1080p is the maximum resolution available for 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm films. The original film frame is too small to see any additional benefits from 2K or 4K scanning. Transferring your film to a 1080p digital file will be the best way to lock your picture in at the highest quality possible, in a robust format that will be adaptable for however we watch films in the future.

8mm & Super 8 Pricing:

1-20 ......$24.95 per reel

21-40 ....$23.95 per reel

41-60.....$22.95 per reel

61-80.....$21.95 per reel

80+........$20.95 per reel

Super 8 Sound or Regular 8mm Sound film add $4 per 50'

16mm Pricing:

Silent film: $0.35 per foot

Sound film: $0.40 per foot

Composite optical or magnetic sound track.

Still taken from 35mm feature film transferred in 1080p

The goal of the 1080p transfer is to deliver:

  • 8mm, Super 8 & 16mm film transfers with improved sharpness without distortion.
  • Film transfers with sophisticated grain and noise reduction.
  • Film transfers with vibrant color saturation when possible.
  • Film transfers with no or very minimal crushed blacks or clipped whites.
  • Film transfers that look best on 1080p HDTVs.
  • Files that work with the widest array of editing software.
  • Images that are very honest to the original film.
  • Sharper focus for slightly concave or convex film.

Still taken from 8mm film transferred in 1080p.

All 1080p film transfers are delivered as 10 bit Master H.264 files. Upgraded formats are available upon request for an additional charge.

Master H.264 is widely compatible, and it can be used in nearly all major editing software programs. The 10 bit files offer visually lossless images with efficient compression that produces excellent 1080p performance. The frame rate of the film is the frame rate of the file. For example, a film shot at 18fps will have a frame rate of 18fps in the Master H.264 file (not 29.976 fps with a pulldown). This yields a perfect 1 to 1 relationship between film frame and electronic frame.

Master H.264 files work on PCs and Macs. We scan your film at a much higher resolution than 1080p and DOWNCONVERT our scan to 1080p. This improves the image compared to scanning the film directly at 1080p. You will notice improved sharpness, lower noise and grain in transfer due to our up to 500% over sampling. An analogy would be reducing the size of a "picture" on your computer screen. The smaller it gets the better it often looks. In our scanning the "picture" of your film, is reduced down to Full 1080p size!

Still taken from 8mm film transferred in 1080p