SAVE YOUR HISTORY !
Freeman Productions provides an opportunity to bring your old 8mm and super 8mm films back to life!
TRANSFER 8MM FILMS TO USB/DIGITAL
We can convert your old 8mm film to digital video playable anywhere. Our 8mm film to digital service will have you reliving the history of you or your whole family.
Trusted by many
We have had hundreds of customers over the years that have trusted us with their conversions. We wont let you down! You can trust us with your precious 8mm reels.
Reel repair & MOULD REMOVAL
Are your 8mm cine reels damaged? No problem, we are able to clean and fix your film. This can be quite tricky and dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing
8MM FILM TO DIGITAL TRANSFER
These days everything is digital. You have a digital watch that displays digital time, you have a digital camera that takes digital pictures and you watch digital movies on your digital television. It wasn’t always like this, movies used to be captured on film. Yes, film, an analogue and mechanical way of storing visual information by shining a physical light through transparent images dozens of times per second to create the illusion of motion.
Why not take those old 8mm cine reels that you have lying around and update them to the digital age? They could be your grandfather’s very first steps or that holiday your great aunt took to Peru in the 60’s. Whatever they are, they deserve to be preserved and remembered for generations to come. That’s where we come in.
We at Freeman Productions can transfer your old 8mm film to digital formats that can be played on any modern device, right here in Johannesburg South Africa.
We can also convert 16mm film.
Why should I transfer my 8mm film to digital?
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
RELIVE YOUR MEMORIES ONCE AGAIN
You can show your films to whoever you want
We recommend that you make plenty of copies of your transferred films so that that can not get lost and so that your friends and family can enjoy them for generations
Simply copy and paste the video files.
HOW WE CONVERT TAPES
How does the 8mm film to digital process work?
YOUR 8MM REELS WILL LOOK GREAT !
AFTER we have transferred each 8mm film to digital, you can play them on almost anything!
Can I play my tapes on my TV?
Absolutely, so long as you have a USB port on the side or back of your TV, you should be able to play them. Not only can they play on TV’s but they should play on almost any device that accepts MP4’s
Surely my old films from the 60’s are worn out ?
While film does degrade over time, you will be surprised at the quality of film from as long ago as even the 1960s and earlier! However, if you are worried about the current state of your film, you can unwind it and look at it through a light source. If you can make out the images on the film then they should be worth your 8mm film to digital. Click here to learn more
Example of film deterioration
WE FIX 8MM REELS
We have a service where we can repair your tapes. We will try and retrieve as much of your tape data as possible
If your tapes are dirty or covered in mould, we would be happy to clean them. It is best to not attempt this yourself as it can be dangerous
Some Other questions
Yes, you can get as many 8mm cine reels transferred as you need. We don’t only offer this service to individuals but we offer it to companies as wellmany times per second in order to create the illusion of motion.
Yes, we perform the service for individuals and companies
We do offer express delivery as an option, otherwise it will take between 10 – 20 working days to convert your reels. This is to ensure that they meet our high quality standard
We can provide a USB as an additional part of the service or you can bring your own. If you do this, you just need to check that it has enough available space.
Contact us today to get a quote
We transfer the old films by using one of our projectors and projecting the film onto special screen that we record from. We then go through a tune up process where we fix the sharpness and contrast ,and other small details, to make them look as good as possible.
We have dedicated engineers and studio for Cine transfers. That’s why we are a trusted brand in South Africa. We maintain the integrity of the time period or era by placing each of your reels as a separate High Definition video file onto your USB. What a wonderful gift, what a fantastic way to share your incredible memories.
We also have a frame by frame capture system for archiving precious footage for use in TV documentaries.
High Definition all the way. We go through a tune up process to make sure the reels look as good as they possibly can, however the final result will largely depend on the current state of the film.
Yes, we convert both formats
EMBRACE THE PIXEL
We at Freeman productions love to bring peoples memories back. It brings us so much joy to be able to provide them with these lost moments So what are you waiting for? Get those old 8mm cine reels out of your storeroom and bring them into the digital age!