We have re-opened the studio and are receiving visitors each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am - 4pm

To keep a safe environment, we ask that you telephone beforehand on 01943 462597, so that we can coordinate our visitors and maintain healthy social distancing. In the meantime, we continue to monitor email, so please get in touch with us, including a phone number, via 

Winpenny Photography have the facilities to transfer those old family cine films and video tapes onto DVD or USB stick or external hard drive, so that you can watch them over again on a modern TV or computer.

We are experts at transferring all formats of cine and video films, negatives, slides and photographs.  We'll transfer your footage to DVD or portable hard drive, for you and your family to enjoy.

We work with 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm cine formats, as well as cassettes such as VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi-8, MiniDV and Betamax video tape, as well as digital memory cards.

Future-proof the memories by owning digital copies of your priceless family treasures.

To ask a question about cine film to DVD transfer, please call 01943 462597

Transfer cine film and video to modern digital formats

Do you have reels of old cine film that you have no means of viewing anymore?

Worried family heirlooms may be in danger of deteriorating or even being lost forever?

Want to have digital copies of old home movies to share with friends or relatives?

Winpenny Photography are the experts in this field and have the know-how and equipment to preserve old cine films by converting them to modern digital formats, and then transferring them to DVD, USB Stick or external hard drive.

Once transferred, you can enjoy viewing them again, on your television or computer. Order copies for relatives. You can also upload them from YouTube or upload backups to Dropbox or Google Drive.

Thanks to our high standard of work, we come highly recommended by the Yorkshire Film Archive and have had many word of mouth referrals from our past clients, including English Heritage, The National Railways Museum and also from commercial and private clients.

It doesn’t matter what the format; Standard 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm or 16mm, we can convert all formats and convert them to a modern digital file before film deteriorates.

And not just cine film. We can also work with more recent camcorder formats such as MiniDV, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, VHS-C and video platforms such as VHS, Betamax and mini DVD.

As well conversion and transfer, we can also provide an editing service. This might include removing filming 'mistakes' or cutting fogged or otherwise spoiled footage from the captured films.

We can enhance the exposure of dark or over-exposed sections, and we can also add titles and credits at the start of each reel to give a polished finish to your old films.

So how does it work?

After making an enquiry, we will provide you with an estimate of costs. With cine film this is  based on the number of reels and their footage and in the case of video on the duration of the tape recording.

You can bring your film or tapes to our studio in Otley, West Yorkshire or they can be sent to us via Royal Mail or a carrier of your choice.

What about safeguarding?

For peace of mind we highly recommend sending your items to us by tracked or ‘signed for’ delivery.

Don’t worry, we conduct all work ourselves in our own premises and your original copies will not be sent away to any third party service providers.

Having taken details of your requirements, should a query arise we will contact you to discuss it further.

When we have finished, you can collect everything from us or following receipt of cleared payments, we can arrange for the goods to be returned to by secure means at your cost.

To have a cine film or video conversion carried out please call us on 01943 462597