16mm film has around 1500 to 2000 horizontal lines of resolution. In order to archive the film a 4K (4096 vertical by 3112 horizontal) scan is required. 4K DPX files will ensure that you future proof your investment by being able write to not only DVD or BluRay now but to what ever comes after BluRay. DPX can be edited by professional editors like Adobe Premiere Pro which can be installed on a PC or Mac.
Older 35mm film can have up to 4K lines of horizontal resolution. In order to get a reasonable quality DVD or BluRay a 2k scan is required. In order to get the highest quality DVD or BluRay a 4k scan is recommended.
We can perform a professional 4K scan of 16mm film, Super 16mm film, 35mm film and Super 35mm film to DVD, AVI files, BluRay, HD-AVI, HD ProRes HQ and 4K DPX. 16mm 4K scan and 35mm 4K scan are the most common film transfer services we perform.
Our film to DVD, film to BluRay and film to HD editing files and professional intermediate files like 4K DPX services are available throughout the United States and around the world. We are not only known for our professional film transfer services but also for the restoration and Restoration technologies we use to make our film conversion services the best in the business.
For more information on our Pro 4K scanning service please contact us.
*Quality of film transfer (8mm film to DVD, super 8 film to DVD, 16mm film to DVD, 35mm film to DVD) and restoration is dependent upon condition of existing film stock; severely deteriorated original materials may be beyond the reach of even the most sophisticated restoration methods. To learn more, see our Restoration technology overview.