze. The ordering process is easy! Simply drop off your materials with our helpful and knowledgeable staff and we'll get to work creating our our magic. When your order is ready, we'll let you know by phone or email.
Pictures to Digital is a small company only staffed by experts in what we do-
Absolutely! All original media is returned to you after your order has been processed. For 8mm & Super8 film orders, the film is cleaned and spliced as needed and returned on the original reels you provided.
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, and Paypal.
Every order varies and depends on the type and amount of materials you would like transferred. Please also refer to the page that relates to the type of media you have to be converted to digital format. Examples of some common orders might include:
3 VHS tapes: Transfer to DVD $69.97
3 three inch film reels: Transfer to DVD $24.00
100 slides: Transfer to DVD $99.00
250 photos: Transfer to DVD $155.25
Again, the cost of each order depends on the amount of materials you would like transferred.
Absolutely! We offer video transfer to video files in your choice of either AVI or MPEG for all videos. To get your videos as files, you will need to provide a portable hard drive or a USB flash drive large enough to hold the files or you may purchase a suitable hard drive or USB flash drive from us. Pricing for the transfer is the same as transfers to DVD. Purchase of a hard drive or USB flash drive, if needed, is separate.
Please note that we only recommend video files on a hard drive or flash drive for individuals who wish to cut/splice/edit their own video at home. Hard drives are not a good long term medium to store any files you intend to keep for long term. Please see the FAQ about “How long does storage media last?”
Please contact us for further information regarding video transfers to files at firstname.lastname@example.org
The amount of time it takes to carefully handle and transfer your materials depends
on the amount of materials you submit and their original condition and the current
volume of orders being processed at the time you bring in your order. At Pictures
to Digital, we hand clean materials for dust, scratches, repair minor damage and
color correct. The level of repair depends on the type of media (tapes, film, photos,
slides, and negatives) and the quality of the original materials. There may be cases
where we cannot make improvements due to these factors. This process takes time but
ensures the highest quality product. Most orders take 14-
We can repair videotapes if the ribbon is snapped or wrinkled or if the case is broken. When we repair a wrinkled ribbon, the footage in that section will be lost. We charge $10 per tape repair.
All work is performed in our studio lab. Nothing is ever shipped away to a third
party, ever. We are the experts and we do everything in-
At Pictures to Digital, we are continuously striving to improve our media transfer
process and increase the types of media we accept. If you have a special media format
that is not listed on our web site, please contact us to see if it can be transferred.
We can be reached at 317-
We are capable of transferring professionally produced work, but we must follow the US Copyright Laws when converting all media types to digital.
If you have a content recorded or photographed by a professional, you must obtain their permission for us to convert it. Orders containing copyrighted material which are not accompanied with a signed copyright waiver will not be processed. Please contact the photographer or videographer to obtain permission in writing. If needed, please contact us for a waiver form which you can provide to your photographer or videographer. All waivers should be written by the photographer or videographer and must mention the title or the content of the material. We do contact photographers and videographers when their copyrighted content is presented for conversion to digital.
No. We do not offer transfers of copyrighted commercial material.
Yes. Your new DVDs will play in almost all standalone DVD players today.
On your personal computer, you can play the DVDs on your DVD drive. If you have difficulty playing your DVD on your computer, contact us for assistance.
Often, we find that our customers are not aware of how long various storage media will last. And, contrary to what many of us believe, most all digital media will fail in relatively short periods of time. We could write an entire web page on storage media alone!
First, let’s state, we offer M-
Here is the short of it:
A final note about data storage: If you asked an archeologist what he/she would choose
to store pictures for a 1000 years, they would likely tell you that rock lasts longer
than anything. Think: rock carvings, cave drawings and stone tools. The M-
Ordering is easy.
After you decide which items you want converted, we recommend organizing some of your materials, if you want a slideshow from pictures or if your have multiple reels of 8mm or Super8 to make into a movie.
We are happy to accommodate special requests! Bring in your materials and let us know what you need.