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Old 03-18-2017, 03:14 AM   #1
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Just curious how much does it cost to transfer an old movie to blu ray by Criterion Collection?
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Not sure how to answer that question. Do you have a Torrent or a video file of a rip of a criterion Blu-ray. Because to you any guidance if that is the case is not only illegal, but would probably result in both persons being banned from the site. These kind of discussions are not accepted. Sorry
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I think the post is misunderstood , Transfer as in "Remaster" an old movie to Bluray. Do not know but probably millions
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There is no set number as the cost per restoration/scan/special features for each film would be different. It would depend on a ton of factors, primarily the shape of the material, but also something as simple as the length of the film would have impact on its cost to transfer. People get paid by the hour, so a 3 hour film in the same shape as a 90 minute one would cost more.
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Not sure how to answer that question. Do you have a Torrent or a video file of a rip of a criterion Blu-ray. Because to you any guidance if that is the case is not only illegal, but would probably result in both persons being banned from the site. These kind of discussions are not accepted. Sorry
"...by Criterion Collection" clearly implies that they are asking what it costs the studio to go through the entire process of getting a catalog film from out of their vaults, through restoration/preparation, and into Blu-ray production. Those 3 words make it clear that they are not asking about burning their own nefariously obtained digital file onto a disc.
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Just curious how much does it cost to transfer an old movie to blu ray by Criterion Collection?
It will vary by title and source.

The millions figures isn't accurate for what Criterion would invest as that doesn't make financial sense.

A 4k scan is between .50 and .75 per foot most places. 2k is 10-20 cents less per foot than that.

The restoration part is a huge variable of time depending on the work that needs to be done.

Then the bluray authoring, which shouldn't be more than a few grand as one person would handle that in weeks, or less depending on content.

They also spend money on searching for and evaluating sources before scanning. .
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An article I was reading about the restoration of Dumbo brings up some points you don't tend to think of for restorations. Travel expenses for the delicate mediums, compensation for collectors you have to reach out to when the original negatives are too worn, and like the mention for the Steamboat Willie restoration, redoing it because the restoration looks wrong.

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