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Take One can transfer your old Standard 8, Super 8, and 16mm Cine film to DVD and digital video formats. Specialised HD film scanning equipment is used that produces very high quality crystal clear, flicker free film transfers. Your cine footage is colour processed prior to being authored to DVD, and also can be saved to modern digital video formats.

Cine Transfers  8mm  16mm

If you require your films to be transferred in a particular sequence please label up the reels (including the packets they may be in) by numbering. If you still have a working projector you may wish to review each reel before having the transfers made. Please note however that projector bulbs get very hot and can burn through film if the projector becomes jammed. Our scanning equipment uses Super bright LEDs which produce no heat on the film. They have direct drive mechanisms with no claws, sprockets or pinch rollers to damage brittle film that can happen all to often using old home projectors.

Care of your old films

Your cine films can be produced complete as original, or can be edited to your requirements, and background music and titles can be added too. We can provide your converted cine films on DVD or digital video files for playing on computers and tablets, and hosting on on-line web platforms..

DVDs will be presented in a retail style case with any titles printed on the case artwork and disc face. We can provide a maximum of two hours per DVD to retain as much quality as possible.

Conversion options

8mm Cine Transfer example 16mm Cine Transfer example

We charge for our cine transfer service on a ‘per reel’ basis meaning we will only charge for the actual footage on each reel, which could be less than the physical amount of cine film that is indicated on the reel guides. The addition of background music and adding titles to your films are extra. Copies of DVDs are available at £5 each at time of order.

Cine conversion costs


8mm Cost

16mm Cost

























  Diameter   of reel

Film length  when full

Running time 8 mm

Running time 16 mm

3 inch

50 ft

3 to 4 mins

2 mins

5 inch

200 ft

14 to 16 mins

7-8 mins

7 inch

400 ft

28 to 32 mins

15 mins

Reel size footage guide

Use the following guide to calculate approximately how much footage will be on a full cine reel.

Conversion costs include the process to convert the cine film to either DVD or digital file formats. All DVD disks are included. You can provide your own media storage device for digital files output or we can supply USB sticks or portable drives. (Contact us for costs)  

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