Film is the mother of all video formats. Originally dating back to the 19th century, film still continues to play an important role in the motion pictures industry. After decades of decline, many directors have rediscovered film format, and many archive institutions and national archives reconsider film as very long term preservation format which can survive technology change due to its optical nature (you only need light and a magnifier to watch a film).
However, Film is a very difficult format to handle due to its very physical nature, often requiring intensive manual processes from chemical cleaning over splicing and re-splicing, repairs, and other intensive processes. We have extensive experience in handling film as we work with many institutions around the world on very large scale film preservation projects, creating petabyes of data in DPX and other preservation formats.
If your film requires with treatment and repairs, or if you have different film formats like 35mm, sepmag audio and other variations of film, or need preservation formats like DPX or JPEG2000, please contact us directly.