Movie Film

8mm MOVIE FILM transfer to file: $0.20 per foot.

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8 mm movie film is 8mm wide and has a ¼ inch (6.4 mm) round hole in the center of the reel.  It is sometimes called ‘Standard 8’ or ‘Regular 8’ to set it apart from Super 8 film and has an acetate ‘safety film’ base.  8 mm black and white film was introduced in 1932 for home movies and was an economical upgrade to heavy 16 mm cameras and equipment.  8 mm Kodachrome color film became available for 8 mm in 1936.  The film is actually 16 mm wide going into the camera: one side is exposed and then film is manually reversed to expose the other side.  The film is then slit apart during processing and the ends spliced together to make one 50-foot length of film.  One image frame is 3.3 mm x 4.5 mm and has an area of 14.9 mm.  Most 8mm film was shot at 15 or 16fps before 1960 and 18 fps there-after.  Magnetic sound on regular 8 mm film has a brown magnetic stripe along the non-perforated edge and was available in 1973.  8mm film was discontinued in 1997.

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Super 8 movie film to file: $0.20 per foot.

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Super 8 movie film is 8 mm wide and has a large ½-inch (13 mm) diameter round hole in the center of the reel and small sprocket perforations along one side.  Super 8 silent film was introduced in 1965 by Kodak and it was housed in a cartridge with 50 feet (15 meters) of Kodachrome color ‘safety’ film.  Once the cartridge was loaded into the camera, it did not have to be reversed like Regular 8 film.  The small sprocket holes permit a large image compared to Regular 8.  The Super 8 frame size is 5.79 x 4.01 mm with an image area of 23.2 mm2 compared to an image area of 14.9mm2 for Regular 8 film.  Ektasound magnetic sound-on-film became available in 1973.  Super 8 normally runs at a speed of 18 or 24 fps and super 8 with sound usually runs at 24 fps.  Super 8 film was discontinued in 1997.

Super 8 movie film is 8 mm wide and has a large ½-inch (13mm) diameter round hole in the center of the reel and small sprocket perforations along one side.  Super 8 silent film was introduced in 1965 by Kodak and it was housed in a cartridge with 50 feet (15 meters) of Kodachrome color film.  Once the cartridge was loaded into the camera, it did not have to be reversed like Regular 8 film.  The small sprocket holes allow a large image compared to Regular 8.  The Super 8 frame size is 5.79 mm x 4.01 mm with an image area of 23.2 mm2 compared to an image area of 14.9mm2 for Regular 8 film.  Ektasound magnetic sound-on-film became available in 1973.  Super 8 normally runs at a speed of 18 fps or 24fps and super 8 with sound usually runs at 24 fps.  Super 8 film was discontinued in 1997.

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16mm Movie Film to file: $0.20 per foot.

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16 mm movie film is 16 mm wide and has a ¼ inch square hole in the center of the reel.  16 mm B&W film was introduced in 1923 by Kodak on an acetate (safety) base for amateur use.  Kodacolor color reversal film was introduced in 1928.  16 mm film can have sprocket holes along both edges (no sound) or sprocket holes along one edge and may have optical or magnetic sound along the non-perforated edge.  Optical sound-on-film was in use by 1932 and was incorporated into Kodachrome (1935).  Optical-film has a ‘wavy’ optical stripe along the non-perforated edge of the film that is part of the photographic emulsion and sound is generated by passing light through the optical stripe.  Optical film is best used when many copies of the film will be made.  Magnetic sound-on-film had its practical beginning in 1948.  Magnetic sound has a magnetic stripe along the non-perforated edge of the film and sound is generated by electrical amplification methods.  Magnetic sound is suited for one-time use such as home movies and TV news reporting; it has less background noise and better sound quality than optical sound.  The 16 mm image frame size is 10.26 x 7.49 mm with an area of 76.85 mm2 and the film runs at 18 or 24 fps; sound film normally runs at 24 fps.

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Polaroid POLAVISION film cartridge to mp4 file: $45 each.

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Polavision super 8 movie film is dimensionally similar to Super 8.  Polavision film was introduced in 1977 by Polaroid and was discontinued in 1979.  Polavision film is self-developing inside the cartridge when it is inserted into a Polavision player and rewound for the first time.  Players were available for table-top viewing or for projection onto a screen.  The image quality is generally poor with residual chemicals and uneven developing.  A typical cartridge contains about 40 feet of film and plays for about 3 minutes.  Sound was not available.

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9.5mm movie film transfer to file: $50 plus $0.50 per foot.

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This unusual film has sprocket holes in the center of the film and can have stop notches in the edge of the film to pause the scene (usually narration) for 10 seconds.

1920-1950 vintage format, originated in France and was popular in early theaters.

A typical 2" diameter Pathex cartrage is 30ft.

Transfer 9.5 mm film to file: $0.50 per foot plus $50 per order.

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BELL & HOWELL movie film cartridge transfer to file: $35 each

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The Bell & Howell 200 Auto 8 Movie Cassette magazine cartridge has a single reel of Super-8 movie film.  It is an easy autoload cartridge for custome S8 cameras and projectors.
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General Movie Film Prices:

PRICES:
USB FLASH DRIVE (Thumb drive) for file(s): $10 each (16Gb max).
DOWNLOAD files and 30 day Cloud storage: $10 per order (25Gb max).
DVD (DVDs are becoming obsolete): $10 each (2 hours max).
Splices: $2 each.
 
h264.mp4 is a very common and well supported file format; files on a USB flash drive will play in Windows and MAC computers and will plug & play in many modern TVs.  Other file formats available by request (avi, mov, etc).

All film and reels are returned; small reels are sometimes spliced onto large reels for processing.

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Testimonials

My Mom really liked the transfer [8mm movie film to h264.mp4 files for download].  She's enjoying the movies she's been unable to see for years.  It's been a good thing since she's 87+ and locked up in an independent living facility (Covid19). Thanks,

Neal   St Louis, Missouri MO 63131

Just received and viewed the [S8mm film to] DVDs. Am so happy with them :)  My kids never met their gransmother so this is such a gift to them. My brother and sister will be equally thrilled to see these. I am so happy with your service and have more to convert.  Will definitely use you again as you did a fantastic job. Thank you again,

Pamela   Illinois IL 60135

Received it [Regular-8mm film transferred to mp4 file on flash drive]. Thanks, and it looks great!  Cheers,

Brian   Maryland MD 21230

Thanks! Just got it [150 ft 8mm film reels to h264.mp4 files on flash drive] today and its great!  I'm amazed at good the quality of the movies as old as they were! thanks,

Chris   Florida FL 33647

The package arrived, and thanks for the great transfers [to mp4 file on flash drive and DVD].  Really good video for the age of the films.

Jon   Minnesota MN 55317

Thanks. I am very happy with the results and relieved that I finally have [R-8,, film with white mold] in digital form [mp4 files on flash drive]. Thanks again, great work.

Jerry   Chicago, Illinois IL 60641

Thanks for a great job. Enclosed is a check for the 2 additional DVDs and postage,

Pat   


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