16mm Cine Film To DVD or File
We wanted to let our customers know that we are still open for business during this very difficult time.
We are lucky enough to be able to work from home transferring your memories from Cine Films, Videos and Camcorder Cassettes.
Obviously for health and safety reasons we would recommend a door to door courier for getting your items safely to us and we could organise this for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements
16mm Cine Film Transfer to DVD or Digital File.
16mm Cine Film Transfer the professional way. We transfer all formats of 16mm Cine Film to DVD or File from as little as £5.99 per reel. These formats include Regular 16mm, Super 16mm and Ultra 16mm. All reel sizes of film can be transferred and we may also be able to offer discount for larger quantities. We also offer a comprehensive Archiving Service. Click here to view samples of our transfers. We also have samples of our 16mm transfers on our YouTube Channel
So you have some Cine Film but are unsure of the format or reel size? Have a look at our Cine Film Guide which will give you lots of information.
Optical Sound 16mm Cine Film Transfer
16mm OPTICAL SOUND cine film can also be transferred including the sound track. The cost of sound 16mm Cine Film Transfer is more expensive than silent film because of the process involved but still from as little as £11.99 per reel. The images are captured using frame by frame capture to give the best possible image and the soundtrack is captured by running the film through the scanner again to capture the audio track. Once the audio and video are captured, the two are then re-synced back together.
HD (High Definition 1920×1080) 16mm Cine Film Transfer
We can also process your 16mm cine film transfer in HD, if required. Please contact us to discuss your requirement. The pricing for HD 16mm Cine Film transfer starts from just £9.99 per reel. Full prices can be found on the Pricing page.
The Process 16mm Cine Film Transfer
The difference between CineFilm2DVD and other service providers is that we care about your films. Rest assured that your films will be taken extra special care of and more importantly nobody knows how precious these films are, more than us. See our reviews. You will not be disappointed with your transfer.
Please do not assume that because of the cheap price, you are going to get a substandard product. You are not. The transfer will be done digitally which involves no analogue sources whatsoever. This means a sharper image. Many people ask if we use a projector and project onto the wall and film the image. This is not the case. We use frame by frame scanning which eliminates flicker. Flicker is caused from the shutter blades on the projector.
By scanning the film frame by frame, it therefore eliminates the use of a projector, the projectors shutter and therefore the flicker. Your film will be pre treated before transfer with a film preserver/cleaner which also serves to give the film extra sparkle. If you wish to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about any part of the process used in the 16mm Cine Film transfer, please call us
16mm Cine Film Characteristics
There are three types of 16mm film to mention in this Cine Film Guide. 16mm, Super 16mm and Ultra 16mm. Sprocket holes would run along both edges of the film (although in some cases only one edge to leave rooms or the sound track). Sound on 16mm Cine Film would be either a magnetic sound strip or an optician sound track. Most commonly used as a home movie film, the 16mm film would be colour and silent. For training, educational and commercial use, the films would usually be colour and optical sound.
The normal projection speed in th United Kingdom for 16mm Cine Film was 24fps, (this differs in the USA where it would normally be 18fps).
The reel sizes are as follows; 50ft, 200ft, 400ft, 600ft, 800ft, 1200ft 1600ft & 2000ft
To determine the size of reel you have, simply measure the diameter of the reel itself across from side to side in inches
A 3” reel holds approximately 50ft and has a running time of approximately 2 minutes.
A 5” reel holds approximately 200ft and has a running time of approximately 8 minutes
A 7” reel holds approximately 400ft and has a running time of approximately 15 minutes.
A 8” reel holds approximately 600ft and has a running time of approximately 22 minutes.
A 9” reel holds approximately 800ft and has a running time of approximately 30 minutes.
A 12” reel holds approximately 1200ft and has a running time of approximately 45 minutes.
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