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.
Professional preservation technology, made affordable for your home movies.
In the past viewing a reel to reel film movie was done with with a noisy projector and often a bed sheet. It’s time to upgrade your footage. We utilize a frame-by-frame capture method, advanced enough to remove all flicker, ensuring smooth playback of your home movie reels. You’ve literally never seen them this good. Technology is awesome.
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Film to DVD
Converting your old films to DVDs is one of the most important functions we perform here at Southtree. The process of converting old film requires careful attention and technical precision.
We’ve built a digitization studio intentionally to process film transfers here at our headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. Each transfer is handled and overseen by a trained technician who controls and monitors the entire process.
When you convert your old film stock to DVD, you’re preserving it in a format that will stand the test of time. Film stock inevitably deteriorates over time, especially when they aren’t perfectly and expensively preserved. No matter the format and no matter the age of the film, eventually it will begin to break down under normal storage conditions. DVDs on the other hand can be safely preserved for decades and decades.
DVDs are an amazing technological advance. They last for a very long time, and storing them is as easy as putting them in their box and keeping them on the shelf (make sure the shelf isn’t made of fire).
DVDs are also the prevailing method of watching movies today – the odds are great that you’ve got one in your home right now (and they’re definitely on the shelf of your local electronics store) and the odds are pretty low that you’ve still got the kind of projector you’ll need to watch your film (and that’s something you won’t find at the electronics super store). If you’ve got lot of old film that you can’t access, it’s time to make the film to DVD switch with Southtree. Get back together with your memories.Order Now