Transfer, Copy and Conversion of 16 mm Cine Film to DVD and AVI Editable File Formats.
We are a specialist cine film and video transfer business established over 15 years. We operate from Studios in Camden High Street, London. Callers are welcome to pop in anytime and we welcome mail order customers from anywhere in the UK
We normally like around two weeks to turnaround customers 16mm cine film.
Don't worry if your reels are not completely full, we will only charge for the actual cine footage
New Video Transfer Website
We have a new web site for cine conversion work - see London-Video-Cine.
If you cannot make it into our shop simply post your cine film to us - don't forget to include your instructions, address and telephone number. On receipt of your work we will call you, confirm your instructions, and take payment by credit card over the phone..
Instead of an encoded DVD, you may wish to order an an editable computer file for home editing. We can supply you with an editable AVI file for editing on PCs and MACs. An uncompressed AVI file is 13gb per hour. We ask customers to provide an external hard drive or large capacity USB stick for this purpose.
There is no extra charge for this service.
Although DVDs last a lifetime without deterioration in quality one scratch or scuff mark will render it unplayable. For this reason we strongly advise you to order an extra DVD back up copy of your cine transfer work - the cost is only £5 per 2 hour DVD.
The easiest way to find out both the running time and the film footage of 16mm film is to measure the diameter of the reel
Please note that running times are approximate as they depend on the frame rate
All cine film that comes into our studios is assessed for damage and cleanliness, FREE OF CHARGE. Typically, films may need resplicing and a puff of compressed air to remove dust and hairs. In our experience, no serious cleaning is usually neccessary.
On occasion, cine film comes in smelling of vinegar - Vinegar Syndrome, or may be badly affected with mould and mildew. If this happens, we will contact you to discuss the options.
16mm Cine Identification
16mm cine film is so-called because it measures 16mm across.
There are three types of 16mm in common consumer use. These are 16mm film with a brown magnetic sound strip down the side, 16mm film with an optical sound strip down the side, and finally, cine film with no sound.
Huge advances in film scanning technology means we can bring you exceptional quality at the cheapest ever prices
No sprockets to damage your film. It is Perfect for old and fragile film. It has an LED light source - no heat produced.
There are no gears or sprockets to damage film. Colour correction and contrast optimisation come as standard