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

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 via recorded delivery. We’ll also send you a simple, step-by-step welcome pack straight to your inbox for peace of mind during the order process. 

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 all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service, a simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in. 

Watch Our Cine Film Transfer Services Video

This short film briefly explains our service.

We’ve been doing this for a long time  for everyone from people like you, BBC’s Repair Shop and countless TV production companies and museums too. So you see, we know what’s needed to get the best results from your cine film. 

Supaphoto's Cine Transfer Service Advantages

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

Security of Handling

We take security of handling very seriously at Supaphoto

Free Services

Don’t worry – there’s no charge for blank film and we pre-assess each film

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Optional Advanced Service

Ideal for customers with material that needs more tender loving care

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Choice of Output

Chose between Digital Files, USB or DVD or go for a dual media safety pack

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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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

Supaphoto 's Cine Film Scanning Quality

We use dedicated broadcast standard HD 2K 4K cine film scanning equipment. The £000’s of pounds of equipment investment alone is a reflection of how much we care. We pre-check and clean the film beforehand and don’t even charge for repairing broken splices. Light levels are adjusted as we go along and we never charge for blank reels. We also always check for quality at regular stages.  The considerations are numerous and we’ll take care to explain things in simple and easy terms. Check out our reviews.

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
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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.

16mm Film to Digital


You’ll be lucky to have some of this fabulous film format in your family. 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 transfer 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 for 16mm cine film transfers 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. 

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.

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 digitise your old 16mm to DVD or digital video files such as MP4 before it’s too late. 

Transfer 16mm to DVD and Digital Formats

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 your 16mm film footage 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. 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 your 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.

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 digitised. So, do it now before it’s too late.

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.