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Super 8 film to DVD

Learn more about Super 8 film transfer.

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A short intro video from our owner, Phil Thomas. Take the first steps toward getting decades worth of 8mm, 16mm, and Super 8 film transferred to a digital format. All of the information you need about cine film is right here on this page.

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Take some time to view the plethora of information about film, film transfer, and our business in the videos below.

What do I have?

This is one of the most asked questions in this business. Often the person sending the film is not the person that shot the film, so they have no idea what gauge of film they have. This video shows the difference between 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film. It also shows an example of sound and silent film.

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Is my film still good?

Most of the time we can transfer the film even if it has started to deteriorate. Super 8 film that has started to go bad will have a strong odor of vinegar, may be wavy, or even U-shaped. Even if it shows some of these symptoms we highly recommend sending the film to us. We can usually work with it.

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What size reels do I have?

This video goes into the sizes and lengths of the film reels giving examples of original boxes and the film reels themselves.

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How do I organize my film?

If you have labels or an inventroy thats great, but if you don't there is no need to try to find out what is on them. Running your film through a projector puts your film at risk to damage that is not repairable. It is best to have it transferred in its entirety. Once the film is in a digital format it can be edited and written to a DVD in any order.

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What about buying a projector?

This video explains where Super 8 projectors can be obtained and why using a projector can be potentially harmful to your film. Most people have only one copy of their Super 8 film and using an old projector can pose many problems like burning and chewing up you film.

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Why not transfer it myself?

D.I.Y. transfer of Super 8 film will never match the quality and reliability of the transfer services we offer. Watch this video and the one below it to learn why.

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How do you transfer to DVD?

In this video we show you the equipment we use for transferring Super 8 film and film in general to DVD. We are one of the few companies that will show you how we convert your film to digital media. No secrets, we are not hiding anything.

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How do I edit the video?

There are many different software packages that allow you to edit the files direct form the DVDs once you have had your transfer done. In addition to different editing programs we talk about compression, quality, online video, competitor's quotes and price matching in this video.

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Super 8 Film History

Launched in 1965, Super-8 film comes in plastic light-proof cartridges containing coaxial supply and take-up spools loaded with 50 feet of film. This was enough film for 2.5 minutes at the U.S. motion picture professional standard of 24 frames per second, and for 3 minutes and 20 seconds of continuous filming at 18 frames per second (upgraded from Standard 8 mm's 16 frame/s) for amateur use, for a total of approximately 3,600 frames per film cartridge. A 200-foot cartridge later became available which could be used in specifically designed cameras, but that Kodak cartridge is no longer produced. Super 8 film was typically a reversal stock. In the 1990s Pro-8 mm pioneered custom loading of several Super-8 stocks. Today Super 8 color negative film is available directly from Kodak for professional use and is typically transferred to video through the Telecine process for use in Television advertisement, music videos and other film projects.

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