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Convert Super 8 to DVD

Super 8 film reels can hold magical moments from history.

You can convert Super 8 to DVD in two simple steps, letting your preserve all the amazing memories you’ve got stored away on those old Super 8 movie reels.

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How Super 8 to DVD Conversion Works..

Our Super 8 digitisation 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 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 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 movies.

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Super 8 to USB

Your Super 8 film 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 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
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Super 8 to DVD

Your Super 8 movie film converted to 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

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 downloadable computer audio 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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Transfer Super 8
to DVD.

A lot of incredible, treasured footage is stored on Super 8 movie reels around the UK, and we are determined to preserve as much of it as we can.

Thanks to the amazing frame-by-frame scanning technology we have at our disposal, converting Super 8 to DVD produces incredibly clear results. Our highly-trained technicians use the best, professional-grade equipment to carefully capture and preserve your Super 8 movie footage and treat your reels as if they were their own.

Even though Super 8 film is not commonly used as a recording medium anymore, the memories it holds deserve to be preserved and enjoyed.

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 how does it differ from other film formats?
Super 8 film, introduced in the 1960s, is a motion picture film format known for its 8mm width. It differs from other formats like Standard 8 or 16mm primarily in its cartridge-based loading system, which simplified the film handling process. Additionally, Super 8 has smaller sprocket holes, allowing for a larger frame size and thus better image quality compared to Standard 8.
Q. Why should I convert my Super 8 films to DVD?
Converting Super 8 films to DVD is essential for preserving your memories in a more durable and accessible format. DVDs are less prone to degradation over time compared to film, which can become brittle and fade. Moreover, DVD playback is more convenient in modern digital environments, allowing you to share and enjoy these memories easily. Our team at Digital Converters uses advanced technology to ensure that the conversion captures the original film's quality, offering a more reliable and superior result than DIY methods.
Q. Can the audio from Super 8 films be transferred to DVD?
Yes, if your Super 8 film includes a magnetic soundtrack, it can be transferred to DVD along with the video. Not all Super 8 films have audio, as it was an optional feature. Our specialists are adept at handling and transferring film audio, ensuring synchronisation and clarity in the final DVD product. This process requires specialised equipment and expertise, which is why opting for a professional service like ours guarantees the best results.
Q. How do you handle colour correction and image enhancement during the conversion process?
During the conversion process, our technicians at Digital Converters employ professional-grade software and hardware to correct colour and enhance image quality. This includes adjusting brightness, contrast, and colour balance to compensate for any fading or colour shifts that may have occurred over time. Our meticulous approach ensures that the final DVD reflects the original film's vibrancy and detail as closely as possible. This level of precision is difficult to achieve with standard home equipment, highlighting the advantage of using a professional service.
Q. How long does the process of converting Super 8 to DVD take?
The time required to convert Super 8 film to DVD varies depending on the film's condition and length. Typically, our team can complete the process within a week. We prioritise maintaining the quality and integrity of your films, which necessitates a careful and thorough approach. This timeframe also allows for any necessary restoration or enhancement work. By choosing Digital Converters, you're not just getting a quick transfer; you're receiving a carefully crafted preservation of your memories.
Q. Can I edit the content on the DVD after the conversion?
Once your Super 8 film is converted to DVD, the content on the DVD is typically finalised and cannot be edited directly. However, we can provide the digital files in a format that allows for editing on your computer. This way, you have the flexibility to edit and personalise your content as desired. It's important to note that editing digital files requires some technical knowledge and appropriate software, another area where professional services can provide guidance and support.
Q. What if my Super 8 film is damaged or degraded? Can it still be converted?
Even if your Super 8 film is damaged or has degraded over time, it can often still be converted to DVD. Our specialists at Digital Converters have experience in handling and repairing a variety of film conditions. We use specialised equipment and techniques to carefully repair and clean the film before conversion, ensuring the best possible outcome. While some damage may be irreparable, professional conversion services offer the best chance at salvaging and preserving your precious memories.
Q. Is it possible to convert Super 8 film to digital formats other than DVD?
Yes, at Digital Converters, we offer conversion to various digital formats, including USB, Blu-ray and digital files in addition to DVD.
Q. How do you ensure the privacy and security of my Super 8 films during the conversion process?
At Digital Converters, we take the privacy and security of your films very seriously. From the moment we receive your films, they are handled with utmost care and confidentiality. We have strict protocols in place to ensure that your films are safe, secure, and only accessible to the technicians working on your project. Furthermore, after the conversion, the original films are returned to you, and any digital copies are securely stored or deleted based on your preference. Trusting a professional service like ours ensures that your cherished memories are treated with the respect and privacy they deserve.
Q. Will the quality of the DVD match the original Super 8 film?
While DVDs do not have the same resolution as Super 8 film, our advanced conversion process ensures that the quality of the DVD is as close to the original as possible, and it will be in high definition 1080p format. We use high-quality scanning equipment to capture the details and nuances of the film. Our technicians are skilled in digital restoration, which helps in enhancing the film's quality and mitigating any signs of aging or damage. By choosing a professional service, you are ensuring that your films are converted with the highest fidelity and attention to detail.
Q. How do you handle different frame rates in Super 8 films during conversion?
Super 8 films can have varying frame rates, and handling this correctly is crucial for a smooth playback experience. Our technicians are experienced in matching the frame rate of the original film to ensure that the motion in the video looks natural. We use specialised software and hardware to handle frame rate conversions, ensuring that the video on the DVD plays back smoothly and without the 'judder' often seen in amateur conversions.
Q. What types of physical damage to Super 8 films can you repair before conversion?
Our team is capable of repairing a variety of physical damages to Super 8 films, including tears, broken splices, and mildew damage. We carefully inspect each film and use professional film repair techniques to mend and restore it as much as possible before the conversion process. It’s important to note that while we can repair many types of damage, some severe cases may be beyond repair. However, our expertise maximises the chances of salvaging and preserving your films.
Q. How are colours and exposure adjusted in faded or overexposed Super 8 films?
Faded or overexposed Super 8 films require careful colour correction and exposure adjustment. Our team uses advanced digital tools to adjust colours, brightness, and contrast, restoring the film's original appearance as closely as possible. This process involves frame-by-frame analysis and adjustment, a level of detail that is typically beyond the capability of most DIY methods. The professional approach ensures a more accurate and visually pleasing result.
Q. What is the lifespan of a DVD, and how should it be stored?
DVDs have a lifespan of around 15 to 20 years, though this can vary based on the quality of the disc and storage conditions. To maximise the lifespan of your DVDs, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Keep them in their cases to protect against scratches and dust. At Digital Converters, we use high-quality DVDs to ensure longevity, but we also recommend keeping a digital backup for added security.
Q. How can I ensure the best quality conversion from Super 8 to DVD?
Ensuring the best quality conversion involves a few key factors: using professional-grade equipment, having expertise in film handling and digital conversion, and performing detailed restoration and enhancement work. Our team at Digital Converters possesses these qualities, allowing us to provide a high-quality conversion service. By choosing a professional service, you benefit from our expertise, equipment, and commitment to quality, resulting in a superior final product.
Q. Are there any risks associated with converting Super 8 films to DVD?
This risk is significantly mitigated when using a professional service like Digital Converters. We employ trained technicians who handle your films with care and use specialised equipment designed to minimise stress on the film. Additionally, our process includes a thorough inspection and, if necessary, repair of the film before conversion. While there is always a small inherent risk when handling aged or damaged film, a professional service greatly reduces this risk compared to attempting a DIY conversion.
Q. How is the pricing structured for converting Super 8 to DVD?
Our pricing for converting Super 8 to DVD simply depends on the number of Super 8 movies you wish to convert. We charge £14.99 per reel, plus £4.00 for each DVD. We offer up to 30% discount for bulk orders, and unlike other services, all repairs and enhancements are included free of charge.
We offer transparent pricing and provide quotes upfront so that our customers have a clear understanding of the costs involved. By choosing Digital Converters, you are investing in a service that values quality and customer satisfaction, making it a cost-effective solution in the long term, especially considering the preservation of invaluable memories.
Q. Can Super 8 films with historical or archival value be converted?
Absolutely. Super 8 films with historical or archival value can be converted, and we treat such projects with the highest level of care and precision. These types of films often require special handling due to their age and condition. Our team is experienced in working with archival materials and employs techniques that ensure the safe and accurate transfer of these valuable historical records. By entrusting these films to a professional service like ours, you ensure that they are preserved for future generations in a format that is more durable and accessible.