Standard 8mm Cine Transfers

8mm Cine Film to DVD

Transfer, copy and conversion of Super 8, Standard 8mm, 16mm and 9.5mm cine film to DVD and Editable File Formats from just £8/reel and even less with quantity discounts.

We are a specialist cine and video business within the Kodak Express and as such customers can shop with us with complete peace of mind knowing that we operate under the Kodak umbrella of superlative customer service and unparalleled quality. We have been encoding and transferring cine film footage to DVD and digital file formats for over 15 years.

The Process

Data scanning technology has made significant advances over the years enabling top quality film scanning at a cost that suits most budgets. With continual investment in the latest innovative technology, we keep ourselves at the cutting edge of telecine advances.

Ciine Film Identification

Telecine Scanning includes

  • No mechanical sprockets or claws to damage fragile film
  • DVD SD, HD & Digital Files
  • Flicker free
  • Frame by frame scanning
  • No cropping - fill frame scanning
  • Colour, brightness and contrast adjustments

Cine film conversions to DVD and digital files are done onsite at our London studios by our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

The Process

Colour Enhancements

Cine films are prone to degrade over time. There are several different factors that cause this. With colour films in particular, the colour dyes are unstable and often show an overall shift in colour resulting in a magenta caste. Agfa cine film is particularly prone to this.

Ciine Film Identification

Our cutting edge equipment allows our technicians to adjust the colour balance as the film is being scanned, returning the colours back as normal as possible. This is a far superior method than adjusting the colour balance in post production.

Colour Adjustment


We will assess your cine film for damage and cleanliness FREE OF CHARGE. Most films need no more than a quick puff of air to remove dust and hairs and the occasional resplicing.

Occasionally, we are sent cine film which is in really poor condition - very brittle, smelling of vinegar and sometimes covered in mould. When this happens, we will contact you to discuss the best cause of action.

Cine Film Cleaning

Editable Files

Digital MOV Files Home Editing

Instead of encoded DVDs for watching on your TV system, you can choose to have digital files for computer editing.

We provideMOV digital files which work with all the major editing programs on PC and MACS

The files are easily convertible into other digital formats. For instance, you may want MP4s for On Demand playing on Mac, PC, You Tube, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, 

Each minute of cine film takes up 1 gigabytes so the files will need to go on a USB hard-drive or large capacity USB stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours.

Editable Files

Film Identification

There were two types of 8mm cine film in popular use up to the 80's.

Regular 8mm film has sprocket holes which are larger and almost square, whereas the holes in Super 8mm are elongated and smaller.

They both measure 8mm across, hence the name.

Ciine Film Identification

Cine film with sound

Cine film with sound has a distinctive copper coloured stripe running along the edge of the edge of the film on one or both sides.

Running Time and Footage Length

Shown below is the most popular type of Super 8 and Standard 8mm reel.

Ciine Film Identification

Measuring the diameter of the cine reel is the easiest way to find out both the running time and the film footage.

  • 3" diameter - 50ft, 4 minutes
  • 5" diameter - 200ft, 15 minutes
  • 7" diameter - 400ft, 30 minutes
  • 9" diameter - 800ft, 60 minutes

Please note that running times are approximate.

Identification Guide


Standard 8mm film transfer - "I was anxious with letting my Standard 8mm and Super 8 cine film out of my sight but I need not have worried. My cine films, DVD and digital copies arrived safe and sound through the post. The quality was was way beyond my expectations. Now that I have found you, I will be sending you another batch of films to do. Thank you" 
Andrew - Barnet

8mm Prices from £6.50

8mm cine film transfer starts at just £6.50/reel.

If you don't know what format of cine film you have, it is very likely to be Super 8 or Standard 8mm.

Don't worry if your reels are not completely full, we will only charge for the actual cine footage.

For full details of 8mm cine cost download our PDF price guide.

PDF Cine Prices

Cine with Sound

Most amateur cine film comes without sound. However, if you see a magnetic brown stripe running down the edge of the film there maybe sound on the film.

There is no extra charge for cine film with sound.

If required, we can also add background music to cine film transfers at very affordable prices.


Total Peace of Mind

We are part of the Kodak Express group specialising in Video Tape and Cine film transfer to DVD.

We have studios on Camden High Street, London were all work is done onsite. Callers are welcome and Mail Order customers can shop online with us with complete peace of mind.

Extra DVD Copies

Order a back up copy for just £6 each

You may need an extra copy for friends and family, or you may just want a back up copy in case the original becomes damaged.

10 Day Turnaround

Cine transfers normally take about one to two weeks, depending on the size of the job.

Cine transfers make excellent presents so if you are thinking about getting some done for Christmas, we advise customers to get the footage to us a early as possible - don't leave it to the last moment.

Should you need your cine transfers urgently, we can normally meet ANY deadline.

Rest assured that your cine film will receive superlative care and returned safely to you. We have more than 15 years experience working with cine film of all types including Kodak Kodachrome, Fuji, Agfa, Polavision, Ilford and Boots.

Contact us

Standard 8mm Cine Transfer

0207 387 9882

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