SHOULD I CONVERT MY SUPER 8 FILM TO DVD?
Super 8 film was never intended to be copied to any format including DVD. To do it right requires the best film scanners in the world. Otherwise, you get a very poor copy of your film. Quality that you and your family would not be happy with. Because film only lasts 40 to 60 years in most cases, it is very important that you convert your super 8 films while you can.
So, to do it right you need to have the film converted using a professional film scanner. Don’t use any machine that uses a projector or camcorder. Any machine under $10,000 is also not a professional scanner. Most professional super 8 film scanners range from $60,000 to $200,000. That’s when you’ll know that the company is using a professional scanner.
We use the world’s best and highest resolution machines for your Super 8 film to DVD conversion. These aren’t your mom-and-pop $2000 machines, These are $75,000 to $350,000 machines. You won’t find higher quality service for your Super 8 film in the world.
Even though the film was only intended to be viewed on a projector, you can copy Super 8 film to DVD. But, like anything worthwhile, there are cheap ways of doing it and the right way of doing it. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Most companies today are using a projector, or modified projector and camcorder to transfer your Super 8 film to DVD. Yes, you heard me right. A projector and camcorder. You could probably do this at home. Why would you send it off to anyone if that is what they are doing? It really isn’t much better than what you could do yourself. In fact, there are large companies using the same kind of machine. Look at the examples from Walgreens, Walmart, Sams Club, or Costco. It looks like an old VHS. Your film has 3-4 times the resolution of VHS. Getting your super film copied to DVD by one of these companies is a disservice to your family.
Yes, it will cost more to do it right, but after all, these are family memories that can’t be replaced. Families that never had film would give just about anything to see their parents or sisters/brothers when they were growing up. If you were lucky enough to have your family memories on Super 8 film then you need to have your super 8 films converted to DVD or some other digital format that will last well into the future. Believe me, your kids and their kids will really appreciate it. If you are looking for pretty good quality, consider our Pro HD process. This will look about 2-3 times better than the Walgreens, Walmart, and Costco brands. The images will be much sharper and the colors more vibrant. We aren’t playing any tricks. That’s actually what your Super 8 film looks like. If you want the best, consider our Pro 2K scan. Together with grain reduction, you won’t believe how good your film can look.
So, if you are looking for the best Super 8 film to DVD transfer, look no further than Video Conversion Experts.