35mm/16mm Motion Picture Film Scanning at Oxford Duplication Centre


Blackmagic Design Cintel 35mm & 16mm Motion Picture Film Scanning for online use or for full post- production to uncompressed files

For 35mm and 16mm film scans we use the Black Magic Design Cintel Scanners that offer 4k scanning at up to 30fps which  allows us to scan up to 4k DPX files.  We offer industry leading scanning with resolutions of 4k, 2k, HD & SD across 35mm and 16mm film formats.

This service captures each frame of film to its own file, or to frames of a movie file format such as QuickTime. The result is a significantly higher-quality image which allows greater flexibility in post production.

2K 4K Scanning resolution:  2K film scanning  results in 2,048 horizontal pixels per scan line. Super 35mm film frame (1.33:1) at 2K results in a resolution of 2048 x 1536.  A 3-perf 35mm film frame (1.77:1) produces 2048 x 1157. Both are considered 2K.  4K, known also as Ultra HD produces film at a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

Output Options: Once the scanning process is complete, your film can be output in a variety of formats to suit your requirements as follows:   

  • DPX (both 2K and 4K)
  • DCI – DCP both 2K and 4K
  • DCDM
  • HD file formats
  • All common editorial and mezzanine file formats, ProRes, H.264, QT

Color Grading:  Scans are delivered as “flat,” meaning no color correction is applied to the image on capture. The advantage of doing a flat scan is that you don't “bake” color-correction decisions, which you may want to change later, into the digital files. This gives you more flexibility in post production.  

Film Gauges

  • 35mm (2, 3, 4 perforations),
  • Super 35mm (2, 3, 4 perforations)
  • 16mm, Super 16mm

  • Native Resolution

  • 4096 x 3072

  • HDMI Formats

  • 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD
  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • Effective Resolutions

  • 3840 x 2880 - Super 35
  • 3390 x 2864 - Standard 35
  • 3390 x 2465 - Anamorphic 35
  • 1903 x 1143 - Super 16
  • 1581 x 1154 - Standard 16

  • Audio

  • Extraction from scanned image.
  • Type Support Binder Image
    B&W Plastic (Nitrate, Acetate, or Polyester) Gelatin Silver Particles
    Color Plastic (Acetate or Polyester) Gelatin Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan Dyes

    Our offices are open to clients by appointment Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm

    Our office and customer parking is located at the back of our premises behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

    Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com