Most people are unaware that 16mm was a professional format used by Hollywood for decades. Hollywood never cut any corners. That's why 16mm film has around 1500 to 2000 lines of resolution. This is 50-100% more than HD video has today.
So, even though an 16mm film transfer to HD video will look reasonable good, a 2K (2048×1556) 16mm film transfer will truly archive the film. In addition, we offer a Pro HD 16mm film transfer that scans the film at 2K and then down converts it to HD video, making the HD video look almost as good as the 2K scan. This is a trick Hollywood has been playing on us for years. The better the original scan, the better quality DVD or BluRay you will get.
If you are looking to get the 2K archival files for present or future use we have a 2K 16mm film transfer process as well. Getting the 2K DPX files, which come with the process for free, will allow you to not only make great looking DVDs or BluRay disks but will allow you to make what ever comes after BluRay. So, a 2K scan will future proof your investment in the film transfer.
Lastly, we offer a truly revolutionary restoration technology to clean up all the scratches, dirt and dust defects on the film. Our technology will clean up 80% of the defects at a fraction of the cost charged by Hollywood studios to perform dust busting.