a collection of cine film reels with a dvd case and a memory stick on a woody and leafy background

Super 8 to Digital

Don’t wait or hesitate! It’s time to package up your old cine film reels and send them to us. Our dedicated team at Supaphoto will carefully digitise those old movies onto the Supaphoto Cloud as either a simple download, easy 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

Super 8 to Digital Transfers

Some History on 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. 

It was cheaper and handier than previous formats, 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. 

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.

Super 8 Film Conversion

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 card nowadays)   

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.

Super 8 Scanning

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. 

Highest quality home movies

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. 

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

Convert Super 8 to DVD 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, lap-tops 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. 

Standard 8 with Sound?
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..  

Cine film to DVD

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 involving. 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.

We are more than happy to advise on any technical questions you may have. If you need help or further information, please give us a call. We are always available.