8mm and Super 8 film reel conversions and transfers.
Do you have old film reels that may be deteriorating? We scan 8mm film and Super 8 film to digital files and transfer them to USB or DVD. We can save them from further deterioration, enhance the colour, and make brightness, contrast and sharpness adjustments.
Family and historical footage from the 50s, 60s and 70s, or even earlier, can be saved for generations to come. Maybe they hold images of your parents or grandparents, family holidays, children, or just footage of everyday life. So, imagine you and your family being able to watch the precious images again for many years to come on a TV or computer screen.
Transfers to USB or DVD
Cost of USB drive is extra (supply your own if you wish)
See below for reel size, approximate running time and cost
50ft (3 inch) 3 – 4 mins $24.00 per reel
100ft (4 inch) 7 – 8 mins $36.00 per reel
200ft (5 inch) 14 –16 mins $48.00 per reel
300ft (6 inch) 21 – 24 mins $68.00 per reel
400ft (7 inch) 28 – 32 mins $88.00 per reel
• Sound captured from Super 8 film is only done on request and is not included in the above prices
• Scan resolution in HD 1440 x 1080 pixels
• No set-up fee
• FREE return postage*
• Cleaning of films before scanning
• Film splicing and repair if necessary
• New leaders if necessary
• Colour enhancement
• Brightness, contrast and sharpness adjustments
• Customised titles
• DVD disc and case (If convert onto DVD is selected)
• FREE background music if requested
Extra copies to USB or DVD $15 each
Contact us for a special price if you have many reels
* More information on FREE return postage
Please note: Magnetic sound on super 8 film can and will deteriorate over time. As sound is captured separately straight from a sound projector in realtime onto a computer, and added to the final scan in the editing process later, we cannot absolutely guarantee 100% synchronisation.
This is a lengthy process and will be charged for separately.
We can, however, add a FREE background piano, guitar or other soft instrumental music track to 8mm and Super 8 film scans if requested, or your own music, if supplied.
If you are considering digitising your film please beware of conversions that are only run on old projectors. Old film should be handled with care and could be damaged. Our professional film scanner scans each individual frame, extracting the maximum detail, which results in flicker-free transfers. Our experienced film editor will work wonders with the detail on the converted files, and then transfer them to your choice of USB or DVD.
We are a New Zealand owned and operated business and all the work is done by us in our video and film studio. We receive orders from throughout New Zealand and have found secure NZ courier post to be very reliable. Alternatively, if you are in the Nelson area, just drop them off at our street address. Turnaround time depends on our workload, but is usually 5 – 10 working days.
Side by side comparison of a 8mm film reel projected, versus the same reel scanned to digital video file.
Small clip showing the result of a Super8 film reel of London in 1972, scanned to digital video file.
A small clip from an 8mm film scan featuring tigers, a lynx and a lion
Small clip from a Super 8 film scan of Singapore in the 70s and Yellowstone in 1966