Cine Film to DVD, USB Flash Drive, Hard Drive.

Standard 8, Super 8, Fuji Single 8 Cine film transfers

Old cine film can fade or deteriorate over many years. Dampness, dust and moisture can cause damage to your precious cine film memories.

Here at Unicorn Films we take great care in cleaning and restoring your precious cine film prior to transfer. We use special lubricant film cleaner to remove the residue that builds up on the celluloid film over many years.

This improves the finished quality. Our transfer equipment, which has been imported from the USA is specially designed to scan the full frame of your cine film.

When cine film is projected on a conventional projector up to 25% of the image is cropped .

This is because of the design of the projector film gate and was supposed to prevent the original 100watt /150watt projector bulb from melting the film.

Our equipment captures the full frame and is gate less no hot bulbs In fact our bulb is only 5 watts and the image is captured using special software and hardware. Our equipment also captures the extra 25% of the film frame right out to the film perforations.

We also edit out white leader and black material from your final film. We can output to DVD disc, USB Flash Drives or Hard Drive. We also supply various gb USB Flash Drives and Hard Drives etc.Contact us for further details.

We can output your cine film for PC (mpeg 2) version or Mac (mpeg 4) MP4 .mov version. Please specify your preference when placing your order.

8mm Movie film transfers

Standard 8mm,film Super 8, Fuji Single 8 movies can be your precious memories. They were recorded and saved for all these years to be passed on to your future generations. The conversion process from film to digital is what will determine how much of these memories they will actually see. At Unicorn Films we are one of the FEW companies that not only uses film scanners to digitize your film, but we actually have professional editors that then review and edit the footage and create high bitrate HD and tranditional DVD discs.

Do not trust your film transfers to just anyone.
We NEVER have flicker, jitter or bad focus.
Your film is colour corrected, your DVD or
Blu-ray has a reel menu with each reel separated.

We take pride in our work. We work hard to
“Save your Memories”.

cine film to dvd transfers from €12

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For super 8 pre-recorded sound film , an nominal fee of  €5.00 will apply to add the existing soundtrack for each reel irrespective of the size of the reel using our full frame scan.

Cine to DVD Service -Options Available

– Additional DVD copies with Personalised Disc, Cover and Case

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– Additional copies to mini dv Tape (up to 1 hour of cine film)

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* For continuity and editing purposes with 5 or more 50 ft Reels we clean your film with special lubricant and splice small reels to 400 ft spools.

Prices includes DVD/s -Cases- wrap around printed covers with face of disc printing plus inserts {booklet} with information as per spools.

Cleaning the film using special lubricant and anti static cloths improves the quality and restores the film to its original pristine condition.

The price also includes background music, normally selected from our huge music archives to match the film mood. Free with each 400 foot of film transfer, we create a cine photo montage of 3.5 min’s duration. These are still images {Slide show} grabbed from the cine film. Each still lasts 10 secs and appropriate music is added to the slideshow. This is very popular with our clients.

Films can be posted or sent by courier. For a small extra fee we recommend registered post.

We use high quality Taiyo Yuden DVD-R discs for our transfer service. Most modern DVD players will play DVD-R types of DVD.

The majority of DVD discs are DVD-R. Some older DVD players may not be compatible with the DVD-R format.

(All current DVD players play both DVD-R and DVD+R discs)

Our Cine Film to DVD Transfer Process

Unicorn Films Cine to DVD transfer Technology, was custom designed and built by Moviestuff Texas USA  to create super 8 and Standard 8mm transfers to DVD which offer the outstanding clarity that can only come from full frame scanning film transfers. Every super 8mm or standard 8mm frame of your film is captured .The film gate on the Equipment is enlarged to give access to 100% of the film frame and a unique, daylight balanced cool LED light provides rich,vibrant truer colours and no chance of burning your film. Our transfers are 100% flicker free, crystal clear and razor sharp. The sprocket less drive system ensures no film damage to your precious home movie films.

Old 8mm Vintage film projectors use a film gate that masks up to 25% of the original film image.Our equipment has no film gate and this extra 20-25% of the film is now captured and since there is no film gate pressure plate as such the entire frame of film is visible including the sprocket hole so we can includeup tp the the very edge of the film itself. Our transfer equipment offers broadcast quality DVD resolution 720 x 576 full image of your precious 8mm film memories.

Projectors also vary with halogen lamp strength from 50 watts to 250 watts and more, all of which are extremely hot and can actually cause burn marks on your films.You may have seen films with burn holes. Our system does not use halogen lights or hot globes, in fact our light source is very low energy and is no where near the film as there is a light path via indirect low intensity LED light source that can not harm the film or bleach it since it is not even near the film and produces less than 3 watts energy with virtually no heat radiation.

With 8mm film gauges there is no major cropping so we can capture the whole frame you get to see that extra 25% more image and this is so important particularly for Standard 8   film as the image is so tiny to begin with, lose 25% image surface area and you will have a very grainy and unsharp film transfer as evidenced by any projection method. Our full frame transfer gives you more image than any projector based method.

Unicorn Films Transfer offers the following

    • No film wobble
    • Frame accurate
    • Up to 25% more image area..
    • No screen involved.
    • Speed accurate.
    • Better colour.
    • Natural skin tones.
    • Better contrast and clarity.
    • No hot spots from projector halogen lamps.
    • Even light, no vignette or dark fall off.
    • No heat involved.
    • Smooth vision flow.
    • 100% Flicker free.
    • Bigger brighter and sharper than any projection method.


For pricing information please contact us:


01-8397445 (Ireland)

00353 1 8397445 (Outside Ireland)


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