Cine Film Processing & Developing

8mm Cine Film Processing including old film such as Kodak / Kodachrome is one of Supaphoto©'s specialities. We digitally convert old film too - to USB, DVD or easy download via the Supaphoto© Cloud

Process Kodachrome Cine Film Today!

Do you have any old cine film Kodachrome or other types of old 8mm and 16mm movie film that never got chemically processed and converted into a cine film reel? We’ve undertaken countless jobs over the years and are passionate about what we do.

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.

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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 Cine 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 Cine Film 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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2K / 4K REVIVAL AI

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 8mm 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.

Want to see a sample? Watch our cine film transfer services and examples video.

Supaphoto Pre Enhancement Cine Film Transfer Sample

Before

Pre Treatment

Supaphoto Post Enhancement Cine Film Transfer Sample

After

Post Treatment

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 Cine Film Processing & Transfer Prices

At Supaphoto we’ve taken pleasure in slowly growing our business through customer referrals

Cine Film Processing & Transfer Prices to MP4 Digital Files or DVD(s)
This is probably the slowest service that we offer! Every year we get so many requests to process and develop old cine film. Typically they are Kodachrome K40 cartridges (Super 8) but we have also carried out lots of work for other types too including 8mm and 16mm film that for whatever reason, people never got around to converting at the time – as far back as 60 years ago! 

Kodak, Kodakchrome, Kodascope, Technicolour, Fuji, Pathé, Pathéscope, Agfa, Polavision, Technicolour, Ilford, Boots and others.

We can never make promises and cannot always replicate colours precisely but overall we’ve a pretty good track record of recovering images. Typically we’ll also include the digitalisation of the film as part of our service. 

The best thing to do then is to give us a call in the first instance  and advise you according along with a quote where feasible..  

Looking for Museum Quality Service? – 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 – £29.99 Per Hour of footage
ii) Mp4 Digital Files on a Master USB Stick – £29.99 Per Hour of footage
iii) Conversion to a new DVD in a nice presentation case – £29.99 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

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Cine Film Digitalisation 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

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

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

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

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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.

An Introduction to Our 8mm Cine Film Developing Services

All of a sudden you discover some old cine film in a square cartridge perhaps. You’re not sure what it is sometimes but then work out that it’s unprocessed cine film?  Do you have a need to convert 8mm film to digital but cannot because it first needs to be chemically processed?

With over 20 years of 8mm, Super 8 processing experience our lab procedures are highly evolved for the best handling of small format film. We employ only the freshest chemicals and have a wide variety of tools to ensure consistency and high quality outcomes. Discover too – Convert super 8 to digital  

What Makes of Old Unprocessed Cine Film Can You Handle?

It all depends on the condition of course but we can generally chemically process your old Kodak, Agfa, Fujichrome 8mm, Standard 8, Super 8 and 16mm Cine film. Other familiar names to you perhaps include Pathé, Pathéscope, Agfa, Polavision, Technicolour, Ilford, Gratispool and Boots.

What are the Chances of Recovering Images with Your Cine Film Processing Service?

With older film in particular, we cannot always promise happy outcomes but we have a very high success rate in obtaining images. (87% +) We’re truly passionate about film and what we do and you can trust us when we say that we really care about the outcome. There’s nothing nicer than the feeling of seeing images you’ve never seen before – sometimes after 40 plus years!!

We are pleased to say that discontinued films such as Kodachrome 40 film, for example, can still be processed using special chemicals. However we should say that this is not a simple or fast process so you should expect to pay a little more and wait a little longer.  It takes 13 baths for example. We can develop black & white negatives . The results are more or less a little contrasty depending on age and storage of the film. You might also need to have the inverted while digitising. We develop old Agfa-Moviechrome films and Kodak Ektachrome too. Regular 8: Fujichrome R 25 and RT 200 and specialised makes such as Pilot, Peruchrome and more – we use E6 (= colour reversal method).

The Agfa-Movie Chrome films in their blue and white boxes often result in better outcomes: light pastel colours, azure comes out bluey and blacks are more or less green. The reason is that the embedded film colour coupler weakens after 40 years. Ektachromes might become, depending on their age, ‘pastely’ or even worse very light and low in contrast generally up to completely transparent.  We develop colour films only if we have at least 4 pieces of work since the chemistry is expensive but it is enough for about eight super 8 films and it stays fresh for about 14 days.

Can you Digitally Convert the Film After Development?

Yes indeed, we often have to carry out specialist phases first though such as inverting the film, improving contrast and more besides. Once converted you can choose between a USB drive or DVD or download from the Supaphoto cloud. We can convert 8mm film, 16mm film cine film and more besides. You may also want to learn about the differences.  

We'll Try Our Very Best

In reality, most high street chains don’t touch this stuff since it’s bitty and time consuming as far as they are concerned. It’s not commercially viable. They often prefer low effort processes that don’t require specialised knowledge for their staff you see. But’s ok. We’re in it for the long journey and we love what we do.

So this isn’t a standard everyday process. Keep in mind that the film we are processing is generally a long way past its ‘process before’ date. Processing and developing is therefore undertaken on the basis of trying our best and often in steps to see what works best on snippets initially. Results will vary of course and depend on a wide variety of factors such as storage and conditions of the film – not to mention its age.

We’ll call you receipt of the film anyway and advise you about the options , timescales and cost. We also apply a further discount when digitally converting to digital files or disc at the same time of order. You will after all want to view your films at the end of the process!!

Cine Transfer Samples & 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

Cine Film Transfer 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.

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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.