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ImageWorks Film Restoration FAQ

Do you have something you want to see restored? Do you have footage of an attraction that you want the world to see? Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I send you video or previously transferred film for restoration? - If the subject matter is of Disney theme parks and pre-dates 1989, then we would be interested in seeing your footage for evaluation and possible restoration.

Can I send you film for transfer? - We've teamed up with Pixcel.com to offer our users great pricing on film (and video) transfers. On top of that, we offer restoration of your films at varios service levels:

For full ordering details please see our Order Page.

Can any film/vide be restored? - Yes and no. The old addage of Garbage in, Garbage out is very true here. Videos that have already been compressed, recompressed or re-sized are often so full of artifacts (side effect of compression methods) that running the filters and software may produce even worse results. It is best to start from the original film or video tape if you have it, and then go from there.

How much does it cost for you to restore my film? - This varies, please see the table above.

How long does a restoration take? - This depends on the quality of the original film/video and its length. Generally speaking about an hour or so to tweak all the scripts; longer if the source is of poor quality. From there its up to the computer to do its magic. Most projects will clean and render between 4 and 6fps, so 30 minutes of film would take 2-4 hours to restore. Add another 20 minutes or so to encode into H264 format for usage for streaming.

Can I download your restored films in an uncompressed format? - No. We only share them on our Vimeo and/or YouTube Channels or with the original owners.

How can I be notified of newly completed projects? - Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or RetroDisneyWorld.com

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