Terms and Conditions

Turnaround Times

Cine Film to DVD Transfers

Our average turnaround time for cine film to DVD transfers is about seven working days. On smaller transfers, if payment is sent with the cine film, we can have it done within 24 hours. For larger transfers it could be up to 3 weeks. With all transfers we will call you and give you an estimated turnaround time, before we start.

DVD Productions

Generally, we can get the DVD in the post the same working day, for orders before 3:00pm. But please allow up to 10 working days.

Postal Insurance

Cine Film to DVD Transfers

We have been mail order specialists for the past 16 years. With all cine film to DVD transfers we will only use Royal Mail’s Special Delivery service. We will call you, the day of postage, to make sure there is someone there to be able to sign for the delivery the following day. If you have provided an email address or mobile phone number, we will also contact you with the Special Delivery Track and Trace number, so you can keep an eye on where your films are.

DVD Productions

Postal insurance is the responsibility of the customer. All items are sent with a proof of postage, if no insurance was taken and the item goes missing or is damaged in the post, no refund will be offered.


DVD Region Encoding

Our DVD’s are region-free and play in PAL.

Full Frame on the DVD

Your cine film will fit on a normal 4:3 television picture (Standard non-widescreen). We do our best to get the image as close to the edges as possible, without loosing any of the original picture. On the odd occasion, some of the picture might be lost, for example, a title. We do the best we can to make sure the entire original picture is as full frame as possible.


Please make sure all titles and other details which need to put on to the DVD are spelt correctly. Aarchive Films will not be held responsible for any titles that are originally spelt incorrectly.

Film Content

By signing the agreement, you are stating that the films are for your own personal use and are copyright free, i.e. home movies. Aarchive Film Productions will not transfer items of film that are copyrighted, it is the buyers responsibility. We reserve the right not to transfer any material that is deemed by us to be inappropriate, pornographic, extremely violent or in any way offensive. In any extreme case, the authorities will be notified.

DVD Branding

All DVDs and packaging are branded Aarchive Films. If you require no branding, you need to state that before the transfer is undertaken. There is no charge for this service.

Digital Master Copies

All cine film to DVD transfers are backed up on a digital master for a period of 30 days, within that time, we can produce a new DVD copy for you with no added cost. If you require an additional DVD copy outside of the 30 day period, you will need to return your DVD at your own cost.


All cine film to DVD transfers are sent out via Special Delivery only.

You are welcome to drop the films into our studios, but please make an arrangement first, thank you.


We will not use your cine film unless we have expressed permission from you. Your precious home movies are just that, YOUR memories and Aarchive Films will not use or exploit them in any way. If we feel the quality is of a very high standard and would like to use it for demonstration purposes, we will contact you first and ask your full permission.

Who we are

Our website address is: aarchive.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


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If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements