When it comes to converting 16mm film to DVD, Imagine It Entertainment is the best in the business. We've revolutionized the process of transferring 16mm films through our unique ProHD process (2K - 2048×1556 scan) to give you the best 16mm film to DVD possible. Hollywood has played these tricks for decades. They scan their 35mm motion picture film at 2K or 4K resolution and then down convert it to DVD to give you the best looking DVD possible. We do the same thing.
The more information you have from the scan, the better the compression to DVD will be. So, this is why a Hollywood DVD looks so good. By scanning your film at 2K you'll get the best possible DVD.
Some customers will ask, "just how much detail is on my 16mm film?" That's a good question. Most 16mm film has between 1500 to 2000 horizontal lines of resolution. A 2K scan will get 1556 horizontal lines. For most customer this is sufficient. So, a 2K scan will get near 100% of the details on the film. When you down convert to DVD you loose very little visual quality.
In addition, we have outstanding restoration technology to remove scratches, dust and dirt. Our dust busting technology will remove about 80% of the defects on the film during scanning. Together, the 2K scan and professional dust busting will give you the best 16mm film to DVD possible.