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FilmFix
226 W. Ojai Ave., Ste 101 #455
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: (805) 640-8883

Timeline of Hardware Updates at FilmFix

We reflected back on the 18 years we've been in business and all the hardware improvements we've made.  Staying on the cutting edge of transfer technology is costly, but it's necessary ...

FilmFix -​ we have mastered analog to digital

During the past 17 years, we have noticed that one can never start too early in preparation for holiday gifts.  Our customers have gotten wise to our traditional "Christmas Rush" ...

FilmFix -​ Our Top 5 Testimonials

When you take the time to write a testimonial for a small business like FilmFix, you are helping us more than you might realize, and we appreciate your efforts beyond what words can ...

For now -​-​ We can no longer Include a Localized Webpage for MP4 Files

Update -- Monday, November 21, 2022 We are very sorry to inform you that, as of Sep 8, 2022, our Localized Webpage is no longer being supported by modern browsers. We hope  you will ...

Rare Double 8mm Film with Sound

Few 8mm transfer houses do sound. Fewer still do sound from Regular 8mm film.  Well, we do sound from Regular 8mm and Super-8 film.  Moreover, we do it at no extra cost to you! ...

Are We Big?

Occasionally we feel like a big transfer house. In reality we are a small Mom-and-Pop store … without the “store” part! Back to our Delusion of Grandeur: It kicks in when we need to ...

Celebrating Another Year in Business!

It feels good to be a part of our community and in our 16th year of business.

How Much Film is on My 8mm Reel?

Let us help you by providing this downloadable PDF. Simply print it out and start measuring away! Please call if you have any questions, whatsoever.

How Best to Edit 18 fps Video Files

It is best to maintain video at its true frame rate of 18 fps, especially when editing and outputting work to a final project. Keeping with the 18fps frame rate ensures the best and ...

The 80/20 Rule Applied to Color Grading

How best to structure our color grading services here at FilmFix has presented us with a challenging dilemma. On the one hand, all 8mm film benefits from some color grading, so that ...

Slide Transfer Samples

A very special thank you to Dr. Greg Ruggerone who gave us permission to use these 35mm film slide scans on our website.  You can read his enthusiastic and helpful testimonial right ...

4K vs 2K 8mm Film Transfer

Hearing customers ask us, "Do you transfer in 4K?" has inspired me to write this somewhat technical blog. If you are considering getting an 8 mm-to-4K film transfer — or if you just ...

What is a Burn Hole?

A burn hole is nothing you want on your film! And, they're rare. It means that at some point while viewing your treasured old family films, the projectionist stopped the film from ...

Archival Grade Slide Transfer

We are happy to bring you our "true grain capture" at 61 megapixel resolution per slides. This is a good time to consider transferring your most treasured slides to beyond Archival ...

4K vs 9.5K Slide Transfer

Our curiosity had us going once we had our new 9.5K camera in hand. We wanted to know how a lower quality transfer would compare to our new 9.5K transfer, so we had a reference. These ...

What Makes Our Slide Transfers Exceptional?

We start with the professionally trained and educated operator who graduated from the world-renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, CA (graduated February, 1996.) ...

Video UP-​SCALING to HD

Up-scaling your video to HD is a wise option to consider when digitizing your old video tapes. Professionally up-scaled footage results in a much nicer image when viewed on a large TV ...

"Magic Cords" -​ Do They Work?

These video transfer cords hit the market, and people started digitizing their tapes at home. However, it seems people are not getting satisfying results with these things. It appears ...

35mm Film Resolution

Nowadays, when we refer to a photograph’s “resolution” or “image quality”, we generally mean its pixel density or, when printed, its Dots per Inch (DPI). Back in the days of film ...

MP4 Files at 18fps!

A silent almost unnoticed breakthrough has happened in the play-back arena. It used to be that only computers were able to manage the play-back of files with frame rates that did not ...

DIY Upscale SD to HD (free)

Let me share with you a hidden treasure that took me a while to find! For a long time, even though I was using an expensive editing program, I was not getting satisfying results when ...

Our Super-​8 Transfer as Compared to Theirs

Recently, we were given a tremendous gift! A customer, Rob C. of Washington, asked us to please re-do a transfer he had done elsewhere, because he was disappointed with their work. He ...

8mm Wolverine MovieMaker-​PRO Rental

If you don't know what's on your family's treasured films, you can rent a Wolverine from us for a couple of weeks and have a look-see! Note:  Operating the Wolverine MovieMaker-PRO ...

Super-​8 Close-​Up Shots

See Mother Nature, shining brightly, in this fine footage! The camera work of these two clips was exceptional. Thank you, Mr. Commons, for letting us use this as a sample transfer on ...

Cracked and Discolored Super-​8 Test-​Transfer

Maria was thrilled with what we achieved on her small 3-inch Test-Transfer reel. Therefore, she granted us use of fun parts of it on our website. The Super-8 film was littered with ...

Watch Our Top-​Notch Super-​8 Film Transfer

I, Nathaniel, very much enjoyed transferring this particular collection of mini-documentaries which the Rene Family filmed during their International vacations. These treasured films ...

Children to the Rescue (Film from 1938)

Classic all metal fire engine, in high pursuit - even amidst snowflakes! Here is 8-decade old 8mm black and white film with all its charm ... and then some. We use this clip with ...

Old-​Time Racers

Freeport Stadium May 1958 winning driver of car 269 George Peters. Clip courtesy of Richard Girards, with expressed written consent -- All Rights Reserved.

Unique 8mm Splicing

One day, we came upon the most unique 8mm film splicing technique ever used -- a staple. It sure made us laugh! In all the years of seeing the various film splice work that our ...

Charlie Chaplin Promoting "THE KID"

While all cherished footage that we have ever transferred is an honor to us, here at FilmFix, this is the most treasured footage we have ever digitized. It's short but very sweet, and ...

What about Moldy-​Looking VHS Tapes?

Evident crystal-like white powder looks like mold at first glance. In realty it is a chemical reaction that happens as the VHS tape slowly breaks down. A tape that looks like this will ...

Grain-​Reduction in Motion

We'll start by showing you the end-result, so let's work backwards. This short clip shows the effect of grain reduction when applied to your footage. Take special note of the detail in ...

It Is All about Privacy!

We respect your privacy. You retain copyright of your treasured family memories! Not all companies can say that. Please check their "fine-print" to make certain they will not sell or ...

Our Transfer Equipment

We use a telecine xenon flash scanner. Here are some of the parts of our system. Our Camera Because many of you asked, we show you the type of camera we use. It's a professional JVC ...

Will Rusty Metal Reels Harm My Film?

Rusty reels have a detrimental effect on the film. It accelerates the decay of the films as it reacts with the film's silver. Film archival houses won't even let rusty reels be stored ...

We Carefully Hand-​Clean Your Film.

After inspecting your films, we begin by asking ourselves, "What will benefit this film the most?" In our 13 years of experience, we have noted that all films benefit from cleaning -- ...

Oops ⎯ Do Not Send Like This!

Without padding, things can get quite disheveled and the box can more easily tear, during transit. Please remember to pad it a bit and tape the box -- both on the bottom and top. When ...

Which of These Does Not Belong?

The fourth reel from the left is quite an odd sight to see. That's because it's a leader of 16mm film - cut in half. This is something that was sometimes done with double perforated ...

Is It Regular 8 or Super-​8 Film?

Here is a little puzzle: Try to figure out which of these two reels has Regular 8mm and which has Super-8 film wound onto its reel. One can determine what kind of film is wound onto ...

Curling 8mm Film

When film gets old it can start to curl, because it is shrinking. The shrinkage amount will depend upon what type of base the film was made of and in what conditions the film was ...

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