Convert Super 8 to Digital

Convert super 8 to digital with Supaphoto©. We'll transfer super 8 film to digital lovingly transferring your memories to USB, DVD or Supaphoto© Cloud or choose our super 8 to dvd service

Enjoy our Super 8 Transfer Services Today!

Our Super 8 Transfer Services will enable you to view your film on phone, tv, tablet or laptop as well as share with your family. We can optionally enhance them too. Safeguard them now by giving us a call!

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.

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. 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.

family sitting together watching a Supaphoto transfer

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. 

Super 8 to DVD Transfer Services & Samples Film

Not everyone has the time to read lots of words.

That’s why we’re produced this short & simple film which explains our super 8 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 Super 8 to Digital Transfer Service Advantages

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

Hand holding two CD cases, on with a disk and a memory stick on it

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

advantages enhancement

2K / 4K REVIVAL AI

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

Cine film splicer with two fingers with white gloves keeping the cine film in place

Free Services

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

Hands with white gloves on cradle a variety of cine reels

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.

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

Supaphoto Pre Enhancement Cine Film Transfer Sample

Before

Pre Treatment

Supaphoto Post Enhancement Cine Film Transfer Sample

After

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.

Proud staff member having completed some work at his desk.

Our Super 8 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: £29.99
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 8mm & Super 8 Ciné Films:
3″ (50′) Reel: Standard Service: £8.99 each inc colour correction
5″ (200′) Reel: Standard: £19.99 each inc colour correction
7″ (200′) Reel: Standard: £34.99 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 – £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

 

www.supaphoto.com convert standard 8 film to digital copy
www.supaphoto.com super 8 film transfers .tif copy 1
35 mm film conversions copy 1
www.supaphoto.com instamatic film copy
www.supaphoto.com 16 mm film copy

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!

Mobile phone showing transferred photo.

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.

Why Convert Super 8 to Digital?

Sadly, nothing lasts forever and super 8 film is no exception. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that the sooner you do it, the better as films – like our memories – fade over time. They get brittle and splices break too. In summary, take action whilst you can and you’ll be able to share and preserve them with your family.

These days, if you find a box with old reels of Super 8 under the bed, you might notice the film has started to degrade and break down. Old films were never designed to last forever so converting to digital video makes a lot of sense. 

The film itself becomes brittle with time and, when you open the box, a tell-tale, musty smell like vinegar lets you know it’s no longer in a good way. You don’t have much time before it degrades further. The clock is ticking.

It’s particularly emotional watching moving images of people back in the days when everyone looked so much younger as all the old memories come flooding back, especially when you’re watching with members of your family. The experience is so involved. Few things can bring a family together in the same way.

The moment your Super 8 film is transferred onto digital format, your memories will be safe and sound for the foreseeable future. The more copies there are floating around, the greater the peace of mind you will have. And when you digitise your old cine film, you might want to order additional copies of DVDs because they make such wonderful and unexpected gifts for friends and family. 

Super 8 has a singular charm all of its own, which it retains on digital. And that’s why it’s time to protect your memories forever by converting your old cine film to a new format. You’ll get the very best of both worlds and your memories will be preserved forever.

The Interesting History Super 8 film

Super 8 film was first introduced to the world in 1965 as a revolutionary upgrade on Standard 8mm, with smaller sprocket holes and bigger frames that produced sharper images. Discover more – 8mm film to digital  

It was cheaper and handier than previous formats, (learn more – convert 16mm film to digital ) prompting more and more people to use it. By the 1970s, before the arrival of camcorders, Super 8 was massively popular. Specially designed to be user-friendly, it came in light-proof cartridges you could easily load into your camera, which eliminated the need to thread film. Almost overnight, it became the choice of home movie enthusiasts everywhere. Although Super 8 is a thing of the past, their frame by frame videos hold invaluable memories to those who caught a snippet of life on them. We’ve seen a drastic increase in the amount of people converting Super 8 to digital files. Many people even opting to convert Super 8 to DVD

Preserve Those Special Moments and Digitise Super 8 Film

People recorded all the special moments in their lives on Super 8: it might have been a fun family visit to Disneyland or a graduation ceremony at one of the UK’s then brand-new universities. There again, you could also capture your family group in their Morris Marina crossing the Channel to go on holiday, baby’s first faltering steps, or dads dancing at weddings in shirts with colossal collars. It all made for very happy memories. 

Sending your film off to be processed became part of the ritual.  When it came back in the post, families used to sit down together, looking on in wonder as they watched the footage playback via a projector and screen amid mounting excitement and laughter. There was nothing like seeing your friends and family come alive in Kodachrome.

Top Reasons to Transfer Super 8 Film To Digital Before It’s Too Late!

Sadly, as a format Super 8 is now outmoded and well past its sell-by date. Not many of us have an 8mm projector and screen standing by anymore and it’s become much harder to share your Super 8 memories with the people you love. 

But all is not lost. If you want your memories to last, all you need to do is get in touch with Supaphoto and have us convert your Super 8 to digital using our dedicated HD film scanner – our high quality film converter which will create a digital file.

Before you convert super 8 to digital video though, consider your preferred output choice – i.e: uploading our cloud service (typically as a file format called mp4), on a memory stick (not so much sd cards nowadays). 

What Will the Quality be Like When I Digitise Super 8 With Supaphoto?

Once you send your Super 8 in to us, the first thing we do is give your footage a health check. Old film can be a bit grainy and scratched, but if it’s professionally cleaned, with the removal of unwanted dust and hair, it will immediately look a whole lot brighter and better. 

Using a high-quality digital conversion system operated by skilled technicians who pay attention to every little detail, we’ll restore your film to its past glory with full-frame scanning, colour correction and enhancement as well as speed adjustment for pleasurable, flicker-free viewing. 

Whatever condition your film arrives in, Supaphoto will help spruce it up until it’s looking its best again. You’ll be amazed at the results.

We treat each frame with care. If your film has lost its original tints – over time colour tends to shift towards magenta and red – we’ll bring its images vividly back to life with scene-by-scene colour correction. Our aim is to recreate a digital image for every frame of the film with painstaking accuracy.

Take advantage of the years of experience gained from converting every kind of film media to digital, we offer you the very best when you need to digitise super 8 to digital UK, image correction and enhancement. Rest assured, the process will be gentle on your original film and won’t damage a single frame.

Transfer Super 8 to Digital or MP4

When we encode and convert Super 8 to digital, we pride ourselves on always going the extra mile to improve the quality of the picture. Using meticulously calibrated transfer systems, we can convert Super 8 to any format you wish, which we will supply to you along with your original film. It can be outputted to a wide range of formats or simply sent to you on a USB memory stick. The versatility of digital is what makes it so wonderful. It’s compatible with all modern devices, including phones, laptops and home computers. You’ll scratch your head at why anybody ever came up with the idea of a screen and projector in the first place.

Super 8 with Sound?

Initially, Super 8 film was silent, meaning it did not have a sound recording capability. However, as the demand for synchronized sound in home movies and amateur filmmaking increased, Kodak introduced Super 8 sound film in the early 1970s.

The introduction of Super 8 sound film allowed users to record and playback sound along with their moving images. The sound was recorded on a magnetic strip along one edge of the film. This strip could capture both audio and visual information, making it possible to have synchronized sound in home movies.

Super 8 sound film facilitated the creation of more immersive and engaging home movies, as users could now capture not only the visuals of an event but also the accompanying sounds, such as voices, music, and ambient noise. This development made Super 8 a more versatile and attractive format for amateur filmmakers and enthusiasts.

Not sure if our cine film has sound? Well don’t worry. Super 8mm cine film with a magnetic soundtrack might represent very little of the footage out there but we can help you here too.

Where Can I Transfer Super 8 Film Transfer to Digital Near Me?

At the end of the day, you should be more focused on the quality and security of handling than simply finding a local partner. Furthermore, we can easily arrange for a fully and easy collection to make life easy for you and it does not have to be super 8 – it could be that you are interested in our 9.5mm cine film to dvd  or old 8mm  film processing and developing or even 35mm telecine services.

Don’t procrastinate anymore, embrace the simplicity, and let’s make this happen. Cut, wrap, and action!

We are more than happy to advise on any technical questions you may have. If you need help or further information, please visit our cine film conversion page which lists all of the types of cine film that we convert or give us a call. We are always available.

Cine Film Transfer Examples & Customers

Why not check out the quality of our super 8 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

Super 8 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.

paypal

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.