Our Improved 16mm Film Transfer Technology Will Result in the H

  • The horizontal sharpness of 16mm film ranges from 2K to 4K. A 4k 16mm film transfer is necessary for the picture's archival preservation. With our service, we scan the movie in 4K and then downscale it to create the best-looking HD video or Disc we can. Our 16mm to digital has been using this technique for a while. They begin by scanning 35mm film at a high quality in either 4k or 8k. They then compress it and output it as a Disc or Blu-ray. Because there is so much more data when the video is down converted and compressed, only a tiny portion of the visual quality is lost. This allows for the creation of DVDs and Blu-rays with much superior visuals. Comparing a DVD from a 2k scan to a DVD from a 480-line film scanner, the 2k scan will appear 3 times better as the DVD has 480 horizontal lines of resolution. In order to provide you with a high-quality transfer of 16mm film to DVD, Blu-ray, and other digital formats, we can use the same technique.


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    Even though transferring a 16mm film to a DVD is handy, you might want to think about transferring a 16mm film to a digital format instead, such as HD/2K AVI, ProRes, or MP4, to preserve more of the film's resolution. Because 16mm film has 1600–2000 lines of sharpness, while DVD only has 480 lines, this is the cause. So you should also convert the 16mm film to a 1080p format, such as BluRay, HD-AVI, or ProRes editing files, to retain more of the film's fine details.


    Both amateur family footage and commercial use made use of 16mm film. Independent films now use the Super 16 format. You should also be mindful that stereo optical or magnetic sound may be present when you convert 16mm film to DVD or another format. While most commercial footage has optical stereo sound, most home video is silent. When transferring your 16mm film to a DVD or another digital file, we can obtain either type of sound.