Convert 16mm Film to Digital

Convert 16mm cine film to digital with Supaphoto© today - With or without sound. Transfer 16mm film to digital and we'll do the rest, lovingly transferring your memories to USB, DVD or Supaphoto© Cloud

Use Our 16mm Film Transfer Services Today!

Looking for a Company that specialises in 16mm film transfer services? We'll lovingly and painstakingly clean, prep and if necessary repair your film and then convert using high definition, crystal clear dedicated 2K /4k Scanners.

Or call us now for some friendly advice Freephone 0800 690 6160

Ask About Bulk Discounts too.

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

The best thing you could ever do for your family in three simple steps.

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1. Package Up Your Memories

Simply pack your beloved memories and send them to us. Use either our courier collection and return service or send it to us directly. Ask for your step by step welcome pack now.

Supahoto staff carefully handling customer material.

2. Lovingly Converted

We love what we do. Our dedicated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

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3. Share & Enjoy With Your Family

This is where the magic begins, We’ll return your original media. Once preserved, access them via our easy cloud download service, USB stick or a DVD. Relax and let those memories flood in. 

Supaphoto 16mm Film Transfer Services & Examples Film

Not everyone has the time to read lots of words.

That’s why we’re produced this short & simple film which explains our cine film transfer services in a simple way. It also includes a few video transfer samples to put your mind at ease.

We hope that you enjoy it!

See also our Prices and FAQs further below.

Supaphoto's 16mm Cine Transfer Service Advantages

Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto everyday. You won’t be disappointed.

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Output & Viewing

Digital file download via Cloud, USB or DVD. Watch on TV, PC, tablet or mobile

Media Transfer Advantages - Colour Corrections

Colour Corrections

Expert colour correction for faded scenes and frame by frame remastering

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With our 2K/2K REVIVAL AI film restoration system, we can bring out the best of your film

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Free Services

Advanced film machine cleaning, splice repairs and no charge for blank and cine reels

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Security of Handling

We take security of handling very seriously at Supaphoto with step by step tracking

Before & After Example - RAW Scan V AI Enhancement

See for Yourself - Our Cine Film Scanning Quality

We take technical quality seriously at Supaphoto. We deliver great results with our 2k/4k HD Frame Scanners as you can see from the example below. Now with REVIVAL AI treatment, the quality is even better! We can now optionally use the latest AI to restore Cine Film. This enhancement technology can sharpen film while recovering accurate detail, remove excess harsh noise while recovering true authentic detail in your film, soften the look of dust and scratches, stabilise the film and much more besides.

For more information, watch our cine film transfer services and examples video.

Supaphoto Pre Enhancement Cine Film Transfer Sample


Pre Treatment

Supaphoto Post Enhancement Cine Film Transfer Sample


Post Treatment

What's Included?

You’ll receive everything needed to safeguard your memories.

Yes, where collection is applicable, we’ll organise for an easy to understand pre-paid address label to be sent to you. Could not be more simple. There’s also a section in there for you to add notes. 

We know how precious your memories are. It can feel like a big decision. The Supaphoto Welcome Guide explains the process in step by step simple terms. It will also include useful contact details for peace of mind.

We loe what we do. Our dedcated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

This is where the magic begins. We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access your files via our easy cloud download service, on a memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in!.

Customer surrounded by video tapes, photographs and audio tapes while looking at the films that Supaphoto have transferred

Sir Richard Attenborough – One of Supaphoto’s Proudest Moments

We were so proud to be chosen by the University of Sussex to preserve some of film director Sir Richard Attenborough’s photographs.

Over the years, we’ve also scanned thousands of photo from prestigious photo albums going back to the 1900’s for British politicians to thousands of everyday family photo collections for families throughout the UK.

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Our 16mm Cine Film Transfer Prices

At Supaphoto we take pleasure in doing things in the right way and growing our business slowly through referrals.

Cine Film Transfer Prices to MP4 Digital Files or DVD(s)

Part 1. One-Off Set-Up & Preparation Charge: £24.99
This is a one-off charge per order irrespective of project size. Here we clean, prepare and repair the film for a superior finish. We’ll also check any splices & rewind films that are back to front.

It all takes time but is worth it in the end.

Part 2. 2K HD Capture Prices 16mm & 9.5mm Ciné Films:
3″ (50′) Reel: Standard Service: £20.99 each inc colour correction
5″ (200′) Reel: Standard Service: £45.99 each inc colour correction
7″ (200′) Reel: Standard Service: £79.99 each inc colour correction

Looking for Museum Quality Service?
For not much more, many opt or our advanced service where the resolution is even higher and many elements are further enhanced including colours and  frame stabilisation – See advanced service below.

Part 3: What Do I Want Back? – Choose from One of the Following Options:
i) Mp4 Digital Files via our Cloud Download for easy viewing & sharing with family – £19.99 Per Hour of footage
ii) Mp4 Digital Files on a Master USB Stick – £19.99 Per Hour of footage
iii) Conversion to a new DVD in a nice presentation case – £19.99 Per Hour

Part 4: Optional Extras
– Back-up Version on Master USB Memory Stick: £19.99 each
– Back-up Version as a Master DVD in Presentation Case: £19.99 each
– Extra copy of DVD in Presentation Case: £9.99 each

Free Doorstep Collection & Return Delivery
Contact Us Now to receive your free welcome pack and address label. We’ll then liaise with you to get your package collected free of charge. Prices also include free return delivery. 

Want to Order? – How Can I contact You?
Simple! Just Call us on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line convert standard 8 film to digital copy super 8 film transfers .tif copy 1
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Cine Film FAQs

We’ve made life easy for you by compiling the the most commonly asked questions that we’ve been asked over the years in one place!

How can I view my films?
Could not be easier! Either plug a simple USB into your TV and view as a slideshow or watch on PC, laptop, ipad or mobile phone. 

Is it easy to share with my family?
It’s so easy. Just forward the link we’ll send you or share your USB memory stick.

Which media output is best?
Digital files are easy to play and share on PCs, laptops, ipads and phones. Start your own home movie editing projects too. A back-up DVD also makes sense. 

No Upfront Payment? – When do I pay?
We never charge upfront unlike other companies. Why? Because there’s always a small chance that you may have non-chargeable blank reels.   

How long does it take?
Typically 5-10 working days or less. 

Do you offer an advanced service?
Yes. It delivers more vivid colours, better contrast, sharper pictures and image stabilisation. It takes longer but and costs relatively little more.

Do you offer Pro Wetgate Solution for Dust and Scratches?
Yes – We are rare in the industry since we also offer this service. When a scratch or vertical line in the film emulsion is filled with fluid, light will travel through the film with less refraction which results in less visibility of the damaged parts.

Do you Offer AI Film Restoration for Cine Film
This time-sensitive enhancement system will help sharpen film while recovering more accurate detail. It can also remove excessive noise whilst softening dust and scratches whilst stabilising the film and much more.

What’s the quality like?
We’re proud of our quality. We offer 2k or 4k options – Take a look for yourself

I don’t want to pay for blank cine reels.
Don’t worry. We NEVER charge for blank cine reels!

Do you send the originals back?
Yes indeed – It’s important that you always keep your originals somewhere safe.

I’m not sure if my cine film has sound. Can you capture it if it does? 
We have full sound synchronisation capabilities. We’d advise you on receipt. It will take a little more time and hence cost a bit more.

I’ve had my cine film converted to VHS tapes or DVD a while back.. Will the quality be better this time around?
The technology to convert cine film as faithfully as today just did not exist a decade ago!  If unsure customers should carry out a single reel test.

Can I view and save the films on a Free Online Gallery?
Yes indeed and you can share them with your family thereafter.

Where can I read reviews about your service?
We always treat cine films as if they were our own. Read our reviews for yourself

Why should I do it?
All cine film slowly deteriorate over time. The sooner you do it – the better. 

Can i get a discount on bigger quantities?
Just contact us to see how we can help. See also our buy now, pay later option. 

I still have questions!
Call us for some friendly help on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

Choose what you’ll get back. Sit back and soak it in!

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Digital Download

This is a memory stick holding transferred media.

Memory Stick

Customer DVD in presentation case

DVD in Case

Bulk Discounts

Got a large order? We’ll do our best to help you. Just give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.

Convert 16mm Film to Digital With Supaphoto’s Expertise

You’ll be lucky to have some of this fabulous film format in your family since most people have 8mm. Discover more – 8mm cine film to digital . Your parents or moreover grandparents would have been able to afford a 16mm camera in the first case. It was the high-tech gadget of its time. A 16mm film to digital project is always one that we love to undertake.

Well filmed and stored, it comes out beautifully. It was shown on projectors and had a width of 16mm as you might have suspected. No one in that period probably imagined that you’d be looking to convert 16mm film to digital now.

First introduced to the public in 1923, 16mm was seen as the low-budget, less bulky alternative to 35mm film without a zoom lens. Back then, Eastman Kodak sold the complete kit – comprising camera, tripod, projector, screen and splicer— for $335 (equivalent to a whopping £5000 today). Suddenly, more people could be film-makers. It was not long before super 8 came along which had the advantage of less fiddly. cartridges and was lighter – learn  more about to convert super 8 film to digital 

Now advertised as ‘the choice of professionals and amateurs alike’, 16mm has proved perfect for TV series such as The Walking Dead and theatrical releases such as mid-90s and Leaving Las Vegas. Pushed to its limits, the format works well on the big screen. Gritty and grungy but polished enough to be watchable, 16mm feels timeless with a character all of its own, full of vintage, grainy, lo-fi charm. It was so much more detailed than 8mm and super 8. You can read about the difference between 8mm and super 8 film too as well if it appeals – very interesting.  

Why Should You Transfer 16mm Film to Digital?

You can’t beat some of the footage that was shot on 16mm in the early part of the last century. Old black & white film from the 1920s and 1930s provides great insight into people’s lives. For example, there’s powerful footage of workers in the North of England leaving a factory at the end of a shift, cyclists in the Tour de France setting out on another long journey, and old threshing machines beating their way across the English countryside. 

Later, with its fantastic ability to capture colour, 16mm became the favoured film stock for superior home movies. Enthusiasts travelled the world and brought back footage of what they came across: the Grand Canyon in all its glory, gondolas on the canals of Venice or the fabulous neon lights of New York in the 1960s. That footage still has a special glow.

These days, though, few of us have 16mm projectors and the old film splicer, so all too many treasured memories lie hidden away and forgotten, just gathering dust in the attic in footage that has been neglected for decades and is fast beginning to fade away which is where our 16mm film scanning service comes in! 

There’s only one way to rescue your precious memories and bring the past back for future generations to enjoy. It’s time to contact Supaphoto and have them convert 16mm film to digital video files such as MP4 or DVD before it’s too late. 

Options - Transfer 16mm to DVD and Digital Formats

It’s entirely your choice at the end of the day! many people nowadays prefer digital formats formats but there’s a lot to be said about choosing a DVD format too since having a hard copy back-up makes a lot of sense. A USB version is also ideal for plugging into your tv and watching too.  

Old and Delicate Cine Film

You see, old film doesn’t last forever: the shelf life of 16mm is around 70 years if it’s kept in ideal conditions – somewhere cool, airy and dry with no sunlight. Anything less and films soon begin to decay and degrade. There’s also the problem that, whatever condition it’s in, most people only have a single copy of each film, which is completely irreplaceable. 

Both problems can be solved. If you convert 16mm film to digital , you’ll save your memories forever and you can immediately pass them on for friends and family to share and enjoy on their devices. This means there will soon be lots of copies floating around and you can sit back and relax. Viewers will also discover how touching it is to watch members of the family brought back to life from so long ago.

Old film is delicate and difficult to work with. Every time it went through the projector it picked up scratches and bumps. That’s why Supaphoto guarantees to take special care with every frame of your film. If you’re looking for someone to convert super8 to DVD UK based, pick up the phone today, we’d love a chat. It’s all part of our high quality, great value, top-notch service for your film reels.

Our 16mm Film Scanning Process

The first thing we do is inspect and clean your film to remove dust, hair and debris; where there is minor damage, we’ll repair it. Anything more complicated, we’ll let you know.

Then we use the latest, cutting-edge equipment to produce a high-resolution scan frame by frame, adjusting contrast, enhancing colour and eliminating unwanted colour casts for a superior, flicker-free viewing experience. If needed, we’ll also optimise soundtracks.

Once the digitisation process is complete, we’ll transfer Transfer 16mm film to digital images to USB memory stick, external hard drive or DVD, whatever you want, and return your original footage undamaged to you. We will also convert to MP4 video files on USB memory sticks or as a download, so you can edit the footage yourself on your home computer or add titles. You’ll also be able to watch the footage on your smart TV.

Remember, DVDs of family history make very special gifts for those you love. Upon request, we’ll make extra copies for friends and members of the family. Your 16mm to digital transfer will touch many hearts.  Don’t forget to call us too if you have a need for an old format – 9.5mm cine film to dvd or for cine film processing and developing

With digital, you’ll soon discover what a joy and relief it is to preserve your old films for posterity, especially when they come out looking so good. What was jumpy and blurred will now look much sharper. But be warned: watching old footage from the past often brings tears as all your happy memories come flooding back.  

You’ll also discover how much enjoyment it brings to you and everyone you know to have your old 16mm film transfer digitised. So best do it now before it’s too late.

Cine Film Transfer Examples & Customers

Why not check out the quality of our Cine Film Transfer Examples.

We were chosen to undertake cine film conversion work for the TV Production Company behind the BBC’s Repair Shop!

Other projects include digitalising Sir Richard Attenborough’s personal collection of images, converting early footage of Virgin Airways promotional films and digitalisation work relating to Windsor Castle, the Mary Rose and the late Queen Elizabeth II

Discover more about the range of cine films that we convert – cine to dvd services

16mm Cine to USB Services - Buy Now - Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments to spread the cost – automatically charged over three months.

Rest assured that there are no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies of £500. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

If you’re still unsure which cine film service is best for you, read our guide on cine film formats and conversion options.


Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away - Buy Now, Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments, automatically charged over three months.

No interest and no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

Common Questions

Yes we collect throughout the whole of the UK!

Alternatively, you may visit us too so that we can go through the variables together. Just call or email us in advance to make an appointment at a suitable time please.

We would generally advise using a tracked service to get your photos, film or audio tapes to us –

i.e Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcel Force 24/48

Yes of course! All of your original media will be returned to you with your digitised versions. 

Yes indeed! It will depend on the total size of your order. Where we save time by doing things in bulk, we like to pass the benefit on.