Converting your old 8mm film to DVD allows you to preserve and relive the precious memories held within; at Cine 2 DVD Transfers we provide a trustworthy, efficient and reliable service to help you do just that.
8mm film is a specifically formatted motion picture film. First developed by the company Kodak and released in 1932, 8mm was commercialised as an inexpensive way to film home videos. Also known as standard or regular 8, its defining feature was the 8mm film strip which was traditionally used in accompaniment with a projector for viewing purposes.
If, like most, you find yourself without a projector to view your collection on, or even wish to properly preserve your memories, transferring 8mm to DVD has many benefits. Ordering a new projector will require complex calibration and may also risk your film being damaged.
When 8mm film was commercialised, Kodak's choice of material for the film was Nitrate, as it possessed all the qualities required for its intended purpose. However, the Nitrate-based film is incredibly volatile when in the presence of heat. Due to this, projectors would often cause what is known as 'film burn', which would destroy the captured film.
Another negative quality experienced when using a projector to view this film was the occurrence of ‘light leaks’. This causes colour within the film to become unbalanced, which results in a grainy and obtrusive picture.
When you transfer your 8mm film to DVD, you can take advantage of a clearer, uninterrupted viewing experience, as well as posing no risk to your original 8mm copy.
We specialise in conversions from 8mm cine film to DVD or digital formats, using the highest quality machinery to ensure a safe and reliable transfer whatever the age of your cine reels. Our combination of specialist archive quality equipment used in the process of transferring 8mm film to DVD, in addition to branded "A" grade DVDs, brings your cine film up to date with contemporary hi-definition video standards, so that you can enjoy those moments from yesteryear for many years to come.
Our digitiser tools allow us to transfer 8mm to most major formats including MP4, MPEG, .MOV, AVI and more. We at Cine 2 DVD Transfers appreciate the value of each unique piece of 8mm film that comes to us for transfer, which is why we provide bespoke pricing based upon your own requirements. If you prefer, you can have your film converted to digital formats and sent to you on a hard disk drive (HDD) instead, making it easy to share with friends and family everywhere.
If you have looked at your collection of 8mm film and think that converting it is too big an effort to go through, rest assured that we make things easy. Our 8mm film to DVD transfer packages are simple and affordably priced; we can even add titles and music if you wish! If you prefer, you can have your film converted to digital formats and sent to you on an HDD instead, making it easy to share with friends and family far and wide.
Alongside regular 8mm film to DVD conversions, we can also transfer Super8 to DVD, so your entire collection can be updated easily in one place.
We know how important your films are to you; many of our clients come to us with irreplaceable family memories, and we take every possible measure to ensure that your transfer is completed safely, securely and efficiently.
We are a family-owned business, fully insured and totally secure, with many years of experience in 8mm cine film to DVD transfers so that you can trust your memories to us. For more information, contact our friendly team today.