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Convert Super 8 to Digital

Super 8 movie reels can hold magical moments from history.

Super 8 to digital transfer can be done in two simple steps and lets you preserve all the amazing memories you’ve got stored away, on film.

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How Super 8 to Digital Conversion Works..

Our Super 8 movie 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 Super 8 movie 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 Super 8 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 digital conversions (and your original Super 8 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 Super 8 reels are, when we’re working on them, and when you can expect to get them back.

What type
of conversion
should you
order?

How to choose the right
format when digitising Super 8 film.

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Super 8 to USB

Your Super 8 movie reel(s) on a USB 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 Super 8 movie reels on one stick
What to order
You only need to order one memory stick to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the computer

Your Super 8 film reels, converted and written onto a DVD. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.


What you get
Your Super 8 reels on at least one disc
What to order
You only need to order one DVD set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly
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Super 8 to Digital

Your Super 8 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 Super 8 cine film 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 cine film 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.

What do Digital Converters
customers think?

Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
This is what they made of the experience...

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Convert Super 8 film
to digital files.

Super 8 film is a very old video format. That’s great, because it holds amazing moments from the past. That’s worrying, because it’s deteriorating and your films and movies could be lost.

All sorts of footage is stored on Super 8 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 8 to digital produces incredibly clear results.

Our highly-trained technicians use the best, professional-grade equipment to carefully capture and preserve your Super 8 film footage and treat your memories as if they were their own.

Even though Super 8 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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FAQs

Q. What is Super 8 film, and why convert it to digital?
Super 8 film, introduced in the 1960s, is a motion picture film format. Converting it to modern digital formats preserves these precious memories in a more durable, accessible format. Digitally converted films are immune to physical decay, easy to share, and safe from loss or damage. While conversion can be attempted at home, professional services like ours provide superior quality due to our expertise, specialised equipment, and dedicated environment for film handling. This not only ensures the best quality but also cost-effectiveness in the long run, as our processes are designed to maximise quality while minimising the risk of damage to these irreplaceable films.
Q. How does the conversion process work?
Converting Super 8 film to digital involves scanning each frame of the film using specialised equipment. This frame-by-frame scanning ensures the highest possible quality. We adjust colours, correct exposure, and clean up artefacts as part of our service. This meticulous process, done by professionals, surpasses DIY methods in quality. Using professional services ensures every frame is captured with the utmost care and quality, something difficult to achieve with consumer-grade equipment.
Q. What formats can you convert Super 8 film into?
We can convert Super 8 film into digital video files such as MP4 for you to download, or we can convert your Super 8 to DVD, or even USB, depending on your needs. These formats are widely compatible with most digital devices and suitable for editing or sharing. Opting for a professional service ensures that the converted files are in a format that retains the original quality of the film and are compatible with modern devices, something that DIY methods may not always guarantee.
Q. How do you ensure the quality of the digital conversion?
Quality assurance in digital conversion involves using state-of-the-art scanners and professional-grade software for colour correction, stabilisation, and clean-up. Our technicians are experienced in handling film and understand the nuances of Super 8. This professional approach ensures a higher quality conversion compared to DIY methods, where equipment and expertise limitations can lead to subpar results.
Q. Can damaged or aged Super 8 films still be converted?
Yes, even damaged or aged Super 8 films can often be converted. Our specialists are skilled in handling and repairing films to the best possible state before conversion. However, the extent of damage can affect the final quality. Professional conversion services are advantageous in such cases, as we have the tools and expertise to deal with various levels of film deterioration, unlike DIY methods that may further damage fragile films.
Q. How long does it take to convert a Super 8 film to digital?
The time taken for conversion depends on the length of the film and its condition. Typically, it takes several days to a week for us to to convert a Super 8 film. Our service prioritises quality and thoroughness over speed, ensuring each frame is given the attention it deserves. This is a contrast to quicker DIY methods, which may compromise on quality.
Q. Is it possible to enhance the audio quality of Super 8 films during conversion?
Super 8 films originally do not have sound, but if there is accompanying audio or if you desire a soundtrack, we can add or enhance audio during the digital conversion. We have access to advanced audio equipment and software, enabling superior sound quality enhancement.
Q. What is the cost of converting Super 8 to digital?
The cost simply depends on the number of film reels you wish to convert. We charge £14.99 per Super 8 movie reel, plus £4.00 for DVD, or £8.00 for USB or Digital Video file. We are also able to offer up to 30% off for bulk orders.

Although professional services may seem more expensive upfront compared to DIY, they provide value for money through higher quality, longevity, and expert handling. In the long run, investing in professional conversion can be more cost-effective than risking poor quality or damage through DIY methods.
Q. How is the digital file delivered after conversion?
After conversion, the digital file can be delivered on various mediums like USB drives, DVDs, or cloud storage enabling you to stream or download the video, depending on your preference. We like to offer flexibility in formats, ensuring that you receive your digital files in the most convenient format for you.
Q. Can I edit the digital file after conversion?
Absolutely. The digital files we provide are fully editable. Whether you want to trim, add effects, or compile multiple films, the formats we convert to, like MP4 or MOV, are compatible with most video editing software.
Q. What resolution can I expect from the digital conversion?
The resolution of the converted digital file will be in 1080p as standard, or we can convert Super 8 to 4k video for an additional fee. If this is of interest to you please let us know when you make your order.

We use advanced technology to ensure the highest possible resolution, capturing the nuances of Super 8 film. Professional conversion often results in a higher resolution and better overall quality compared to DIY methods, which limited by consumer-grade equipment capabilities.
Q. How do you handle privacy and security during the conversion process?
We take privacy and security very seriously. All films are handled confidentially, and digital files are securely stored and transferred. Our procedures ensure that your precious memories are safe throughout the conversion process.
Q. Can you restore colour in faded Super 8 films?
Yes, we can often restore or enhance the colour in faded Super 8 films. Our technicians use specialised software to correct colour imbalances and revive the original hues of the film. This restoration process is a key advantage of professional conversion, leveraging our expertise and technology to revitalise old films, a result hard to achieve with DIY methods.
Q. What happens to the original Super 8 films after conversion?
After the conversion, the original Super 8 films are returned to you. We treat these originals with the utmost care and respect, understanding their sentimental value. This careful handling of the original films is another reason to opt for our professional conversion services, as they are less likely to be damaged in the process compared to DIY attempts.
Q. Can you handle large volumes of Super 8 films for conversion?
Yes, we are equipped to handle large volumes of Super 8 films, and we offer great discounts for larger orders - up to 30% off for orders of 100 reels or more. Our facilities and processes are designed for efficiency and quality, regardless of the order size. This scalability is a benefit of professional conversion services, accommodating both individual and large-scale conversion needs with the same level of care and quality.
Q. How do you ensure that the film's original character is maintained in the digital version?
We strive to maintain the film's original character by using gentle, high-quality scanning and careful colour and exposure adjustments. Our goal is to enhance the film's quality without altering its intrinsic charm. This attention to preserving the original essence of Super 8 films is a hallmark of our conversion services.