Get high quality transfers of all your precious memories, whether they're on 16mm, 8mm or Super 8 sound or silent movie film, 35mm slides, or video tape. Shokus Video does it all...and at VERY affordable prices! Whatever the job - large or small - we can do it. We transfer to both video tape and DVD, and our turnaround time is fast, too. Additional services include video tape duplication, DVD "cloning", PAL/SECAM conversions, and TV air checks.

Below are basic labor rates for quick reference. For a more thorough quote specific to your needs, please . We will respond within 24 hours.

FILM-TO-VIDEO TRANSFERS

16mm SOUND AND SILENT PRICING

$55.00 PER HOUR TO VHS, SVHS, 3/4" U-MATIC OR BETAMAX
$80.00 PER HOUR TO DVD and MiniDv

We do not charge by the foot (as do most other production facilities); we charge an hourly fee, which includes threading, transferring, and rewinding each reel. There is a $22.50 minimum charge to transfer 16mm film that runs 15 minutes or less to VHS and a $25.00 minimum charge to transfer the same amount of film to DVD or MiniDV. We have a sliding rate scale from these minimums that runs up to the hourly fee if your film transfers take between the minimum charge and a full hour. Please and tell us how many reels you have, their sizes, etc. for a more accurate estimate. These rates do not include video tape, disc stock, or shipping.

In most instances, simultaneous video tapes can be run during each transfer, resulting in identical multiple copies of the transfer. The rate for this $1.50 per transfer per hour plus tape stock. If additional DVDs are requested, they are "cloned", that is, digitally duplicated with no loss in quality whatsoever after the initial transfer. 2-hour DVD clones are $13.95 each including disc and case, 1-hour DVDs are $9.95 including disc and case.

Please note that Shokus Video uses the "DVD-R" technology for the transfer of film to DVD. This system may not be accepted on DVD players manufactured prior to Fall, 1999. For more information, please see our DVD FAQ.

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8mm SILENT/SUPER 8 SOUND AND SILENT PRICING

$45.00 PER HOUR TO VHS, SVHS, 3/4" U-MATIC OR BETAMAX
$65.00 PER HOUR TO DVD and MiniDv


We do not charge by the foot (as do most other production facilities); we charge an hourly fee, which includes threading, transferring, and rewinding each reel. There is a $17.00 minimum charge to transfer 8mm or Super 8 film that runs 15 minutes or less to video tape and a $22.50 minimum charge to transfer the same amount of film to DVD. We have a sliding rate scale from these minimums that runs up to the hourly fee if your film transfers take between the minimum charge and a full hour. Please and tell us how many reels you have, their sizes, etc. for a more accurate estimate. These rates do not include video tape, disc stock, or shipping.

In most instances, simultaneous video tapes can be run during each transfer, resulting in identical multiple copies of the transfer. The rate for this is $1.50 per transfer per hour plus tape stock. If additional DVDs are requested, they are "cloned", that is, digitally duplicated with no loss in quality whatsoever after the initial transfer. 2-hour DVD clones are $13.95 each including disc and case, 1-hour DVDs are $9.95 including disc and case.

Please note that Shokus Video uses the "DVD-R" technology for the transfer of film to DVD. This system may not be accepted on DVD players manufactured prior to Fall, 1999. For more information, please see our DVD FAQ.

35MM SLIDES-TO-VIDEO TRANSFERS

$55.00 PER HOUR TO VHS, SVHS, 3/4" U-MATIC OR BETAMAX
$80.00 PER HOUR TO DVD and MiniDv

Slides are transferred from 80-tray and 160-tray carousels and must be preloaded before sending them for transfer. The above hourly rates will apply in addition to the hourly transfer charge if slides need to be loaded and unloaded here once we receive them. There is a $17.00 minimum charge to transfer a set of slides that runs 15 minutes or less to video tape and a $22.50 minimum charge to transfer the same amount of slides to DVD. We have an adjustable rate scale from these minimums that runs up to the hourly fee if your slide transfers take between the minimum charge and a full hour. These rates do not include video tape,disc stock, labels, or shipping.

We can add titles and music to your presentation at additional costs. Additional DVDs are "cloned", that is, digitally duplicated with no loss in quality whatsoever after the initial transfer. 2-hour DVD clones are $13.95 each including disc and case, 1-hour DVDs are $9.95 including disc and case. Please and tell us how many slides/carousels you have for a more accurate estimate.

Please note that Shokus Video uses the "DVD-R" technology for the transfer of slides to DVD. This system may not be accepted on DVD players manufactured prior to Fall, 1999. For more information, please see our DVD FAQ.

VIDEO TAPE AND DVD DUPLICATION

Shokus Video can duplicate any VHS, MiniDv, 3/4" U-Matic, SVHS, original style Betamax, or 8mm or Hi-8 camcorder tape to any of the above formats. In addition, we can also "clone" any existing DVD. A "clone" is a digital dub of a disc byte by byte without the use of analog cables. The result is a flawless copy that is identical to the original.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT DUPLICATE ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WHATSOEVER WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE ACTUAL COPYRIGHT OWNER.

VHS DUB RATES

Prices below reflect quantities up to 50 VHS units. Considerable discounts apply on larger jobs. Prices below are for labor only and do not include tape stock, labels, sleeves, or shipping. Please e-mail us here and let us know your specific requirements. We will give you a more accurate estimate.

15 MINUTES OR LESS - $10.00 SET UP CHARGE INCLUDING FIRST DUB,
$0.50 EACH ADDITIONAL DUB

45 MINUTES OR LESS - $12.00 SET UP CHARGE INCLUDING FIRST DUB,
$1.00 EACH ADDITIONAL DUB

60 MINUTES OR MORE - $15.00 PER HOUR INCLUDING FIRST DUB,
$1.50 PER HOUR EACH ADDITIONAL DUB

We can also transfer any of the above tape formats to DVD. Please add $10.00 for each set up charge and $10.00 to the hourly rate above to compute the cost of transferring tape to DVD. For copies ("clones") of transferred DVDs, please see the section below.

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DVD "CLONE" RATES

Prices below reflect quantities up to 20 units. Considerable discounts apply on larger jobs. Prices include disc, case, and all labeling, but not shipping. You can and let us know your specific requirements. We will give you a more accurate estimate.


60 MINUTES OR LESS - $9.95 PER DVD

61 MINUTES TO 120 MINUTES - $13.95 PER DVD


Please note that Shokus Video uses the "DVD-R" technology when cloning discs. This system may not be accepted on DVD players manufactured prior to Fall, 1999. For more information, please see our DVD FAQ.


TV AIR CHECKS

One of our most popular services is to tape programs off the air for our clients that don't receive specific channels. Besides having access to every television station in the Los Angeles area, we also have a full-size satellite dish and we subscribe to every major movie service, as well as nearly every cable network in the United States. In addition, the satellites are filled with "wild feeds" of syndicated programs. These are the shows in their "raw" form, when they are uplinked so the stations that have purchased the shows can downlink and broadcast them later. We can record any TV show off the air at any time on either DVD, VHS, MiniDv, SVHS, Betamax (not Betacam), Video 8, or 3/4-inch NTSC or VHS PAL and SECAM, provided we have sufficient notice from the client.

AIR CHECKS TO VHS OR ANY OTHER TAPE FORMAT EXCEPT MiniDV ARE $15.00 PER HOUR WITH A $12.00 MINIMUM IF THE PROGRAM IS LESS THAN 60 MINUTES.
(Please note: Effective January 1, 2007, there will be a 25% surcharge per hour to record any program between Friday evening at 6 p.m. and Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.)

AIR CHECKS TO DVD and MiniDV ARE $25.00 PER HOUR WITH A $20.00 MINIMUM IF THE PROGRAM IS LESS THAN 60 MINUTES.
(Please note: Effective January 1, 2007, there will be a 25% surcharge per hour to record any program between Friday evening at 6 p.m. and Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.)

To cut out commercials and station breaks, there is a 30% surcharge per hour. These prices do not include tape or DVD stock, labeling or shipping. You can if you require any further information.


PAL/SECAM CONVERSIONS

Television has different playback standards around the world. In the United States, Canada, and Mexico, it's NTSC. In most of Europe and Asia, it's PAL. In France, it's SECAM. A tape recorded in the United States must be converted to be played back in Europe and vice versa. Shokus Video has a professional standards conversion VHS VCR that enables us to:

TRANSFER FROM VHS PAL TO VHS, SVHS, 3/4" U-MATIC, OR BETAMAX NTSC. THE RATE FOR THIS $20.00 PER HOUR

TRANSFER FROM VHS, SVHS, 3/4" U-MATIC OR BETAMAX NTSC TO VHS PAL. THE RATE FOR THIS IS $20.00 PER HOUR

TRANSFER FROM VHS PAL TO DVD or MiniDv. THE RATE FOR THIS IS $30.00 PER HOUR

TRANSFER FROM DVD or MiniDv TO VHS PAL. THE RATE FOR THIS IS $30.00 PER HOUR

Prices do not include tape or DVD stock and shipping.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NOT DUPLICATE ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WHATSOEVER WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE ACTUAL COPYRIGHT OWNER.

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P.O. Box 3125
Chatsworth, CA 91313
(818) 538-9985
Fax: (818) 701-0560

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