Cine Film Equipment Showcase

We often get asked about some of the equipment we use. Here is a brief overview and demonstration of our main Cine Film transfer machine, the RetroScan Universal MK1 from MovieStuff in Texas, USA 🤠 🇺🇸

This machine was introduced in 2016, and cost around $8,000. Ours also has a series of upgrades including a 2K camera and film gates to support 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm film.

It captures each film frame individually in 2K using a sprocketless system which handles the film by the edges. This guarantees the smoothest possible transfer. It uses an UltraLite LED light source which doesn’t damage the film, unlike conventional filament lamps.

We also have a pair of Tobin Cinema Systems machines which produce comparable results, but the RetroScan is used for most of our work.

Want to find out more about the transfer process, or perhaps see any of our machines in action? Please get in touch 🤩