16mm film digitisation - DAMsmart

A dying format

16mm film was widely used in a variety of formats across the 20th century. From news collections, to research data to entertainment archives, 16mm film holds vast amounts of history. Unfortunately, film will decay over time as the dyes used for colouring 16mm film break down. More importantly, when your content is on a physical film reel, you are limited by how you can use it.

Digitisation is the only option for many of the old films and newsreels out there that were shot on 16mm.

Rewinding time

At DAMsmart, our team of film professionals can help you transform your 16mm content into usable digital collection. If your film is shrunken or showing other signs of wear and tear, we have what it takes to recover the content from this fragile format. When we digitise your film, you can select from a range of file formats, including high-definition, 2K and 4k outputs, to suit the needs of your organisation. We can deliver you up to three digital formats for each film you digitise, thereby meeting your needs of preservation, reproduction and desktop access in a single project.

We use a scanner specifically designed to digitise archival film, with sprocketless transport that is laser-guided and a gate built to minimise the pressure on your film. Everything is designed to deliver the best result for you.

So, if you are ready to save your 16mm film collection and put your collection back to work, get in touch with us and find out how we can help you digitise your collection today.

Why DAMsmart?

“DAMsmart has provided digitisation services for University of Wollongong Library since 2010. Over this time we’ve been consistently pleased with the knowledge and attention of their staff, and by the quality of their final product. DAMsmart’s work contributes to the success of some key areas in our digitisation program, ensuring the long-term preservation of irreplacable heritage material.”

Margie Jantti Director Library Services at University of Wollongong

No substitute for experience

With a format as fragile as film, you need to know that you’re putting your content in knowledgeable hands. DAMsmart’s film digitisation services have been used by many significant institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum Victoria, the University of Wollongong and the Australian government, Roads and Maritime NSW and Gladstone Regional Council.

Ready to save your 16mm film collection?

Call us to today and start planning for the future of your content.

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