Super 8 Film to DVD - Super 8 Film To Digital Video - Convert Super 8 Film to DVD
Super 8 film is a great format that is still being used today. Today's cameras are more sophisticated than they were in the 1970s but the underlying film is the same. Most people are unaware that Super 8 film has more resolution than Betamax, VHS, 8mm Tape, Hi8 Tape, MiniDV and DVD. Yes, we took a big step down when we moved from Super 8 to VHS. This is one of the reasons Super 8 film is still being shot today. It's a great format.
If you have old Super 8 from the 1960's or 70's it's time to get them scanned at 1080 lines or higher to save 100% of the quality. We specialize in high resolution scanning of your Super 8 film. The resolution of the scan will have the single biggest impact to the final quality of your digital video. So, make sure you get a good high resolution scan to start your Super 8 archiving. The second biggest factor is the format you get back. Even though DVD is nice, it can only hold half the resolution of your Super 8 film. So, you may want to consider getting your Super 8 film converted to BluRay instead of DVD. Or, you can get back a master editing file like HD-AVI or ProRes.
8mm and Super 8 Film Services
Any local camera shops, or any low-end companies, advertising film scanning will tell you that your film doesn't have over 480 lines of resolution and that a frame by frame or real-time machine will give you all you need from your film is simply not informed. We run into this a lot. They either truly don't know or don't have the equipment to do anything better. Once informed our customers tend to do our Pro HD 1080p or Pro 2K process to get 100% of their Super 8 film.
It is nice and convenient to convert your Super 8 film to digital video on DVD or other formats for ease of use. Most of our customer will want their Super 8 put to DVD. But you also want to consider a higher resolution, higher quality format like BluRay or HD-AVI/ProRes Editing files. These higher resolution formats will preserve the resolution of the film better than Super 8 to DVD would.
Super 8 film came in the mid 1960's and can have 1 or 2 audio tracks as well. Don't worry, if your Super 8 film has audio, we can get it. So, we can not only convert Super 8 to DVD, but can convert it with the single track or dual sound track as well.
We can transfer Super 8 film to DVD, AVI files, Blu-Ray, HD-AVI, ProRes 422 and DPX. Super 8 Film to DVD is the most common film transfer service we perform.
Our super 8 film to DVD and other digital video format services are available throughout the United States and around the world. 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 business.
*Quality of film to DVD (Super 8 film to DVD, etc.) transfer 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. To learn more, see our 8mm and Super 8 Pro Hollywood Restoration.