Cine Film to Digital

Enjoy those memories again

Don’t let your priceless memories gather dust and fade away; use our expertise and years of knowledge to preserve and enjoy them for many more years to come!

With more than 40 years experience in the film business dealing with Super & Standard 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm & 35mm, we understand how to treat old films. We have transferred 9.5mm films dated from 1898 with the original quality still in excellent condition!

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Super/Standard 8mm to Digital

If you have 8mm cine film that you would like to be transferred, please use the link below. 

9.5mm/16mm to Digital

I am no longer converting 9.5 or 16mm cine film to digital or any other formats. Apologies for the inconvenience.  

All Digital Transfers Include

Ready to go

The cine film ends up as a digital format, ready view, to upload to YouTube or social media.


Since our system is all set up, there is no cost for any sound, but please inform us if you think your film has sound on it.

Cleaning and repair

With over 40 years' experience dealing with cine film, we carry out all repairs and cleaning professionally.

Free from user end protection

You can edit and copy the digital files we supply, including the DVDs.

Special Delivery postage

All transfers are sent back via Special Delivery.

VAT included

All prices are all inclusive of everything, including VAT.

How it works

Get your films to us

Pack your films up safely and arrange to drop them in or send them to us via Special Delivery

Have them transferred

We will quote you and keep you up to date about how the transfer is going. 

Get them back

Once it is all complete, we can get your films back to you, with the digital copy. 

What format of cine film do you have?

Super/Standard 8mm

8mm is the most common form of home movie format. Standard 8mm was made (around) 1960 – 1980, after that, Super 8mm became the regular format. 

Prices are as follows : 

  • Minimum of £30
  • 50ft Reels – £5 each
  • 200ft Reels – £20 each
  • 400ft Reels – £40 each

You only pay for the footage on the reel, not the size of the reel, you will be fully quoted before the transfer is undertaken. The minimum footage for a single reel is 50ft. 

Have your home movies on a digital format

To find out how much it would cost to put your cine film on to digital, simply use our online quote form.

What size reels do you have?

There are three main sizes of reels:

  • 50ft – about 3 inches in diameter
  • 200ft – about 5 inches in diameter
  • 400ft – about 7 inches in diameter

For larger reels, please contact us.

Obviously, the colours and makes of the reels can vary. On some reels the size in feet and metres is written on the side.

At Aarchive Films, we do not charge you for the size of the reel or an ‘hourly rate’, but only the footage that is on the reel. The order form will give you a good idea of the price, but once we have our films with us, we will make sure we call you and fully quote before the transfer is undertaken, so you will know exactly how much you will be paying.

Here is an example of the three main size of reels (please not, the reels vary in colour and the ‘look’ oft them, it’s the size that’s important) :

Mail order specialist

If you aren’t local, you are welcome to send your home movies to us, please use the form on the following page for all the details.