Transfer, Copy and Conversion of Super 8 and Standard 8mm Cine Film to DVD and MOV Digital File Formats.
Operating under the Kodak Express umbrella of great customer service and superb quality, we have been encoding and transferring cine film footage to DVD and digital file formats for over 15 years.
If you don't know what format of cine film you have, it is very likely to be Super 8 or Standard 8mm.
Don't worry if your reels are not completely full, we will only charge for the actual cine footage
If you cannot make it into our shop simply post your cine film to us - don't forget to include your instructions, address and telephone number. On receipt of your work we will call you, confirm your instructions, and take payment by credit card over the phone.
Instead of an encoded DVD, you may wish to order an an editable computer file for home editing. We can supply you with an editable .MOV file for editing on PCs and MACs. An MOV file is approximately 1gb per minute. So if the running time of your cine film is 30 minutes we will need to put it on a 32gb USB stick. Customers can provide their own external hard drive or large capacity USB stick for this purpose or we can supply them in store at cost.
Image sequence files are also available for advanced users at 50% extra
Although DVDs last a lifetime without deterioration in quality one scratch or scuff mark will render it unplayable. For this reason we strongly advise you to order an extra DVD back up copy of your cine transfer work - the cost is only £6 per 2 hour DVD.
Most amateur cine film comes without sound. However, if you see a magnetic brown stripe running down the edge of the film there maybe sound on the film. This really only applies to reels sizes 200ft and above. There is no extra charge for cine film with sound.
We can also add easy listening background music to silent cine film transfers at very affordable prices.
Cleaning is often not required but is considered good pratice - to get the very best out of your cine film have it cleaned.
Regular 8mm film has sprocket holes which are larger and almost square, whereas the holes in Super 8mm are elongated and smaller.
Cine film with sound has a distinctive copper coloured stripe running along the edge of the film.
We continually invest in the latest technology to ensure that cine film transfers produce the highest quality output for our clients
These frame by frame scanners employ no sprockets, no claws and super cool bright LED which results in the highest quality capture.