undeveloped super 8 cine film cartridges and boxes

Cine Film Processing & Developing

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? You have come to right place. We’ve undertaken countless jobs over the years and are passionate about what we do. We take out time to get it right.

Call us now for Friendly Advice – Freephone 0800 690 6160. Discounts apply to greater quantities.

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

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

Supaphoto employee packing customer film in box.
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. 

No Time For Words?
Watch Our Short Service Video

Not everyone has the time to read pages of text.

That’s why we’re produced this simple overview of our service to you

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
Staff wearing gloves, carefully viewing old film.

Supaphoto Quality

Our goal is always to reproduce your 35mm slides as faithfully as feasible with our photo scanning service. It’s important to capture in great detail so as to enable whatever your next steps are – i.e. viewing as large images on a tv or creating a photo book. We give them a light blow with compressed air and then lightly brush them to remove obvious dust. If you’ve requested them to be scanned in order, that’s what we’ll endeavour to do. We’ve a fast turnaround and produce high quality digital images. At the end, we’ll return the digital photos back to you.

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

One of Supaphoto's
Proudest Moments

We were so proud to be chosen by the University of Sussex to preserve film director Sir Richard Attenborough’s never-before-seen photographs. This material spanned Richard Attenborough’s extraordinary life and career and is now at the fingertips of students, researchers and the public.

Over the years, we’ve scanned thousands of photographs from prestigious multi album sets going as far back as early 1900’s for famous British politicians, the whole of Sir Richard Attenborough’s  personal collection of never-before-seen photographs, notes and more besides spanning his extraordinary life and career (accepted by Sussex University in lieu by HM Government from the Attenborough family) to thousands of everyday collections of photos from families throughout Sussex.

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Common Questions

The best thing is to employ a professional digitisation service. It’s safer and by far the best and easiest way to convert photos to digital. Supaphoto will save you considerable time and stress trying to fully understand the process.  Ultimately, we make our service affordable and efficient to help with your idea of the digitising of your photos, slides, or negatives at home.

Yes: If you wish to view them in the correct sequence, all reels and boxes must be clearly numbered in advance. Alternatively, we’ll place them in the best date order possible as shown on the reels or packages.

Well, prices start quite low but we give discounts for bulk orders. Just give us a call and we’ll see how we can help you.

Because of the nature of the process, it’s a service that takes quite a while. It also depends on the availability of chemicals and what’s going on at the time. We simply ask for a little patience but the great news is that it’s normally well worth the wait!

We develop and process super super 8 cine film including Kodachrome, standard 8 cine film, 16mm cine film and occasionally 9.5mm.

That’s always a tricky one to answer. Often the undeveloped film has been sitting in a cartridge for over 50 years. under such circumstances, its often difficult to predict the final quality of the out come. This having been said, we’ve quite a high success rate in retrieving images and most of out clients are pleasantly surprised.

Thousands of Satisfied Customers

Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years with 000s of happy customers

Your Happiness Matters

If you are not satisfied with the results, nor are we. 
That’s the Supaphoto way

Peace of Mind Updates

Yes, we know that it’s important to update you a key milestones in the transfer process.

15 Plus Years of Experience

We’ve converted over a million recordings over time, so you can trust of to take care of you

Cine Film Developing Services

Cine Film Processing

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?

Chemically process your old Kodak, Agfa, Fujichrome 8mm, Standard 8, Super 8 and 16mm Cine film with Supaphoto.

Other familiar names to you perhaps include Pathé, Pathéscope, Agfa, Polavision, Technicolour, Ilford, Gratispool and Boots. So if you’re looking for cine film processing near me, whatever the brand and type, we’re used to handling the differences and making scanning adjustments accordingly.

With over 20 years of 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.

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 (= color reversal method).

The Agfa-Movie Chrome films in their blue and white boxes often result in better outcomes: light pastel colors, 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 I 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.

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!!

Learn more about our cine film services.