The Film Transfer Company

Film Transfer - 8mm Film Transfer - Super 8 Film Transfer - Transfer Film To DVD

Best Film Transfer Technology

Breaking News: We are a company continually researching and developing new technologies to get more quality from your film. We are very proud to offer our brand new Advanced Grain Elimination Technology. It removes 95% of grain and video noise from film to give you a clean, sharp video from your old movies. It is an amazing technology that has been in development for years.

8mm film does degrade over time and most 8mm film today is over 60 years old. It only has 5-10 years left. This is why it is extremely important that you transfer your 8mm film to DVD, BluRay or digital video files while you still can. And, like anything, there is a wide difference in quality from a wide range of companies.

4K Film Tranfer Equipment Will Yield Better Quality Video

We specialize in professional film scanning up to 4K resolution for 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film. Our customers range from the families that shot amateur film from the 1930's to 1980's to Government agencies like NASA and USGS to Hollywood movies. There are a number of film transfer companies that scan or digitize 8mm film but there are only a handful that do it with professional equipment to give you professional film transfer results. Sure, you can convert your treasured 8mm film to DVD using Walmart, but would you really want to do that? The vast majority would say "no". This is where we come in.

We are a low volume, high quality film transfer company with the sole focus on quality. Our machines range from $100,000 to $400,000. You wont find any modified projectors and camcorders, real-time or frame by frame machines in our professional 8mm film transfer offerings. We only use strictly professional film transfer equipment. So, if you are looking for the best film transfer company, you found it! For our amateur film customers, we offer many different choices to transfer your 8mm film to DVD, BluRay or digital video files for editing including DPX..

The most important part in any 8mm or Super 8 film transfer is the initial scan of the 8mm film. If the initial film scan was done with a projector and camcorder or frame by frame machine, the image is not going to truly represent the film. In some cases it might only get 40% to 60% of the image quality. In fact if you had your 8mm film converted to VHS years ago and can still watch your film on a projector you need to compare the two side by side. You'll see that the VHS is a very poor copy of the 8mm film. It will only have about 40-50% of the quality of the 8mm film. So, If you really want to archive your 8mm film, our professional 8mm film transfer machines will certainly meet your needs. We can scan 8mm or Super 8 film up to 2K (1556) lines of resolution. You wont find any other company offering a 2K scan of your 8mm or Super 8 film. So, if you want the best, look no further.

Time is critical. We can still scan 8mm film from the 1950's to 1970's to high quality digital formats. In some cases, we can still scan 8mm film from the 1930's and 1940's as well. The time has come to preserve your family history. There is no better time. This is an excellent opportunity to pass your precious memories to your family's newest generation. But hurry — this sale ends

Super 8 Film Transfer

Super 8 film was a follow-on to 8mm film that came out in the mid 1960s. It is still has a width of 8mm but the frame is a little wider and it can have a magnetic sound strip. We transfer Super 8 film to DVD and other digital video formats just like we do for 8mm film. We can scan Super 8 film up to 2K (1556) lines of resolution as well.

16mm Film Transfer

16mm film was a professional format that has been around since 1923 as a cheaper alternative to 35mm motion picture film. 16mm film can have various audio formats on the film including magnetic and stereo optical. We do have some customers with family footage on 16mm film but most of our 16mm customers are government agencies and independent movie makers. Some will transfer their 16mm film to DVD, but most will get BluRay or HD digital video files. We can scan 16mm film up to 2K (1556) lines of resolution.

35mm Film Transfer

35mm film is a strictly professional format used for Hollywood films and commercials. Most 35mm film will have multiple audio formats like Stereo optical in addition to SDDS and Dolby Digital formats. We can transfer 35mm film to DVD, BluRay, digital video and DPX.

Digitally transferring your 8mm, Super 8 16mm or 35mm film to DVD will be one of the most important things you do — for yourself, your family, your kids ... and your kids' kids! This can be an expensive undertaking. But remember, we're talking about preserving priceless memories that cannot be replaced.

We can transfer 8mm film to digital video including DVD, BluRay, ProRes, HD-AVI and DPX. Transferring 8mm to DVD is the most common transfer we perform. Our 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 film conversion services are available throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are not only known for our high end film conversion services but also for the restoration technologies we use to make our film conversion services the best in the industry.

Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Our film to DVD service is the best in the business. So is our customer support. Please contact us if you have any issues or questions concerning your order. We will do what ever is possible to satisfy each and every customer. *Quality of film transfer (for example 8mm film to DVD, Super 8 to DVD, etc.) and restoration is dependent upon condition of existing film stock; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods.

Customer Reviews:

Reviews #1

Really happy with the quality of 8mm transfer to digital, as are my parents! To sit with them and watch their wedding movie from 65 years ago was a precious experience, both in seeing the film and watching together. Ordered the Pro 2K processing with advanced grain elimination technology. I went high-end all the way and it was well worth it. I have used this service twice and will use it again. - by Dan C. on 6/14/2014

Reviews #2

This company did an excellent job on my 8mm restoration and conversion. They kept me apprised along the way of the process/receipt of my film and mailing. They were very professional and the cost was reasonable compared to other companies I checked out. I will be sending them more work in the future. - by Christine K. on 12/19/2013

Reviews #3

These guys did a fantastic job with my old film--much better than a previous company had done. I would not hesitate to use them again. - by Adele. on 10/2/2013

Reviews #4

I had this company turn 7 8 mm reels from 1949 through 1960 into dvd's and files to be edited later. I used their high end process and was moved to send them an appreciatory email. Here is an excerpt: I watched two of the three dvd's you mailed to me. I have yet to access the files on the hard drive and likely won't be able to for some time. I am quite impressed with the results. It looks like you have restored the original condition of the films with a bit more vibrancy in the colors. Thank you so much! I will soon send one more batch to be converted. I found some of the pictures to be quite moving, seeing grandparents and great grandparents and cousins interacting with each other, not to mention the shots of my brothers and parents. - by Greg A. on 8/30/2013

Reviews #5

They were very thorough in his quote for services. Super fast turnaround time and the resulting dvd's are great quality. Will definitely use again. - by Lori H. on 7/12/2013

Reviews #6

My whole experience with this company was terrific. The first phone call was extremely helpful and instructions of how to proceed were crystal clear. The transfer was quick and the outcome a really highly professional result. We have so enjoyed seeing videos which we were unable to see for 16 years. They did all formats for us PAL and NTSC with no extra cost. We went for the Pro HD quality which is fabulous. Many thanks. Anne - by Anne K. on 8/8/2012