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Colleagues and Friends,


Our library has a collection of locally produced 16mm movies.  We would like to get these into digital format?


Does anyone know of equipment that we can purchase to do this?  Otherwise, is there a service which you have found helpful?


Thank you and Season’s Blessings.


DP Harris, Phd—Vice President/CIO

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY | Information Services


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Have you tried WalMart? I have had some old family converted through their service and been very pleased. They may have an issue with copyright, but you can check with them.




Randall Alberts, PMP

Assistant Director, Project Management

Institutional Technology

Ringling College of Art and Design

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Sarasota, FL 34234

Office: 941-893-2054

Fax: 941-359-7615



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I recently asked some colleagues here at GSU this very question as I’ve recently found some family films in 16mm. The companies they referred are all in Georgia but they may be able to point you to resources in CA. I would guess that CA has some of the best in this field considering the film industry.


Here is 3 companies in town that does 16mm transfer. They range in quality and price. It'll probably just depend on what type of finished quality you need from the 16mm transfer.

This company uses a lesser quality machine. Not bad. They basically use a machine that has a mirror and they record the projection. If you are just interesting is seeing your footage in decent quality this would be a good. Definitely cheaper than the other 2 below.

They use a film gate with a much better machine as far as quality. They will cost more. They can transfer flat or color correct.

They are really good. A lot of archival places use them. The GSU library archives uses them. Expensive.


Very Best Regards,


James McGovern Amann

IT Business Planning

Information Systems and Technology

Georgia State University

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