Convert cine film to DVD

Cine film reels can hold magical moments from history.

Cine film to DVD conversion can be done in two simple steps and let you preserve all the amazing memories you’ve got stored away, on film.

See our Cine Film to Digital or Cine Film to USB pages for more conversion options.

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How Cine Film to DVD Conversion works.

Our cine to DVD transfer process is simple, reliable, and trusted by thousands of happy customers

Step 1

Send them

After you order, we’ll email you to arrange a courier collection. If you’d rather send your cine film reels directly, we’ll also explain how to post them to us in North Yorkshire.

Step 1

Save them

We’ll let you know as soon as we receive your cine films. Our specialists will carefully begin work to preserve and digitise your memories.

Step 1

Savour them

You’ll get an email when we’ve sent your Cine to DVD conversions (and your original cine film reels) back to you. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

You’ll always know where your reels are, when we’re working on them, and when you can expect to get them back.

What type
of conversion
should you

How to choose the right
conversion for your cine film.

Your cine film reel(s) on a memory stick. Plug in to your computer (or any other device with a USB port) and you can play, save, and copy your files.

What you get
All your reels on one USB
What to order
You only need to order one USB to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the computer

Cine to DVD

Your cine film converted to DVD. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.

What you get
Your reels on at least one DVD
What to order
You only need to order one DVD set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly

Your cine film conversions, stored safely online. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can watch and download your videos instantly, from anywhere.

What you get
Your conversions as digital files
What to order
You only need to order one cloud backup link to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Sharing with friends and family

What you can expect from us.

Your memories are irreplaceable - this is how we’ll take care of them

Free blanks

Free blanks

You’ll never have to pay for sending blank cine reels. If we find any blanks in your order, we’ll refund them ASAP.
Free return

Free return

Your originals are priceless. We’ll send them back to you free of charge along with your conversions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

More conversions, more savings! You can get up to 30% off, depending on how many reels you’re converting.
Quality equipment

Quality equipment

The best conversions are made using the best equipment. What else would you expect us to use for your memories?
Real-time updates

Real-time updates

You’ll be updated via email when your order arrives and again when it is sent back to you. You can check on the status of your order at any time using our real-time order tracker.

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customers think?

Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
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Transfer cine film
to DVD.

Cine film is the oldest video format. That’s great, because it holds amazing moments from the past. That’s worrying, because it’s deteriorating and could be lost.

All sorts of footage is stored on cine film around the UK and we’re determined to preserve as much of it as we can.

Thanks to the incredible frame-by-frame scanning technology available, converting cine film to DVD produces incredibly clear results.

Our highly-trained technicians use the best, professional-grade equipment to carefully capture and preserve your cine film footage and treat your memories as if they were their own.

Even though cine film isn't commonly used as a recording medium anymore, the memories it holds deserve to be preserved and enjoyed for many years to come.

Examples of our cine film conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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Q. What are the steps involved in converting cine film to DVD?
Preparation: Our process starts with preparation, where the cine film is inspected for damage and cleaned to ensure optimal scanning quality.

Scanning the film: Scanning follows, where each frame of the film is digitised one at a time using our specialised equipment.

Editing: Video editing is next, where unwanted sections such as blank film can be removed, and colour correction and other enhancements are made.

Transcoding: This is a crucial step to convert the digital file into a DVD-compatible format while maintaining as much of the original quality as possible.

DVD Authoring: This involves creating menus, chapter points, and other interactive DVD features.

Burning: Disc burning is where the finalised content is burned onto a DVD.

Quality Control: At this point we check for any errors before finalisation.

Packaging and Delivery: This includes printing DVD labels and packaging the DVDs for delivery so that you receive something truly special, making the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Q. What are the advantages and disadvantages of converting cine film to DVD versus digital files?
DVDs are great because you have a physical copy, making it easy to share with others, and DVDs have a standard playback format making them accessible on many devices.

On the downside, DVDs have lower resolution limits, limited storage capacity, and are susceptible to physical damage compared to digital files, which can be produced with a higher resolution than a DVD can.
Q. Do you make interactive menus and chapters on the converted DVDs?
Yes, DVD authoring, as we call it, includes the creation of Interactive Menus and Chapter Points, providing a user-friendly interface and a professional finish to the DVD. We do this for multiple Cine Reel orders as we can fit multiple reels on one DVD.
Q. What types of DVD discs are suitable for cine film to DVD conversion?
DVD-R or DVD+R are commonly used due to their wide compatibility and sufficient storage for standard-definition content.
Q. How can the quality of audio be preserved or enhanced when converting cine film to DVD?
The original audio from your cine reels (if they have audio) can be enhanced using digital audio restoration techniques to remove noise and improve clarity.
Q. What are the common challenges faced during the cine film to DVD conversion and how can you mitigate them?
Challenges include Film Degradation, Flicker, and Color Fading, which can all be mitigated with careful restoration and color correction techniques, which luckily we are highly experienced at!
Q. What are the copyright considerations when converting cine film to DVD?
Copyright laws must be adhered to, ensuring either ownership of the material or obtaining necessary permissions for distribution. However, it is very unlikely that you will have commercial, copyrighted material on your cine film, so this is not usually a concern.
Q. Is it possible to create a digital backup while converting cine film to DVD?
Absolutely, we can also create a high-resolution digital version of your cine film for you as well as your DVD conversion and store this online for you to download. Please see our Cine to Digital conversion page for more details.