converting Super 8
Converting Super 8 to a more current digital format and archiving it for the future is probably one of the most important things you can do for your family history. Something this important requires research and comparisons to ensure you are doing the best thing for you and your family. For the most part, the end quality will come from the film scanning equipment used and the restoration done after the scan. These are the two most important factors when converting Super 8 film.
Super 8 film lasts about 50-70 years but starts degrading the day it was taken. Most Super 8 film today is about 45 years old. So, converting your Super 8 before it can't be converted is an extremely important project you want to put on the top of your list.
Super 8 was used by both amateurs and semi-professionals and is actually still used today by enthusiasts. You can still buy Super 8 film today and have it developed. It is the only amateur film format still being produced today.
Converting Super 8 using professional machines will usually result in quality that is 50-70% better compared to non-professional machines. As Richard S mentions in his BBB review, The results are amazing. The service was prompt and the conversion exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to preserve their legacy films in a digital format."