16mm Film to Digital
Film Transfers: 16mm Film to Digital
The history of 16mm film dates back to the 1920s, when Kodak first introduced the format. The format was initially developed for the home enthusiast, but by the 1930s it had begun to make inroads into the educational market and as a news-gathering format, the 16 mm format was also used to for television programming and documentaries.

If you've been holding onto your old 16mm films from the past, then now is the time to get them digitized. VideoMedia can bring your old 16mm films back to life by transferring them to a digital format that can be easily stored and accessed. This will allow you to preserve your footage while also making them easier to share with friends and family. 

At VideoMedia, we've been converting and restoring media for 42 years, so we know what it takes to protect your memories for generations to come. We know when it comes to preserving your important moments, only the highest quality will do and we’re happy to deliver just that!
How Does the VideoMedia Transfer Process Work?
When you bring your old 16mm film to VideoMedia you’re in good hands. We’re a completely in-house operation, meaning all work is done by our staff of trained professionals who have years of experience working with analog media. It’s quick and easy: just drop off your 16 mm film reels to our Montreal location, or have them delivered via courier, and we’ll get to work!

When your reels arrive at our on-site laboratory, each one is meticulously examined by our technicians to ensure it’s in good condition and the recording can be transferred with great quality.  If any issues need to be addressed before we proceed with the transfer, you will be contacted immediately so you can approve any necessary repairs or modifications.
Your film is then meticulously digitized one frame at a time using state- of- the- art scanners, to ensure that no detail of your memories is lost.

Next, your footage will be digitized. Using the latest industry-standard technology, our technicians will transfer your 16mm film into a digital format. This procedure is done frame-by-frame, meaning that every nuance of your footage will be meticulously preserved.

Once the digitization is complete, we will discuss with you which support best suits your need are then stored onto a digital support of your choice of USB key, external hard drive, DVD or any other device of your choice. We’ll also be sure to return your original 16mm film reels safe & intact, along with your freshly minted digitized files.
Why Choose VideoMedia?
When you choose VideoMedia for transferring your 16mm film reels to digital files, you get to work with a family-run business that’s been helping people in Montreal and across Canada preserve their memories for over 40 years. We know how important your memories are to you, and we take the time to make sure they’re preserved with quality and precision. 

Because the processing is done in-house, we can also accommodate more complex projects quickly and efficiently. Our team of helpful and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your project – whether it’s a personal, institutional, artistic or commercial endeavor.

At VideoMedia, you can rest assured you are getting the best value for your money. Although our prices are competitive, the quality of our service is unmatched, supported by state-of-the-art equipment and technology when converting your 8mm memories to be preserved for generations.

VideoMedia has been around for a while, and our many years of industry experience in the industry has made us a trusted name in media transfer. We take pride in our ability to provide affordable, reliable, and high-quality services to our customers. This experience enables us to undertake any project you have entrusted to us.
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Aleesa Hall
My mom passed away back in 2008 and I randomly found this tape VHS with no way of knowing what was on it, so I needed a service that was able to convert it onto a CD or USB, anything. I am so happy I found this VideoMedia. There were able to transfer it flawlessly and now this is the last footage of have of my mom on camera, I get to see her and hear her voice. I'm so happy I have this footage forever now. The service was great and Michel was so kind :)
Frederic St-Jean
De par leur expertise, ils ont su redonner une seconde vie à de précieux souvenirs familiaux. Le tout a été effectué avec grand professionnalisme, un service courtois et à un prix plus que raisonnable. Je recommande vivement. Merci !
Nico Fleury
J'ai fait mettre sur 3 clés des vieux films et des diapositives qui dataient de plus de 35 ans et vraiment ils ont fait un job exceptionnel.  Ils sont très professionnels et le service impeccable, d'autant plus que les prix sont plus qu'abordables.  Un gros MERCI.
Marco Zilveti
Très bonne adresse pour une prestation professionnelle de qualité, une attention très poussée au besoin de/du client(e), très aimable et un résultat parfait !