Standard 8mm, Single 8mm, & Super 8mm Cine Films

We transfer your 8mm films to DVD, Blu-ray or USB

Cine to DVD, Blu-ray, or USB transfer
We can capture standard 8mm, single 8mm, and super 8mm cine film and digitally transfer it to DVD, Blu-ray, or USB. Show your children and grandchildren what you and the world looked like 50 years ago.

We strongly recommend having your old cine film footage cleaned before converting – free of charge if you have 5+ reels (otherwise £2.50 per reel). Cleaning will remove dust, dirt, and mould that may have built up and will result in a cleaner and brighter image when transferred. We perform all cleaning carefully by hand.

The quality of our work is evident and we’ve even performed archival work, restoring old cine films for local authorities.

Cine films can become brittle if not stored correctly. As such, we repair cines that are torn – this and basic colour corrections are included in the transfer price.

Placing an order
To place an order, visit our Gravesend office, drop your reels in to one of our drop-off points (MaidstoneTonbridge, Ashford, or Ramsgate), or post your reels to Media Transfer, The Maltings, 56 Bath Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DF. Return postage is £3.95 for up to 4 reels, £8.95 for up to 9 reels, and FREE for orders of 10+ reels.

If you have 10+ reels and live in the DA, ME, Kent TN, BR, and some RH postcode areas, we now offer free personal collection AND delivery of your reels. Just give us a call on 01474 569 390 to arrange a collection.

Please call us on 01474 569 390 if you require more information on any of our services.

History

A 50-ft (3-inch) reel at the usual filming speed of 16 frames per second equates to about four minutes of footage. In the early 1960s, a new filming and projection standard of 18 frames per second was introduced, although many cameras and projectors included a multi-speed facility.

The standard 8mm format was quickly displaced, for the most part, by the Super 8mm film format – a 50% larger frame size – from the mid-1960s onwards. We can convert both formats, including those with sound.

Prices

8mm Cine film to DVD prices
50-ft (3-inch) reel
£ 19.95 per reel
 Includes DVD and case
 FREE splicing repairs
 Quantity discounts (5 - 15% off)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
 Optional extras:
 Cine film cleaning (+£2.50)
 MP4 or USB conversion (FREE)
 Blu-ray conversion (+£4.00)
200-ft (5-inch) reel
£ 24.95 per reel
 Includes DVD and case
 FREE splicing repairs
 Quantity discounts (5 - 15% off)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
 Optional extras:
 Cine film cleaning (+£2.50)
 MP4 or USB conversion (FREE)
 Blu-ray conversion (+£4.00)
400-ft (7-inch) reel
£ 29.95 per reel
 Includes DVD and case
 FREE splicing repairs
 Quantity discounts (5 - 15% off)
 Up to 7 days turnaround
 Optional extras:
 Cine film cleaning (+£2.50)
 MP4 or USB conversion (FREE)
 Blu-ray conversion (+£4.00)
Quantity discounts
If you have 2+ reels, then we will give the following discounts on the total price of your order...
 2-4 reels - 5% OFF
 5-9 reels - 10% OFF
 10+ reels - 15% OFF
 For larger quantities, please call
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Our service

1. Safe Storage
We store your cine reels securely at our premises at all times.
2. High-Quality Transfers
We use the latest technology to get the best-quality results from your cine reels.
3. On site transfers
Your cine reels NEVER leave our studio - we carry out all transfers on site.
4. Repairs
We can repair most cine reels at no cost, including mould and cine film breaks.
5. Secure collection and delivery
We offer FREE collection and delivery of 10+ cine reels within the DA, ME, BR, Kent TN, and some RH postcode areas.
6. Payment
We offer payment by debit/credit card, cheque, cash, and bank transfer.

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