Cine Transfer to DVD/Mini DV Service

Here you can see some films that have been sent to us to transfer. We would like to thank all our customers who have kindly allowed us to share these with you and also for the comments below.

'I just wanted to thank you for sending my cine transfers back so quickly! It took me back 30 odd years when I watched them, mum and dad are going to be so pleased that they can watch them now without having to get out the step ladder to set up the projector, pull out the big screen and re-arrange the living room so we can all see!
It was the height of technology back then and we were the first ones in the road to have one (we had a colour TV and a new car too!) Thank you so much you have restored my faith that when we ask someone to do something, they actually do it!'

Best wishes from Michelle Hicks

'I received my films back today - I have looked at the DVD and I am absolutely delighted.
Thank you very much indeed for your spectacular service. I have many more old 8mm films and will gradually work through them with you. Many thanks again and best wishes for Christmas and the new year.'

Mr Paul Terry

'Thanks for your excellent service - the DVD was a Christmas present from me to my father who had not seen the cine film for many years, since his projector gave up. I had left it late, but your amazing turn round allowed it to get to him for Christmas.
Thanks again'

Mr. C.H. (Derbyshire)

'Many thanks indeed. I am so pleased with the results that I just telephoned my friend with all the good news. The transfer of all those old films is simply superb'
Raymond Rourke

'I just wanted to thank you for the DVD's we received on Wednesday. I spent a lot of time phoning other companies before speaking to Susanne on the phone. She was very helpful in answering my questions without blinding me with science!
Thanks again, I will certainly be recommending your services.

Mrs C. Pritchard, Telford, Shropshire

'I have just finished editing my granddad's cine films from the digital tape you produced for me and wanted to tell you how much the family loved it. It was my grandmother's 70th birthday and the DVD was a lovely surprise for her as she had not seen the films for over thirty years! Thanks again for a great job transferring our films'.
Mr Goulding (Greetings from Kent - The garden of England!)

E Mail copy of a referral to a potential customer
I had been been meaning to get round to converting my old super 8 cine films into a DVD and I would definately recommend that you take the plunge and contact them for a chat.

I picked them from a range of companies on the internet with no real idea of what was involved or how to judge the competence of any particular company and what they were offering.  In the end I decided to take the reels personally and I spent about an hour with John from bluprint sorting them out. He answered all my questions clearly and explained to me what would happen next.

I had chosen their 'edit manager' service as we had never labeled our films with places and dates and I wanted them to run on the DVD in a logical order. The service also included added background music and captions which was just what I wanted.

Soon afterwards the films were delivered back to me by Special Delivery with what they call a 'draft DVD' which contained all my films and it also had a timer at the bottom of the picture.

I just watched the DVD and wrote down the changes I wanted - where a film needed to be moved or edited out and leaving on the good bits.   I could also change the running order and what I wanted to have removed.  I returned all my notes with my editing instructions and the words I wanted on the captions.

Throughout the final process they were great.  John, phoned me several times to make absolutely certain of some changes I had made and than a few weeks later, back came the finished DVD with captions and music.

The pictures looked better then I expected and I even saw images in dark areas that I don't remember seeing on the original film!

My DVD mostly contained the childhood of my son and daughter and as it was a surprise gift for them, they were both thrilled with the results.

Written by Diana from South Woodford, Essex 

' Many thanks for the safe and prompt delivery of our films. You did a professional job in processing 3,400 ft of film, in 40 or more reels, in one week.  The quality is excellent, especially of 8mm films we took when living in the USA 37 years ago! We will be pleased to provide a reference if needed. '
Mr Barclay, Newmarket 

' We had a lot of cine film with family movies from decades ago. This treasure trove never got viewed as cine film so we decided to get it digitised.
Because the film was unique and irreplaceable I did a lot of research into how to get the job done. I commissioned trial transfers of a cine reel done by BluPrint and the same reel by another company located near them to compare quality. The other company's prices were much lower then BluPrint's but the picture quality of the reel transferred by BluPrint was far superior so we got all the footage digitised by them.

We are delighted with the result and would recommend BluPrint to anyone for their professionalism and quality/speed of results. And as for whether to transfer or not: DO IT ... it's fantastic to be able to see this footage so conveniently, to be able to edit it and take stills from it, and to preserve it from future loss or deterioration.'

Mr D. Parkinson, London W12 


Here are some highlights from our cine transfers.

See the difference after film cleaning and enhancement.

While you're here why not visit the movie archive to see more examples...