Many times we get asked if 8mm film that the customer wants to convert to DVD degrades over time. They haven’t been able to view the films for years or decades and aren’t sure if it is worth the effort and money to transfer the 8mm film to DVD.
In most cases the film does degrade over time. The colors shift, the exposure gets darker and the film gets scratched as you play it on a projector.
But, most of this degradation can be recovered with professional 8mm film to DVD equipment. The colors can be shifted back, the exposure corrected and the majority of grain and scratches removed.
So, even though the film does degrade over time, in over 99% of the cases, we can recover the film and give you a 8mm film to DVD conversion that will remind you of what the film looked like when it was originally taken.