Film Scanning in Full HD – Frame by Frame
Digital Mix offers full HD, frame by frame scanning of small gauge film formats. We can scan the following film formats.
- Super 8mm
- Regular 8mm
Our full high definition film scanning system captures film using the frame by frame process. The film transport system handles the film by it’s edges and has no sprockets or claws, this virtually eliminates the possibility of film damage.
Image capture is triggered by an optical system using the sprocket holes in the film as a reference. The unit also incorporates a cold light source, totally eliminating the possibility of burn through. Even film that has shrunk or has damaged sprocket holes can be captured, this is dependent on the extent of the deterioration.
Post capture we use AVID Media Composer to edit and colour correct where necessary.
Output files can be supplied in the following popular formats.
- Image file sequence
- QuickTime – H264 or PRORES or any Final Cut Pro X format
- AVID Media Composer file types Codecs
- MP4 HD
- DVD (SD Quality)
If you require a specific file type please contact us, we can output many different file types.
Cost for film scanning – Including GST
- Super 8 / Regular 8 – No audio – $ 6.00 per minute
- Super 8 / Regular 8 – With audio – $ 6.00 per minute
- 9.5mm film – $ 6.00 per minute
- 16mm film – no audio – $ 6.00 per minute
- 16mm film – with audio – $ 6.00 per minute
There are no setup fees or minimum charge. The minute count is summed from all the reels and round up to the nearest minute, then multiplied by the minute rate. For example, 3 x 3.5 minute reels = 10.5 minutes = 11 minute charge.
Film with Audio?
Audio is captured separately and added at the post scanning phase. As a result the audio / video synchronization cannot be guaranteed 100%. Slight variations in the timing of the different machines can cause minor issues.
The film scanning system requires leaders of sufficient length to thread the machine. Damaged or short leaders will need replacement. There is an additional charge of $1.50 per 500mm leader. There are no other charges. Film splicing (if required) is included in the price.
Digital Mix stock genuine Kodak film supplies and can order film from Kodak on your behalf, subject to a minimum order value.
Unfortunately film cement is extremely difficult to source and is considered a “dangerous product” by freight companies and airlines. We will continue to try and source film cement.
- Super 8 and Regular 8 Acetate Leaders – $ 3.00 per meter
- Splicing Tape – $ 15.00 per roll
Digital Mix also trades as DVD Conversions Limited. www.dvdconversions.co.nz