Movie Film Transfer
When it comes to 8mm and 16mm Film we take the greatest care in scanning each individual frame so no data is lost in translation. Before processing we carefully clean the film, cutting down on any dust that may have accumulated over time. Our technicians manually adjust color, contrast, and tone, producing a more perfect film than an automatic color correction could. 8mm and Super 8 film are 800 to 1000 lines. Gamma scans at 2k to ensure capture of all the details; 16mm film is scanned at 4k. Our professional scanners enable us to retain all the details during the transfer process from film to DVD.
Our technicians have years of experience dealing with potential problems like shrunken film, damaged sprocket holes, water damage, and film tears. Our scanners are roll based so they don’t use the sprocket holes and have laser frame alignment to get 100% of the frame no matter how shrunk it is. We handle a wide range of work, from amateur film to Defense Department archives to Hollywood Independent movies.
We typically provide our files in MOV or AVI formats but we can also output to any Adobe friendly format like M4V, WMV, MPG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, FCP, DivX, Apple’s .DV and virtually any other you might require. We can also add music, create slideshows, or add DVD menus as needed.
By default we will send you the files using a file transfer service. If you would prefer a hard copy we can provide the files on a USB drive, a data DVD, a playable DVD, or a Bluray. There is a 2 hour time limit for DVDs. We maintain copies of recorded content for 90 days.