16 mm film is a historically famous type of film. 16 mm refers to the width of the film. It is generally used for non-theatrical film-making or low-budget motion pictures. It also existed as a popular amateur or home movie making format for several decades, alongside 8 mm and later Super8mm films. Eastman Kodak released the first 16 mm in 1923.
In 2020 we can scan your 16mm film in 4K resolution and convert it to 60fps. With your copy available on Blue Ray Disc, high-quality Samsung USB drives or as a digital download that you can share with family worldwide. On this page, there is a 64-year-old film we have scanned recently, please take a few minutes to view and enjoy the magic of family films on film.
This 16mm film has been scanned frame by frame at 4K and the quality shows in this short clip. Even allowing for this HD version to be at 1980x1080 on Youtube, you can appreciate how good it will look on your screen.
We will clean your film before scanning and repair any weak splices in each movie. Each film has every frame digitally photographed in high resolution to capture as much information and detail as possible. Once the scan has been completed, we take the thousands of individual images and join them to make a moving image film. 24 unique images go into each second of film you will see. That's 960 individual images we will have scanned for each minute of your movie.
The new film is then transferred to our editing desk, where colour correction, exposure adjustment and the film is digitally cleaned to remove much of the dirt and scratches that might be engrained on each frame.
Once the film is completed, we will add a film title and transfer it to our server for your digital download, and if required, we can make a copy to DVD, Blueray disc, or USB memory drive.
We are always happy to discuss your film requirements and will do everything we can to meet your needs. Let us know by using the contact page on this website.
Price equivalent of 32p per foot of 8mm film
Price equivalent of 26p per foot of film
Price equivalent of 21.5p per foot of film
Add Additional 32GB Samsung USB Drive option
You can book your films in for transferring on our Online Orders Page