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Believe it or not, your Super 8 film has up to and sometimes over 1000 lines of resolution. Super 8 was a great format. If you want a digital file or disk from your super 8 film transfer as good as you film, you to need to consider several things. The equipment and resolution is the first and primary thing you need to consider. A machine that creates a 1080p resolution file is good but there is cheap equipment that does it and professional equipment. You want to stay away from any machine with a camcorder or projector in it. This is definitely not professional. They call these real-time or frame-by-frame machine. To do this right you want your super 8 film scanned by a motion picture film scanner or datacine machine. Look at our Pro HD and Pro 2K process below and you can see the difference.
Super 8 can be scanned up to 1556 lines of resolution. We are 1 of 2 labs in the United States that can scan Super 8 that high. Is it absolutely necessary? No. But, if you want to archive your Super 8 film or are looking for the best super 8 film transfer quality then yes, you want to consider the Pro 2K process. We scan super 8 film at 2K resolution for amateurs, semi professional and professional film labs doing documentary work.
We also offer the best formats in the industry. Our DVDs and BluRay disks are archival quality. They wont fail at 10 years like the average burnable disk sold in retail stores. If you need an editing file, we offer a wide choice from HD-AVI, Apple ProRes and the ultimate master DPX files.
The other important factor when considering a Super 8 film transfer is restoration. Most old movie film needs restoration. The film has usually color shifted toward blue and in many cases has gotten darker. Our Pro HD and Pro 2K process include restoration that is provided by the scanner and by an editor after the scan.