HD Film Transfer Services
hd-film-scan-universalFACT: Half of all movies made before 1950 are gone!

Don’t let this happen to your old films –
Let Us Transfer Your Precious Memories to Digital Today!

AV Workshop offers full Frame-by-Frame High Definition Film Scanning. We can transfer 8mm, 16mm and Super 8 film to Bluray, HD digital mp4 file for editing or a DVD. Unlike big box stores and most camera shops, our film transfers are done in house with sprocketless HD film scanners. Our film scanners are the latest technology in HD film scanning. The results are simply amazing! Please check out some recent samples below and see for yourself!

Watch Video of our HD Film Scanning Process

Step 1 - HD Film Transfer Pricing

(per reel)







Larger Reels are charged at .25 per foot

Step 2 - Output Options (not included in transfer)

DVD master

$35 (up to 2hrs)
additional DVD copies

$10 each


HD Bluray Master

$50 (up to 2hrs)
additional Bluray copies

$25 each

HD File mp4 (PC or MAC)

$50 (up to 2hr)

HD Film Transfer Samples by AV Workshop

AV Workshop Vs. Costco (Yes Video) Film Transfer

CLICK HERE to find out How Much Film you Have




Super 8


Approx  RunTime

4 min
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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
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57 min
Film Transfer Types 
8mm Film Transfer 
Super 8 Film Transfer  
16mm Film Transfer  
8mm film transfer to dvd 
super 8 film transfer to dvd 
16mm film transfer to dvd 

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.