Digitizing 8mm and 16mm movie film is one of our most popular services. Typically filmed during the 1940s-80s, home movies are a joy to re-discover in digital form and provide wonderful family history viewing. If safely stored over the years, this type of film holds up nicely and usually digitizes very well.
What we Transfer
8mm, Super 8mm, Super 8mm sound film
16mm silent film, 16mm sound film
How we Transfer Film
Upon receipt, every order is kept completely separate in its own workbox. Film is cleaned if necessary, any broken splices are repaired, and reels are then processed in the sequence you specify. The "frame by frame" transfer technology that we use for 8mm film projects produces sharp images that are digitally captured by a video editing workstation. There, the correct film speed is applied, blank areas are removed, and color, brightness or contrast imbalances are corrected to the extent possible.
Your digitized film can be output to DVD, a hard drive for your own editing and archiving, or we can convert the files into formats designed for iPods, YouTube or other uses.
Our film transfer service is priced by footage. The tables on this page will help you determine the type of film that you have, approximately how much film you have and the price per foot for conversion. The amount charged for digitizing your film is based on the actual footage that passes through the transfer equipment, so reels that are under/over capacity are accounted for correctly.