Film Transfer Services – South San Francisco, CA – 8mm 16mm

san francisco film transfer 8mm 16mmWe Scan 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm Film in HD – South San Francisco, CA

AV Workshop now offers full Frame-by-Frame High Definition Film Scanning. We can convert 8mm film to Digital, Super8 to DVD and 16mm film to DVD, Bluray or an HD digital file for editing. Don’t trust smaller camera shops or big-box stores like Walmart and Costco as they send the work out to another vendor. Take them to a small business that specializes in frame by frame HD Film Transfer. Here at AV Workshop, we service South San Francisco and perform all film transfers in house right here in our San Francisco Bay Area location. We have the latest HD Film Transfer equipment and offer color correction as well.

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  • Standard HD Film Transfer

  • Starting at $19per reel
    Today Only $17.10
  • Film Cleaned & Repaired
    Films Cleaned, Repaired w New splices & Leader
  • Frame-by-Frame HD Film Scanning
    HD Film Scanning – Progressive (non-interlaced)
  • HD 1920 x 1080p 16x9 Wide Screen
    Enlarged Gate Full Frame Capture 16x9 Wide Screen
  • Bright LED Light Source
    Super bright and Cool LED Light Source – Enhanced Clarity – No Hot Spot
  • Avail. on Bluray, HD Digital File or DVD
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  • Enhanced HD Film Transfer

  • Starting at $24per reel
    Today Only $21.60
  • Film Cleaned & Repaired
    Films Cleaned, Repaired w New splices & Leader
  • Frame-by-Frame HD Film Scanning
    HD Film Scanning – Progressive (non-interlaced)
  • HD 1920 x 1080p 16x9 Wide Screen
    Enlarged Gate Full Frame Capture 16x9 Wide Screen
  • Bright LED Light Source
    Super bright and Cool LED Light Source – Enhanced Clarity – No Hot Spot
  • Avail. on Bluray, HD Digital File or DVD
  • Color Correction (Scene by Scene)
    Scene by Scene Color Correction in Post Production
  • Brightness Improvement Scene by Scene
    Scene by Scene Brightness & Contrast Improvement in Post Production

Standard vs Enhanced Film Transfer – South San Francisco

HD Film Transfer Pricing - South San Francisco

Standard (per reel)

Enhanced (per reel)


$19 $24
5” $76



$114 $144
7” $152


Larger Reels are charged at .38 (standard) or .48 (enhanced) per foot

Output Options (not included in transfer)

DVD master

$35 (up to 2hrs)
additional DVD copies

$10 each


HD Bluray Master $75 (up to 2hrs)

additional Bluray copies

$25 each

HD File mp4 (PC or MAC)

$75 (up to 2hr)


.10 per foot

$7 each

Min. fee


HD Film Transfer Samples by AV Workshop – South San Francisco

AV Workshop Vs. Costco (Yes Video) Film Transfer – South San Francisco

Trying to Organize your films? Need Help?

Let us Create a Reference DVD so you can View and Organize your Family Films (Risk-Free) Today!

Many of our clients are overwhelmed by having their 8mm, 16mm or Super 8 films transferred because they’re unsure what’s on them and / or do not know what order they should go in. Customers always ask us about using, renting, or even buying a film viewer or projector to see their films before they have them transferred.

AV Workshop has an easier digital solution. We offer the unique option to view and organize your family’s precious memories with a Reference DVD where each reel is a unique chapter on the disc. To learn more about this process Click Here.

Our film transfer process continued:

Frame by frame film scanning means your film transfer will be 100% flicker free, crystal clear and razor sharp from edge to edge. Our film scanners use a sprocket less drive to assure there will be no film damage to your priceless memories.

In addition to frame-by-frame film scanning, our Enhanced film transfer includes scene by scene color correction as well as brightness / contrast improvement. Since almost all film will shift in color over time, your home movies will benefit from color-correction.

A technician will analyze your film (which is now digital) and balance the colors scene by scene. For example, if you had an outdoor scene that ended where an indoor scene began, we would color-correct them independently. Also, we can enhance the clarity of your film by adjusting the brightness and contrast to improve exposure problems where the film may be over exposed or under exposed; as a result, your home movies will look better than ever and be there for generations to come!

FREE Additional Benefits

  • Free cleaning and lubrication
  • Free editing of unexposed sections
  • Free film repair / Free splicing
  • Free titles (1 per 400 feet)
  • Free film leader (if needed)
  • Free background music of your choice

CLICK HERE to find out How Much Film you Have




Super 8


Approx  RunTime

4 min
3 min
2 min
15 min
13 min
8 min
22 min
20 min
11 min
30 min
27 min
15 min
45 min
40 min
23 min
60 min
53 min
30 min
45 min
57 min

Film Transfer FAQ

How many feet of film can fit on a DVD? We can fit up to 1600′ of film on to 1 DVD or Bluray which is approx 2 hours.
Am I charged for blank films? If a reel is black, we can identify that before we clean and prepare it for transfer. Thus, that reel will not be transferred and you will not be charged.
I do not know what’s on my films. Do you rent film projectors or film viewers? No sorry we do not rent equipment nor do we recommend watching your films on projectors or views as they may burn or wear out the sprocket holes since most film is brittle now. However, if you know you want the film transferred but just don’t know the order they go in. AV Workshop can prebuild a DVD where each film reel is its own unique chapter (reference DVD) for you to preview and take notes. Once you know the correct order, we will then rebuild the DVD, Bluray, etc… The extra cost for the reference DVD service is $100 for up to 2hrs of film. Please take a look at the page linked here for more details.
There are a lot of reels, can you show them to me so I know which ones I want to have transferred? No sorry, we do not run anything through our HD film scanners that hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned, prepped, and lubricated. Most films need to have leaders re-spliced and other splices repaired. As a result, we perform a lot of hands-on physical work to your films to ensure they will look their best when transferred.
Do you transfer sound film? Yes we do. If your Super 8 film has a sound stripe on it, we will transfer it with your film. We also transfer 16mm sound film. Sound film is very rare and we take extra care that we get the best transfer of your sound film as possible. To transfer sound, we charge an extra .10 per foot. After your sound film is transferred, we make sure it is in sync with your film and we perform level optimization and noise reduction to it.
Do I get my films back when you are done converting them to digital? Yes, your film will be cleaned, repaired, lubricated and given back to you with your DVD, Bluray or HD video file.

South San Francisco, CA Info:
South San Francisco lies north of San Bruno and San Francisco International Airport in a small valley south of Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, and San Bruno Mountain, east of Pacifica and the hills of the Coast Range, and west of the waters of San Francisco Bay. Locals often refer to the town as South City, in much the same way that San Francisco is called “The City.” Despite its name, South San Francisco does not border San Francisco, with Brisbane being between them. The area which is now South San Francisco was originally part of Rancho Buri Buri, a large Mexican land grant dating to 1827.  By the 1920s the city was “the smokestack capital of the Peninsula.” South San Francisco proudly called itself “The Industrial City”, a motto immortalized in 1923 by a huge sign on a hillside overlooking the city. Industry remained the city’s main economic focus through the 1950s. At the end of the war the city’s focus shifted away from “smokestack industries” toward light industry, warehousing, and residential development. The major manufacturers closed, and new development was focused on office parks, housing, high-rise hotels, and yacht harbors. The biotechnology giant Genentech opened in 1976, leading to South San Francisco’s new identity as “the birthplace of biotechnology”