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329 West 18th Street Suite #610
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) 243-1808

Film & Home Movie Transfers

CFA can provide transfers of your celluloid home movies or other films to DVD or external hard drive through two different digitization processes, allowing for flexibility in terms of budget, resolution, and intended use.

Kinetta Archival Film Scanner

Telecine Transfer Service


The Kinetta Archival Film Scanner is a sprocketless flatbed scanner capable of producing 3K edge-to-edge scans of 35mm, 16mm, and 8mm film, with optical sound on any of these formats. In addition to producing beautiful transfers of good condition film, this scanner is specifically designed for those damaged, shrunken, and warped films that won’t run through other systems.

From the 3K master, CFA can create a playable version at 2K or HD and provide a small suite of post-production options, including best light transfer and color-correcting faded films.

For more information about the Kinetta and its specifications, as well as to receive an estimate for scanning your films, call (312) 243-1808 or email brian [at]


The Telecine is our transfer service for those looking to save on costs while still gaining access to their precious film material. The SD (720×480) resolution is perfect for home movies on DVD and sharing your films online or elsewhere. You can also receive the digital files directly for personal editing and easily making your own copies.


Super 8mm film .30 per foot
Regular 8mm film .30 per foot
16mm film .25 per foot


Processing Fee $15 per order


Digital Files $20 (drive purchased from CFA)
$0 (drive provided by client)
First DVD $25
DVD Duplicates $15 each


All shipping charges handled by customer.

You can estimate the transfer cost by the following schedule:

8mm 16mm
50’ reel (3” diameter) $15 $12.50
100’ reel (4” diameter) $30 $25
200’ reel (5” diameter) $60 $50
300’ reel (6” diameter) $90 $75
400’ reel (7” diameter) $120 $100

If film appears damaged or if it has rough splices, CFA will inspect and make light repairs at a cost of $100 per hour. We will notify the customer if repair time is likely to exceed 30 minutes of work.

For more information call (312) 243-1808, or email
brian [at]