Larsen Digital | Scanning Service

Movie Film Output Options

Picking the final format for your film transfer is a personal decision and should be based on your goals. If you are having your old movie film transferred so that you can watch it on TV with your DVD or Blu-Ray player then you might want to order the SD DVD or HD Blu-Ray output.

If you simply want us to create a High Definition 1080 HD editable file to do your custom editing at home with, then you can choose one of the editable file options. If you want to have your cake and eat it too -- we can provide you with the instant gratification on DVD, Blu-Ray, AND editable HD files!


movie film output options | DVD vs Blu-Ray


FREE Standard Definition DVD 720x480

With all movie film orders you will receive your first set of DVD's for free. This DVD will play on your TV and will contain all the footage from your film. It does not include editing of the film (unless you have ordered advanced color correction) and does not include a menu.

Contact us if you would like to have a custom DVD that has a menu with a title, background music, title pages to announce a new chapter, chapter markings, reel leader trimmed out, edit out unwanted portions of video, include still photos (digital images) in video, captions or special requests not mentioned here. Just email us at , and describe your project, what you would like included and we can create a custom price for you.


High Definition Blu-Ray 1080x1920 - (1080p)

high definition blu-ray, HD, Menu Example, 8mm, Super 8, 16mm to Blu-Ray HD 1080

HD Blu-Ray Menu
16:9 Menu
5 Minute Chapters
Thumbnail picture per chapter
Start on any chapter

Optional Custom Menu, Chapter Title Screens & leader trimmed out.

8mm, super8, 16mm movie film reel rolls to dvd, blu-ray, video file


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MP4 Video File Options

We offer the following file formats for movie film transfers:

High Definition 1080p HD

1080x1920 16:9 MP4 transferred to external hard drive or saved on a MP4 Disc.

Standard Definition

16:9 Wide Screen with black bars on each side to maintain aspect ratio
720x480 16:9 MP4 transferred to external hard drive or saved on an MP4 Disc.

8mm, super8, 16mm movie film reel rolls to dvd, blu-ray, video file

Storage Options

Video Files will need to be saved to an external hard drive or a MP4 Disc.

Editing Your Video from your Movie Film Transfer:

A DVD Video can be edited with the correct tools (Pinnacle 12 is one example. However, please be advised DVD Video is in MPEG2 format; a file format which is a very lossy compression format. If you want a good master file to edit from, you should order AVI on a hard drive to produce the highest quality video.

You may want to consider getting a copy on a playable DVD or Blu-Ray in addition to the editable file format. This way you can archive the film and have a format you can edit. By ordering a playable DVD up front, you can have instant gratification and enjoy watching your old movies the day your order arrives.

All versions (files, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs) are created from our master quality video file. We go back to the master file and completely re-render the video to the output format. We never make one format using another (making the DVD from Blu-Ray) like many other companies do. We do not take shortcuts with quality.

Digital Images from Movie Film

Still photo from 8mm, Super 8, 16mm Movie Film

Why stop at only having your movie film converted to video?

Once we have captured your movie film "frame by frame" we can create as many still photos as you want!

Digital Photos are 720x480 from SD transfers
or 1920x1080 from HD transfers.

We can create still images from your movie film using a wide range of capture timing; meaning that we can save every frame, or one frame every second, or one frame every 5 seconds, or anything you want.

Just call us to discuss your options.

The best part is that this service only costs 2 cents per digital photo.

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