- 8mm, Super8 and 16mm Film Transfer to DVD or Digital File
- High quality frame by frame roll film conversion. HD option.
- All film carefully inspected, cleaned, repaired and lubricated
- Blank film removal, edits & color correction included
- Bulk Quantity Discounts & FREE Local Pickup in NYC & NJ
8mm and 16mm Film Transfer
In the 1930’s, roll film became a popular way for families to record video moments of everyday life and it’s likely that some of your family history was captured on 8mm or 16mm film. Roll film is however an obsolete technology and chances are you have no way of enjoying these important pieces of your family’s legacy.
Like slides and film negatives, roll film has a tendency to deteriorate, fade, and crack naturally over time, even when properly stored. The sooner we can transfer your roll film to DVD, Blu-ray or a digital files, the better.
Convert Your 8mm Film & 16mm Film to Digital
- We convert 8mm, Super 8 & 16mm Filmto digital or DVD
- Standard Definition and High Definition Film Transfer Options
- Home Movies can be delivered on DVDs, Blu-Ray, or files (H.264 MOV or MP4)
- Our technicians inspect, clean, splice, remove blank film & damaged perforations
- We can capture the sound off of your film or add background music
- Once transferred to digital you can easily view, enjoy & share your home movies!
Our Film Transferring Process
At Smooth Photo Scanning Services we don’t just put your reel into a machine and come back when it’s finished. We have extensive preparation procedures and post production processes to ensure the flawless transfer of your film to digital format. Prior to every film conversion, our expert technicians inspect, clean, splice, remove blank film & damaged perforations, replace necessary leaders, and lubricate the film.
Our roll film services include 8mm film transfer, 16mm film transfer and Super8 film transfer to DVD or digital file. We use high definition film scanners to digitally scan and record the entire contents of each frame of your 8mm, Super 8mm or 16mm film. We then use specialized software to convert the individual frames into a movie, resulting in a solid, smooth, flicker-free viewing experience. This process produces the highest quality conversion and ensures the original film is transferred in its entirety.
Film from multiple small reels (3″-4″ reels) are consolidated onto larger reels (7″ reels) to reduce interrupted segments, enhanced viewing experience and allow for better storage. All original film is returned on either the film’s original reels or on 7″, 400ft take-up reels. The film reels or canisters retain their original markings (customer notes and sequence numbers). Click here for film transfer prices.
Film Conversion Output Options
All film is scanned, captured and formatted into Standard Definition or High Definition video files, depending on your preference. We then reformat these files to Standard Definition output to DVD, High Definition (1080p) output to Blu-ray Disc, or as video files such as H.264 MOV or H.264 mp4. A DVD can hold up to 2 hours of video material which is approximately 1600 – 1800 feet of roll film.
Data files can be returned on data disc, flash-drive, external hard-drive or via web download. Additional services include audio capture, added background music for silent films, custom menus and onscreen chapter titles.
Accepted Roll Film Formats
What people are saying about Smooth Photo Scanning Services:
“It was with some trepidation that we turned our very earliest family movie reels of 8mm film (going back 60+ years) to Smooth Photo Scanning, and they blew us away with these precious memories now all on a DVD ,providing well chosen background music that made for hours of family laughter and enjoyment this past Mother’s day. We recommend their excellent work highly.” – Joe B.
“Smooth Photo Scanning did an amazing job turning our old black and white 8mm home movies from the 50’s and 60’s into discs. We wanted a special gift for my 87 year old parents for Mother’s/Father’s Day, and this was the ultimate surprise! Great quality footage with music of our choice in the background. This company was so professional and trustworthy. We even got all the original reels returned to us. I would recommend this business to everyone!” – Janice K.