Film Formats

Film formats - Standard 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, 9.5mm, 17.5mm, 28mm
We transfer the following film formats (at all frame rates):

  • Standard 8mm film (Regular 8, Normal 8, Cine 8, Split 8 or Double 8)
  • (silent & commag)
  • Super 8mm and Single 8mm film
  • (silent & commag 1 & 2 track)
  • 16mm film
  • (silent, commag & optical)
  • 9.5mm film (Pathe 9.5mm, Pathex 9.5mm, Pathescope 9.5mm)
  • (silent only)
  • 35mm film
  • (silent only)
    DVD Infinity now offer a one light 35mm film transfer archiving service to DVD and other digital formats using an Ursa Telecine.
  • Polavision Phototapes
  • (silent only)
  • colour and black and white
  • we can mix film gauges and types on same DVD or output media
  • film shot in anamorphic can be transferred to letterbox if desired
  • films taken at any speed
Please note that because we scan the film across, all sound film (commag aka magstripe aka magnetic stripe or optical) has to have the sound transferred separately and then re-synchronised.

Film Reel Run Time Calculator

Select Film type:   
Enter Frame rate:    Most home movies were shot at 18fps if unsure
Enter number of feet:    A 15m reel is the same length as a 50ft reel

  • Film in boxes marked 25ft is actually 50ft of double 8 (or standard 8) film. They were shot down one side, turned over and shot down the other side before being slit down the centre and rejoined as a 50ft reel at processing.
  • Single 8 has about 40% more running time than Super 8, i.e. where Single 8 is on a standard reel it will show 40% less footage on the spokes.
  • Professional and Sound Super 8 was normally shot at 24fps whilst other Super 8 was normally shot at 18fps.
  • Standard 8mm film could have been shot at any speed with most footage being shot at 18fps. Pre 1960 footage was often shot at 15fps or 16fps.