Motion picture film scanning

Digitizing cinematic history for archiving and monetization

10K Scanner
Image by PRO-TEK's Photo Archivist, Michael Cahill.

PRO-TEK offers high-resolution, high-quality motion picture film scanning services, using the world’s most sophisticated system—the Director 10K by Lasergraphics.

Thanks to our combination of technology, skilled technicians and best practices, you gain the highest quality results and greatest satisfaction. As a full-service provider of film restoration and archiving services, we also reduce the inconvenience, uncertainty and risks of additional points of handling and transportation.

Motion picture film scanning capabilities

  • Up to 10K resolution with simultaneous output of image and soundtrack to UHD/HD ProRes, DPX or TIFF.
  • Ability to scan all formats—35mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm, 28mm, 17.5mm and 9.5mm films.
  • Damaged and delicate film stock is managed with stability, speed and quality. Scratches are greatly reduced without blurring or altering the original image and optional color correction delivers a pristine, color-graded scan from faded film.

It’s always been PRO-TEK’s standard policy to inspect, clean and repair all film prior to scanning; now, even film with torn or missing sprocket holes can be reasonably captured at the best possible resolution.

10K Scanner 16mm
Image by Michael Cahill.
10K Scanner
10K Scanner-35mm

Meeting all your film preservation requirements

While you may choose any PRO-TEK services a la carte, many of our clients appreciate our full-spectrum of restoration and archiving capabilities and film expertise:

  • Meticulous cleaning, inspection and repair prior to all film-scanning.
  • High-resolution motion picture film scanning services.
  • Secure motion picture film storage that meets stringent archival standards.
  • Expert staff of film technicians, archivists and historians with decades of experience.
  • Scale and processes that deliver greater efficiency and affordability.

Digitizing motion picture film preserves cinematic heritage while unlocking the full value of the content. PRO-TEK scanning services using the Director 10K demonstrates our commitment to archiving leadership, innovation and client satisfaction.