Cine Reel Transfer offers cine film scanning, transfer and converting services all over the UK. Although we are based in Kirkcaldy, Fife in Scotland we have customers from England, Wales and Ireland. We have been offering our services for over 18 years, over the years we have always stayed up to date with technology as the hardware and software has changed and improved.

We are also happy to give you our years of expertise so please don’t hesitate in getting in touch with any questions or for general advice regarding your cine film.

Cine Reel Scanning And Transfer

Cine TransferWe can transfer and scan all your cine film in the following formats 8mm9.5mm and 16mm cine film both silent and with sound, our scanning process does not involve projecting or using hot light sources. Your cine film gets scanned using the Flashscan by MWA which uses a sprocket less feeding system, which ensures each frame of the film gets scanned perfectly without jumping. There is also a laser guiding system that works with the rollers to keep the film straight when damaged sprockets are detected.

Included in the cost of scanning is a film health check where we will check your film for damage before scanning which includes checking pinholes (sprockets) for damage, emulsion bonding on reels larger than 50 foot and poor quality joints in the film.

Once your film has been checked and repaired only then is it scanned frame by frame offering you the highest quality possible. We scan your film at full high definition resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, as it’s frame by frame scanning the result is a progressive video format not interlaced as the older telecine machines produce.

 

Film Formats Accepted

8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm Cine TransferWe can scan and transfer from the following formats standard 8, Super 8, 9.5mm and 16mm, Super 8 can include sound as can 16mm however standard 8 and 9.5 are both silent formats with no sound. Although super 8 and 16mm can carry sound to support this feature it had to be recorded on a compatible camera otherwise it will be silent.

For silent film transfer we can add background music, however, for copyright reasons we can’t use commercial music not owned by you. If you have music you would like added you can supply us this in the format of a CD or digital files, there is a small additional charge for adding music to your footage.

Disc and File Formats

Cine to DVDOnce your film has been scanned it is then time to finalise your order by transfering it to disc or digital files. For transferring to disc you have two choices DVD or Blu-Ray, if choosing DVD please be aware that the footage will be reduced to standard definition as DVD doesn’t support HD formats. For the transfer to Blu-Ray your footage will remain at 1080p, as standard you will receive your disc in a slimline jewel case with a title printed on the disc.

For a small additional charge you can upgrade and have your disc supplied in a case with a full-colour cover showing 9 photos taken from your footage, your disc will also have photos printed on it.

transfer and conver cine to Pro-ResFor digital files, you have several options which include but are not exclusive to Mpeg 4 (h.264), Apple Pro-Res, AVID DNxHR and Uncompressed AVI or Quicktime files. All files are full HD as standard with at 1920x1080p offering the full resolution of the scanned files.

The most popular choice is Mpeg 4 files which offer wide compatibility with different computer systems, Smart TV’s and Blu-Ray Players as well as games consoles such as Playstation or Xbox. If you’re looking to get higher quality files for editing then we also offer Pro-Res or DNx files which are much easier to work with when editing. For lossless archival, we also offer uncompressed files which are massive in size however offer the best quality of all the file formats.

Cine download serviceWe can supply storage devices such as USB pen drives or portable hard drives at extra cost or you can supply your own Alternatively you could use our digital download service and download your files directly from the cloud to your computer, we don’t offer the download service for uncompressed file formats as the files are just too large to be uploaded and would take too long to download.

Service Time

Cine service timeThe service has a standard service time of 21 days, however, during busier times can take up to 28 days. If you require your cine order for a specific date we will always do our best to complete your order for that date, however, can’t offer you any guarantees on this as cine orders get added to our workload in the order we receive them. If sending us your reels by post or courier please also allow time for us to receive your order, likewise for us sending back your order.
 

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    Cine Reel Scanning And Transfer

    Cine TransferWe can transfer and scan all your cine film in the following formats 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm cine film both silent and with sound, our scanning process does not involve projecting or using hot light sources. Your cine film gets scanned using the Flashscan by MWA which uses a sprocket less feeding system, which ensures each frame of the film gets scanned perfectly without jumping. There is also a laser guiding system that works with the rollers to keep the film straight when damaged sprockets are detected.

    Included in the cost of scanning is a film health check where we will check your film for damage before scanning which includes checking pinholes (sprockets) for damage, emulsion bonding on reels larger than 50 foot and poor quality joints in the film.

    Once your film has been checked and repaired only then is it scanned frame by frame offering you the highest quality possible. We scan your film at full high definition resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, as it’s frame by frame scanning the result is a progressive video format not interlaced as the older telecine machines produce.

     

    Film Formats Accepted

    8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm Cine TransferWe can scan and transfer from the following formats standard 8, Super 8, 9.5mm and 16mm, Super 8 can include sound as can 16mm however standard 8 and 9.5 are both silent formats with no sound. Although super 8 and 16mm can carry sound to support this feature it had to be recorded on a compatible camera otherwise it will be silent.

    For silent film transfer we can add background music, however, for copyright reasons we can’t use commercial music not owned by you. If you have music you would like added you can supply us this in the format of a CD or digital files, there is a small additional charge for adding music to your footage.

    Disc and File Formats

    Cine to DVDOnce your film has been scanned it is then time to finalise your order by transfering it to disc or digital files. For transferring to disc you have two choices DVD or Blu-Ray, if choosing DVD please be aware that the footage will be reduced to standard definition as DVD doesn’t support HD formats. For the transfer to Blu-Ray your footage will remain at 1080p, as standard you will receive your disc in a slimline jewel case with a title printed on the disc.

    For a small additional charge you can upgrade and have your disc supplied in a case with a full-colour cover showing 9 photos taken from your footage, your disc will also have photos printed on it.

    cine scanning, transfer and convertion to digital filesFor digital files, you have several options which include but are not exclusive to Mpeg 4 (h.264), Apple Pro-Res, AVID DNxHR and Uncompressed AVI or Quicktime files. All files are full HD as standard with at 1920x1080p offering the full resolution of the scanned files.

    The most popular choice is Mpeg 4 files which offer wide compatibility with different computer systems, Smart TV’s and Blu-Ray Players as well as games consoles such as Playstation or Xbox. If you’re looking to get higher quality files for editing then we also offer Pro-Res or DNx files which are much easier to work with when editing. For lossless archival, we also offer uncompressed files which are massive in size however offer the best quality of all the file formats.

    Cine download serviceWe can supply storage devices such as USB pen drive or portable hard drives at extra cost or you can supply your own Alternatively you could use our digital download service and download your files directly from the cloud to your computer, we don’t offer the download service for uncompressed file formats as the files are just too large to be uploaded and would take too long to download.

    Service Time

    Cine service timeThe service has a standard service time of 21 days, however, during busier times can take up to 28 days. If you require your cine order for a specific date we will always do our best to complete your order for that date, however, can’t offer you any guarantees on this as cine orders get added to our workload in the order we receive them. If sending us your reels by post or courier please also allow time for us receiving your order, likewise for us sending back your order.
     

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      Customer Testomonials

      8mm cine to DVD

      Transferred 14 reels of 8mm film to a Memory Stick.
      The work was carried out skillfully and I am pleased with the result.
      GHS provide polite and efficient service and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

      Ian Sandison - kirriemuir, Angus

      Standrd 8 to Digital, 25th May 2021

      16mm cine film transfer to DVD

      My parents are absolutely delighted that the cinefilm of their wedding has been professionally transferred onto DVD. The audio tape of the ceremony, speeches and well-wishes from guests have also been digitally remastered to enhance the quality of the sound. All photos have been colourised and slides digitised to create a wonderful slideshow to accompany the audio. So wonderful to see my grandparents and my parents looking so well and so happy! A moment in time thankfully captured for posterity and cherished! Thank you SO much, George - we are absolutely thrilled with the quality of production and with the tremendous skills you have deployed in assembling this! ❤

      Karen McGavock - kirriemuir, Angus

      16mm Cine to DVD, 18th September 2020

      8mm Cine scanning and transfer

      George transferred a load of 50 year old cine film and some video tapes onto dvd for me of which the quality was a lot better than I would have ever expected from stuff this old . And he presented the dvds in nicely detailed boxes. Would highly recommend thanks George.

      David Sparry Boyle - Kelty, Fife

      8mm Cine to DVD, 29th Jult 2019

      Diana Maxwell

      hank you for transferring the cine films to DVDs. Lovely memories brought to life,

      Diana Maxwell - Kirkcaldy, Fife

      8mm Cine to DVD, 28th October 2018

      Formats We Scan and Convert

      Standard 8 to DVD

      Super 8 to DVD

      9.5mm to DVD

      16mm to DVD

      Standard 8 to Digital

      Super 8 to Digital

      9.5mm to Digital

      16mm to Digital

      Standard 8 to USB

      Super 8 to USB

      9.5mm to USB

      16mm to USB

      Standard 8 to MP4 (h.264)

      Super 8 to MP4 (h.264)

      9.5mm to MP4 (h.264)

      16mm to MP4 (h.264)

      Standard 8 to Blu-Ray

      Super 8 to Blu-Ray

      9.5mm to Blu-Ray

      16mm to MP4 Blu-Ray