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Film Conversion of 8mm, 16mm to Digital

Movie Film Digitized to DVD, MP4 Video File, or Blu-ray

Those film memories from 40, 50, even 70 years ago, are at risk of being lost!

The MVP Difference:

  • All film transfer orders are done here. We do NOT send your priceless films across the country for some other company to convert.
  • Frame-by-frame conversion (no film flicker, no projectors) Discount Coupon
  • SD and HD conversions (DVD, MP4, Blu-ray)
  • FREE basic color correction
  • No Charge Editing to remove bad sections of film (details below)
  • No setup charges
  • No charge for different size film reels
  • FREE background music
  • Custom menus and button links on Menu DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Custom printed disc faces
  • Lastly, the thing that makes MVP different is our personal attention. We understand how important your memories are to you. We are happy to help with special requests to protect and preserve your film.

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Watch a sample!

Time, storage conditions and the old projector you may use to play those reels of film, could damage or destroy years of memories.

Converting your old home movies is the best way to preserve them! Film conversion is a two-step process. We convert your film to digital. From there we color-correct, add background music, and even edit out bad footage to make it more enjoyable. Finally, we can output your digitized film to DVD, MP4 digital video file, or even a Blu-ray disc. Archive your film history before time takes its toll on your reels!

Film Calculator - Estimate Your Order

Just measure the diameter of your reels and enter the number of reels you have based on the size. Then select your master format below.

Film Reel Comparison

8mm / Super 8 film (silent) Qty Est. Minutes Line total
3" reels (50 feet) 0 $0.00
4" reels (100 feet) 0 $0.00
5" reels (200 feet) 0 $0.00
6" reels (300 feet) 0 $0.00
7" reels (400 feet) 0 $0.00
16mm film (silent) Qty Est. Minutes Line total
4" reels (100 feet) 0 $0.00
7" reels (400 feet) 0 $0.00
12" reels (1200 feet) 0 $0.00
16mm Sound film (optical) Qty Est. Minutes Line total
4" reels (100 feet) 0 $0.00
7" reels (400 feet) 0 $0.00
12" reels (1200 feet) 0 $0.00
Estimated Total Minutes   0
Master Format Required Qty Amount
0 $0.00

There is a $20 film minimum plus the cost of the master format. Estimated cost is based on reels being full to normal capacity. Your total cost may vary. Prices are based on a maximum of 120 minutes per master format (DVD, MP4 file, and Blu-ray). Additional charges apply if each reel is exported to a separate file. For files, you will need to supply a blank USB drive/hard drive or purchase one from us. There may be additional charges for splices, backwards reels, and film not on reels. Sales tax not included.

16mm Sample - This black and white footage of high school football films is from 1979.


DVD with Menus - Each DVD will have an opening title menu with navigation and include Play and Chapter buttons. Chapter buttons will allow you to view a small image of each reel and let you start at just the scene you would like to view. Includes custom movie box case. $49 per master disc (copies less)
DVD (Autoplay) - There's no menu, title, or navigation. When inserted the video will just start playing. $19 per master disc (copies less)
DVD Duplications $8, quantity discounts for 2 or more
Add custom text to DVD Scene buttons $10 per menu (8 buttons on each menu)
Add titles to video $5 each
USB Drives and USB hard drives available Prices vary
You can also use this Film Conversion Form to help plan the details of your film project.

Memories Preserved

EDMUND FITZGERALD - This footage from the early 1970s is of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. For those who don't know, the "Fitz" sank during a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975. All 29 of her crew were lost. The legend of the freighter was made famous by the 1976 hit song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Here are clips from two different Globetrotters films. The first film is of the Globetrotters performing on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in 1966 (color). The second clip is of the Globetrotter Magic Circle from a documentary about their trip to Europe (black and white).

EVEL KNIEVEL - This short clip of the motorcycle daredevil is from the early 1980's. Famous for his ramp-to-ramp jumps and attempted Snake River Canyon jump, he also made personal appearances like in this Montana parade.

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER - Though not great quality, this film is of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a motorcade. The film was shot near Lafayette, Indiana in 1962. It's amazing to see how close people were to the president. The person shooting the film appears to be within feet of him!