Can I Transfer Film To Video?

Yes, any type of film including 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film can be transferred to video. It isn't cheap or easy but it can be done. Also, as you would imagine, there are many different types of machines and quality levels. So, it depends on the level of quality you want and the budget you have for the project. We offer more options than any other company. We also offer the highest quality transfer of film to video in the world. So, whatever you are looking for, Video Conversion Experts can provide.

Transferring film to video is one of the most important things you can do for your family, relatives and your kids. Yes, everyone has a budget to work within. But, converting your 8mm or Super 8 film to video should be high up on your priority list. We offer many different options to ensure we can fit within any budget.

So, no matter if you are transferring 8mm film to video or Super 8 film to video, you found the right place. We use the world's best professional motion picture film scanners and Datacine machines for your 8mm and Super 8 film. Damaged sprocket holes? Shrunk film? No problem. These professional film scanners are roller based so they don't use the sprocket holes and have laser frame alignment to get 100% of the frame no matter how shrunk it is. If you have 16mm or 35mm film click here.

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1Scanning per foot cost includes scanning only. This does not include the cost of the output format(s) like DVD.
2The example Pro 2K and Pro 4K picture includes optional color correction.


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Some customers like that nostalgic look of film and prefer it over video or DVD. I couldn't agree more. But, film wont last forever. Even though film can last 50 to 60 years under normal storage conditions, it wont last forever. Today, most of the film we get in is already 50 years old and is showing significant signs of degradation. So, we are really in the last 10 years of life for most 8mm and Super 8 movie film. That's why it is important to transfer film to video today.

Of course, there are many options along the way. You can have your film scanned at 480 to 1556 lines of resolution. Some processes include film restoration as well.

Because there is only about 10 years left in your 8mm or Super 8 film, it is important to scan the film at or above it's resolution. 8mm and Super 8 film have about 800 to 1000 lines of resolution. So, you want to be scanning your film at 1080 lines at the minimum. Many Hollywood studios will tell you it is important to over sample your film to get the best possible quality. To you and I that means scan your 8mm or Super 8 film at 1556 lines. This way you'll never have to transfer film to video again. You do it once and do it right.

Because you only want to transfer your film to video once, you'll want to consider the different film transfer processes we have. If you are looking for the best film to video transfer then I recommend the Pro 2K scan at 1556 lines. If you aren't looking for the best but still want a good film to video conversion, then choose the Pro HD scan at 1080 lines.

You also have many different format options for the conversion from film to video. Most people today transfer their film to DVD. Some are converting their 8mm or Super 8 film to BluRay. Others want to transfer their film to editing files like ProRes or HD-AVI.

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