It may seem like a lifetime ago that people filmed memorable events with anything other than smartphones, much less film reels. Back in the day when families gathered for the holidays, somebody likely shot the festivities with a 16mm, 8mm, or Super 8mm movie camera, prior to the introduction of video cameras. When film and the projectors to play them on became obsolete, it was no longer possible to relive memories captured on film. The same goes for old-fashioned audio reels in which historic and sentimental moments were recorded for posterity, but now sit untouched.
If you own reels but don’t have a working projector, it’s still possible to watch them. At ScanDigital, we have an impressive variety of projectors needed to capture and convert film reels to digital. While we can convert any movie reel without sound or audio reels in Super 8 format, we aren’t able to add or edit sound on film transfers.
You can send us reels from 3” to 7”, with the size determining the cost per reel. To measure the diameter (length across) in inches, it’s easier to do so when it’s lying flat. Tell us how many of each size reel you wish to digitize, start packing, send them, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our expert technicians can transfer any of the following reel formats:
When doing your final check out, you'll be able to select whether you want Ground or Express round-trip shipping as well as the format for your digitized media (flash drive or hard drive). After receiving your order we will send your Secure Shipping Kit, you pack it and return it to us, and the magic begins!
SAFEST PROCESSING & CARE – We know these memories are priceless, so we built the world’s best scanning facility right in the heartland of America. From housing your order in barcoded containers to scanning all materials by hand, to recording on video the unpacking and packing of your order, your priceless materials receive the utmost care, just as if they were our own family memories.
CONCIERGE SERVICE – Our Indiana-based, on-site customer service team is ready to support you at every point. We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding customer experience and are privileged to be entrusted with customers’ memories.
QUALITY: Your tapes are digitized on professional grade equipment and reviewed by three technicians through our process. We deliver these high quality video files back to you on a USB drive or hard drive. You may choose our Expert Transfer option which works great for your editing work you may do.
TAPE T.L.C.: We inspect each tape and handle tape repairs as needed. Our team works to address tracking issues so that you get the best possible transfer.
UPDATES: Throughout the process, you receive e-mail updates when we receive your order, when processing begins, and when your order is completed and on its way back to you. From the moment the order leaves your hands to the moment it is returned, our Essential Tracker system knows exactly where your order is located.
USA: Your items are received and processed in our industry-leading facility in Fishers, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. All of our employees work in this facility every day to ensure the best experience possible, seamless work and the highest quality service.