No one said it was easy.
So..that 8,000 x .18 per foot x 4:1 ratio is $5760 + .0625 sales tax = GRAND TOTAL JUST FOR PROCESSING = $6,120 which is cheaper than miniDV too..and Hi-8 as well. Very very cheap.
My average 35mm shoot is only about 800 ft. Usually cut aways & b-roll. That's $144 for processing and $200 for transfer on a Spirit HD. ($.25/ft) Total $344 + tax.