Digitize Film Reels to Digital

TheDigitizeCenter | Send us your media and our team of experts will digitize all of it with care and prepare it for you in the format of your choice.

Convert your Film Reels to Digital Format and Enjoy your Memories Forever

Digitize your film reels into a digital format so that they can be preserved and last forever. Once digitized, your digital memories will be delivered to you on the format of your choice via digital cloud, USB thumb drive, or playable DVDs.

  • Step 1: Order Digitize Kit and Pack your Film Reels

    The first step is simple, order the Digitize Kit that corresponds to the number of reels you plan to send in. Don't worry if you do not have the exact number, you can always send more if you'd like. Once the kit arrives, pack it with your memories and send it off to us using the prepaid special priority return label.

  • Step 2: Professionally Digitized with Care

    Our team of experts will digitize all of your film reels with care and prepare it for you in the format of your choice. You will receive email updates along the way keeping you up to date on the status.

  • TheDigitizeCenter | You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever.

    Step 3. Enjoy your Memories

    You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever

    What You Get 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Digitizing your video tapes is only based on the number of items you send in. We do not bill according to the size of the reel., only the number of reels. To learn more, visit the Pricing Page or scroll down.

How long does it take?

It can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks to completely finish your order depending upon what size it is and if its during the busy season. However, we do offer expedited processing options that allow you to have your order completed in as little as 3 days!

Can I send other types of items in along with my film reels?

Yes! You can mix and match as much as you'd like. We can digitize most types of consumer media, including video tapes, film, photos, and slides. For a full list of what we can digitize, visit What We Digitize.

What if one of my films is blank?

We will go through each film reel you send us from the beginning to the end to make sure we get everything from it. If a reel is completely blank, you will be notified and receive a credit.

Do you fix any quality issues with the film?

Yes we do. If a film reel is damaged or broken, we will repair the film and perform any splices necessary at no additional cost. We also digitally trim any blank areas of the tape so the digitized copy will just be the actual content.

Which output choice should I choose?

This is really up to you and how you would like to have your digitized files. We can put your digitized files on the cloud for digital access and download, put them on a thumb drive, or burn them to playable DVDs.

Will you name the files?

Yes! This is something that only we do. Whenever possible, we will take whatever labels you have on the film and apply that name to digitized file. So if you have a film reel labeled Christmas 1979, its digitized file will have that same file name.

I'm nervous about sending my memories. What safeguards do you take to keep my memories safe?

Excellent question! We take a number of measures to make sure your memories are safe and secure from the moment they leave your possession until you receive them back from us. This includes using a special priority shipping service, an advanced internal tracking system, and more. So far, we have digitized over 1 million memories and have never lost or damaged a single one. Not one! To learn more about the safeguards we take, read this article.

What types of film reels can you digitize?

We can digitize all types of 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm Film.

  • Preserve your Memories Forever

    Old media items such as film reels can and will degrade in quality over time. Film reels are especially prone to degradation if stored improperly and can lead to fading if not digitized. Digitizing preserves these memories forever before it is too late.

  • TheDigitizeCenter | You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever.

    Share with Family and Friends

    Digitizing with The Digitize Center makes it easy to share your memories with family and friends. Once digitized, you can share whichever videos you like easily with the people you choose using our Digital Cloud. Send home movies straight to anyone's smartphone or email in the cloud or order additional thumb drives or DVDs for more physical copies.

  • Protection from Loss or Damage

    Digitized memories are protected from loss or damage with our Digital Memory Cloud Backup. Once digitized, you never have to worry about losing your memories to an unforeseen disaster as we keep your memories backed up in our secure cloud.

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Get Started Now with your Digitize Kit

Order the Digitize Kit that corresponds to the number of items you want to digitize and prepare to enjoy a lifetime of memories in high-quality digital format. Fill up the Digitize Kit with your memories and receive everything back fully digitized in just a few weeks.

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    2 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $29.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 2 film reels or mix and match.

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    10 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $139.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 10 film reels or mix and match.

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    20 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $279.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 20 film reels or mix and match.

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    40 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $549.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 40 film reels or mix and match.

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Digitizing your Film Reels has never been easier...

Over 1 Million Memories Digitized and Thousands of Happy Customers

With our industry leading technology and world-class customer service, The Digitize Center is America's leader in digitizing video tapes, film reels, photos and more. See what our customers have to say about us:

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Lori Worden (Walnut Creek, CA)
Thankful for the Easy Service

The Digitize Center did a great job turning the DVDs of my daughters school plays into electronic files. It did take a few months process from start to finish, but be patient -- the result is worth the wait.

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Siggi Irwin (Agoura, CA)
FABULOUS PRODUCT!

They did a wonderful job on digitizing my VERY OLD cam-recorder tapes. The quality was better than expected. I would have given them 5 stars, but it took literally months before I received my product back. Overall though, I think they are fabulous!

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Gary (Denver, CO)
75-year-old 16mm films

I sent in 17 reels of 16mm movie film that were 60-75 years old and most was in pretty bad shape but Digitize technicians were able to capture most of the reels, 5 could not be recovered. I am very pleased with their efforts and happy that they were able to recover a lot of old family memories.
My only caution to anyone utilizing this type of service, don't get in a hurry for results. My project took close to 4 months to complete but I advised them when I sent my order in that I wasn't in a hurry, films had been sitting for 60 years so no need to rush now.
Bottom line, job well done.

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Audie Bradford (Front Royal, VA)
Nice job

I set three VHS tapes and all were digitized as requested. The delivery date was longer than stated but since they were sitting in a box it didn’t really matter.

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Geoffrey Steadman (Ashburn, VA)
Vidio Review

It took a little longer than expected to get the tapes back. Looking at tapes from the 70s, 80s and 90s brought back lots of great family memories. Very professional job copying the tapes and discs.

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Tammy Smith (Raven, VA)
Very Pleased!

I am pleased with my order although I thought it took a really long time. I do plan to place another order in the next few days and will look into paying an extra charge to receive sooner.

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Kathi Schmitt (Tallassee, AL)

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Rev Robert Burkey (Frackville, PA)
thumb drive of 8MM movies from the 70s

time to receive item was as stated. all precautions to protect sent items were returned in excellent condition. very well pleased

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Joe Harris (Dacula, GA)
Very Nice

Came out nice for the age of the tapes i sent, very happy and have two more ready to come your way.

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Dean Thrun (Duluth, MN)
Delivered what they said they would.

The process was simple, but the wait time is ridiculous.6 months makes you wonder if they will ever fulfill the order.

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Nick Carter (Pittsboro, NC)
Good work, lousy timing

I value having my things digitized. I am highly frustrated with the fact that it took you 6 months to get the job done. No apology, no discount, poor communication to manage my expectations. As important as the service is, I can't recommend you to others.

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Edward Stevens (Freehold, NJ)
Missed item

While the items I sent were digitized I ordered and paid for 2 USB Drives and only received one

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Charles Patrello (White Lake, MI)

Great

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Faith (San Antonio, TX)
Being generous

Maybe my tapes were old and damaged. Didn’t receive any input about parts of video that might be bad, or sound compromised, so not sure if any further diagnostics were provided. Paid for 14 tapes, 4 were exact copies of others, but no indication that this company even noticed. Sent them in early January, received back in May- 3 months after longest possible processing date provided when submitted. Which is a lot of time for a company holding my original family heirlooms. Videos split into entire tape segments, rather than organized by date or smaller event based segments- kinda like just copied exactly as they came in. No indication of a technician overlooking the copies- didn’t even notice several copy tapes. Now that the service is more widespread, might stick closer to home, where at least I can monitor the location of my most sensitive heirlooms.

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Emma Ohlig (Springfield, NJ)
Great service, takes a long time

Got this as a Christmas present for my mom and chose this company because they’re one of the only ones that does DVDs. We were thrilled with how the home videos came out and everything got returned to us in one piece! However, it takes much much longer than advertised. We sent the videos in January and didn’t receive the digital versions until May. TDC updates through each stage of the process but just be prepared to wait several months for the final product. Well worth the wait, we’ll be sending our remaining videos in as well

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Charles Hood (Columbia, SC)
Superb Service

We submitted a huge order for DVD transfer. It was handled professionally and deliberately by Joseph. We would recommend this service to preserve your precious memories.

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Rebecca Hart (Boston, MA)
Best decision

The best

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Patrick Lovell (Daytona Beach, FL)
AMAZING!!!!!

Digitize Center nailed it!!! They did exactly what they said they would in the exact timeframe that they specified. I am more than happy/grateful for what they did for me!!!

I totally recommend this comapny to anyone looking to capture their memories in a digital fashion!!

Thank you so much!!!

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Christopher Jordan (Avon, CT)
Good product, shaky service

My order was confirmed received on 12/14/23 and stated it would ready in 2-8 weeks. As time went by no word, requests for status got a standard 'Your Order is in Process' email response. I got a bunch of these until my order finally arrived last week , four months later. The final product was nice but this company clearly oversold their capacity to process orders and poorly communicated what was going on.

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David Wiest (Jensen Beach, FL)
Great job

Superb work. Completely satisfied

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JOSEPH A KOCH (Akron, OH)
Excellent Service

They were able to take an old VHS and convert it to mp4, which I was able to extract from the cloud. The process took a few months, but I received frequent feedback about the progress. I would recommend for anyone looking to digitize old family videos.

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David Russell Jr. (Elyria, OH)

Quality of work is great. Order Took longer than originally told.

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Susan Riley (Parlin, NJ)
Saves great memories

We would have lost some great memories is we had not had them digitized! They did a great job.

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richard robishaw (Brunswick, ME)
good job

came out good but slow in processing.

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Perry Lindquist (Hartland, WI)
Took Forever and Unorganized

Took over 4 months to complete a VCR box of 20 tapes. Even though the tapes were usually dated, there was no order to the recordings on the jump drive, with file titles that were completely useless.