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35mm Cine Film Transfers

Send us your old 35mm cine film reels. Our team at Supaphoto will carefully digitise those professional grade films onto the Supaphoto. We’ll grade them Cloud as a simple download, memory stick or DVD in a presentation case.

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

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

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. 

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.

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!.

Supaphoto Quality

Our goal is always to reproduce your 35mm slides as faithfully as feasible. 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. .

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

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

Digital Download
Memory Stick
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.

Proud team

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. 

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

35 mm Cine Film Transfer

35mm Film Cine Camera Conversion to Digital

 

Depending on your age, it was probably shot on 35mm film. The question you may ask yourself is what is 35mm and indeed what benefit is there over say normal film? If you have been to the cinema at almost any time before 2000 you will have watched your favourite movie in 35mm.

The term 35mm,  refers to the film stock it is projected on. These days the majority of screenings at cinemas are projected digitally but if you’re lucky, now and again, cinemas use their original 35mm projectors to deliver a more genuine cinema experience.

But as you sat there, comfortably snug and munching away as silently as you could at your popcorn, you were probably oblivious to the format’s rich history.

35mm film is typically projected in the same aspect ratio on the big screen as a digital film.

Our 35mm Cine Film Transfer Service

Our high quality transfers feature extremely sensitive imaging sensors. In simple terms it means that your end output will look great. Your priceless film reel is less exposed to stress and color fading. Dust and scratches are dealt with using our wetgate transfer technology.

When you use Supaphoto’s 35mm film to digital conversion service, skilled technicians will handle your precious cargo with the utmost care.

Output options include 2K or 4K and we charge per minute typically. We have a small extra charge for sound. We can go to most formats including Prores, MP4, Prores Quicktime MOV, AVI and more besides.

Our high-quality 35mm cine film to DVD and Digital Conversion

Unlike many other digital conversion services, Supaphoto also has the ability to capture the film’s audio when transferring your film into a digitalised format or DVD if it suits.

Rest assured that we do clean your movie film. We do this by hand initially and then automatically as part of our wet screen process. We do this since old 35mm cine film needs to be treated with love and attention to get the best out of it. Large specks of dirt would show up on your final image. If untreated, this can result in your old home movies becoming less enjoyable to watch.

This is why your film will be spot cleaned and relatively simple repairs such as poor splices will be handled for you at zero extra charge.

Flicker-Free Service

Rest assured that we take a lot of care transferring your 35mm movies. We will optimise colour rendition and brightness levels. The transfer service that we offer works well with footage that is sometimes over or under exposed from scene to scene. Our technology will treat this difference of exposure differently and deliver higher quality digital transfers in the process.

Your films will be treated with great care and returned with your order along with any original cans and associated labels. 

35mm Cine Film Compared to 16mm Movie Film

Different people would have different views of course but if you were to ask a filmmaker, they would likely take up a good hour of your time on the differences between these two different formats.

In summary, 35mm film delivers superior definition, depth of field and angle views compared to 16mm film. 35mm movie film will have 16 frames per foot compared to 16mm which has 40 frames per foot. 

16mm film is more portable and cheaper at less than half the width of 35mm film – hence why it was used for most tv programmes. The BBC and ITV to name but two channels still have thousands of 16mm reels of their programmes ranging from family comedies like the Good Life to more serious documentaries.