Photographic Film Negative Print and Slide Scanning Solutions

Using high quality machinery  and National Archive Standard software to digitise high resolution film types which captures all resolution and output formats in TIFF and JPEG (JPEG2000) formats.  Perfect for viewing, printing and archival purposes.

  Our professional photographic film department is award winning and support clients within the corporate, consumer and heritage sectors. With experienced film digitisation technicians have a wealth of experience with scanning all types of film types, from low grain negative spindles to high quality medium and transparency formats that require archival conversion.

  • Consumer
  • JPEG10 4800dpi
  • Compressed
  • Family use for viewing on all devices
  • SRDx (scratch and defect removal) | colour correction | hand cleaned
  • File guide size 8 - 10MB
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  • Publication
  • TIFF/RAW 3200dpi
  • Uncompressed
  • Publication use but manageable file size 
  • iSRD (infrared scratch and removal) | histograph colour management | hand cleaned
  • File guide size 108MB
  • Price List
  • Archival
  • TIFF or RAW 4800dpi
  • Uncompressed 
  • National Archive Standard digital files 
  • National Archival Standards processing to client specific specification
  • File guide size 165MB
  • Price List

WHAT IS A JPEG? JPEGs use smart compression to make file sizes smaller.  This compression is heavier in color than clarity, making it perfect for consumer and general viewing. 

WHAT IS A TIFF?   TIFFs are lossless compression files . Resulting in high quality  large file images. When a TIFF  image is edited and saved, no loss of data occurs, making this format perfect for publication and archives.

WHAT IS RAW?   RAW files are uncompressed and unprocessed image data. The scanned images contain all the information from the analogue originals that our scanners were able to capture. This includes the data of your scanner's infrared channel.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CELLULOSE NITRATE: Cellulose nitrate was the plastic commonly used for film-base photographic materials (stills, movie and X-ray films) manufactured up to the early 1950s. It contains a high proportion of nitro-cellulose, otherwise known as celluloid. More modern film is acetate or polyester-based, which is less hazardous.

Three Stages of Nitrate Film Decay: This Film Type Should Be Digitised Immediately     

Stage 1: Orange film discoloration and fading images
Stage 2: The film becomes smelly, sticky, and appears bubbly or foamy
Stage 3: The film crumbles into a bad-smelling brownish powder

How to Identify Nitrate Film Decay

  • Deterioration: If film is in any of the three stages of decay we noted above, assume it’s nitrate. But if the film is wrinkled or smells like vinegar, it’s most likely safety film.

Our Services within Film

Cine Film 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm

Cine tape film transfers to DVD USB or MPEG4, AVI or Pro-Res digital files. Perfect for corporate and family archiving. The turn around at our Studio is around 10-12 working days depending on demand.

Film Conversion

Using GoldenEye III 2K film scanner we can offer high quality transfers to DPX files for film preservation as a high resolution copy can be retained for future use and all file formats in all resolutions can be made from this.

Professional Tape Transfers

We handle convert a wide range of professional video tapes. These can be encoded to most codecs suitable for your archival requirements.

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm.
29 Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ. Parking is available at the front of the building or rear car park.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email