Convert Super 8 Cine Film (Silent)

From as little as 25

Do you have old cine film reels gathering dust and are unsure of their contents? Consider yourself lucky because you’ve hit the jackpot! I’ve recently acquired a specialised film scanner that meticulously scans each frame at high resolution, delivering sharp and clear results.

What we offer:

Additional Service:

Pricing - Small Reels (3 inch):

  • 1 - 3 €45 Each
  • 4 - 9 €35 Each
  • 10+ €25 Each

Pricing - Large Reels (4-7 inch):

  • 1 - 3 €75 Each
  • 4 - 9 €65 Each
  • 10+ €45 Each

8mm film is a film recording format that was widely used for amateur filmmaking in the mid-20th century. It was introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1932 as an economical alternative to 16mm film for home movies.
Super8 was introduced in 1965 as an improvement over the earlier Standard 8mm film format. Super 8 cine film is characterized by its small size, ease of use, and relatively good image quality for amateur filmmaking.

Convert Your Cine Film Home Videos

Home Movie Makers

Cine film was particularly popular among families and individuals who wanted to document everyday life, vacations, special occasions, and family events. Its ease of use and relatively low cost made it accessible to a wide range of people for capturing memories on film.

Image Quality

8mm film has a relatively fine grain structure, providing decent image quality for amateur filmmaking. However, compared to larger formats like 16mm or 35mm, it has lower resolution and may exhibit some graininess, especially in low-light conditions.

Film Speeds

Standard 8mm film was typically shot at a speed of 16 frames per second (fps), although some cameras offered variable speeds. Later, Super 8 film was introduced, which allowed for higher-quality image capture at 18 or 24 fps.

Color and Black & White

8mm film was available in both color and black & white versions. Color films became more prevalent as technology advanced, offering amateur filmmakers the ability to capture their memories in vivid color. Despite its decline in popularity, 8mm film remains a nostalgic medium for many, and there is still a community of enthusiasts who appreciate its unique aesthetic qualities and historical significance in the world of filmmaking.

Sound Options:

Super 8 film originally did not have a built-in sound recording capability. However, later versions of Super 8 film included a magnetic strip along one edge of the film for recording sound. This allowed for synchronized sound to be recorded alongside the images.

Popularity and Decline

8mm film was widely popular for home movies and amateur filmmaking from the 1930s through the 1970s. However, with the advent of video and camcorders in the early 1980s, 8mm film usage declined rapidly, and Kodak ceased production of new film stock in the early 2000s.

Transferring and digitising cine film

Having started converting home movies in the late 1980s, I initially relied on a projector connected to a glass box reflector, recording onto VHS tapes. Over the years, despite some improvements in camera technology, the results remained less than perfect. Now, after 35 years, I’ve transitioned to scanning each frame with a dedicated digital scanner, yielding a significant improvement in quality. The colors and images are now sharp and clear, free from the flicker of the past. These modern scanners handle the film delicately, reducing the risk of damage. However, syncing sound with the film remains a challenge.

Save your precious memories today!

Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss all the details of your job. Alternatively, send me an email and I will respond within 24 hours.

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Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss all the details of your special day. Alternatively, send me an email and I will respond within 24 hours.