[ How It Works ]
Just over 100 years ago, the first movie camera was invented, changing the way we make memories forever. If you were one of the first lucky people to own a movie camera, you probably have a wealth of wonderful memories collecting dust in your home. To ensure your old films can be watched often and in the highest possible quality, invest in film conversion services.
Envision can help. We will transfer your film frame-by-frame, memory-by-memory. You can choose to have your files converted to DVD, Blu-Ray and also a digital file if you prefer. Choosing the MP4 format, for example, will allow you to upload the file to your website or another online service for sharing or storage. The result is a perfectly restored and protected film that can be played on many devices around the home and can be duplicated to give as gifts or simply to create a spare for reassurance.
8mm home movie was first introduced to the market in 1965. They consisted of 200-400 foot reel of standard 8mm film that was accompanied by an 8-inch flex disc. The idea of this was to provide soundtrack to the silent 8mm film.
16mm is a cinematography format introduced in 1923 by Kodak. Its film stock is held on acetate safety film. Sound was added to 16mm in 1930 and color in 1935 along with Kodachrome.
9.5mm film was introduced in 1922. It was commonly used to make home movies overseas. 9.5mm was originally created as an inexpensive format to copy commercially made film. It became very popular in 1920’s because one strip of 35mm film made three tape strips of 9.5mm.
Super 8 film was released in 1965 as a motion picture film format. It replaced the ‘regular’ and ‘double’ 8mm home movie. The films are 8mm wide, just like the prior version, but the edges are much smaller creating a greater exposed area.
[ Other Services ]
Whether your original format is 8mm, Super 8, 16mm or 9.5mm, we can transfer your old movies onto DVD or a digital file to enjoy for posterity. DVD is compatible with a huge variety of devices including computers, laptops, games consoles and of course, DVD players. Digital files are compatible with both Windows and MAC computers as well as cloud based services such as YouTube. If you are thinking of sharing your old movies with friends or family, our film conversion services are the perfect solution for you and your family for generations to come.
Our film conversion services also include duplication services. Duplicates of your special movies make great birthday, anniversary or Christmas presents; they are a gift that keeps on giving. Once duplicated onto DVD and other digital formats, your footage will be preserved and protected for generations. One of the benefits of duplicating film to digital is that these formats are robust, high quality and can be watched over and over without any degradation in quality. In fact, our professional-grade DVDs can last for as long as 100 years.
Time can pass in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, the kids have grown up, friends have lost touch, and magical moments become just a passing happy thought. By restoring your old film to digital, you can recapture those memories like it was yesterday and remind yourself of the tiniest detail, the small moments you’d forgotten and relive some very happy times indeed.