Film to digital transfer service

Future-Proof Your 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm Film Reels

We turn your aging 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film reels into digital keepsakes that will last a lifetime. Get your memories back on DVD and/or USB to easily save, share, and view on all of your modern digital devices.

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Safe. Fast. Affordable Film Transfer Services

Bring those old family film reels into the modern age with Nostalgic Media's digital movie film transfer services. Get beautiful digital files of all your precious memories that you can share and view on any device. Relive your past with digital clarity for years and years to come.


Safe & Secure Process

All work is done in-house at our secure facility in Atlanta, GA. Rest easy knowing your memories never leave our sight.


Cleaned, Spliced, Repaired

We clean, splice together, and repair your movie films. Large sections of blank footage will be removed so you only pay for footage we are able to transfer.


Frame-By-Frame Transfer

We capture your films directly from the emulsion surface, the same transfer system found in broadcast television, ensuring the highest quality transfer.


Fastest Turnaround Time

Average turnaround time: 7 business days. That's weeks, if not months faster than other big-box services. All without sacrificing quality.

Quantity (in feet) Price (per foot)
$30 minimum
up to 1,000 ft. $0.22
1,000 - 2,000 ft. $0.21
2,000 - 4,000 ft. $0.20
4,000 - 6,000 ft. $0.19
Over 6,000 ft. $0.18
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Extras + Add-Ons Price
Split DVDs $10 per disc
Extra DVD copies $5 each
Extra USB flash drives starting at $15 each
Free USB flash drive included with 1,500+ feet of film

Film Formats We Transfer

Service Details

How We Digitize Your Film Reels


Cleaning & Repairing

Our expert technicians carefully examine, clean, and repair your film footage to prepare it for digitization. Every effort is made to remove surface dust and debris to ensure an accurate and clear conversion. If your footage is on 50-ft reels, we'll splice them onto larger, 400-foot reels. Any damaged areas of your film will be repaired if possible, and large sections of blank footage will be removed. Our approach is professional and thorough, ensuring the best possible outcome for your precious memories.


Transfer & Monitoring

Our broadcast-grade archival system ensures that your film is digitized with the utmost care, frame-by-frame, directly from the emulsion surface. Our technicians monitor the entire process, making necessary adjustments for color balance and contrast to ensure a top-quality transfer. We firmly believe that nothing beats the trained human eye in this process. Our attention to detail ensures that you will receive a product that meets your expectations.


Convenient & Secure Storage

We provide an archival-grade DVD that is capable of lasting for 100+ years with every film transfer order. These DVDs can be played in virtually all standard DVD players and blu-ray players. If you wish to share your memories with your loved ones, we can provide you with extra copies.

To ensure that your memories are future-proofed, you can opt for a USB flash drive along with your film to DVD order (available for free on orders over 1,500 ft). This flash drive will contain MP4 digital files that can be stored and viewed on modern digital devices like phones, tablets, and computers. Flash drives are a safe and convenient way to view and share your newly digitized memories with friends and family. Furthermore, these files can be edited directly from your computer.

IMPORTANT! It is strongly advised to promptly back up your digital files either onto your computer or a cloud-based service (Dropbox, Google Photos, iCloud, etc.) of your preference once you have received your order in full. As time passes, flash drives may potentially become damaged or corrupted, rendering the stored data unreadable. In the event that additional copies are required, we retain all digital files on our system for up to 30 days following the completion of your order.

How To Determine Film Reel Sizes

50-foot reel

A 50-foot reel will fit in the palm of your hand and is about 3 inches wide.

Running time: about 3 minutes

200-foot reel

A 200-foot reel is about 5 inches wide, the size of a CD or DVD.

Running time: about 13 minutes

400-foot reel

Remember 45-rpm records? A 400-foot reel is about the same size.

Running time: about 25 minutes

Your boxes may be labeled, "Double 8, 25 feet." Old 8mm movie cameras used a 25-foot roll of 16mm film. When this film was processed in Kodak's lab, it was slit down the center, becoming two 25-foot film strips, 8 millimeters wide. These strips were then spliced together. The result: 50 feet of film. Old movie reels often have a footage scale. If your reel isn't full, the scale can help to estimate how much film is on the reel.

How it works

3 Simple Steps to Future-Proof Your Past


1. Get Your Media To Us

Complete your order online or print our order form to get started. Securely package your materials in a box and ship it to us. Not comfortable shipping? You can drop your media off in person at our lab in Atlanta, GA


2. We Safely Digitize

Our skilled technicians turn your memories into forever digital keepsakes. All work is done in-house at our secure facility. Rest easy knowing your memories are kept safe throughout the entire process.


3. Enjoy Your Memories

Receive back your original items and their digitized copies in an average time of 7 business days or less. Enjoy sharing and viewing your memories from all of your modern digital devices for years and years to come.

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Why You Should Convert Film Reels to Digital


Film reels degrade over time

Deterioration of old film reels is a common issue that most people face. Unless you transfer your old films to a digital format, they will inevitably become damaged over time. Attempting to view them on a working film projector may seem like a good idea, but it could actually cause more harm than good. The risk of damage and deterioration increases with age, making it important to seek professional help to preserve your precious memories. By transferring your old film reels to digital format, you can ensure that they are preserved for future generations to enjoy without the risk of further damage or deterioration.


Preserve memories for future generations

Digitizing film reels is a simple and cost-effective way to ensure that your memories are preserved for generations to come. It is also environmentally friendly, as it eliminates the need for physical storage space and reduces the amount of waste generated by traditional film storage methods. If you have a collection of film reels that you want to preserve, consider digitizing them today.

Digitizing film reels is not just about preserving memories; it's also about making them accessible to future generations. Digital files can be easily shared and accessed, making it possible for family members and friends to relive memories and stories that might have otherwise been lost. It's also an excellent way to ensure that your family history and legacy are passed down to future generations.


Conveniently enjoy on your modern devices

In today's digital age, it's essential to keep up with the latest technology trends. One such trend is to digitize your film reels for easy access and sharing. With the help of professional services that specialize in converting film to digital, you can say goodbye to the hassle of handling boxes of old aging film reels.

Digitizing your old family movie films makes it convenient to transfer them onto your computer or phone, and store them in a secure cloud-based system or an external hard drive. This way, you can access your memories from anywhere, anytime and share them with anyone in just a few clicks.

Why Choose Us

The Nostalgic Media Difference

Since 1989, Nostalgic Media has provided a level of service, experience, and care that you just can't get from a big-box transfer service. From start to finish, our team of experts is dedicated to preserving your memories with the utmost care and making the process as seamless as possible. We do all work in-house at our secure facility in Atlanta, GA. Rest easy knowing your memories are safe with us.

  • More than 30 years of professional experience
  • All work is safely and securely done in-house
  • Personal care & attention from highly experienced technicians
  • Industry best turnaround time
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • Free return shipping on all orders over $200

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. All reels will be returned with your completed film transfer order. Small 50ft reels will be returned empty, having been spliced onto our larger, archival 400ft reels.

We are able to transfer your reels in the order you specify but with one important guideline to follow: We cannot mix different film types. For example, we are unable to convert Super 8 reels in the middle of Regular 8 reels, and vice versa. If you have numbered your reels in a way that different film types are mixed in together, we cannot guarantee that the individual order of reels will be kept.

All film orders are standard definition transfers.

Average turnaround time is 7 business days in-house. Please allow longer processing times during the holidays.