Why Does Film Decay?

The need to digitize your 8mm, 16mm and Super 8mm film is rooted in the fact that film decays over time. Understanding a bit about why film decays may add some perspective to this. It may also spur you along the path to getting it done sooner rather than later. All film, regardless of its […]

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Shipping Your Film for Transfer to Digital

As long as take a few precautions when shipping your 8mm, 16mm, or Super 8mm film for transfer to digital formats such as DVD, Bluray or mp4, everything should go smoothly, and your film will be safe. Just like ensuring your film stays dry during storage, moisture and humidity are factors in shipping as well. […]

Handling Your Film Reels

Handling old film can get tricky. Film is by nature delicate, so it needs to be handled with care. Over time, its condition will invariably deteriorate, so an even higher level of care is required. In most cases, we don’t recommend that you handle the film. If your intention is to take your 8mm, 16mm […]

Storing Your 8mm, Super 8mm or 16mm Film

The film you found in the attic, inherited, or bought at an auction, may not have been stored properly, over the ages. However, even if it was, film breaks down, because it’s made of an organic material. Most of the film we receive in is in generally good condition – on the outside. In most […]

Cleaning Film Before Digitizing

Should you clean your film before sending it off to be digitized? The short answer is no, because we’ll do it for you, at no cost. We’ll also repair, splice and lubricate your film. Your film may also require repair work, so simply cleaning it may not be enough to prepare it for the transfer […]