Digital Conversion Services

Contact Us | Email: [email protected] | 303-871-3190


Digital Conversions at Digital Media Services is equipped to convert a variety of analog and digital media formats into full, digital, and electronic files. Using a wide variety of technology, the group can edit, color correct, reinforce audio, or encode files as needed. 

Requests for conversion services as well as all consultation inquiries should be submitted by email to [email protected]. In this email we will require the following information:

  • Name of Project
  • Type of Original Media
  • Specific Media Specifications
  • Type and Location of Delivery
  • Desired Delivery Date

Requests should be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the desired delivery date.

Conversion is available as a director enhanced process. The direct conversion will preserve the quality of the original media. Any imperfections or degradation of the original media will be seen in the converted product. Enhanced conversion goes through an extensive process in which the media is diligently enriched by a trained media technician.

We can convert the following media types:

  • Audio Cassette Tape
  • Records (33 1/3, 45, 78)
  • CD
  • DVCam
  • HDV
  • Mini-DV
  • Professional Disc
  • 16mm
  • VHS
  • U-Matic 3/4 inch
  • Region Conversion
  • PAL Tapes
  • Hi-8
  • 8mm

All Conversion Services are priced for electronic delivery via a client provided USB Memory Stick, Hard Drive, or Video Manager. Hard Copies will incur an additional fee. 

Please allow at least 7 business days from media acquisition to media delivery if a straight conversion is required. Altered or enhanced conversions may require more time. This will be discussed prior to confirmation of the project. DU ID and Budget Number or proof of payment will be required before the project will be confirmed. 

Straight Conversion, No Editing or Enhancement 

(ACDCS may not be held responsible for media quality due to this conversion process)

From: reel to reel and audio cassette tape, record (33 1/3, 45, 78), CD, DVCam tape, Mini-DV tape, professional Disc, 16mm, Super 8mm and 8mm film, VHS, Betacam, U-Matic 3/4", Region format conversion, Hi-8, and 8mm video

To: Electronic Format (USB stick, Hard Drive, Video Manager), CD, DVD 

1st hour of media (minimum on all services) $10
Each Additional Hour (no partial hours will be charged) $8
CD (per copy) $8 
DVD (per copy) $2
Printed label $2 
Additional electronic formats $5 
Reusable Media (USB stick, hard drive, etc.) Bookstore Market Price

Enhanced/Edited Conversion

From:  reel to reel and audio cassette tape, record (33 1/3, 45, 78), CD, DVCam tape, mini-DV tape, professional disc, 16mm, super 8mm and 8mm film, VHS, beta, U-Matic 3/4", region format conversion, Hi-8, and 8mm video

To: Electronic Format (USB stick, Hard Drive, Video Manager), CD, DVD

1st Hour of Media (minimum on all services) $20
Each Additional Hour (no partial hours will be charged) $15 
Editing and Enhancement (hourly charge, 1-hour minimum) $50
CD (per copy) $1
DVD (per copy) $2
Printed Label $2
Additional Electronic Formats $5
Reusable Media (USB stick, Hard Drive, Etc.) Bookstore Market Price

Transcription

Please allow at least 15 business days from media acquisition to print delivery. An extra fee will be charged for any rush orders; however, there is no guarantee that a rush service may be available until confirmation is received from the department. All prices and fees will be discussed prior to confirmation of the project. DU ID and Budget Number or proof of payment will be required before the project will be confirmed. Transcription can typically be estimated at 1.5 times the length of the original recording.

Transcription (per hour) $40
10 day Rush 50%
5 day Rush 100% 

Scanning Services

Standard 8.5x11 Document or smaller Black and White Pages 16 $1
Black and White Pages 7+ (per page) $0.15
Color Pages 1-4 $1
Color Pages 5+ (per page) $0.20

Call for Oversized, Delicate, Sensitive, or Quality Controlled Scanning Prices 

***If you do not see your specific media type or conversion service listed, please contact the department for further information.