Before we scan your cine film, we always give it a dry-clean first. Partly to protect our scanners, but also to improve your picture, as cine film typically has a fair amount of dust and hairs floating on the emulsion. You will also see from this example that a build-up of debris on cine film can cause the film to skip and bump on the scan-head making a slightly jumpy movie.
A simple clean solves this problem. This service is included with all our cine film transfers free of charge. If your film is particularly dirty, you may wish to give it a 'wet' clean by running the film through a clean cloth moistened with film cleaner before sending it to us.
This work is carried out as standard with all orders at Alive Studios.