San Diego's Premiere 16mm film to DVD or digital video file transfer service. Don't let vinegar syndrome damage your films beyond repair, transfer them now. We transfer your 16mm film right here, in-house.
For 19 years, Sunray Video has been transferring 16mm films to DVD and video. We handle every film transfer project personally and treat it like our very own from the moment we take possession of your home movies until you pick them up. We NEVER send your films out to an out-of-state mass-transfer factory for conversion. And we provide a FREE evaluation of your home movies to determine their condition and we'll help you figure out how much video you have.
We have one of the fastest 16mm film transfer service available!
16mm movie film was introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1923 as a lower cost alternative to 35mm film. Over the years, in addition to home use it was used in the educational, government, business and medical fields. Eventually 16mm became common for news-gathering and television programs. Unfortunately due to the material composition of 16mm film, it has been know to deteriorate much faster than 8mm or super 8 film.
Saving your film with Digital Masters and Gold Archival DVDs
Most movie transfer companies offer conversion from film to DVD only. That's great but what if your disc happens to get scratched or damaged? Look at the surface of some of your discs now; how do they look? We offer 4 ways to save the memories from your home movies that just are not available from most places.
Digital Master Tapes
We provide a digital master tape with every order. The tape contains the original uncompressed version of your film transfer project. From this master we can make additional or replacement DVDs, digitize your films to a flash or hard drive or convert them to any other format you desire, now or later. And you'll never need to have your films transferred all over again. Available on DVCAM, Mini DV and Digital 8 while supplies last.
Gold 100-year Archival DVDs
Only the true Gold Archival DVDs are manufactured to last at least 100 years. Read more about the Gold Archival DVDs here.
Digitizing to flash & external hard drives
We can digitize your films to AVI, MOV or MP4 files and put them on a flash or hard drive for you. They'll be ready to edit when you are.
What's the difference between 16 mm and 8 mm movie film?
As the name suggests, 16mm film is twice the width of 8mm film from edge to edge. The larger film size allows for a larger frame or image size, providing a much improved picture quality. You can learn more about 8mm movies on our 8 film to video transfer page.
16mm film with sound
16mm movie film was available in silent, optical sound and magnetic sound. We transfer all 3 formats as well as both 18 and 24 fps (frames per second) recorded films.
How do I determine how much film I have?
To find out how much 16 mm film footage you have, measure the diameter of your film reels (straight across the middle of the reel from one edge to the other). If full, each reel can hold the following:
How much 16mm film will fit on a DVD or hard drive?
A DVD can hold up to 2 hours of film. That's the equivalent of about 2,700-4,300 feet of 16mm film depending on film speed.
*Price does not include flash or hard drive
Adding Music or Projector Sound* - $ .01/foot of film
Adding Narration - Call for pricing
Adding Titles in the Video - $5/title
Adding Chapter Titles to the DVD Menu - $5/chapter
Additional Gold DVD copies - $15/disc 3 Gold Copies of same disc - $40
(each gold DVD comes with a standard DVD copy FREE)
Additional Standard DVD copy - $ 9/disc 3 copies of same disc - $18 5 copies of same disc - $25
USB drive (Flash or External Hard Drive) - Call
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