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If you are looking for the highest quality 16mm or 35mm transfer, you found it. We specialize in professional film scanning of 16mm and 35mm film at SD, HD and 2K (2048×1556) resolution. Our new ProHD film scanning service scans the film at 2K and down converts it to provide the best quality HD video possible. In addition, our ProHD process remove an amazing 95% of the film defects (scratches, nicks, dust, dirt and any other defects). All this for about 1/3 the rate charged in a typical Hollywood movie studio.
Does your 16mm or 35mm film have 2K resolution? Absolutely. Even old 16mm film can have up to 2000 lines of resolution. 35mm film can have up to 4000 lines of resolution. So, yes, the detail is there. The only way to truly archive 16mm film is with a 2K scan of the film.
16mm film has around 1500 to 2000 horizontal lines of resolution. In order to archive the film a 2k (2048 vertical ×1556 horizontal) scan is required. Our Pro HD service scans the film at 2k and down converts it to give you the best looking HD video or SD DVD possible. This is a trick Hollywood has played for years. They start with a high resolution scan of 35mm film at either 2k or 4k. They then down convert and compress it to DVD or BluRay. Only a small fraction of the visual quality is lost during a down conversion because there is so must more data when the video is down converted and compressed they can make a much better looking DVD or BluRay. A DVD from a 2k scan will look 2-3 times better than a DVD from a 480 line film scanner (DVD has 480 horizontal lines of resolution). So, we can play the same trick to give you a great looking DVD or BluRay from your 16mm film.
The same can be said of 35mm film to DVD or BluRay. By scanning the film at 2k we can make a DVD or BluRay look much better than if we scanned the 35mm film at 480 lines.
We can professional scan 16mm film, Super 16mm film, 35mm film and Super 35mm film to DVD, AVI files, BluRay, HD-AVI, HD ProRes HQ. 16mm film to DVD and 35mm film to DVD are the most common film transfer service we perform.
Our film to DVD, film to BluRay and film to HD editing files services are available throughout the United States and around the world. We are not only known for our professional film transfer services but also for our Pro Hollywood restoration technology we use to make our film conversion services the best in the business.
*Quality of film transfer (16mm film to DVD, 35mm film to DVD) and restoration is dependent upon condition of existing film stock; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods. To learn more, see our Pro Hollywood technology overview.