This pricelist is valid since November 14th 2019 for the transfer service from super8 and 8mm film to a 2K digital file. All prices mentioned are excluding 21% VAT. Please read this page carefully if you want to get your 8mm films transferred. Last changes on November 24th 2019.
General 2K scanning is also know as film transfer or film digitizing. Data scanning goes as follows. Each super8 frame is photographed by a high-end industrial photocamera in 2336 x 1752 pixels so that each frame of super8 becomes 1 digital photo of about 6Mb to 9Mb each. From this series of photo's - also called an image sequence - we make a QuickTime file with a ProRes 422 codec. You will also receive an Mpeg4 file so you can share the results immediatly. We deliver all video files in 25 fps and asume every filmmaker knows how to handle and alter digital video files in their specific video project. You can alter the speed / colour / contrast if nessecary. A QuickTime ProRes 422 file is a filetype that is very flexible and can be adjusted in almost any video editing software program.
Preparation If you send a super8 cartridge for development we will automatically do all the work. If you send an already developed super8 we will check this film before we start to scan. We want to be sure the film is dry, has good splices and that there is no perforation damage. We also check the general condition for schrinkage, grease, or leaderfilm. Once that is done we can edit the films onto large reels to make the final digitizing more easy. The S8RL will prepare and clean your film and we charge this service in labour time; each hour labour is Euro 49.00 excluding 21% VAT.
Quality first We treat all films carefully, with great attention as if they were our own films. Our only aim is quality and not quantity. Realise that this lab also transfers films for motion picture professionals, artists, music video's, commercials, students and archives. You are welcome in the lab in Den Haag to view some results and see how we treat film. We do not put examples online because we believe that you better come and see the real quality in the lab on a good monitor.
Partner The Super8 Reversal Lab offers this data-scan service in co-operation with Haghefilm-Digitaal based in Amsterdam. A very well know name in the industry. Employees have decades of experience in the field of analogue motion picture film and digitizing. Our prices are based on the fact that you pay also for craftmanship and experience. To make sure that everything works flawlesly with your assignment the S8RL will take care of everyting. We handle all communication and all other nessecary handling so you don't have to do anything. You are in good hands.
Format Customers have the choice of the following formats. [A] 2K Full-Frame scan in 25 fps. The file will be 2336 x 1752 pixels in size and you will be able to view the full super8 frame including a small part of the perforation. We transfer films at 25 frames per second so that 1 super8 frame becomes 1 digital frame. This 2K Full-Frame scan will be delivered as QuickTime ProRes 422 and an Mpeg4 file as cloud download. [B] 2K Cropped scan in 25 fps. The file will be 2048 x 1536 pixels in size and the super8 frame will fully cover the digital frame. This 2K Cropped scan is delivered as QuickTime ProRes 422 and an Mpeg4 file as cloud download.
Maybe you ask why a 2K and not a 4K file? We are convinced that a 2K file is perfect for transferring super8 and 8mm film to a digital file, and these files are already very large in size. A higher resolution gives an even bigger data file, but this will not help to increase the image quality.
2K transfer service for 8mm / super8
all prices are excluding preparation, return sending and 21% VAT
|each 15 meter reel *|
|*Standard QuickTime ProRes 422 including Mpeg4|
|*Receive files via a cloud download|
+ preparation of the films: € 49.00 each hour labour, the needed time depends on the state of the film. All prices are exclusing 21% VAT
Turn-around Our standard delivery time is between 2 and 4 weeks (elswhere indicated as 10 to 20 workdays). A week service is also available, we then calculate in steps of 5 films. Please make an appointment for this service.
Backup We keep a backup of every file for 1 month. At your request we will save thefile for a longer period, at an extra charge of Euro 5,00/month each file. You can choose to save the backup for 2, 4, 6 or 12 months. We can not be held responsible for this backup on our server. This Super8 Reversal Lab will not make copies or duplicates in any way [film, video, dvd] without your personal permission. Also the S8RL will not use images from your film for website, printed and/or commercial purposes without your personal permission.
DVD - Blu-ray We only deliver data files via the cloud or via an external hard drive.