Super 8 Cine Film Transfers

Super 8 & 8mm Cine

Transfer, copy and conversion of Super 8 and Standard 8mm cine film to DVD and Editable File Formats from just £8/reel

Operating under the Kodak Express umbrella of great customer service and superb quality, we have been encoding and transferring cine film footage to DVD and digital file formats for over 15 years.

The Process

We continually invest in the latest technology to ensure that cine film transfers produce the highest quality output for our clients.

Ciine Film Identification

Telecine Features include

  • Frame by frame scanning
  • SD and HD outputs
  • Flicker free
  • No sprockets, pinch rollers or claws
  • Even damaged film can be scanned
  • Full frame scanning - no cropping
  • Colour adjustment and optimisation
  • Contrast and brightness controls

Our cine film transfers are done onsite by our highly experienced technicians.

The Process

Colour Adjustment

The colour balance of your cine film may well have changed over the years. There are several factors which can cause this. One of the most common faults encountered is a shift towards magenta and red.

Ciine Film Identification

Our cutting edge equipment allows our technicians to adjust the colour balance as the film is being scanned.

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 when it reaches us. Most films need no more than a quick puff of air to remove dust and hairs.

Occasionally, cine film may need resplicing in order to run through our machines without incident. All this is done free of charge.

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

Editable MOV Computer Files

Instead of an encoded DVD you can choose to have digital computer files.for home editing

MOV give excellent quality for editing both on MAC and PC computers and are compatible with all industry standard video editing programs.

Each minute ofdigital MOV files takes up approx 1 gigabyte. The footage will need to go on an external hard drive or large capacity USB stick. You can supply your own or we can supply one for you.

Once we have the MOV file, it is a straight forward process to convert the file into other video formats. For example, you may need MP4 video files for uploading to your iPhone or iPad.

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.

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.

Length & Running Times

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


Super 8mm film transfer - "I dropped my Super 8 cine film in for transfer to hard drive as digital files for editing. The quality of the files was better than expected and the price and service really exceptional Well done and I will definitely recommend you. Many Thanks" 
Saskia - Barnet

8mm Prices from £6.50

Prices for Super 8 cine transfers start 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 Super 8 cine costs 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.

This only applies to reels sizes 200ft and above. There is non extra charge for cine with sound..

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.

Should you need your DVD copies 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

Super 8mm Cine Transfer

0207 387 9882

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