16mm film conversion
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16mm film has 2K (1556) lines of resolution. If you want to truly archive your film you need to consider getting a 16mm film conversion using our Pro 2K scan before your film can no longer be scanned. 16mm film lasts longer than any other format after and including VHS, but it does not last forever. Most 16mm film under average storage conditions will last about 60 years. And, film, like video tape, starts to degrade the day it was taken.
Breaking News: We are a company continually researching and developing new technologies to get more quality from your film. We are very proud to offer our brand new Advanced Grain Elimination Technology. It removes 95% of grain and video noise from film to give you a clean, sharp video from your old movies. It is an amazing technology that has been in development for years.
Even though most of the 16mm film conversion we do is professional film, there are customers that were fortunate enough to use 16mm for family footage. For the best HD video quality we recommend the Pro 2K scan. Over sampling your film is always a good idea in order to get the best quality. So, to get the best looking SD video you want to scan at HD. To get he best HD video from your 16mm film conversion you want to scan at 2K.
There are multiple machines we can use to do your 16mm film conversion. That means that we can meet any budget considerations. We convert 16mm film for independent movie producers, government agencies like NASA and the US Geological Survey and customer is amateur home movies. If you have amateur home movies on 16mm you are very fortunate. 16mm film was very expensive back in the 1940's to 1960's.
Most people with amateur 16mm film are unaware that the film has over HD resolution. In fact, it has around 1556 lines of resolution which matches our Pro 2K scan. So, if you want to truly archive your 16mm film you want to choose the Pro 2K process.
Unlike other companies that transfer your old footage using outdated technology, we use a professional motion picture and datacine film scanners for your 16mm film together with Pro Hollywood Restoration technology. No matter if you're archiving your family history or preparing for a special occasion, we can help.