• Everything in-house
  • Unique number per film
  • Professional scanners
  • Image enhancement and cleaning

Your memories preserved for the future!

Birth, marriage, birthdays, holidays, trips and so on. Dear memories that you want to keep, relive or pass on to family, children and grandchildren.

We can make these precious videos with memories for you digital so that they can easily be viewed again. For this we use the best film scanners. The images are converted to a digital file, so that they can be viewed via, for example, the television, computer, tablet or smart-phone.

We have a broad experience and extensive portfolio. Together with our team we provide a personal and professional environment where the coffee is always there for you!

Types 16mm film

  • 16mm without sound
  • 16mm optical sound
  • 16mm magnetic sound
  • 16mm perfo tapes
  • Free sample scan

If you want to estimate the costs for digitizing yourself you can use our, easy-to-use, price calculator 16mm.

SD (960×540)
€2.59
From 481 minutes
€2.86?
€3.40?
HD (1920×1080)
€4.21
From 481 minutes
€4.48?
€4.99?
16mm Perfotape
€4.12
From 481 minutes
€4.48?
€4.99?
Minutes SD HD 4K Perfo tapes
Fewer than 120 € 3.40 € 4.99 € 5.99 € 4.99
Between 121 and 480 € 2.86 € 4.48 € 5.48 € 4.48
More than 481 € 2.59 € 4.21 € 5.21 € 4.21
Setup costs Price
Setup costs for equipment – changing films (per order) € 12.50
Surcharges Price
Reel change (per reel) € 2.00
Reel change for Polavision film cassettes (per reel) € 4.50
Transferring sound (per minute) € 0.35
Options Price
Image correction colour and clarity (per minute) € 0,75
Fungus / mold stains removal in film (per minute) € 2,25
Coding files in professional codec (AVI uncompressed, Prores 422 HQ) (per minute) € 0,25
Video editting custom work (per hour of work) € 48,60
Transferring To Media Price
USB / hard disk / SSD
you can supply them yourself if you want to
See webshop
DVD € 12,00
Blu-Ray € 20,00
Extra DVD copy
Cheaper with multiple copies
€ 9,25
Extra Blu-Ray copy
Cheaper with multiple copies
€ 12,25

Example resolutions

Image enhancement

When digitizing your films, you can also opt for image improvements. This corrects the images for brightness, image stabilization, colors, sharpness, noise, dirt and stains. Making the result more beautiful. See the example scans below for examples. We charge a subcharge of €0,75 per minute.

Mould removal

If the films to be scanned have stains caused by moulds, we can specially clean the films. With our mould cleaning machine we can remove between 85% and 100% of the stains from the films. See the example scans below for examples. We charge a subcharge of €2,25 per minute.

Example scans

Difference HD/SD with and without image enhancement

Image enhancement

Mould removal

Difference HD/SD with and without image enhancement

Image enhancement

Mould removal

Our process

Preparing the films

  • Every film gets an unique number.
  • If absent, a film leader will be attached to the film.
  • The films will be checked for bad welds. If there are any bad welds they will be repaired.
  • If necessary the films will be cleaned with professional filmcleaner.
  • For Polavision films cassettes: the films are extracted from the cassette and put on normal super8 film reels.

Scanning

  • Scanning will be done with the best tested scanning equipment.
  • Every frame will get a separate recording.
  • We can scan in Standard Definition, High Definintion and 4K.
  • We can handle every speed in which the film is recorded (for example 16, 18 or 24 frames per second).
  • If there is sound (mono or stereo) on the film it will be transferred too.

16mm films sometimes have an extra perfotape: this is a magnetic tape with the same dimensions as the original film, on which only the sound is recorded. Both bands are digitized and then synchronized. With perfotape, stereo or multiple languages per tape is possible (which is not the case if the soundtrack is on the film itself). Perfotape was often used by assembly companies and for reportage, especially in bilingual countries such as Belgium.

Output

  • After scanning and possibly applying image corrections, the films can be transferred to any format you want.
  • Almost everything is possible.
  • We can transfer it as ready-made video files. They can then be played directly on your computer, television, tablet, media player and smartphone.
  • We can also transfer the files to DVDs orBlu-Rays.
  • A combination of both is ofcourse also possible
  • We can provide the video files in different video formats. For more information see our codec page.

 

Frequently Asked Questions – 16mm film

Bewerken van gedigitaliseerde video en films – met welke programma’s kan ik dat doen?

Er zijn diverse mogelijkheden om zelf  gedigitaliseerde video’s en films te monteren.

Voor alleen knippen en plakken adviseer ik LosslessCut.Het voordeel van dit programma is dat de video niet gehercodeerd hoeft te worden en er zo geen kwaliteit verloren gaat. Indien u meer wilt, zoals toevoegen titels, muziek, overgangen e.d. dan heeft u een wat uitgebreider programma nodig. Zie hier voor mijn top-5 van aanbevolen gratis video montage programma’s:

Bewerken van video bestanden

Als u nog meer eisen heeft, dan is een betaald programma aan te bevelen. Enkele voorbeelden hiervan: Final cut pro (Apple) en Adobe Premiere / Magix Video voor de PC.

Could I request a sample scan?

Yes, that is possible. You can request your free sample scan here.

Can I still edit the digitized film (or have it edited) afterwards?

Yes, you can edit the film yourself. More info: Editing video files – with free software.

We can also do the editing for you. In consultation we can change the order of films, cut out pieces, add music, etcetera.

When copying large files I get an error message

The problem when a large video file cannot be copied is usually that the file system of the hard disk or USB stick is still in FAT32 format. Files larger than 4GB cannot be stored on a FAT32 volume. Formatting the flash drive in the exFAT or NTFS file system will solve this problem.

You can find more information about this:

Can I still buy double8 / super8 / 16mm films?

Yes, you can! Kodak has even reintroduced new Kodak Reversal color film in 2018. In the Netherlands you can go to super8.nl.

Does it pay to put my own movies on DVD?

It is possible to digitize your 8mm films yourself. However, the quality achieved is considerably less than if it is done professionally. For more information on how to transfer your own films, see our page about digitizing your own films.

What to do with soured films?

Somebody told me that if I take soured films through a projector and play a non-soured film through the projector afterwards, the non-soured film will also sour. Is that true? Is a soured film contagious? Is there anything you can do about it, like clean the film?

That is definitely a risk. When a film is soured (acetata decay, vinegar syndrome) the substance “acetic acid” is released (smells like vinegar). This substance can affect other films. Cleaning films with vinegar syndrome does not help.

The decay of the film can be slowed down by storing the film in a cold place (preferably in the freezer). Special bags can also be placed in the film cans to slow down the acidification process: Kodak Molecular Sieve.
It is best to copy or digitize this film directly.

For more information, see the film preservation guide.

What kind of cine film do I have?

Type of film

Click here for examples of single-8/super-8, normal-8, 9.5mm and 16mm film.
For more detailed information on types of films: www.filmcollector.nl (Dutch).

Can I rent a projector or movie viewer so I can watch which films I want to digitize?

Yes, you can. We rent and sell film viewers and film projectors.

How many minutes of film are on my reels?

This depends on a number of factors, including the number of frames per second (18 or 24), whether it is normal8 or super8, and so on.
Below is the table for the most commonly used format (18 frames per second and super8):

Reel diameter Minutes
7 centimeter 3,5 minutes
13 centimeter 14 minutes
18 centimeter 28 minutes
21 centimeter 40 minutes
25 centimeter 53 minutes

Click here for the complete table with the duration of films (Dutch).

More questions?

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