Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Film
Below are common questions about we get about film transfer process. If your questions are not answered below please feel free to contact us.
We specialize in 8mm film, Super8 film, and 16mm film. Optical and magnetic sound will transfer with the footage.
- All Super 8 Sound Film will be transferred with Expert Quality. Your order will be adjusted as needed.
- All 16 mm Film will be transferred with Premium Quality. Your order will be adjusted as needed.
With our process, we can generally fit up to 1500 feet of film on a DVD. But don't be too concerned about this, as the price of the DVD's is included in the price of the transfer. This means that no matter how many feet of film you send, we will provide the number of DVD's necessary to complete your order.Back to top
The running time for 8mm film, Super8 film are approximately:
3" reel (50 feet) 2-3 minutes
4" reel (100 feet) 5-6 minutes
5" reel (200 feet) 12-14 minutes
6" reel (300 feet) 19-22 minutes
7" reel (400 feet) 26-29 minutes
16mm film running time will be approximately half of 8mm film or super8 film.
We provide you with two wonderful methods for preserving your memories - Premium and Expert. View a comparison of these methods.Back to top
If you look again at the box your film is in, you will see that it says you have "Double 8mm" film. What this means is: your film is of a certain type that was actually twice as wide and had exposure on both sides of its cartridge. You shot one side of the film, then flipped the cartridge around and shot on the other side of the film. So, during developing the 25 foot double 8mm reels were split down the middle and spliced end to end. The result being a 50 foot reel of 8mm film. When placing your order, simply count this as a 3" reel (50 feet).Back to top
We recommend that you transfer your film to a DVD and/or a hard drive. A hard drive will allow you to easily make copies of your transfer. The best way to preserve your home movies is to make multiple copies and give them to as many people as possible!Back to top