Transfer 16mm Film to DVD

Convert your old 16mm film reels to DVD and optional thumb drive with Legacybox.
Convert your old 16mm film reels to DVD and optional thumb drive with Legacybox.
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i Thumb Drive $15.95
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So easy, so meaningful

The most important thing you can do for your family, in three easy steps.

1. Fill your Legacybox

1. Fill your Legacybox

Just pack your Legacybox with all your analog media. We include safety barcodes for every item, and a pre-paid shipping label. Hand your filled Legacybox to the mail carrier, pat yourself on the back, and let us take it from here.
2. Digitized with care

2. Digitized with care

Our team of professionals will digitize every item, by hand, with personalized updates provided at each step. Your Legacybox will be digitized at our 3 acre, 50,000 square foot campus - a temple to love of everything analog.
3. Relive, laugh, cry

3. Relive, laugh, cry

Receive all your original recorded moments back, along with perfectly preserved copies on thumb drive, the cloud, or DVD. Then gather the family, and begin the trip down memory lane. Tissues not included.
10+ Years Experience

10+ Years Experience

Legacybox is the industry leader with over a decade of experience.

Trusted by 400,000+

Trusted by 400,000+

We’re the most trusted digitizing company in the world, used by countless families, museums, governments, universities, and more…

Satisfaction Guarantee

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not happy, neither are we. We’ll work to make it right, or your money back.

Informed at Every Step

Informed at Every Step

Our exclusive, barcoded, online tracking system provides up to 12 e-mailed updates from start to finish.

Convert 16mm To Digital

                                    

Sweet 16. Remember the year you could finally get behind the wheel and drive? Ah! The freedom to see the world and be seen by it in all of your awkward teenage glory. Sure it was mostly back and forth to the mall, but it certainly felt like breaking out of prison.

Do you have any 16mm film treasures hidden away? The film was stored on reels, shown on projectors, and was 16 millimeters wide. If you don’t already know what you have on those reels, it’s high time you find out. Sure it’s hard, like getting a teenager out of bed, but all that groaning and stubborn excuse-making is on you. At the top of the to-do list, you’ve got to transfer that 16mm film to thumb drive, digital delivery through Legacybox Cloud™ or DVD before it deteriorates any further. Give it license to get out and be seen (AKA get converted to digital). Your friends and family will never stop thanking you.

16 millimeter was the first truly experimental format and not all 16mm film could record sound while shooting. Sure, there was Hollywood, but then there was everyone else who didn’t have that kind of money. The industry standard 35mm film was expensive and the equipment was heavy. Unless you had a movie lot and crew, not to mention a pretty penny or two, capturing the world outside your door in moving pictures was an unrealistic dream . Then, in 1923, Eastman Kodak introduced 16 mm film as a less expensive amateur alternative to 35 mm film. Professionals snubbed their nose at what they considered to be an inferior medium. But 16mm unlocked possibilities for home filmmakers, for amateur photographers and artists, educators, travelers, and businesses. The format was used exclusively in World War 2. Kodak commissioned a 16 mm Kodascope Library, from which people could buy or rent films, which only helped promote the format. Films for government, business, medical and industrial clients contributed to a whole network of 16 mm professional filmmakers and related service industries in the 1950s and 1960s. Television production was big on the use of 16 mm, because it freed producers from rigidly operated studio sets. 16 mm film was also one of the first formats to use acetate safety film as a film base. 35mm nitrate film had the drawback of being highly combustible.

The technicians at Legacybox want to help set your footage free and give it new life in the realms that you can see it easily, show it to others with the click of a button, and store it safely for generations to come. We convert 16mm with care, making sure each frame is clean, bright and rendered in the best possible way. In addition to digital files, all your 16mm films will come back to live with you forever. That won’t always be true for your teenagers, so give them the gift of their family history before they go off making their own. Not sure if your film has sound? Find out here!