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There are many reasons to use an 8 mm digital conversion service, including:
8mm film reels will wear out over time. So. transferring them into digital files with cloud storage will ensure your home movies are preserved for future generations.
By converting 8mm film you can protect your memories from floods, fires, theft, or natural disaster.
By converting 8mm to DVD, digital download, or USB thumb drive, you can easily rename, archive, and add additional information to your old home movies.
8mm film takes up much more space than DVDs, USB flash drives, or digital files that you can store on your computer, hard drive, or in the cloud using iCloud, Google Photos, or Dropbox.
As reel-to-reel projectors become more and more obsolete, it’s important to convert your 8mm film into a digital format so that future loved ones can cherish your movie reels.
By converting 8mm to digital you can ensure that all your friends, family, and loved ones can enjoy your old home movies without fighting over a single physical copy.
Using a digital file format, you can easily share your old film with anyone in the world instantly.
Using platforms like Google Photos, you can take advantage of search, archive, and reminder tools.
After digitizing your old films, you can use digital video editing software to improve the quality of old films or even create new and high-definition memories by combining old footage with new using a digital moviemaker tool.
There are several different choices when it comes to digitizing your Video 8 tapes, each offering its own set of pros and cons.
This is a simple method for digitizing 8mm film at home, which involves using a camera or camcorder to record the film as it plays through. You can then transfer the digital version from the camera to your computer.
However, this method does not produce high-quality results and can appear jittery due to the difference in frame rates - modern cameras capture film at 30 frames per second, while 8mm film only reaches about 16 frames per second.
This method is more involved than simply recording while playing and will require a DSLR lens adapter to filter the light output from your projector.
By threading your film through, you can transfer video with a higher resolution than you would achieve with other DIY methods, but it risks damaging your original film.
There are converters to turn your 8mm or Super 8 film reel into high-quality digital format, but they can be expensive with the most affordable options still costing around $150.
The options that produce the best results, like the Wolverine Data Film2Digital MovieMaker can cost $330 or more. The results will be superior to the other DIY methods but also require some technical knowledge.
We pride ourselves on being the best company to transfer Super 8 or 8mm film to digital downloads. We are fast, professional, and guarantee results or we will reprocess for free.
While your Super 8mm film format will not last forever, the memories, moments, and movies contained in them can be enjoyed for generations to come as a digital download, DVD copy, or USB thumb drive.
Our professional service can convert Super 8 films in less than 30 days in three simple steps:
Capture can digitize 8mm film starting at $29.99 for the first 100 feet of Super 8 or 8mm film.
Then, we charge only 10 cents for each additional foot after the original 100 feet.
This affordable price also includes cleaning, splicing, enhanced colors, and scratch reduction as needed.
While both 8mm and Super 8 film options are 8mm in width, the Super 8 offers a sharper picture and higher resolution. Super 8 also offers a larger frame size and was initially designed to accommodate audio movie film.
16mm film takes up more space but offers double the width of the film which allows for more detail.