8mm, Super8mm (with or without sound) and 16mm (with or without sound) film to a DVD, miniDV tape, USB drive, external hard drive or uploaded to a Vimeo account. We use Telecine film transfer machines that use a built-in high-definition camera and a true-speed mechanism to process the film. Music can be added to any film project at an additional cost. For a sample of a finished project, please go to our YouTube link

  • $.24 per foot for silent film
  • $.35 per foot for optical sound film
  • Film Transfer setup charge (200’ film length minimum) $10.00

Film Cleaning

If your film is extremely dusty or dirty, we can clean your reels before we transfer them for only a few extra cents per foot. We use VitaFilm™ to clean and lubricate your old film. This process is done realtime with lint free cloths and VitaFilm™, passing the film several times through the soaked cloths to remove debris and brighten colors.

Film Soaking

For extremely damaged, brittle, vinegar syndrome film (smells like old vinegar) we offer a one week soaking in a restorative VitaFilm™ solution. Soaking will stop vinegar syndrome and improve film flexibility so it can be run through a projector or transfer device. Not all film can be restored to “playability.” Please come in for a consultation to see if your damage film is a candidate for this process. Soaking is $40 per reel and takes 5-8 days to complete.

Silent film.16 per foot
With VitaFilm cleaning.20 per foot
Optical sound film.25 per foot
With VitaFilm cleaning.29 per foot

How many minutes of footage are on my film reels?

The running time for 8mm film, Super8 film are approximately:

  • 3″ reel (50 feet) 2-3 minutesFilmReelMinutesofFootage
  • 4″ reel (100 feet) 5-6 minutes
  • 5″ reel (200 feet) 12-14 minutes
  • 6″ reel (300 feet) 19-22 minutes
  • 7″ reel (400 feet) 26-29 minutes


Audio Visual Specialists of Lynnwooodis a full service audio visual company providing equipment rentals, equipment sales and media duplication services.

Audio Visual Specialists
2125 196th St. SW Ste. #117
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Ph. 425.774.5735
Fax. 425.774.5951