Project Description

Using Frame-scanning technology we convert Super8 and Standard 8mm to Full-HD USB or DVD.

All transfers receive painstaking colour correction, chapter points, a music underscore and personalised titles completely free of charge, there are no hidden fees.

We have a minimum charge of £30 per project. Although you will only ever be charged for the amount of footage actually on a reel.
Please note, we are unable to provide transfer services for 9.5 or 16mm Cinefilm.

If you choose to post your film to us we strongly advise the use of a Registered/Signed-for service, we are happy to provide the same on return, and postage costs will be added.

Cine Reel Sizes & Costs

50ft reel (3 inch diameter)

£800

200ft reel (5 inch diameter)

£3200

400ft reel (7 inch diameter)

£6400

Cinefilm Frame Scanning

The Retro-8 cine film transfer system produces a high quality frame by frame scan of your Super 8 or Standard 8mm cinefilm.

To fully understand the process, have a look at your film, you’ll notice it is made up of a series of images, usually about 18 images for every second of film.
So a 4 minute (50 foot) reel will have around 4,300 images, and by using the Retro-8 Frame Scanner, we ensure each and every cell is captured, recreating the perfect film without flickering.

A SafeScan feature means there is no contact with your film at the gate and rubber guide rollers handle the film by the edges for maximum safety.  Most films with broken sprocket holes, bad splices or shrinkage will be scanned with ease, with any required repairs or new leader free of charge.

The Retro-8’s Solid State Registration ensures a steady picture, usually accurate to within a single pixel.  The output is in full 24-bit colour, HD 1080p, 16:9.