• 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 grand children.

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 9.5mm film

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

HD (1920×1080)
€6,65
481+ minutes
€.84?
€6.99?
Number of minutes (price per minute) HD 4K
less then 120 € 6.99 € 12,99
121-480 € 6.84 € 12,50
481+ € 6.65 € 11,65
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
Transfer sound (per minute) € 0,35
  • Viewt the sample scans of what the different options can do for you

Free sample scan

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 (e.g. Prores 422 HQ) (per minute) € 0,25
Video editing (per man hour) € 50,00
Put on media carier Price
USB / hard disk / SSD
You can supply them yourself also.
See webshop
DVD € 12,00
Blu-Ray € 20,00

Example resolutions

Image enhancements

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.

Choices in film crops
The film scanners we use, can scan the entire film image. No information/edges are lost during scanning.
You can choose from:
  • Full format Over scan. Here all information of the image is visible. Including image that belongs outside the standard projector frame, including the perforation holes. Film markings such as KODAK K40 etc. in the edges are also visible.
  • Matted (image normally visible when projected, with black edges on the side)
By default we deliver the films as Matted.
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Example scans

Difference with and without wetgate

Difference HD/SD with and without image enhancements

Image enhancements

Mould removal

Difference HD/SD with and without image enhancements

Image enhancements

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 professional Filmfabriek HDS+ 16mm scanner.
  • Each frame will get a separate recording.
  • We can scan in 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.
Filmfabriek HDS+

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. These files can then be played directly on your computer, television, tablet, media player and smartphone.
  • We can also transfer the files to DVDs or Blu-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 – 9.5mm film

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:

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).

USB stick is not working on TV

Sometimes a USB flash drive with video files does not play properly on a TV.
If this is the case, please contact us. Please provide the TV brand and type number, then we can solve the problem for you.
If you are technical, you can often solve the problem yourself. Here are some tips:
  • The USB stick is not recognized: TVs sometimes cannot handle all formats of USB sticks. Sometimes they cannot read NTFS or exFAT. You can find out which format USB sticks your TV can read in its manual.
    If that is the case, you can create a USB stick in the correct format and transfer the video files to it.
  • The USB stick is recognized, but the (video) files do not play properly. We create the files in a format that plays well on as many TVs as possible. However, some (old) TV’s may not be able to play the files in this format. In the manual of your TV you can find which formats / codecs are supported. These video files need to be transferred to a format that is playable on your TV.

Which video codec (.h264 / Prores) is suitable for me?

By default, we deliver digitized film in .H264 format. This format is the defacto standard for video. If you want to perform heavy edits such as color correction etc. yourself, we recommend Prores. Read more: https://van-eck.net/en/video-codecs/

Editing digitized video and movies – what programs can I use to do that?

There are several ways to edit digitized videos and films yourself.

For cutting and pasting only, I recommend LosslessCut.The advantage of this program is that the video does not need to be re-encoded and thus no quality is lost. If you want more, such as adding titles, music, transitions, etc. then you need a somewhat more comprehensive program. See here for my top five recommended free video editing programs:

Bewerken van video bestanden

If you have even more requirements, then a paid program is recommended. Some examples: Final cut pro (Apple) and Adobe Premiere / Magix Video for the PC.

More questions?

Let us know via the contact form