MOVIE FILM PROCESSING - Long past it's expired
Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Cartridge - Photo:
HANDLING UNEXPOSED (UNDEVELOPED) MOVIE FILM: We can
process all types of old 8mm & 16mm film that was not
processed. If you expect you have movie film that was
not processed DO NOT REMOVE FROM IT'S
ORIGINAL CAN OR CARTRIDGE - DO NOT EXPOSE THE FILM TO
What to consider before sending your films to be
If you have other films that have been processed
and require scanning (transfer) we may be able
to wave the cost of developing or at least
provide a substantial discount depending on your
Inspecting your film:
Film in a can:
the film is in a can and is sealed by black or
white (cloth type) tape, do NOT remove the tape
or open the can. If the tape has a label or seal
over the tape it is more than likely a new
suspect the can has been
opened or the black/white tape has been removed
and replaced or there is no black tape sealing
the film can, then the film was probably exposed.
If you think the film has been removed from the
can and exposed to bright light, then film may be no good and it
would be up to you if you think it is
worth the cost to develop the film to see if
there are any images.
Film in a
This would be Super 8mm film
either Ektachrome or Kodachrome
film. You would see a portion of the film (brown
film with sprockets...if it says "exposed" then
the film is at the end of the roll and has been
exposed and ready for processing.
Super 8 cartridge showing "EXPOSED" meaning the
film has been shot and ready for processing
(developing). DO NOT REMOVE OR ATTEMPT TO OPEN
If it does not
say "exposed" it was either removed from the
Super 8 camera before it was finished or it is a
new roll and not exposed, however new rolls are
usually in their original sealed package in an
Old Super 8mm, 8mm & 16mm film developing: All
film sent to us for developing must be paid in advance
of processing. Cost will include the cost of developing, placing the film on new film reels
and scanning (transfer) to Standard Definition
files or we can create a
Archival Master. There are
(transfer) file format options available at additional cost.
Processing time: Motion picture film is
processed through-out the year on 8 to 12 week runs.
Contact us for the next schedule deadline. Turnaround is approximately 8 to 12 weeks from
that date to process, plus scanning (transfer) and shipping times.
Expected final product delivery is 15 weeks. Rush orders
are available at our discretion. Please
us before shipping to us for any rush services.
The lab is able to process all types of
old small format (16mm, Regular/double 8mm & Super 8mm) motion picture
film. The brand and age of film, correct exposure and
proper storage conditions will all affect the outcome of
1. Kodak Ektachrome, Agfa Moviechrome or similar
incorporated color films.
With these films the dye is part of the film emulsion
and it is still possible to process these films into
color images. Though our success with this type of film
is generally 90% - 95%, they are likely to turn out
faded and color shifted from age. This can be enhanced
during the creation of a final product for viewing such
as a DVD. If you are requiring file formats for your
final product, the files will be provided "raw" with
only Best light colour and exposure enhancement.
2. Kodak Kodachrome, Agfachrome, Anscochrome, Fujichrome
or similar "non-dye" incorporated color films.
With this type of film, the color dye is not part of the
film emulsion and it is no longer possible to have it
processed into color images because the required
chemistry is no longer available. This film must be
processed into a B&W negative and then scanned (transferred)
to video files so that you can view the image in positive. Our
success with this type of film is lower than with the Ektachrome type. For Super 8 format, the overall success
rate is around 80%; for regular 8 (which is most often
older film) the success rate is around 50% - 60%. The
image quality ranges from fairly good to extremely poor;
most often the quality is fair to very poor. If there is
absolutely no image on your film, it will not be
transferred and no further payment would be required. If we are
able to make out any kind of image at all on your film,
regardless of quality or quantity, it will be
transferred and the usual price will be charged.
Most small format B&W motion picture film that we
receive in for processing was intended to be processed
into a positive image. If your film is less than 10
years old or so, we recommend you find a motion picture
lab that is able to process your film into a positive.
If it is older than this, we recommend that it be
processed into a B&W negative (see item 2 above).
your film is processed...
motion picture film is then scanned (transferred) and
digitally remastered at our lab by our specially
designed film scanners.
Each frame of the film is
stopped, scanned and advanced to the next frame. Each frame
take seconds to scan not frames scanned in seconds
- one frame scanned at-a-time...this
TRUE SINGLE FRAME FILM SCANNING. Your film can
be output to a number of choices that can include
Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) in
various file formats for computer editing and a
completed movie on a DVD or Blu Ray master.
Preparations for an
Provide your name, location,
phone number, type of film you have, length of each, a
photo or photos if possible,
your quantity (how many rolls you have) and then
If you have
other films that you may have that have been processed
and not yet transferred, provide that information as
may be able to wave the cost of processing (developing)
or at least provide a substantial discount depending on
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRICING