Cine Film Transfers

Cine Film Transfer to Digital Files, DVD and BluRay

Cine film transfer services for home or professional films.

We scan all cine films on our Filmfabriek HDS+ flash scan machine to provide stable, flicker free high resolution output of even the oldest vintage films.

We scan  8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm Pathé, 16mm & Super 16 cine gauges. All films are digitally restored in our HDS+ Film restoration software for improved clarity at very affordable prices too.

Clean + Scan + Restore

How we transfer – All films are hand cleaned to remove dust and dirt particles before capture, we then flash scan, frame by frame in up to 4K with high quality optics to uncompressed files to capture every detail, film restoration software is then be employed to help remove any remaining dust, dirt and film anoamolies, pictures are also de-grained, stabilised and sharpened.

We then pass the files through a video editor to make additional subtle colour corrections, trimming out any blank sections, adding backing music for silent films and adding any titles and captions required.  DVD, BluRay or HD digital files are made and we keep a digital safety master for 1 month from dispatch.

Output to a format of your choice including MP4, DVD, BluRay and digital edit files.

Many like the ease and convenience of a disc we use where possible archive grade discs which have an extended life span. Not only that we include an on screen navigation menu making it easy to find just the reel you want, all DVD copies get an extra free copy on orders over £90.

HD digital files can be provided for archiving or home or professional editing or playback on smart TV’s or tablet devices.

Cine Film RestorationTry us for free: We are so confident you will love our transfers we offer a ‘Try Before You Buy’ service, this is free of charge and valid for up to 50ft of film. On collections over 2,000’ft. Once the test reel is complete we send you a link to download a digital file so that you can see for yourself the full HD quality of the cine transfers that we produce. (Due high to demand this service is not available during November and December)

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How to order We are a friendly bunch so just call, email or fill out our quote form on the right for a speedy response, all we need to know is how many spools you have and how much film is on them. Or just send them to us and we will do the rest.

Our minimum charge for all orders is only £52 this is to cover up to 200’ft of film for transfer, includes cleaning, administration, UK shipping and a digital safety backup copy.

Use the table below or simply contact us by email or phone and let us know how many spools you have for a no obligation instant quote. You only pay for the amount of footage you have!

8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm Pathe and 16mm film transfer prices
Film Length50’ft100’ft200 ft300’ft400’ft600’ft
Transfer cost per reel of film (silent)£6.90£13£20£30£38£58
Cleaning and Colour Correction Dirt clean and colour correct is included, additional wet gate scanning  is charged at 5p per foot of film.
On Screen TilesTitles or captions can be created to identify on screen each segment as required at £1.50 per caption.
Film with SoundFilms with either an optical or magnetic soundtrack can also be transferred at a surchage of 20% on reel prices above.
DVD or BluRay DiscsEach disc can include around 1,200’ft of film (8mm) or up to 90 minutes.Chapter menu with navigation to each film reel @ £20 or £25 for BluRay

Both of the above include packing into a retail quality Amaray case.

Digital FilesReady formatted for easy home or professional editing, formats include .mov, .avi, MP4, H.264, ProRes, DNxHD and others at only £20 per project.
Delivery and Packing Charges
Courier and Royal Mail Special Delivery ChargesMainland UK delivery in Zone 1 for £12

Zone 1 includes England, Wales and parts of Scotland, excluding Highlands and Islands. The zone is made up of all postcodes not mentioned in zones 2 and 3

Zone 2 – The Highlands and Islands of Scotland – postcodes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE (up to 2 KG as above price)

Zone 3 – Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly -post codes BT, IM, TR21-25 (up to 2 KG as above price)

International Deliveries – Please contact us for an accurate cost.

Digital safety backup copy held by us.First month free of charge, if you require us to hold a copy on our systems for a longer period please let us know.
Additional single DVD copies
Additional copy in DVD case£8 each
BluRay copy in case£12 each

Flicker Free Transfer Quality We take great care transferring your films, optimising colour rendition and brightness levels. The transfer technique we employ is very flexible coping better with amateur footage which can sometimes be over or under exposed from scene to scene, our system evens out this exposure difference and ensures higher quality digital transfers at a much lower cost.

You can be assured that your films will be treated with the utmost of care and returned with your order. We have many years of experience working with delicate vintage small gauge films from Kodak’s Kodakchrome, Pathé,  Kodascope, Fuji, Agfa, Polavision, Technicolour, Ilford, Boots, Perutz and others and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Send us your films or drop them off. You can post your films to us, we recommend either Special Delivery or via a courier service. If you live in the Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham or Teeside areas you can drop them off at our Newcastle office, we are open 9:30am until 5:30pm weekdays.

All prices on this page include VAT

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