8mm Film Converter - Digitized, by hand.
8mm isn’t just the title of the little loved and less remembered 1999 Nicolas Cage/Joel Shumacher collaboration. It’s also America’s favorite format for shooting home movies! (This statement brought to you by the year 1965). In all seriousness, there’s nothing quite like the simple, handmade feel of beautiful Super8 film. But if you walk into any standard electronics store today, you’re going to have a really hard time finding a device that will play the film in all its original glory. That’s where Southree comes in.
Our state of the art 8mm film to Digital service takes your old unplayable formats and converts them to pristine, long lasting thumb drives, digital delivery through Southtree Cloud™ or DVDs. Our process is the same as the one used by the American Academy of Motion Pictures to preserve and protect historic Hollywood films from the past. Each frame of your Super8 film will be handled and transferred by hand by one of our expert technicians. Each of your memories will be treated with the care and attention they deserve.
Best of all, at the end of the process you’ll be the proud owner not only of some amazing original 8mm footage, but also a beautiful stack of playable, storable, safe DVDs that you can customize however you like.
If you’ve got a few reels of old footage, preserve them now with our professional Super8 to Digital transfer service. Isn’t it time you and your memories got back together?
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 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.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.