Super 16mm film is a great format for low budget film makers and enthusiast today. Super 16mm film has between 1500 and 2000 lines of resolution. Some Super 16mm stock is approching 3000 lines of resolution. That's a good thing. There is a lot of information on Super 16mm film.
To get all that information, a Super 16mm 2K (2048×1556) scan is required. Although an HD scan will produce acceptable results, a Super 16mm 2K scan is required to truly archive the Super 16mm film. For finer film grain stocks a 4K scan may be required.
That's why our low-end Pro HD process scans the Super 16mm film at 2K and then down converts it to HD video. This is a trick Hollywood has been playing on us for years. They have been scanning the film at 2K or 4K and then down converting it to DVD or BluRay to produce amazing looking video. You have so much more information at 2K or 4K that you don't loose that much visual quality when you down convert to DVD or BluRay.
A Super 16mm 2K scan will future proof your investment in the transfer. You'll not only be able to create great looking DVDs or BluRays, you'll be able to create what ever comes after BluRay. There's nothing more irritating than spending a lot of money on your film transfer to learn that you are locked into the current format of the day.
In addition, if you are looking for a little Hollywood technology to clean up your film (grain, dust, dirt, etc.) , we have that also at a fraction of the cost. Our restoration technology cleans up 80% of the defects on the film.
So, we not only offer a true archiving Super 16mm 2K scan process but we can clean up your film like a Hollywood movie studio to give you the best possible results at a discount price.