Why Transfer Your 8mm Film to Video?
8mm film does degrade over time and most 8mm film today is over 60 years old. It only has 5-10 years left. This is why it is extremely important that you convert your 8mm film to DVD, BluRay or digital video files while you still can. And, like anything, there is a wide difference in quality from a wide range of companies.
We specialize in professional film scanning up to 4K resolution for 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film. Our customers range from the families that shot amateur film from the 1930's to 1980's to Government agencies like NASA and USGS to Hollywood movies.
There are a number of companies that scan or digitize 8mm film but there are only a handful that do it with professional equipment to give you professional results. Sure, you can convert your treasured 8mm film to DVD using Walmart, but would you really want to do that? The vast majority would say "no". This is where we come in.
We are a low volume, high quality film scanning company with the sole focus on quality. Our machines range from $100,000 to $400,000. You wont find any modified projectors and camcorders, real-time or frame by frame machines in our professional 8mm film to video offerings. We only use strictly professional equipment. So, if you are looking for the best quality, you found it! For our amateur film customers, we offer many different choices to convert your 8mm film to DVD, BluRay or digital video files for editing including DPX..
The most important part in any film transfer is the initial scan of the 8mm film. If the initial film scan was done with a projector and camcorder or frame by frame machine, the image is not going to truly represent the film. In some cases it might only get 40% to 60% of the image quality. In fact if you had your 8mm film converted to VHS years ago and can still watch your film on a projector you need to compare the two side by side. You'll see that the VHS is a very poor copy of the 8mm film. It will only have about 40-50% of the quality of the 8mm film. So, If you really want to archive your 8mm film to DVD or other digital video formats, our professional 8mm film scanners will certainly meet your needs. We can scan 8mm film up to 2K (1556) lines of resolution. You wont find any other company offering a 2K scan of your 8mm film. So, if you want the best, look no further.
Super 8 film was a follow-on to 8mm film that came out in the mid 1960s. It is still has a width of 8mm but the frame is a little wider and it can have a magnetic sound strip. We convert Super 8 film to DVD and other digital video formats just like we do for 8mm film. We can scan Super 8 film up to 2K (1556) lines of resolution as well.
16mm film was a professional format that has been around since 1923 as a cheaper alternative to 35mm motion picture film. 16mm film can have various audio formats on the film including magnetic and stereo optical. We do have some customers with family footage on 16mm film but most of our 16mm customers are government agencies and independent movie makers. Some will have their 16mm film converted to DVD, but most will get BluRay or HD digital video files. We can scan 16mm film up to 2K (1556) lines of resolution.
35mm film is a strictly professional format used for Hollywood films and commercials. Most 35mm film will have multiple audio formats like Stereo optical in addition to SDDS and Dolby Digital formats. We can transfer 35mm film to DVD, BluRay, digital video and DPX.
Digitally transferring your 8mm, Super 8 16mm or 35mm film to DVD will be one of the most important things you do — for yourself, your family, your kids ... and your kids' kids! This can be an expensive undertaking. But remember, we're talking about preserving priceless memories that cannot be replaced.
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We can convert 8mm film to digital video including DVD, BluRay, ProRes, HD-AVI and DPX. Converting 8mm to DVD is the most common transfer we perform. Our 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 film conversion services are available throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are not only known for our high end film conversion services but also for the restoration technologies we use to make our film conversion services the best in the industry.
*Quality of film transfer (for example 8mm film to DVD, Super 8 to DVD, etc.) and restoration is dependent upon condition of existing film stock; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods.