Would 110% recommend! Simon and the team at The Cine Film Factory were out of this world! After years and years of my mum telling me about her cine films of her as a child at Disney, I finally found them without her knowing and got in touch with The Cine Film Factory. Simon was who I spoke to and he was so helpful and professional. I was worried about some of the films as I could see that they were very old and not looking in the best condition. After they found out it was for my mums birthday who has spent the last 8 months working closely with COVID-19 patients as a nurse in intensive care, they were adamant they wanted to look after her films and give her back those amazing memories she had as a child. Simon’s words were “in these times it’s all about helping each other and your mum has helped us a lot, so we really want to help her” which I just though was so kind. They worked so hard to get as much content as possible off of the films as they could and worked so quickly to get them done in time for her birthday. When my mum saw the films playing on the screen for the first time since she was a child, she just burst into tears with joy and happiness from her childhood memories and that was all thanks to the amazing Cine Film Factory! You gave my mum something she has dreamed about for so many years and I really can’t thank you enough!
If you're looking to have your family film(s) professionally restored and transferred, look no further than Simon Papouis at the Cine Film Factory. His knowledge, expertise and experience sets him apart from any other film restoration specialist in the United Kingdom. Couple this with his friendly, understanding and welcoming personality, and he's one of the easiest people to talk to when it comes to literally anything. The way Simon handled my Grandfather's film was as if it were his own, so you can rest easy knowing your film is in good hands with Simon. I would 100% recommend The Cine Film Factory for any of film requirements.
Stowe School (Buckingham)
We safely received the film this morning and it is a complete triumph! Thank you ever so much for restoring it so expertly for us, we are absolutely delighted to have it for our archive.
We will certainly be in touch if any more films in need of restoration or transfer to digital come to light! It is wonderful to have your expertise to hand.
Thanks again for all your help.
Best wishes Stowe School
Oh my goodness Simon!
It’s arrived and I’ve just watched it.
I know it was only short but both sets of my grandparents were in the footage and I forgot that they had come to watch / see me in the play. All have them are now dead apart from my Grandma Betty who is now 94 and in great health. You and your company have brought back a memory from long ago with such clarity that I can almost feel it. Footage I’ve never seen before. I’m about to show it to my kids.... thank you thank you thank you. It’s my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary on 6th May so I’m going to give them this as one of their presents!
Thank you I have received the DVD and original film in the post this morning. I have just watched it and think they will be very pleased as am I! Thank you again for your very professional, friendly and swift service I will be recommending you to anyone of my friends/family who wish to do this in the future.
Many Thanks for your help
Thank you so much for the USB which arrived yesterday. I am surprised how well the films have copied considering their age.
I am so glad I have had this done as it has brought back so many of my childhood memories. It has also allowed me to remember my parents as they were when they were younger rather than the sadder memories I have in the years before their deaths.
I can now dispose of the projector before our intended move!
Just a quick note to say thank you for the fantastic job you did in transferring the cine film reels to a digital format.
We were really impressed in the quality of the finished product, plus your professional communication throughout the entire process.
I just received the DVD and watched it,,,,
Thank you so much for your all effort to make it looks better to watch.
I can tell who is who, and there is my best friend she past away last year so i am ever so happy!!!!!!!!
I will send to her family, they will be great to watch that too.
Thank you again Simon for all of your help.
Without your direction i couldn’t find the way to do this.
Have a great day !!!
Just to confirm the safe arrival of our DVDs today.
I cannot express how pleased we are with the finished product.
Thank you so much for the first class service from beginning to end.
We can now enjoy our priceless family memories, and we shall highly recommend the Cine Film Factory.
Thank You So Much
A really great professional service and a big thank you to Simon for taking the time and trouble to explain the process from cine to DVD.
What a wonderful treat to see all the old films from my childhood which brought back lovely memories.
Loved the results so much that I've ordered copies for my relatives to enjoy as well.
Have no hesitation in recommending Simon's excellent first class service to friends.
Sunbeam Motorcycle Club (London)
Our Motorcycle Club had several thousand feet of 16mm sound and silent films some of which went back to pre-war. Much of the footage was in a poor state and probably about to expire.
Cine Factory cleaned up and stabilised the film then copied it to MP4.
We are extremely pleased with the results and can now enjoy our library on club nights without having to set up our ancient projectors and screen.
Thank you so much - what a brilliant job you have done on the transfers I'm so pleased with the results and certainly brought back some memories.
Please pass my gratitude and thanks to all the team.
Again thank you so much.
Kind Regards, Richard
I would like to say again to you a big thank you for sorting my 8mm Cine film out and transferring it to Digital.
I have spoken to my Mother and she is looking forward and my Sister to seeing these films as they are also of them in there younger days of the 1960s and 1970s.
I have watched all of them and I’m so glad I’ve got them transferred to Digital.I will be keeping my eye out for anyone I know who has some 8mm Cine films and want them to be transferred to DVD or for Computer use and pass your details on, because if I was to rate you out of 10 and 10 being Fantastic I would give you 100%.
Thank you again.
I just wanted to let you know that the quality of the 16mm Film transferred film is excellent. It looks wonderful.
Hi Simon. Many Thanks film arrived today. Once again well done, 1st class service.
Dear The Cine Film Factory Team, We would like to thank you for your professional, friendly approach to business. We would definitely recommend your services. We look forward to receiving our Films & Thanks Again.
Dear Simon. Disks arrived today. Have had a quick look at some of them and they are fantastic, just what I wanted. Thank you for your hard work.
Bill and Mary
Dear The Cine Film Factory. Many Thanks for your prompt service, we received our films plus the DVD on the 18/07/2011 as per your conformation Email. We are extremely pleased with every aspect of the service you provided and can honestly say that this has never happened before. You explained the how, the when and why and did exactly that. We have reviewed the MPEGs and are delighted with the results. So Many Thanks for your services and will strongly recommend you to all of our friends who may want similar services.
Dear The Cine Film Factory. I would like to thank you for the transfer you made of my 8mm cine film. I had not seen the contents for about 20 years, and I don’t think my children have ever seen it, so it will be a surprise for them.
Hi there. Just wanted to say thank you so much for such a quick turnaround! My package arrived on Saturday and I’m really pleased with the results, I really appreciate you taking out the under exposed parts for the DVD (I don’t think my cousin would be impressed that half his wedding video was black!) and what did come out looks great, super 8 just looks so charming doesn’t it? It was a bit of an experiment and a really good lesson on what super 8 can do- in future I will only film outside on bright days and not try and trick the camera into doing something it can’t do! I will definitely use you guys again in future and spread the word on your service.
Dear The Cine Film Factory.Apologies I should have come back and let you know I had received them and all are excellent. I initially thought there would be over 50 films but this turned into 40 – so unless I find anymore I think that will be it for now. I know I still had one to process in the camera but I can not find the camera so, as the deadline for processing these types of film has now passed – I will never know what was on it. Can I thank you for such an excellent and professional service and I will recommend you to anyone I come across who needs to transfer film to more up to date media, thank you once again.
Hi Simon. Well got it about 2 hours ago and already watch the DVD (unable to stop once started). First of all many thanks for the rush job, the family will love it. It is absolutely brilliant and loads of memories come flooding back. I have two more lots to do if you are able but I will giver you a ring soon. Once again THANKS.
Hi Simon. I am absolutely delighted with the work you have done on the transfer of my dads old cine film to DVD. Watched it last night. It is brilliant to see it all and know he will be over the moon – hard to keep it from him but he will get the discs on Wednesday. Your service was absolutely efficient and much more personal compared to the others I looked at before deciding on yours. Also cheaper!! I would definitely recommend you to others. Many thanks and kindest regards.
Dear Simon. Many thanks for the DVD and very happy with the outcome and the excellent service. I’d seen the films projected so I know that the focus was all out on one anyway. It’s for my mum (the young lady in the spotty dress on the QE2!) who will be delighted I’m sure.
Hi Simon I can’t stop crying…Two of my grandparents who are now dead were there holding me, kissing me… It’s all so 70’s… My dad with hairy sideburns and no grey hairs… My mum so beautiful and young…Yes, it was really shocking but I loved it. You Are a Superstar. Many thanks
Hi Simon, the two DVDs arrived today; there will be a lot of surprised faces on Christmas day. I am sending the other DVD to my cousins tomorrow, once again, many thanks again for your companies exemplarily service.
Dear Simon, The package arrived safe and sound. I’ve watched a couple already and They are hilarious! I will transfer shortly onto editing software. Thank you for your excellent service. Best wishes.
Hi Simon. Many thanks for transferring my 8mm films to my hard drive for me. It’s a very painless service your offering and one I will be happy to recommend. I have just watched the films and you have done a great job. I hope the subject matter was not too distasteful, I had forgotten that my friends and I had made such blood thirsty films back in our youth. Many thanks for your help.
Hi Simon, Wow!!! This has been a fantastic start. The other films are still in Scotland and will need quite a bit of review before they can emerge as anything sensible. The Part 1 result is tremendous and we will work on the music. I will be ordering 20 copies for friend & family as soon as we have the music and any other titles agreed and incorporated. The result is so much better than I was expecting. Thank you for a great job on some priceless film for our family archives! Kind regards.
Hi Simon. I must say you have done a brilliant job, I cant thank you enough for the effort you have put in making my cine films very memorial, also ensuring I did eventually receive my items. That reassurance and communication all along is a credit to you and if anything, a good recommendation for me to pass on to others with not only the good work you have done but the customer satisfaction and care that you gave. Thanks again Simon, it’s lovely.
Simon. Thank you for the speedy return of the Cine film and the DVD’s. We sat and watched them last night and had a great laugh and reminisced about family. I am so grateful for your speedy service and for the improvements to the lighting. It is also reassuring to have spoken to you along the process to ensure the safe arrival and departure of the film. Thanks again, and I will be sending you some more at Christmas time.
Never thought I would see my family again on the old cine 8 films from 50 years ago. Luckily for me, I was searching to see if they could be transferred to DVD or USB stick when I came across The Cine Film Factory website. Simon could not have been more helpful in guiding me as to what I needed done. I now have all the memories of my family again. The pictures are as clean as can be and the colours vibrant.
I cannot recommend Simon and his team highly enough. They are worth every one of the five stars. Gray
I found 5 reels of old 8mm cine films after my Mum sadly passed and asked Simon and the team to help try to recover and transfer to digital to preserve these for me and future generations.
It was a wise investment and it was just amazing to see my Family members back in the 60s getting married and on holiday, I can really recommend this business and their care and professionalism through the process!
Thank-you Simon for saving my old cine films; the memories are priceless to me!
Just wanted to let you know that my dad , my sister and myself have all watched the DVD's that you did for us from our old cine film and we all thought they were just fantastic! My dad was telling us who everybody was and it obviously brought back a lot of memories for him. It was also so nice for me and my sister to see footage of the family house - The Cedars - and also of our Grandfather who we never met, Just to see him walking around was really odd!
Thank you so much for the brilliant job you did.
Steve Brookes (ITV Camera Technician)
Hi Simon and the team, we have safety received our DVD and original Cine Film. We are absolutely delighted with the result, thanks for the special service you gave us. Your customer service is awesome keeping us up to date at every point of the operation, we will try to promote your business at every opportunity. Many thanks to all your team Joy and Steve.
Just wanted to send a little note to say thank you so much for you work transferring the cine film reels – turns out it had exactly what I hoped it would; clips from my mum and dad’s wedding! It had a LOT of random stuff to - I’m going to kill my dad for taking so much footage of ducks and aeroplanes! Anyway, really appreciated the fact that you were so flexible and did such a great job, I’ll be recommending you to everyone I know J
Thanks again, Philippa
Hello Simon I got the films and disc this morning they’re great, I’ll be sending the next 5 to you at the end of next week along with a proper letter of appreciation.
Dear Simon. Thank you so much for my DVD. To see those images again after all these years has been such a wonderful experience and the memories they have stirred just magical.Absolutely Priceless.
Dear Simon, Thank you so much, I am delighted with DVD you made of the 3 films I sent you. I had no idea what was on them but having watched the DVD when I received it today I think one of the films must have been over 50 years old and the others 35+. I am amazed by the results and am so glad I sent them to you. They bring back lots of memories.
Dear The Cine Film Factory Team. Very pleased with the result you got from my 8mm films. They were very old and what a rubbish cameraman I was back then. Like to think I have improved somewhat since then. Excellent job could not have asked for more. Now saving pennies for next batch!!!!!
Mr & Mrs Taylor
Hello. Just received the DVD etc and are absolutely over the moon with the results. Both my wife and I are delighted and have gone back to the future and thank you very much for so much for the resurrection of wonderful and forgotten memories for us both
Hi to all at the Cine Film Factory. A big thank you for a great job on my films. They arrived this morning and I must say that I am delighted with them! I always believe in the old saying…..You get what you pay for….and I got 1st class service. Have watched it twice and I know that my wife will be pleased with it in July. Superb job, Thank you!!!!
Dear The cine Film Factory. Sorry, I should’ve emailed sooner but thought I’d better let you know I have received my original films and digital transfers and am very happy with them all (delivered Friday). The quality is as good as could possibly have been expected from 8mm home movies ranging from 26 to 39 years old, so no complaints there. Also the turnaround time was very impressive and I’d certainly recommend your services and use you again myself should the need arise.
Hi The Cine Film Factory. Just to let you know the DVD and Cine Film arrived this afternoon. Thank you for the fast delivery and fantastic service.
Just to say a MASSIVE thank you for the quality of what you produced for us. Thanks Simon
Hi Simon. Just a quick note to let you know that I have received the films back. I’m really pleased with the DVD Thanks. We will be in touch over the next few months regarding other cine films that I need transferring.
Hello Simon. Thank you, it arrived this morning, I am so very pleased with the work you have done converting the film to DVD, and allowing for the age of the film (nearly 60 years in some cases) the results are excellent. I will certainly be in touch again in the near future as I have just found another couple of reels of film.
Hi Simon I have just received my film and DVD back this morning. Thank you very much for doing this so quickly for me.
As a customer I would to mention that I have found you courteous, information and processed the DVD very quickly indeed. In short an impressive service. I wish you a happy Christmas and all the success you deserve.