8mm & 16mm Film Transfer
Share your home movies and videos with friends and family
We specialize in converting your old 8mm, super 8, or 16mm films to DVD or other media. We use Tobin TVT-8 industrial film scanners to capture your film in real time through direct imaging. Our transfers do not crop the film frame as some systems do. The result is a full frame, flicker free transfer with sharpness from edge to edge. You always see 100% of the film frame. Your films are also cleaned prior to transfer. Transfers include background music if requested and your film is color corrected, when necessary, at no additional cost.
Note: All our 8mm transfers are performed IN HOUSE, unlike many department stores and drug stores who have to send the films off. We find this to be important with many of our customers.
We can handle 8mm, super 8, and 16mm film. Most film and tape transfers are to DVD. However, if you want to edit your own films, we can provide you with data files of your transferred footage in various formats such as AVI, Windows media files, MPEG-4, etc. We highly recommend a digital archive of your home movies. If your DVD ever becomes damaged, we can produce another DVD of your converted films easily and conveniently.
If you are not within driving distance of our studio, we would be happy for you to ship us your films. Please include contact information including: name, address, phone number and a note indicating services desired. Return shipping charges will be added to your total cost.
Other useful Info :
(feet to minutes, approximate values)
Feet Reel Size Minutes
50' of film 3" reel 3.5 min
100' of film 4" reel 7.0 min
200' of film 5" reel 14 min
400' of film 7" reel 28 min
$12.00 per 3” reel
$0.20 per ft. for Reels larger than 3"
$0.20 per foot
$25.00 Master DVD
$25.00 files to customer hard drive
$10.00 Additional DVD copies each
$50.00 Menu with chapter marks
$40.00 minimum charge per job
8mm Movie Film
In 1932 the Cine Kodak Eight was introduced. Utilizing a special 16mm film which had double the number of perforations on both sides, the film maker would run the film through the camera in one direction, then reload and expose the other side of the film, the way an audio cassette is used today. Scientists at Kodak later developed super 8mm film in April of 1965. It was a breakthrough in easiness of movie-making and improved the quality of the pictures greatly.