My name is Daniele Carrer. I started working with telecinema in 1997, when I found a job at a studio that transferred 8 mm and super 8 films to VHS.
Over the following 10 years, long before YouTube was launched, I made several short films that were selected in dozens of festivals around the world.
In 2009, I started my television career, working as a story editor for a program that aired on MTV Italy.
The scanner to transfer super 8 films to digital
Then I got tired of TV, and in 2013, I started my own business by buying a film scanner, the Moviestuff Retro 8, which allowed me to start digitizing home movies with good quality.
My collection of 8 mm and super 8 home movies
I started with my collection of hundreds of films I had purchased around the world.
When I realized that the story of every single person is important to preserve the collective memory, I made my technical experience available to anyone who wanted to save their own home movies.
Then in 2021, I bought a new scanner, the FilmFabriek HDS +, which has higher performance and allows me to acquire not just 8 mm, super 8, but also 16 mm films, both silent and sound (you can learn more about the scanner on this page).
The strength of my work, in addition to the scanner and the experience I gained over the years, is the use of a restoration technology based on the DaVinci Studio software, which allows a final quality superior to regular transfer services on the market. Davinci Studio requires years of experience to be fully exploited.
There are countless other options for restoring movies for those who want to go from super 8 and 8 mm to digital: dozens of scanners models, dozens of software solutions, different techniques. If you don’t rely on labs that show you the videos they restored, most of the time you will get results nowhere near comparable to what, for example, I got, thanks to my telecine with a film shot by an amateur filmmaker in 1958 in Europe (England, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, West Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Holland):
Today my archive footage is used by productions all over the world, even by documentaries aired on Netflix and Prime Video. I receive dozens of requests to use the films of my collection, but the greatest satisfaction I get is knowing that I have saved a piece of history that, without me, would probably have been lost forever.
THE LAB IS BASED IN ITALY AND OFFERS FREE RETURN DELIVERY IN ALL THE EUROPEAN UNION
The price to digitize and restore your 8 mm, super 8 and 16 mm films in my laboratory is always 4 euros per minute of footage, regardless of the format or the fact that they are mute or sound.
If you want me to work on your home movies, please contact me with this form: