Lightpress has a team of talented colorists and excellent tools for any film originated projects. Consult with our colorists to help guide the appropriate creative and technical choices to complete the vision of your project.
Film Scanning Technical Features
Print, Negative, Interpositive, Internegative
16mm, S16mm, 35mm (2, 3, 4 perf)
16mm scans @ 2K 4:3 (2048 x 1536)
S16mm scans @ 2K 16:9 (2048 x 1152)
35mm scans @ 4K 4:3 (4096 x 3072)
35mm scans @ 4K 16:9 (3840 x 2160)
35mm and 16mm Optical Audio
16mm Magnetic Audio
Scans to ProRes, DNXHR, DPX, Uncompressed
BEST LIGHT or SCENE to SCENE
BEST LIGHT allows for going through the entire film element correcting for any exposure or color balance problems.
SCENE to SCENE allows for paying more attention to detail, color continuity, creating looks.
Rates and schedule
BEST LIGHT grade is charged per foot.
$0.44/ft for 16mm
$0.30/ft for 35mm
The minimum fee for a BEST LIGHT is $400.
SCENE to SCENE grade is charged @ $400 per hour @ 3:1 ratio.
Example: 20 mins of film will take 1hr to grade.
The minimum fee for SCENE to SCENE is $400.
Turnaround for film scanning is 5 business days.
5% fee for processing payments with credit card.
Submit your film transfer order by filling out this form.
You can use the Kodak Footage Calculator to determine the running time of your film
File size can be determined by downloading the AJA Data Rate calculator:
Download iOS version from iTunes App Store
Download Android version from Google Play Store
Film Scanning Samples
SANDRA L DAVIS