Now Starring You.
16mm film is the favorite motion picture format of low budget film schools, brooding frenchman from the 60s, and of course your dad circa 1970. But time, like all things, passeth away – and now you might be having some technical problems trying to stuff your 16mm film reels into the family DVD player (we find that Samsung products handle it the best).
16mm film, both black and white, in color, sound and no sound, has a truly striking and appealing aesthetic. Unfortunately all the handheld rough beauty in the world won’t do anybody a bit of good if it can’t actually, you know, be watched by anyone. Don’t let all the wonderful stuff you’ve got stored on those dusty old film reels go to waste – don’t let your memories gather dust in the garage when they could be gathering views on your modern home entertainment system.
Our state of the art 16mm to thumb drive, digital delivery through Southtree Cloud™ or DVD transfer process is unparalleled in the video and film transfer industry. We use the same rigorous, detailed system employed by the Academy of Motion Pictures to preserve and protect some of the most important films in Hollywood history. Our experienced, professional transfer technicians oversee every part of the process, ensuring that the digital format you receive will be a perfect reproduction of every color, every cut, and every moment of your 16mm film reels.
At the end of the process you’ll receive a stack of labeled, custom-titled DVDs with every bit of your 16mm footage present and accounted for. Best of all, you’ll actually be able to take them home (or pretty much anywhere) and watch it at your leisure.
So don’t let those unwatched film reels sit in your attic any longer. Use our fast, safe, high quality 16mm to Digital transfer service to bring them back to life and enjoy them with your family for years to come.
How It Works
Frame-by-FrameOur capture method records all the data in every frame of film. An average order has 75,000 captured frames, which are digitally compiled to ensure smooth playback.
Latest LEDLight-emitting diodes run cool, protecting film during capture. This filament-less lighting is specifically focused for film digitization.
Flicker RemovalOur intelligent software digitally removes flicker, ensuring smooth and clear playback every time. You’ve never seen it this good.
Real-Time UpdatesWe understand how important these moments are, so we’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
Pro EquippedWe’ve invested in the same equipment used by the Motion Picture Academy in Hollywood. No bed sheet here.
Made In USAUnlike others in our industry, we process and check every order by hand here in the high-tech hub of the South, Chattanooga.
We convert all these formats (and more).
16 MM16mm film is the favorite motion picture format of low budget film schools, brooding frenchman from the 60's, and of course your dad circa 1970.Learn more about 16 MM >
8MMReleased a decade after 16mm film, to provide a more affordable alternative, the 8mm format was an instant hit for aspiring film makers. Until the inherent quirk that most of these reels are silent was discovered.Learn more about 8 MM >
Our mail-in service is simple and easy. Just send us your Southtree kit, filled with old home movies or pictures. We'll do the rest, digitizing all your recorded moments to DVD or digital. Every Southtree kit includes a welcome guide with instructions, safety barcodes for every item, a pre-paid return mailing label, and a sturdy Southtree box for safe packing and sending.
Our team of trained Technicians can digitize 19 different types of analog media to DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download.
- Video 8
- Digital 8
(25 pictures = 1 item)
- 35mm slides
- 35mm negatives
- Audio Cassette
- Cassette Tape
- Compact Cassette
It takes 4 - 6 weeks once we receive your filled Southtree kit. You'll receive regular email updates throughout the whole process with access to a personal concierge to answer all your questions.
Updated along the way
Memories are personal, so are we. That's why we're committed to keeping you informed at every step in the digitizing process. Log in to track your order at any time! Plus, every item you send is barcoded and tracked from start to finish. You’ll receive up to a dozen e-mailed updates throughout our process.Track your order »
You'll receive your original analog media plus digitized and ready to relive digital copies on your choice of DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download. Our team of professionals carefully converts all analog media by hand, right here in the United States.