Film Scanning

Niagara Custom Lab is pleased to offer film image scanning services for all small gauge stocks processed at the lab, as well as existing prints and negatives; 16mm, S8mm, 8mm & 9.5mm. All films processed in house will be set up and cleaned for scanning, older collections brought to us for scanning will be inspected, repaired and cleaned for best final results.

FLAT SCANNING cropped or overscan (edge to edge)

We are currently able to scan in HD, 2K or 4K. This service is perfect for the filmmaker prepared to perform their own timing and colour grading. Available in edge-to-edge or cropped to exposed image only. Our standard output is Apple ProRes 422 HQ.

Film Format HD Flat 2K Flat4K flat
16mm $0.30/ft$0.46/ft$0.80/ft
Super 8 $0.40/ft$0.72/ft$1.40/ft


All digital transfer orders require an empty or backed-up storage device of adequate size (roughly 18GB per 100′). We will accept personal hard drives supplied to us for the storage of your digital files , if they fit the requirements outlined only. If not we can provide a suitable drive at cost. 

Supplied drives must be formatted for ExFAT or a Mac.

 No extra fees for the loading of these files to your drive or ours.

We can also upload your files to Google Drive for $1/GB.

Niagara Custom Lab is not responsible for lost data or delayed orders due to file delivery.

Contact us for a quote.

Consult our helpful FAQ page for more details.

Please note: Niagara Custom Lab remains committed to serving the specific needs of each filmmaker, so we are happy to forward any processing order to our friends at the transfer house of your choice.

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