Can you capture sound from my 8mm or 16mm or super 8 film reels?

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The majority of film is inherently silent. Anyone remember The Artist starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo? In rare instances, 8mm and Super 8 film may contain magnetic audio lines and 16mm film may contain magnetic, but more commonly optical, sound lines. Of this small percentage of film reels that do have a sound line, an even smaller percentage used the proper recording equipment required to capture both the sound and picture.

Because these instances are so rare, and to ensure we’re providing the highest quality transfers, it is not our process to digitize film with sound. We are unable to process sound on film. However, if you’d like to speak with someone about this, feel free to contact our customer support team.




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