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Three Easy Steps - a straightforward path to digitizing your memories.

  1. Create Your Order: Gather your media and create your order based on the media type and quantity you want to send in. Add any physical outputs you would like and make sure to add a discount code if you have one.
  2. Send Us Your Items: Use the courier of your choice to send us your memories. If you'd like, you can add a prepaid shipping label at checkout. Once we receive your media, we get to work on the process of digitization.
  3. Receive Your Memories: In just a few weeks, we will transform your physical memories into digital treasures. You will be able to access your digitized memories and we will send back your media and any physical outputs.
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16mm Film to Digital Services
Convert Your Old 16mm Film to Digital Copies, USB, DVD & More!

Select and Add Film Reels

Reel Size

Quantity

3" Film Reel

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50 feet

4" Film Reel

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100 feet

5" Film Reel

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200 feet

6" Film Reel

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300 feet

7" Film Reel

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400 feet

8" Film Reel

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600 feet

10" Film Reel

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800 feet

Regular price $29.99
Regular price Sale price $29.99
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Add USB and/or DVD

USB for the Entire Order

$14.99

DVD for Film

$6.99

DVD Options

Theme

Music

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Cost to Convert 16mm Film to Digital

Pricing is based on the amount of video content successfully processed. 

We price our 16mm film to digital services by the length of film itself, which ensures you never pay extra for unprocessed portions of your film reels. Our pricing to digitize 16mm film starts at $29.99 for the first 100 feet. Then, we can digitize each additional foot for $0.25.

This affordable price includes our 24/7 tracking, 60-day backup, and satisfaction guarantee, but we also run special offers occasionally! If the actual length of your film reels is longer than what you originally paid for, our friendly customer service team will contact you via email to confirm what to digitize.

Get a USB copy of your entire order for just $14.99, and there's no need to purchase additional USBs for more content like photo prints or videotapes unless you want extra copies.

Our DVDs are priced at $6.99 per disc, which can hold up to 1600 feet of film.

To get additional copies for sharing, simply add multiple DVD orders above.

Why Choose Capture for Converting Your 16mm Film?

Can one company really offer all of this? We're here to prove it to you. 

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We’ve backed Costco’s money-back guarantee for more than 15 years. If you’re unhappy with your digital copy, we’ll reprocess it for free.

State-of-the-Art Tracking and Security

We know exactly where every piece of media is, through which hand, in which box, every step of the way.

The Fastest Turnaround Time

Receive your cherished digital copy in less than 30 days including shipping time (as opposed to the industry standard of 10 to 12 weeks), without extra charges or fees.

Trusted by Top Retail Brands

Exclusive partnerships with major brands like Costco, Walmart, Google Photos, CVS, and Sam’s Club.

Unmatched Technical Advantage

The ability to digitize photos without removing them from albums.

Auto integration with Google Photos

API integration to allow automatic transfer to your library. We also help iCloud users to upload media to their accounts.

Sensitive Information Protection

Our secure Memory Cloud storage system guarantees only customers have access to their memories.

Complimentary Backup

We offer a complimentary 60-day backup of your digitized media, giving you extra peace of mind.

Quality Care

Know your original format home movies are in good hands because we take the utmost care while creating the highest quality digital replicas guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Media Repairs

We repair and clean your original media when we digitize videotapes. We can fix damage including broken cases, mild ribbon damage, and clean mold off of a videotape.

What's Included in Our 16mm Film to Digital Conversion Services?

  • Downloadable digital video
  • USB & DVD if you ordered these
  • 60-day backup
  • Quality guarantee
  • Videotape repair and case replacement (if needed)
  • Auto-Save to Google Photos (optional)

Film transfers are captured at 720 x 480 pixels. Our guaranteed service includes original audio, cleaning, splicing, enhanced colors, and scratch reduction as needed.

  • You won’t be charged for unsuccessful transfer.
  • You won’t be charged for empty videotapes.

How Does the 16mm Film Transfer Process Work?

Digitize 16mm Film in less than 30 days in only 3 steps:

Create your order. Then, gather your film reels and any additional information you want to provide.
Prepare your media to be shipped by packing it safely. You can add a pre-paid shipping label to your order or use your own shipping option to mail your media.
After we assess your items, you will review an invoice. Once you approve it, we'll begin digitizing your memories. Within 4 weeks, you'll receive high-quality digital versions of your film reels along with your originals.

What Formats of Film Reels Are Accepted?

We can digitize 16mm and 8mm film. We can also digitize Super8 film.

More About Our Data Security and Privacy To Safeguard Your 16mm Film Reels

Your memories are in good hands because we take every precaution to ensure every moment is safe.

We provide 24/7 monitoring, advanced tracking, and state-of-the-art security to protect your memories from the moment they arrive until they are shipped back to you.

You can check the processing status throughout the entire transfer with regular email notifications, so you know your precious memories are in good hands.

Plus, our friendly customer service experts are here to help if you have any questions.

Every memory processed by our video conversion service is safeguarded with a 60-day back-up stored in your complimentary MemoryCloud account.

We use secure cloud storage to ensure only you have access to your memories.

Organizing Your Film Reels for Shipping

Let us know what we're digitizing, so we can accurately title and organize your files.

Providing the date of your films allows us to put them in chronological order for easy future viewing.

Label your film reels before sending them to us to make organizing your memories a breeze.

Click “Tell us about your memories” area to provide any personal details you want us to include in the digital copies, such as titles, years, and places.

We offer the option to auto-save digital files to your Google Photos Library for easy organization by location and time on your smartphone, tablet, or other device.

Plus, our film conversion option comes with smart chapters, highlight videos, and personalized titles and themes for your enjoyment and organization.

Frequently Asked Questions About 16mm Film Conversion

Once you’ve created your order, we’ll guide you through shipping your items to us via email. Here's what you can expect:
  • Packaging: Securely pack your items in a box. We recommend using bubble wrap or other protective packing materials for added safety.
  • Shipping: We provide instructions on how to ship your package, ensuring it arrives safely at our digitization center.
  • Receipt Confirmation: Upon receiving your items, we’ll send a confirmation email, signaling the start of the digitization process.
  • Order Progress: We’ll keep you updated every step of the way after we receive your memories. You’ll receive periodic emails about your order so you can monitor their journey with us and back to you.

All orders include a Digital Download in MemoryCloud, which is best suited for viewing on computers, smartphones, or iPads/tablets, providing easy access without the need for physical media.

You then have the option to add on a physical output:

  • USBs: Perfect for physical backup, versatile gifting, and compatibility with devices like computers, laptops, and smart TVs.
  • DVDs: Ideal for traditional gifts, particularly for recipients with DVD players or game consoles.
After digitization, we'll send you a final invoice detailing the total cost. Upon payment, you'll receive access to your digital memories. Your original items will be shipped back to you with care, completing the preservation of your treasured moments. If you decide to not go through with your transfer after receiving the invoice we will ship your memories back to you and the transaction will be complete.
We take the security of your memories very seriously. Our instructions include safe packing methods, and to use reliable shipping carriers with tracking services. For added peace of mind, we recommend choosing a shipping option with insurance.

16mm film is twice the size of Super 8 and 8mm, which is one reason it was commonly used in Hollywood filmmaking. The larger film can show more details and a sharper image, making the quality significantly better than 8mm film types.

Both Super 8mm and 8mm films are the same size, but Super 8 was a high-definition version that also had audio capability.

Instead of the flammable cellulose nitrate used in 35mm film or the magnetic tape used in MiniDV and VHS videotapes, 16mm film is made of acetate plastic. While this material will degrade over time, thereby compromising your memories, it isn’t combustible.

You can digitize your own 16mm but finding a machine to do it properly is not always easy. Plus, film scanners are typically targeted at tech-savvy users, so it may take a lot of time and patience to work through the film reels frame-by-frame.

  1. Once we receive your 16mm film reels, we will carefully clean them, check for damage, and scan through the film.
  2. Then, we use professional-grade equipment to convert the film to digital format by hand.
  3. Then, we use professional-grade equipment to convert the film to digital format by hand. Before sending the original and digital copies back to you, we inspect the color and quality and save a backup for 60 days to ensure your memories are never lost and appear exactly as you remember them.