A Modern Transfer to Modern Media
Like Betamax in the 1980s and VHS in the 1990s, DVDs are now becoming obsolete and being replaced by higher quality, more versatile media. We strongly encourage our clients to not have their scans made to DVD only as it is a low resolution, high compression format that is designed to be hard to copy, share or edit.
About our Frame by Frame movie film scanning for 8mm, 9.5mm & 16mm
The transfer system that we are using to convert your film to digital video was designed for the Academy of Motion Picture Film in Hollywood to create high quality reliable, accessible digital files of their film archive. These units are a true frame by frame scanners using a high bit sensor to capture your film at 1536p resolution. That’s about 50% more than standard HD resolution and more than 200 percent more resolution than DVD video. This means more accurate color, no vignetting, no color fringe on the edges of the frame, and less loss of detail in the shadows and highlights on high-contrast scenes. There are no sprockets or claw on the units so they are very gentle on your film. The scan resolution of an 8mm frame is not less than 1100 dpi – significantly more than adequate to capture all of the useful detail in your film. We are very pleased with our movie film scanners – we’re confident you will be too.
Unlike virtually all other companies offering this service, we return film on original reels and in the original box or can when all are still in mold-free condition.