The Film Transfer Company

16mm Film Transfer - Transfer 16mm Film To DVD - Transfer 16mm Film - Transfer 16mm to Digital

Highest Quality 16mm Film Transfers to DVD, BluRay and Digital Files

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.

If you are looking for the best and highest quality 16mm film transfer to DVD, BluRay, HD digital video or 2K DPX, you found it. We specialize in professional 16mm film scanning of at SD, HD and 2K (1556) resolution. For the best HD video quality we recommend converting your 16mm film using the the Pro 2K scan. Over sampling your film is always a good idea in order to get the best quality. So, to get the best looking SD video you want to transfer 16mm film using an HD scan. To get he best HD video you want to do the 16mm film transfer using a 2K scan.

Some will ask, does your 16mm film have 2K resolution? Absolutely. Even old 16mm film can have up to 2K lines of resolution. So, yes, the detail is there. The only way to convert 16mm film to DVD or BluRay and maintain the quality of the film is to scan it at 2K resolution.

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Right now, get up to 35% off. Time is critical. We can still transfer 16mm film from the 1950's to 1970's to high quality digital formats. In some cases, we can still convert 16mm film to DVD and other digital formats 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 16mm movie memories to your family's newest generation. But hurry — this 35% off sale ends

16mm Film Transfer Services

 

 

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.

Better 16mm Film Tranfer Equipment Will Yield Better Quality Video

16mm film has 2K horizontal lines of resolution. In order to archive the film a 2k (2048 vertical ×1556 horizontal) 16mm film transfer is required. Our Pro 2K service scans the film at 2k and down converts it to give you the best looking HD video or SD DVD possible. This is a trick Hollywood has played for years. They start with a high resolution scan of 35mm film at either 2k or 4k. They then down convert and compress it to DVD or BluRay. Only a small fraction of the visual quality is lost during a down conversion because there is so must more data when the video is down converted and compressed they can make a much better looking DVD or BluRay. A DVD from a 2k scan will look 2-3 times better than a DVD from a 480 line film scanner (DVD has 480 horizontal lines of resolution). So, we can play the same trick to give you a great looking transfer of 16mm film to DVD or BluRay and other digital formats.

Even though a 16mm film transfer to DVD is convenient, you may want to consider a 16mm film transfer to Digital Video like HD-AVI or Apple ProRes to maintain more of the resolution from the film. The reason is that DVD only has 480 lines of resolution compared to 1500 lines on your 16mm film. So, in order to preserve more the details on the 16mm film, you want to also put it on a 1080p format like BluRay, HD-AVI or ProRes editing files.

16mm film was used for both amateur family footage and for professional use. Today, Super 16 is used for independent movies. Also, when you transfer 16mm film to DVD or other formats be aware that it can have stereo optical or magnetic sound. Most family footage is silent while most professional footage has optical stereo sound. We can get either type of sound when we convert your 16mm film to DVD or other digital formats.

Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Our film transfer 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 satify each and every customer. *Quality of 16mm film transfer 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. To learn more, see our Pro Hollywood technology overview.