8MM FILM PROCESSING & TRANSFER SERVICE, LONDON, UK.
Welcome to on8mil.com. A resource for 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm movie film scanning, aka telecine, based in London, UK. Our core services are 8mm film processing and HD 8mm film scans, priced very competitively. Our 8mm film transfers are done at a minimum resolution of 1296 x 964 px, and far as 4K (4096 x 3000 px) using genuine frame by frame scanning to an output format of your choice, including Apple Pro Res HQ and uncompressed 24 bit image sequences.
What’s a 2.5K 8mm film scan?
Our most popular scanning service is our 2.5k 8mm film transfer, scanning at 2448 x 2048 resolution, delivering an overscan in Apple Pro Res HQ format (or uncompressed 24 bit tiff sequence). We’ve broken down our scanning services into categories, which we feel offer a comprehensive offering to both individuals and production companies alike. Please see the ‘Telecine Costs’ section above for more details.
8mm film is beautiful and truly unique. The 8mm film ‘look’ is a truly evocative way to record our lives and entertainment, and much like the vinyl record, its fragility and temperamental nature is an apt metaphor for our lives. Why do we engage with these analogue formats and why do we try so hard to emulate them in the digital realm, rather than settle for the raw perfection of digital formats?
We believe that by definition, 8mm (super 8) film presents a true analogue of the memories and emotions that make us human. There is an immediate emotive response to the colours, saturation and movements captured in film that digital somehow struggles to emulate. And it’s trying very hard. Have you ever heard of a film maker insisting on that ‘digital look’?
We’re constantly expanding this site and our services. We’ll happily take on board any feedback or suggestions you may have. In the meantime, our core service remains HD 8mm films scans, with the recent addition of HD 9.5mm and 16mm film scanning (also known as transfers or telecine). Additional services include 8mm film digital restoration and colour correction (e.g. when scanning and converting modern 8mm negative film stocks). We scan super 8, regular (standard) 8, 9.5mm, standard 16, ultra 16 and super 16, in up to 4K resolution. We digitise all film types including: colour reversal (chrome films), monochrome and negative film emulsions. Our prices are very competitive and our attention to detail, second to none!