Film to DVD 2018-04-08T10:30:01+00:00

Let us convert your film reels at optimum quality!

Super 8 or Normal 8 reels were developed in the 60s. Whether holidays, family celebrations or company documentaries: everything was recorded with a movie camera. Everything seemed possible then and the technology very advanced. Today, however, the numerous reels are either in the basement or in a museum, because hardly anyone has a movie projector. Do you still remember what’s on these reels? If you want to keep the recorded moments for posterity and share them with your family, don’t hesitate to have us convert your movie and have it stored on DVD!

Film Formats We Convert

super8 film for digital conversion to DVD Normal 8 film reel for digital conversion to DVD
16mm Film Super 8 Film Normal 8 Film

What We Offer

The following services are included when we transfer film to DVD:

  • Transfer your videos at 1:1 speed
  • Optimisation of image and sound quality with the help of specialised software
  • Brightness and color correction
  • Creation of a standard chapter menu with scene selection
  • Transfer to a blank high-quality DVD (lifetime warranty up to 200 years)
  • Personalised DVD box with color covers

We capture film reels to digital files and convert them to MPEG2 format, so that most DVD players can play the DVD on your television. Overall, we are able to fit 60 minutes of video content on a DVD. If your original film reel exceeds this time, we distribute the data over multiple DVDs. Read more about our film to DVD service.

Pricing for Film Conversion

Super 8 films With Sound$2.99/min
Super 8 films Without SoundSuper 8 without sound for video digital conversion$1.99/min
Normal 8mm FilmNormal 8 without sound$1.99/min
16mm Film With Sound16mm film with sound for digital conversion$2.99/min
16mm Film Without Sound16mm without sound for digital conversion$1.99/min

Our Film to DVD Conversion Process

Scanning workflow

Simply place your order by filling out our online form (click the orange Order button below). Then print and send the order confirmation email together with your media to the address provided. There is no prepayment required, nor do we take credit card details. Just sit back and let us get on with the job. We will keep you informed of the progress of your order with updates along the way at key milestone events. Learn more about our workflow and order processing details.

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Film to DVD FAQs

Will my converted Super8 tape have audio?

If the actual Super8 tape has audio in it, then the converted material will also have the audio. The resulting film on DVD will sound just like the original. Audio transfer to DVD is already included in the price.

Can I select only a particular section of video to be digitized?

Unfortunately not. At this moment, we digitize the whole video. However, we add a scene selection so that you can select you directly watch your favorite scenes. But if you have a very big order (> 1800 mins), we can consider it. Please send an e-mail to us. Our customer care executive shall get back to you.

Can I view the digitized material before you send it to me?

Yes. We shall upload a 3 min preview of the digitized video to our online gallery and send you the link. If you have any major concerns with the quality of the digitized material, you can let us know.

How is the Super8 conversion priced at ScanCorner?

At ScanCorner, we charge video conversion on a per minute basis. i.e. We don’t charge by the total number of tapes we receive but by the actual recorded video footage present in the tape. Our Super8 conversion is priced at INR 60.00/Min. We offer bulk discounts for volumes starting from 1200 minutes. Click hereto know more about the Super8 conversion discounts.

Do you store the digitized video after the Super8 conversion process?

We store the digitized video for 45 days after the order is complete. i.e. After you receive your DVD. So, we ask our customers to make copies immediately after they receive the DVDs.

Can I send both photos and videos at the same time?

Yes. You can send both photos and video tapes at the same time. While placing the order, please select format type “Both” if you are sending both Super8 tapes and photos

Can you repair my Super8 tape if it is physically damaged?

It largely depends on the kind and extent of damage on a particular tape. we can repair the tapes but we can’t guarantee that the tape will be repaired. So, you can send us the distorted video tape. We shall do our best to repair. If we can’t repair the tape, we shall send it back to you at no additional cost.

What codec does ScanCorner use for Super8 to DVD conversion process?

We use MPEG2 codec for transferring Super8 tape to DVD. And the bit rate usually depends on the video format being converted. We usually convert NTSC videos with 720×480 29 images/sec and PAL videos with 720×576 25 images/sec. Over years of experience in video conversion, we came up with different bit rates to suit the medium we are converting and the quality of original tape.

If I send ScanCorner multiple tapes, will those be put in one DVD?

As a process, we put each tape into a separate DVD. If you want multiple tapes in a single DVD, please do send us an e-mail.

Can I edit the footage that is on the DVD ScanCorner sends me?

To edit the footage we send you, you first need to “rip” the files from the DVD. Then you can import those files into video editing software and edit. However, there are certain limitations with this approach. The DVD we send contains compressed video footage. So, even if you successfully rip the files at highest quality settings, you still will be working with video footage this isn’t the best looking. And if you publish it again, after editing, to another DVD, it will suffer from another round of compression. So, we don’t generally recommend this approach.

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Our Services

colour negativeNegative Scanning
Quality digital images from negatives. All negative sizes, from 35mm to large format. More
35mm slideSlide Scanning
Convert your slides to digital images, even from glass slides. More
photo printPhoto Scanning
Have your faded photos preserved and enhanced. Various sizes . More
APS Negative Scanning
Have your APS negatives scanned into quality digital images. More
Video Conversion
Convert your VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8 and MiniDV video tapes to digital format on DVD. More
Film Reel Conversion
Capture celluloid film to a playable DVD. Super-8, Normal-8, and 16mm film formats. More
Audio Tape Capture
Cassette tape audio captured to a digital file on DVD. More
$500 compensation in the extremely unlikely event of loss

We attach great importance to the careful tracking of your media – we guarantee it will be well-protected throughout both the scanning process and the transportation between ScanCorner locations. We are so confident in our processes that if your items (minimum order value $100) are lost while in our possession, we will provide a one-time payment of $500 [coverage excludes loss during forward or return post].