Transfer, Copy and Conversion of 9.5 mm Cine Film to DVD and MOV Digital Files for editing.
This type of film was developed in the late 1900s, reaching a peak with consumers in the 1930s. It offered the public a relatively cheap way to make home movies. The film was played back on the hugely popular Pathéscope projectors.
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.
The easiest way to find out both the running time and the film footage of 9.5mm film is to measure the diameter of the reel
Please note that running times are approximate as they depend on the frame rate
All cine film that comes into our studios is assessed for damage and cleanliness, FREE OF CHARGE. Typically, films may need resplicing and a puff of compressed air to remove dust and hairs. In our experience, no serious cleaning is usually neccessary. However, to get the very best out of your 9.5 cine filn consider using our cleaning service - budget allowing.
On occasion, cine film comes in smelling of vinegar - Vinegar Syndrome, or may be badly affected with mould and mildew. If this happens, we will contact you to discuss the options.
9.5mm cine film is very easy to identify as it has sprocket holes in between every frame which are in the centre of the film
Another clue to the identification of the film is that it measures 9.5mm across.
Brand names include Pathé, Pathéscope and Pathex.
Huge advances in film scanning technology means we can bring you exceptional quality at the cheapest ever prices
No sprockets to damage your film. It is Perfect for old and fragile film. It has an LED light source - no heat produced.
There are no gears or sprockets to damage film. Colour correction and contrast optimisation come as standard