• Own storage
  • Every film receives a identical number
  • 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 8mm cine film

  • Single8 (with sound)
  • Super8 (with sound)
  • Regular8/Double8 (With sound)
  • Polaroid Polavision
  • Free sample scan

All prices include 21% VAT and are subject to change.

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

SD (960×540)
€1,07
From 481 minutes
€1,19?
€1,29?
HD (1920×1080)
€1,59
From 481 minutes
€1,65?
€1,69?
Minutes SD HD 4K
Fewer than 120 € 1,29 € 1,69 € 2,89
Between 121 and 480 € 1,19 € 1,65 € 2,75
More than 481 € 1,07 € 1,59 € 2,62
Setup costs Price
Setup costs for equipment – changing films (per order) € 12,50
Surcharges Price
Reel change (per supplied 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
Sample scan Free
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
Additional copy DVD
Cheaper with multiple copies
€ 9,25
Extra copy Blu-Ray
Cheaper with multiple copies
€ 12,25

Example resolutions

Image improvements / Image restoration

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 surcharge 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 surcharge of € 2,25 per minute.

Note: Mold cannot be removed from movies with film cleaner!

Sample scans

Difference HD/SD with and without image enhancement

Image enhancement

Mold removal

Difference HD/SD with and without image enhancement

Image enhancement

Mold 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.
  • The films are cleaned with professional film cleaner.
  • For Polavision films cassettes: the films are extracted from the cassette and put on normal super8 film reels.
  • If necessary, we can remove mold from films. This is an option.

Technique

  • Scanning will be done with the best tested scanning equipment. including film scanners Pictor Pro and HDS+ from the Filmfabriek
  • Wetgate scanning to minimize vertical scratch marks.
  • Normal scan and overscan is possible. In case of overscan, the perforations of the film are also visible and the markings on the edge of the film.
  • We offer fungal removal (mostly common on super8 films)
  • 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.
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Our process

  • After scanning and possibly applying image corrections, the films can be transferred to any format you want.
  • By default, we deliver each film reel as a single video file on a USB stick / hard drive or download.
  • These video files can be played on your computer, television, tablet, media player, smartphone, etc.
  • You can then edit these files yourself afterwards.
  • 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 – 8mm cine 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.

Can I still have super8 films developed?

Yes, that can still be done. There are still a number of specialized laboratories that do this. We work together with super8.nl. With newly shot films this is still very affordable!

With perennial films this is also possible, it is a bit more expensive (€ 100,= per film of 15 meters). Also, the quality will generally be less good. These videos can often only be developed in black and white. Due to the lengthy lying of the undeveloped film, the images often become very vague.

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).

What type of 8mm film do I have?

There are two types of 8mm films:

1) super8 / single8

super8 films
super8/single8 film format

super8 films are usually put on coils with an inner diameter of 12 mm

2) regular8 (also called: normal8, standard8)

Double
Regular 8 film (also called standard 8 or just 8mm film)

regular8 films are usually put on coils with an inner diameter of 8 mm

More questions??

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