Cine Film – Transfer Services

Convert your Cine Films

We will transfer your precious cine reels to DVD or any other digitised format.  Our services will help preserve your original recordings, protect the quality and prevent any further degradation of your media. By transferring your media digitally you will be able to share your footage much more easily.

Any DVD copies made can be region-encoded for viewing abroad (converting from the European standard PAL-format to the NTSC-format used in the Americas) or from NTSC to PAL as appropriate at the final stage of transfer.

Formats we can convert:

  • Standard 8 and Super 8

The choices that we offer are numerous (see FAQ’s for details); we can transfer directly to DVD with no editing, we can also add music and/or titles, include chapter points or just allow you to play the finished DVD straight away with no editing. Where possible, reels must be marked in a chronological order as you would like to view them on the final DVD.

We can add a subtle fade in and out at the start of each cine movie, along with title/s to include the date and location of film if known this does NOT alter in any way the content of your cine reel it merely improves the viewing experience.

Background music of your choice can be added if required. You may provide us with your music tracks or allow us to choose from our extensive copyright free music library.

Furthermore, it is possible for us to take still images from the converted footage and print these onto the DVD cover and sleeve, adding a totally personal touch and further demonstrating our pursuit of putting our heart and soul into each and every conversion. *additional charge applies for personalised DVD sleeve design.

By using our conversion process and techniques you will be able to enjoy your vintage cine films once more without the hassle of setting up an old cine projector and necessary screen to view these films.

In order to help you calculate how much footage you have please refer to our full price list below:

Book our Cine Transfer Services click below.

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We certainly aim to restore and give your Cine films a new lease of life!

Our turnaround is usually within 14-28 days, normally sooner depending on our workload at the time. If your transfer work is urgent then there may be a surcharge for turning Cine transfer work around in less than 7 days.

Your media can be collected free of charge from our office at The Colchester Centre. However, if you need us to collect or deliver your media then we can offer this service within the Colchester and immediate areas for a minimum cost of £10.00.

If you would like your items to be returned by post, then please consider a minimum charge of £8.00 for parcels upto 2kg and your items will be returned via a secure signed for delivery service.

Should you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us for some free, friendly and helpful advice.


  • Initial set up fee including first 100 feet £27.50
  • Each additional 50ft of film £5.50
  • Additional DVD copies made at the same time £5.50


  • 3 inch diameter (50 feet long – lasts approx 3-4 mins).
  • 5 inch diameter (200 feet long – lasts approx 12-15 mins)
  • 7 inch diameter (400 feet long – lasts approx 25-30 mins)

Our prices are for straight transfer to Hi-Grade DVD with no editing.

Additional copies at a later date £9.00 (we will need your original DVD/CD disc to carry out this transfer, otherwise we may need to carry out a new transfer from the original media that you supplied and our normal transfer rate would apply).

Personalised DVD sleeve design £7.00 & DVD disc design £8.00

DVD spine titling 0.75p each case.

DVD cases from 0.50p each.

Should your cine reel/s need splicing or require a header/leader attached then this will be charged at £1.50 per each splice. In such cases where your cine films are wound back to front there will be an additional charge to correct this of £1.50 per each 100ft.

Please note: We have a minimum charge if customers would like us to check if any material is on their cine reels before a media transfer takes place.

Checking up to 1-5 reels (minimum charge of £15.00 applies).

If any material is found on your reels then this will be transferred direct as normal, but if any reels are blank then we will charge for checking @ £3.00 per each reel.

DVD’s created from Digital files £9.00 each.

Digital USB Flash Drives from £10.00 each.

For an additional fee we can edit and tidy up your footage. Include titles/music/etc. Add fade-ins and fade-outs at the beginning and ends of each reel and capture stills from any cine film/s to put onto the DVD sleeve if required.

Editing rates:

£35.00 per each hour or £20.00 flat rate for 30 mins.

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