16mm to DVD or Digital

We digitize every consumer format of film created including 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm. We've digitized film shot in the 1930s through the present day.

16 mm film reel on teal background
various analog media on hot pink background
woman smiling holding southtree thumb drive output
southtree cd, thumb drive, digital download outputs
16 mm film reel on teal background
various analog media on hot pink background
woman smiling holding southtree thumb drive output
southtree cd, thumb drive, digital download outputs

16mm to DVD or Digital

We digitize every consumer format of film created including 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm. We've digitized film shot in the 1930s through the present day.

How many do you want to digitize?
2 Item Converter Box
  • 2 Item Converter Box
    $39.99
  • 10 Item Converter Box
    $139.99
  • 20 Item Converter Box
    $269.99
  • 40 Item Converter Box
    $419.99
What do you want to get back?
Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$9.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$19.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$39.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$79.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$9.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$19.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
DVD Set
$39.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$79.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$9.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$19.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$39.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$79.99
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$39.99
2 Item Converter Box, 1 Thumb Drive
Mix & Match Photos, Negatives or Slides All Formats
Details
• Includes welcome guide with instructions, barcodes to tag your items, crush-proof box, pre-paid return shipping label and all digitizing • All formats are carefully digitized by hand, right here in the United States • Receive regular email updates throughout the whole process • 2 - 4 week turnaround once we receive your Southtree order • Access to a personal concierge to answer all questions • Includes extra safety item barcodes in case you have more media you'd like digitized. We'll invoice for any add-ons once we receive your media. • National leader with 10+ years experience. Trusted by universities, governments, even Disney!

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

Send
Pack your Southtree box with all your analog media. We include safety barcodes for every item, and a pre-paid return shipping label. Hand your package to the mail carrier, pat yourself on the back, and let us take it form here.
Digitize
Our team of professionals will digitize every item, by hand, with personalized updates provided at each step. Your memories will be digitized at our 3 acre, 50,000 square foot campus.
Receive
You’ll receive your original recorded moments back, plus perfectly preserved digital copies on thumb drive, the cloud or DVD. Gather the family and begin reliving your memories. Tissues not included.

Features

  • Film 1
    Frame-by-Frame
    Our 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.
  • Film 2
    Latest LED
    Light-emitting diodes run cool, protecting film during capture. This filament-less lighting is specifically focused for film digitization.
  • Film 3
    Flicker Removal
    Our intelligent software digitally removes flicker, ensuring smooth and clear playback every time. You’ve never seen it this good.
  • Film 4
    Real-Time Updates
    We understand how important these moments are, so we’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
  • Film 5
    Pro Equipped
    We’ve invested in the same equipment used by the Motion Picture Academy in Hollywood. No bed sheet here.
  • Film 6
    Made In USA
    Unlike 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 MM
    16mm 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 >
  • 8MM
    Released 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 >

Common Questions

How does it work?

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.

What can I get digitized?

Our team of trained Technicians can digitize 19 different types of analog media to DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download.

TAPES

  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • Hi8
  • Video 8
  • MiniDV
  • Betamax
  • MicroMV
  • PAL
  • Digital 8
  • Camcorder

FILMS

  • 8mm
  • 16mm

Pictures

(25 pictures = 1 item)

  • Prints
  • 35mm slides
  • 35mm negatives

AUDIO

  • Audio Cassette
  • Cassette Tape
  • Compact Cassette
  • Reel-to-Reel
How long does it take?

It takes 2 - 4 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.

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What do I get back?

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.

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Digital Download

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DVD Set

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Southtree Converter Box
Southtree Converter Box
Digitize up to 40 tapes, reels or packs of 25 photos!