Transfer, Copy and Conversion of 16 mm Cine Film to DVD and MOV 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
Don't worry if your reels are not completely full, we will only charge for the actual cine footage
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 .MOV file for editing on PCs and MACs. An MOV file is approximately 1gb per minute. So if the running time of your cine film is 30 minutes we will need to put it on a 32gb USB stick. Customers can provide their own external hard drive or large capacity USB stick for this purpose or we can supply them in store at cost.
Image sequence files are also available for advanced users at 50% extra
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 £6 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. However. to get the very best from your cine film. ask us to give it a thourough clean, budgt allowing.
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