Film Transfer Services

8mm / Super 8 / 9.5mm / 16mm Formats

Memories Renewed provides professional film transfer services to preserve films of the past to be enjoyed in today’s digital age and preserved for the future. Now is the time to convert your film collection!

We are an Owner-Operated Company Providing Custom Quality Service

All projects are completed on-site at our studio location in Fridley, Minnesota.
We love what we do and always strive to provide the best quality and service.

Quality Film Transfer to Digital

film transfer
  • High Quality Frame by Frame Digitization

    Choose either 2K HD 1920 x 1080 or 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution. We use custom digitization equipment that is very gentle on your film and does not use sprockets or claws to advance the film during transfer. Each frame is over-scanned using a high bit sensor to capture the entire frame, including sprocket holes.

  • Professional Custom Editing

    Custom cropping is done on every section of film with software developed by Memories Renewed, resulting in an accurate full frame archival quality capture. We will remove blank spaces or indiscernible footage.

  • Custom File Organization and Subject Titling

    We custom title your digital video files with date and subject information as available to correlate with the original film reels.

  • Excellent Customer Service by a Team that Cares

    We are an owner operated enterprise since 2005, always mastering our craft and eager to tackle new challenges. We were honored to be chosen as the Best Photo Scanning Service by Wirecutter in 2016. Our team is attentive to details and responsive to requests with a focus on quality.

film reels

Professional Handling and Inspection

Memories Renewed will inspect and sort your film reels upon receiving and will label each reel with a numbering sequence. Each reel is transferred as a separate video to correspond to the reel number and we will also name them with any subject information written on the reels. The film is returned to the original reels and not spliced together to a larger reel as many other transfer companies do.

film reels

Film Cleaning and Preparation

Each film is carefully cleaned and lubricated before transfer. Properly cleaning the film greatly reduces debris artifacts for a cleaner output. Film leader is added as needed to ensure every frame of film is captured and any damaged splices are repaired.

Reel Sizes

  • Reel Diameter
  • 3″ Reel
  • 4″ Reel
  • 5″ Reel
  • 6″ Reel
  • 7″ Reel
  • Average Feet
  • 50 Feet
  • 100 Feet
  • 200 Feet
  • 300 Feet
  • 400 Feet

We specialize in converting regular 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm and 16mm film formats including sound films, if applicable.

No, we do not splice together and combine smaller reels which is the best method to preserve the original films and associated subject titles. We will label each individual reel of film to correlate with the digital files.

Our resolution options for film transfers are either 2K 1920×1080 HD or 4K 3840×2160 UHD.

We carefully clean, lubricate, and repair splices before transfer. Properly cleaning the film greatly reduces debris artifacts for a cleaner output. Film leader is added as needed to ensure every frame of film is captured.

We use transfer equipment that is very gentle on your film and does not use sprockets or claws to advance the film during transfer. Each frame is over-scanned using a high bit sensor to capture the entire frame, including sprocket holes. Custom cropping is then done on every section of film with software developed by Memories Renewed, resulting in an accurate full frame archival quality capture.

The smell of vinegar is known as vinegar syndrome or more technically acetate base breakdown, so the smell is acetic acid being emitted from the breakdown.  Once this process begins, it can accelerate rather quickly especially if stored in sealed containers.  It may not be too late and in this case we highly recommend digitizing before the film breaks down and becomes too brittle.

We are a dedicated team of 10 employees who take great pride in our custom work, and the reviews by our past clients speak for themselves.  We have been in business since 2005, and our focus on accuracy and quality results has always been our top priority.  We are proud of our custom quality methods and personalized customer service.

Film Digitization Equipment

Memories Renewed uses film digitization equipment originally created by MovieStuff LLC. However, we took our RetroScan Universal Mark I units to the next level and modified them. The camera sensors have been upgraded to 4K and the camera mounts have been changed to motorized mounts. Allowing us to move the cameras into precise position that ensures every frame is in focus during capture. Once your film has been digitized, we use our own custom built software to custom crop and stabilize your films.

Film Transfer Samples

Regular 8mm with Sprocket Holes

Regular 8mm with Black Borders

16mm Full Frame

16mm Black Borders

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