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Christian Bjorgen
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 996
From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted February 13, 2010 12:21 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So, after shooting my first cartridge of Ektachrome during xmas, I sent the cartridge, along with another reel, to Kansas for processing and digitalizing. This being my first cartridge and first processing, I figured that I'd do a review as seen from "a beginners viewpoint".

Contact and service:
Excellent 5/5. All mails I sent were answered within hours, sometimes within minutes, and they were always very nice and helpful. This despite me being a beginner and asking stupid/obvious questions.

Shipping:
Excellent 5/5. The reel/cartridge came back to me 22 days after I sent them, but I'll count it as 19, because they spent 3 days in the somewhat retarded Norwegian customs department. All the reels and cartridges were packed very nice and safely.

Processing:
No grading, as I have nothing to compare it with. All the footage turned out really good (except for the test shoots with low light).

Digitalization:
Good 3/5. Looks beatiful, but has noticeable colour errors which are not present during projection, and the quality could have been a little better, even for a DVD. Also alot darker on the DVD.

Prices:
Excellent 5/5. Cheapest there is, 'nuff said. Considering the quality of their work, this is a steal!

Overall:
VERY GOOD 4/5

Definately using them for my future Super 8 needs!

Example videos coming soon.

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Winbert Hutahaean
Film God

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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted February 16, 2010 02:28 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
[QUOTE] I sent the cartridge, along with another reel

Christian, are you saying they transfer the film into digital format?

How mcuh Dwyane charges you for this service?

thanks

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 996
From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted February 17, 2010 03:31 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
9,95$ for the first 50 feet, then 5$ pr 50 foot after that.

I would check out other alternatives first tho, because I was a little unsatisfied with the result. But don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with Dwaynes in every other way [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Jon Anders Klausen
Film Handler

Posts: 80
From: Trondheim, Norway
Registered: Apr 2007


 - posted February 17, 2010 04:54 PM      Profile for Jon Anders Klausen   Email Jon Anders Klausen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Do they transfer to miniDV, or HD? Or is DVD the only option?

How much is shipping to Norway?

And final: how do you pay? Did you fill out that form with your creditcard number, etc? Paypal?

Thanks!

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My site: iSuper8

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Winbert Hutahaean
Film God

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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted February 17, 2010 09:08 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
H Jon,

I can help you with some of your questions.

1. Yes , Dwayne can take paypal
2. From the other thread, Christian says that he has HD quality of his transfer from Dwayne.

cheers,

winbert

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
Registered: Oct 2009


 - posted February 18, 2010 10:36 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Shipping to Norway is 15 dollars.

They transfer to DVD and miniDV, but not harddrives. It's transferred at DVD quality, no matter what medium you choose, the HD version I uploaded is simply upscaled.

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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