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Digitisation - Photo Collections
Transport for London
The Sandhurst Collection
Scottish Canals
Rambert Archives
University of the Arts London
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Reel Film (35mm, 16mm, 9.5mm and 8mm)

Using a state of the art Scanity HDR scanner, we are able to digitise 35mm and 16mm Reel Film and capture from 0.25K up to 4K resolution. Using our MWA Choice Scanner we are able to digitise 9.5mm and 8mm formats and capture up to 2K resolutions.

If you have a collection of film reels and are unsure of precisely what they contain, we also offer a low resolution scanning service which can be a very cost-effective solution to get a rough digital copy of the footage and gain an understanding of what the reels hold.

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Digitisation Frequently Asked Questions

As part of our audio visual digitisation service we will check the condition of the film to ensure it is robust enough to be scanned and perform minor remedial works if it is not. This includes:

  • Checking the perforations and splices (joins) in the film – and repairing these where necessary
  • Checking that there is sufficient head and tail at either end of the film – adding this if there is not
  • Once we have confirmed that the film is transferable, in order to ensure the clearest, highest quality scans possible, we will then clean the film using our gentle cleaning system before digitising it.

Colour grading is the process of altering and enhancing the colour of a motion picture, video image, or still image either electronically or digitally.

Once we have scanned your film to produce DPX master files, our expert technicians will then adjust the chrominance and luminance of the files to produce a final grade.

As part of our film digitisation service, we also offer several additional optional services to restore and enhance the digital versions of your film.

These include:

  • Image stabilisation
  • Flicker removal
  • Dirt removal
  • Scratch removal
  • Each of these services is run as a separate process on your digitised film meaning four unique “passes” over your digital files.

As standard we can provide:

  • DPX files (high resolution master preservation copy)
  • MOV files (“prores” copy)
  • MP4 files (lower resolution access copy, ideal for use on the web)
  • Most other industry standard formats you may require.

Calculate the cost of your digitisation project

Enter your digitisation requirements and tick the box to confirm whether you would like us to get in touch to discuss your requirements further. If you’re not quite ready to use our online quote calculator, feel free to call on 01536 713834 or email us [email protected]


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