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Why come to Portraits by Hart?

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Cine film to DVD & MP4 Digital Transfer Service. Super 8, Standard 8, 9.5mm & 16mm cine films copied to digital. 

Your reels of Super 8, Standard 8, 9.5mm & 16mm cine films can be transferred to DVD or MP4 so you can watch them on your TV or computer. Many of us have old 8mm, 9.5mm & 16mm cine films we can’t watch. We digitize your home movies so you can view them anytime. Located between Stourbridge & Halesowen.

Cine film to DVD & MP4
Cine film to DVD & MP4

Why choose us for your Super 8, Standard 8, 9.5mm & 16mm Cine Film to DVD transfers?

We have over 40 years of experience in photograph restoration & other photographic services. We have often been asked by our photograph restoration and portrait customers if we can convert cine film to DVD. Via popular demand we have now made this service available.


Your treasured family cine films can now be transferred digitally to DVD or MP4 files on a USB memory stick so you can watch them on your TV or PC. 


Many of us have collections of Super 8, Standard 8, regular 8, 9.5mm &16mm cine films we are unable to watch.  Few people these days own a cine projector and for those who do it can be a time consuming chore to get it up and running. Once we have copied and digitally transferred your precious 8mm, 9.5mm  & 16mm cine films you can watch them anywhere and at any time. You can share your family memories with all your relatives here and around the world.

Cine Film to DVD Service

Below is an example of a digitally transferred Standard 8 Ciné film.

The digital transfer process starts with examination of your film for bad splices. When cine film gets old joints can dry out and become brittle. If problems are found the splices are repaired and renewed so that the movie will play smoothly during the copying process. The film is then cleaned and lubricated with special chemicals. Cine film can become very dry after years of storage and often there is a build up of dust. Much of the dust is removed during this process. The film is then copied in HD quality. Traditional cine projectors use light bulbs which get very hot, this means there is always a danger of damage to the film. We use the latest cool running LED's so the film is kept safe during the transfer process. Once the copying process is complete the digital files are corrected using the latest computer imaging software. The film is colour corrected where needed and any remaining dust speckles are minimised. The corrected video files are then edited into the final movie and output to a DVD or a USB memory stick as MP4 files.

Cine Film to DVD Service

Below is an example of a digitally transferred 16mm ciné film.

This film was originally shot in India during the mid 1930's.

All digital transfers are carried out in house. We never pass your treasured cine films on to a third party to run the risk of loss or damage. We understand how precious your memories are and we treat your cine films as if they were our own.

We also digitize, transfer, copy and convert video tapes. For more information on transferring your VHS, Betamax, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8 & camcorder tapes please go to the Video Transfer Page

We convert analogue audio tapes too. For more information on converting your audio cassettes & reel to reel tapes please Audio Tape Digital Conversion Page

Prices for converting cine film start from £18.00 

If you would like more information or a price for converting your cine films please get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We can also scan & archive your family photograph collections & photo albums to a digital format so they can be treasured by generations to come & we offer a full photograph restoration service. Your home video collections& audio tapes can also be converted and digitized, we offer an extensive digital conversion service. 

We now offer a pickup & delivery service for local customers. Please contact us for details. 

All photographic & video to digital transfer services we provide are carried out in house by ourselves. We will never pass your treasured negatives, transparencies, video tapes & cine films on to a third party.

Many businesses & High Street chains offering these services do not carry out the work themselves, they forward it on to a third party. We carry out all of the work ourselves. When you hand your items over to us you are very often handing them to the person who will actually carry out carry out the work.

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