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Our Color Correction, Grain Elimination And Stabilization Are Optional Restoration Services.

Most of our customers add the color correction and grain elimination technology. Those looking for for the very best will do all three which includes image stabilization.

Color correction is very important for amateur film because we will be able to recover more footage that was shot too dark or has darkened as part of the aging process. Most 8mm and super 8 film will shift blue while most 16mm and 35mm film will shift red. The scanner monitors the light and color balance and will change it based on pre-determined algorithms. So, it will adjust the amount of light going through the film and will also adjust the color balance.  In addition, after the scan, an editor will go through the footage looking at key references like skin tone or the color of grass/sky to make sure it looks correct from a human stand point. See example images below.

Film Grain is on all types of film. These hundreds of little dots per frame muddy up the image and take away from the content you care most about. Look at the example before and after below. The after picture is what you really want to see. We do recommend Grain Elimination on all film.

Most amateur films have some stabilization issues just because of the way the film was shot. It was all shot without a tripod. This means the camera is constantly moving up/down or side to side or both. Our stabilization is limited to about 10% because we don't want to crop out too much image area. So, we see stabilization as a nice to have but not required. If you can afford to do it then we would recommend it. If it pushes you outside your budget then we would just recommend the Color and Grain restoration.

Super 8 Film Examples

Super 8 Film Color & Exposure Correction

Color shifting and darkening of the film are very typical for any type of old movie film. Usually we are able to fix both color and exposure issues to get the film to look like it did when it was first taken.

Original Video Of Super 8 Film

Video After Super 8 Film Restoration

Advanced 8mm Film Grain Elimination Technology

Film grain is on everything. Look at the original picture below. It easy to see it on a wall or a flat surface but you can also see it on the table clothes, the boys faces, etc. This example below is a full resolution image we have cropped to the upper right corner to fit this table (this is 1/6th of the original frame). This is the level of detail you will see on your HDTV. As you can see the grain elimination really did a nice job of cleaning up the picture. In general, our film restoration will be able to remove about 95% of the grain.

Original 8mm Film

After 8mm Film Restoration

Advanced Film Stabilization Technology

Most amateur 8mm and super 8 films have stabilization issues because they were shot with a handheld camera and not on a tripod. We can stabilize the image as long as there isn't more than a 10% movement. See the example below.

16mm Film Examples

16mm Color & Exposure Correction

Color shifting and darkening of the film are very typical for any type of old movie film. Usually we are able to fix both color and exposure issues to get the film to look like it did when it was first taken.

Original Video Of 16mm Film Color

Video After 16mm Film Restoration

Advanced 16mm Grain Elimination Technology

It is easy to find the film grain by looking at the wall or a flat surface but film grain is on everything throughout the frame. This is a full resolution image we have cropped to the upper right corner to fit this table (this is 1/6th of the original frame). This is the level of detail you will see on your HDTV. It is clear here that the grain elimination technology did a really nice job of removing the grain and video noise while keeping the image nice and sharp.

Original Video of 16mm Film

Video After 16mm Film Restoration

Advanced 16mm Stabilization Technology

Most amateur films have some stabilization issues and even some professional films like the one below has stabilization issues. You can see below how much the stabilization really helped out this 16mm film.

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Our service is the best in the business and so is our customer support. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with our results please contact us to discuss any options. *Quality of film conversion and restoration is dependent upon condition of existing film stock and/or videotape; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods. To learn more, see our exclusive Film Conversion Technology, Slide Transfer Technology, or Video Transfer Technology. Online Video Customer Index.