The second coming of Super 8 has materialized in all realms of the film world. The format is being utilized in music videos, commercials, extreme sports films, documentaries, and feature films.
Lightpress is one of the few facilities in the country offering Super 8 to HD scans on a DFT Shadow telecine. The telecine features diffuse illumination which is vital for the natural artifact-free optical reduction of the effects of dirt and scratches.
Vacuum Tube (CRT ) light sources found on Rank Cintel machines such as the URSA Gold use collimated light which actually accentuates the blemishes resulting from dirt and scratches, usually necessitating multiple passes through a film cleaner and hours of electronic dust busting in post.
Our S8 transfers benefit from the same DaVinci color corrector used for our S16mm/35mm transfers. We have a lot of respect for S8 and we think it shows. One client put it this way: "They treat super 8 like it was 35mm."
If you need processing and prep for transfer see rate card below.
Super 8mm Rate Card
If your film is already processed and prepped for transfer, the rate is $1.00/ft for S8 @ 24fps. The minimum fee is $100 and tape stock is not included. Data management is included for the first hour of footage, additional data management may be billed at $.50/gigabyte. You may provide a Mac OS or NTFS formatted drive, or purchase one from Lightpress. We do not burn files to DVD.
Turnaround time will depend on the amount of footage and schedule availability. Typical turn around time is 7-10 business days. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us
We have created an online order form for you convenience. If you have any questions about how to fill out the form please visit our FAQ section. Submit your film transfer order by filling out this form.
You can use the Kodak Footage Calculator to determine the running time of your film - which will determine your file size. File size can be determined by downloading the AJA Data Rate calculator (Mac link - PC link) or by using the VideoSpace calculator.