Cine Film Transfer Services

Supaphoto is a dedicated nationwide service for scanning and digitising cine films. We also repair film and provide video editing and video restoration services. 

Our clients range from prestigious institutions, film companies to the general public.

Our studio is equipped with broadcast quality cine film transfer equipment to achieve best results. Safety of handling is a top priority.

On larger orders, we always strive to give a discount. 

So call us now for some no-obligation, jargon-free advice on 0800 690 6160! 

Cine Film Transfer Service

Supaphoto Nears it’s 20 Year Anniversary! - With 000’s of Satisfied Cine Film to Digital Customers

Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years now.  We’ve thousands of happy clients ranging from countless private individuals to prestigious institutions, museums and film production companies. Over the years, we’ve accumulated countless positive reviews regarding photo scanning from happy clients and it would be a privilege if you became our next customer.
No job is too large or even too small. We are used to converting anything from a single photo album to a large collection.

Cine Film Formats that We Convert

There aren’t many types of cine film that we don’t convert. From 8mm cine film to super 8 and right through to 16mm and een 9.5mm cine film, we’ll cover most peoples needs.

Cine Film to digital conversion - What kind of cine reels do we transfer?

We specialise in converting cine film reels to easy to play everyday media formats such as Digital Video Files like MP4 or DVDs in nice presentation cases. 

Typically you will have one of the following formats – Standard 8 Cine Film, Regular 8 Cine Film, 8mm Cine Film, Super 8 Cine Film, 16mm Cine Film, 9.5mm Cine Film, or 35mmm Cine Film. We also repair film and provide video editing and video restoration services. 

And by the way, with or without sound. We can handle magnetic or optical sound tracks. 

Everybody is slowly running out of time to preserve their precious spools of old film. If you think that it’s safe simply because it’s stored in a box, you will be mistaken. Don’t let time take its toll by slowly erasing your old home movie cine reel memories. Furthermore, old tatty projectors will often chew them up – so best get them safety digitised by Supaphoto – supreme in this field for almost twenty years.
As the saying goes, all is well that ends well. With Supaphoto’s home movie conversion service, you’ll be receiving expert digitisation, super splice repairing, zero flicker and the love and care that is synonymous with Supaphoto – safely and professionally preserving the past for future generations.

Common slide brands we are handle – Kodak, Kodakchrome, Kodascope, Technicolour, Fuji, Pathé, Pathéscope, Agfa, Polavision, Technicolour, Ilford, Boots and others
Whatever the brand and type, we’re used to handling the differences and making scanning adjustments accordingly.

Supaphoto's Cine Film Transfer Advantages

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

Security of Handling

We take security of handling very seriously

Free Services

Free splice checking and repairs

Optional Advanced Service

Ideal for customers with material that
needs more tender loving care

Choice of Output

Chose between Digital Files or DVD or go for a dual media safety pack

Supaphoto Quality

Over the years, it’s been an honour to have digitalised thousands of hours of people’s cine film. Sometimes it’s someone’s family. Sometimes it’s museum or TV production company. In any instance, we treat all of our film transfers with the same respect and care

We're Easy to Deal With

Understanding your goals and future-proofing your decision

When a customer is gracious enough to make an enquiry, we don’t leap to any conclusions as to their end goal. That’s because we’ve learnt over time that people make initial enquiries with a variety of objectives in mind. Understanding this helps get things right first time and help future-proof their decision. No job is too large or even too small. We are used to converting anything from home 8mm movies to professionally produced cine films.
Before you embark on this journey, stop to think a little and you’ll realise that it was quite a special thing in those days to do.  A four minute, processed paid cine film was quite an expensive thing to buy and for that reason your family could not afford to be trigger happy and film endless scenes.

Ciné film was much more precious than that and whatever was filmed really meant something to their owners. 

Commonly Requested Options

i) MP4 Digital Video file
Here we simply upload these files for you to our Secure Supaphoto Cloud where you can easily download your films and share your films online with all your friends and family. These digital video files are easy to play, can’t get scratched. MPEG-4 format is very versatile. 

Many people also upload films to their personal social media or family archival sites.

ii) Copy on a USB memory stick or DVD
Here we supply your files on a USB Memory Stick. All you need to do is insert it into your computer. Once copied, you can also share your cine films with all your friends and family. Most Clients also ask for a DVD set too. 

iii) Professional Wetgate transfer
 Old films often have many visible signs of wear and tear. This damage is typically seen as fine vertical lines or scratches on the emulsion. Wetgate works by applying an Isopropanol fluid through sponge rollers as the film passes through. Transfers take 5 x tape longer though as it’s a slow scanning process. The solution itself evaporates once the film has been scanned and the result is that any scratches or vertical lines are reduced or eliminated.

Advanced Service

We are also asked for our advanced service from time to time. Because cine films are old, they will benefit from taking a bit more time over certain areas.

These grading requests includes further cleaning, colour and contrast corrections, image stabilisation and sharpening for example.

The advanced service costs a nominal amount more and takes a bit longer but is worth the effort.

Either way, at Supaphoto, we are happy to customise our service to suit you.Either way, at Supaphoto, we are happy to customise our service to suit you.

Film repairs, video restoration and video editing

And don’t worry, we also provide film repairs, video restoration and video editing services. We know how important this is for older film reels.

Formats we convert to

We invariably convert your old cine films to digital video files such as MP4 but can supply DVDs in lovely presentation cases too. In general, we tend to output any cine film to MP4 files which are smaller than raw files and have the benefit of being generally playable on both PCs and Macs.

They are also easy to share and fully editable. On request too, we are happy to output your files to AVI too, or MPEG-2 if desired.

The great thing is that most smart TVs have a USB port on them so you simply have to insert your USB stick into your TV to watch your newly digitised home movies.

We can also create beautiful looking DVDs in cases for your home cine film. We tend to convert each tape to its own DVD to maintain quality.

At times we’ll use larger capacity DVDs that can hold up to 4 hours of footage, for added convenience too.

Our Ciné Film Transfer Prices (Standard 8, Super 8, 9.5mm & 16mm Film Types)

1. Set-Up & Preparation Charge

Giving your film some TLC
  • One-off Cost of £24.99
  • This Set-Up phase is a one-off charge per order irrespective of project size or formats of cine film.

    Here we clean, prepare and repair film the film in advance – for a superior finish. We’ll also check any splices, rewind films that are back to front.

    We’ll also check to see whether your film has sound or not and the type of sound (magnetic or optical)

    This is an important stage since film is old and needs the love and attention it deserves to get good results.

1a. Capture Charge -Standard Service

Standard 8 & Super 8 Ciné Film

  • 3" (50') Reel £8.99
  • 5" (200') Reel £19.99
  • 7" (200') Reel £34.99

9.5mm & 16mm Ciné Film

  • 3" (50') Reel £20.99
  • 5" (200') Reel £45.99
  • 7" (200') Reel £79.99

1b. Capture Charge - Advanced Service

Standard 8 & Super 8 Ciné Film

  • 3" (50') Reel £15.99
  • 5" (200') Reel £39.99
  • 7" (200') Reel £49.99

9.5mm & 16mm Ciné Film

  • 3" (50') Reel £31.49
  • 5" (200') Reel £68.99
  • 7" (200') Reel £119.99

2. Media Choice & Output Options

Which Medio Output is Best?
  • Digital video files are easy to play and share on PCs, laptops and phones & can’t get scratched. Enjoy home movie editing projects too Most ask for DVDs too in a lovely and protective presentation case. It’s also a vital safety back-up as digital files can easily be lost on a computer
  • Master Mp4 Digital Video Files - Via Download - £19.99
    We upload these files for you to our secure Supaphoto Cloud. It’s easy to download your films and share them with your family
  • Master Mp4 Digital Files on a USB Memory Stick - £19.99
    Just insert into your computer to play, share and enjoy!
  • Master DVD in Presentation Case - £19.99
    (Max 1 Hour of Cine Film Per DVD)
    In the long term, having a physical copy of your media in another format makes sense. Just press play and watch!

3. Common Requests & Enhancements

Looking for something else, perhaps?
  • Additional Copy of DVD - £7.99
    Cost per DVD Copy. A hard copy back-up set makes perfect sense
  • Capturing Sound on Your Cine Film – £49.99
    (Additional Cost Per Hour of Film) Does your ciné film have sound? Well don’t worry, it’s uncommon, but we’ll capture it if it’s there
  • Professional Scratch & Vertical Lines Treatment (Additional Cost Per Hour of Film) - £99.99
    With our Pro ‘Wetgate’ Service, when a scratch or vertical line in the film emulsion is filled with fluid, light will travel through the film with less refraction. This results in less visibility of damaged parts of the film
  • Additional Set of Pro Res 2422HQ Digital Files - £69.99
    Supplied on an External Memory Storage Device
  • Film Editing Service - £39.99
    (Cost Per Hour of Work)

No upfront payment needed either! All prices include return delivery – tracked for peace of mind

Oh!.. and we often offer discounts for larger orders – so call us now..!

Give us a ring today on Freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

Nb. We also convert Photos, Prints, 35mm Slides, Photo Albums, VideosCamcorder Tapes  & Audio Tapes . We also repair film and provide video editing and video restoration services. 

One of Supaphoto's Proudest Moments

Being Chosen to Scan Sir Richard Attenborogh's Personal Collection of Film

When the University of Sussex approached us to scan and preserve the collection of photographs that they had inherited from film director Sir Richard Attenborough, we were so proud to have been chosen as their partner in this prestigious project. We often see interesting material from the past such as these negative wallets to the right.
Now thousands of never-before-seen photographs and other material spanning Richard Attenborough’s extraordinary life and career are now at the fingertips of students, researchers and the public, thanks to a new archival collection.

Proudly chosen to scan Sir Richard Attenborough’s  personal collection of never-before-seen photographs
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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We're a Passionate Team

We love what we do and care deeply about what it means to you  

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

Why Choose Supaphoto?

Because you can trust us to take care of your memories as if they were our own

1st Class Quality

Supaphoto’s safe and dedicated studio has been designed with the goal of digitising films to an extremely high standard.

Our latest HD cine film scanners employ broadcast-quality features which result in a stunning finish.

Our clients range from prestigious institutions, TV production companies to thousands of satisfied private individuals. Just take a look on Google to see or reviews!

Simple Process

We know that your investment is one of the most memorable gifts you will give to yourself and your family.

With this in mind, we’ve done everything we can to make the process as simple as possible for you.

We are always happy to speak on the phone and help you through the process.

And by the way – we do our best not to use jargon.

Peace of Mind

For over 15 years, we’ve been transferring your memories with passion and dedication.

At the centre of what we do is a safe handling policy that we take very seriously.

Rest assured that we’ll take good care of your precious material, regularly updating you along the way.

We understand that this is an important decision for you.

Trusted Parner to Thousands of Private Individuals, Institutions & TV Production Companies

Private Individuals

We’ve helped 000s of private individuals to share, preserve and enjoy their films over the years

Museums and Other Institutions

We’ve had the honour of converting countless films and recordings for prestigious museums too

TV & Film Production Companies

We’re proud to have been chosen by numerous film production companies over the years

Typical reasons our customers digitise their albums


Old media decays over time, by transferring it soon you can save your memories from fading away

i) Preserving their material

As film fades over time, the sooner you do it, the better generally. Film fades over time whereas digital files do not. Preservation is always one of the biggest reasons why people digitise their films.


If you digitise your media and put it on formats where it can be viewed, you can share your media with friends and loved ones.

ii) Sharing

Sometimes it’s a simple as being able to view your films again. You can also easily share your films over the internet at zero cost so there’s often no need at all to make expensive copies. It’s also so much more convenient to view your images on a large TV screen or computer!

Our services are also often used when people are considering giving gifts. We frequently see customers create edited film for special birthdays or other events. Often it’s for weddings or Christmas presents. The list goes on. Whatever your idea, with a little bit of planning, you’ll be able impress your friends and family with a film gift that’s unique. Make your family’s smiles last for many years to come!

Finally, cine film in boxes always take up a lot of space and create clutter. Digitalising them will quickly address this issue out too! Instead of taking up the space of a large suitcase, one of our recent customers is now overjoyed at the ability to simply took at them on her tablet!


Once your media is in digital format you can have fun editing it!

iii) Enjoying

There’s so much fun that you can have once your cine film has been digitalised. You can really take control over your family archive!

Looking at old films that make your smile can only have a positive effect on your health and help bring your friends and family together to trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body!

Here’s just a few of the most common projects that our customers have fun with:

– Organising your films into logical groups
– Renaming each file and placing in date order
– Creating a kind of ‘greatest hits’ in one film
– Adding titles & music
– Mixing photos and converted cine film together – like a slideshow
– Adding your own audio commentary to bring your cine film to life!
– Create prints from the frames of a cine reel

Don’t Just Take our Word For it...

“Just had my photo albums scanned by Supaphoto, cannot praise them enough”

Zac A. Amazing Results!

“Highly recommend Supaphoto. Very professional individual service, great results”

Deborah O. Great Results!

“Highly recommend and sorting through more memories for them to preserve. Thanks”

James J. Highly Recommended!

“Very professional service, very helpful… and the quality was second to none! Many Thanks”

Mike B. Very Professional Service!

“Fantastic door to door service, slides, cine films and all sorts at a great price converted to the highest quality”

Simon Y. Highest Quality!

“So grateful to be able to look on these old family films after the recent passing of my grandparents. Thank you!”

Callum Y. So Grateful!

    Helpful, friendly, jargon-free but zero obligation advice!

    Supaphoto has been in this area for many years now so are well positioned to give you first rate advice that will often save you spending more than you need to. Likewise we’re often advising people about steps they can take after we’ve return their material to them – for example how to edit and share their digitalised material with their family after we have carried out the work.

    Whenever we help people this in this way, Supaphoto takes a huge amount of pride ourselves in explaining things in jargon-free simple terms – it’s another example of what makes Supaphoto different.

    Photo Gift Ideas

    There are so many different ways to convert your images into lovely gifts: – Photobooks – Prints – Canvas prints
    – Calendars – Mugs – Wall art – Phone cases – Gift cards

    Cine Gift Occasions

    There are also multiple types of occasion that the cine can be used for – Wedding  gifts – Christmas Gifts – Birthday gifts – Mother’s day gifts – Father’s day gifts – Valentine’s gifts – Anniversary gifts – Gifts for Friends

    Make the magic happen! – Contact us now!
    Just call us on Freephone 0800 690 6160 to discuss our cine film transfer service or email us for further information. And remember to ask about possible discounts on larger quantities!

    Just Some of our Valued Clients