The Film Transfer Company

8mm Film Transfer - Transfer 8mm Film To DVD - Transfer 8mm Film - Transfer 8mm to Digital

Best Quality 8mm Film Transfers in the World

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.

We specialize in 8mm film transfers. You won't find any company scanning 8mm film at 2K (1556) lines of resolution. So, If you are looking for the best 8mm film to DVD company, you've found it. We use the world's best professional motion picture film scanners and Datacine machines for your 8mm film. Our band new 2K 8mm scanner is showing a detail level never seen before on 8mm film. Other labs are ordering our 2K scan for documentaries and other professional projects. With 4K TVs around the corner there is never a better time to transfer your 8mm film to DVD, BluRay or digital video files. Because most 8mm film is over 60 years old, there is only a few years left before they will be too warped or damaged to scan. Now is the time if you want to save those memories.

Time is critical. We can still convert 8mm film to DVD from the 1950's to 1970's to high quality digital formats. In some cases, we can still transfer 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

8mm 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.

As easy as transferring 8mm film to video seems, it is not. There are many factors that make it difficult to achieve a good quality 8mm film transfer to digital video. First, there is the resolution of the film. 8mm film has between 800 to 1000 lines of resolution. So, your 8mm film must be scanned at 1080 lines at a minimum to get 100% of the 8mm film resolution. Second, the device or sensor being used will also determine the overall quality of the Super 8 film transfer. The better the sensor, the better the scan quality. Third, the ability to restore either original film recording issues or issues from degradation over the decades will also contribute to the overall 8mm film to DVD quality. Lastly, the format you put the film conversion on will contribute to the overall quality of the 8mm film to video transfer.

Better Film Tranfer Equipment Will Yield Better Quality Video

The best 8mm film transfer machines start around $75,000 and go up to $150,000. If you want the best 8mm film transfer, you need to have your film scanned by a motion picture film scanner to Datacine machine. Having your 8mm film scanned by anything less is like duplicating a photograph by video taping the photo and taking a frame out as a picture. You will only get about 40-50% of the quality that way. That's why we discourage anyone from using a real-time or frame by frame machine to transfer their 8mm film to DVD or other digital video formats. The datacine machine have the best sensors and will get the best reproduction from your film. So, this is what we suggest.

With the average age of 8mm film being 60 years you have to consider restoration. Restoration can fix both original recording issues and degradation issues. For example, if the 8mm film was shot under or over exposed, an experienced 8mm film to DVD technician can improve but may not be able to fix this type of problem. Most color shifting from degradation can be fixed or improved. Color shifting is a normal aging process. Most 8mm film will color shift blue.

Lastly, format. If you choose to get your 8mm film transferred at 1080 or 1556 lines you should get back at least 1 1080p format. You wouldn't want to order just a 8mm film to DVD transfer which is 480 lines. We offer many different formats for you 8mm film to video transfer. We can convert your 8mm film to DVD, AVI files, Blu-Ray, HD-AVI, ProRes 422 and DPX.

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 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. To learn more, see our 8mm and Super 8 Pro Hollywood Restoration.