Cine film transfer 4K-UHD-2K-HD for scanning of films N. 8mm. Super 8mm. Single 8mm.

Cine film transfer of formats Normal 8mm, Super 8mm, and Single 8mm is operated with film scanner “frame by frame”, with resolution: 4K, UHD, 2K, HD  (Pillarbox)

The film scanner scans in real time (16 fps – 18 fps – 24 fps), including the soundtrack, at resolutions up to 2K.

The file obtained from the film scanner, when converted to 25 fps, exactly meets the frame rate of the movie, thanks to the “pulldown” technique. The soundtrack is retained without any change of tone. The duration of the film remains unchanged.

Before being scanned, reduced pitch films are viewed in slow motion to detect any physical defects. Any repairs are carried out with professional film splicer Catozzo, followed by film cleaning.

The next step is scanning, with an accurate adjustment of exposure, of dynamic range and color adjustment.  Click here to find out more about our film scanner.

Cine film transfer is delivered in these formats:

Uncompressed Avi*  Apple ProRes 4:2:2 10bit*  GrassValley HQX Superfine 4:2:2 10 bit –  Mov Quick Time HD H264 – BluRay disk *  Dvd in SD *.

Sequence of individual frames in Dpx*, Bmp*, Tif 48bit* Jpg. 8bit*

Other formats are available for professional needs*.

We can acquire these types of soundtracks:

  • The main magnetic monaural audio track.
  • The magnetic compensation audio track.*
  • The main and compensation magnetic audio tracks recorded in stereo*.
  • The optical soundtrack in some Super8 edition of commercial films*.
  • The sound of Super 8mm films can be digitalized, in the case of double track with several recordings on separate audio channels, ideal for a new mixing*.
  • For Super 8mm films with stereo sound using the two tracks, the file is digitalized in stereo identical to the original recording*.

As an option to standard processing, we can provide the following services*:

  • Scanning under liquid.
  • Manual level optimization.
  • Digital removal of residual dirt.
  • Reduction of film grain.
  • Removal of vertical scratches.
  • Image stabilization.
  • Sharpness improvement.
  • Digital re-editing” of the film removing all imperfections caused by seams on the copy and damaged frames.

* Options on request.

Films accepted:

  • Formats Normal 8mm. Super 8mm. Single 8mm.
  • Positive color, positive black and white, negative color, negative black and white.
  • Silent films, with magnetic sound on one track, on two tracks, and stereo.
  • With optical sound (only Super8 mm).
Information about the characteristics of our film scanner is available in the specific page.

For information, ask for quote, or request of a free sample test, contact us at – +39 0423 622078 (Phone only in Italian)

Some examples:
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Example 1
Super 8mm cine film transfer (1983) acquired in HD format with the frame-by-frame film scanner.
Example 2
8mm cine film transfer (1965) acquired in HD format with the frame-by-frame film scanner.
Example 3
Super 8mm cine film transfer (1974-80) acquired in HD format with  the frame-by-frame film scanner.