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Cinelab Film & Digital can rescan archive film at a higher resolution than ever before, revealing historical detail for the very first time.  Providing full restoration services for film and videotape,  from single titles to entire archives. 

Archive & Restoration Services



For the first time since film was invented, over 100 years ago, we can now fully realise the quality captured in the original film. Through the development of digital workflows, by offering the latest technology and advanced film scanners, we have the ability to recapture and restore amazing images from the reels of treasured historic footage stored in archives. We can rescan archive film at a higher resolution than ever before, seeing details previously unable to extract. Restored, Remastered and Repurposed for a new generation to access.


Our Archive and Restoration Specialists team are here to advise, to make sure your experience of working with us is enjoyable and we meet expectations.  From your initial enquiry, you will know your dedicated contact, ensuring ease of communication and excellent client service. 


Cinelab Film & Digital offers the UK's most specialised film and digital services, all Laboratory based services are located under one roof; projects are managed by one brilliant team.  Please don't hesitate to contact us​.​​

What happens when your archive film arrives with our Film Specialists?



On receipt of archive content recanning and cataloguing (logging and tracking) in the scheduling system and pre-assessment completed to identify best assets for remastering and preservation. 


Film Preparation 

Every project is unique our Film Technicians assess each asset for damage, breakages, film tears and deterioration, deciding on the best route to proceed and the time and care required to achieve the best end results. Meticulous cleaning is carried out prior to any material being scanned. See Film Laboratory


Archive Film Scanning 

Cinelab Film & Digital offer the widest choice in film scanning

Pin registered, dry and wet gate optical stabilisation and sprocket less scanning at up to 6K/HDR resolution using Arriscan HDR, Scanity HDR, Spirit 4K.  Scanity HDR provides unprecedented throughput coupled with optical stabilisation to ensure excellent results.  

If you are unsure of your footage, we can quickly provide a low-res proxy Scanity scan to help decide the next steps for your archive film. See Film Scanning


Picture Restoration and Grade 

Conform and grade with one of our talented Colourists, using Blackmagic Resolve.  To create a final master grading can be carried out remotely, in one of our 3 grading suites or in our 20 seat DI Theatre.

See Grading

Sound Restoration 

Sound Audio Mag or Optical sound transfers and the latest digital tools for automated and manual restoration of the film and video masters to create pristine masters. 


Film and Digital Deliverables 

Creation of new film elements and/or digital masters for archival and distribution requirements.  

Video Digitisation 

Preparation and digitisation of most broadcast and domestic videotape formats, including D1, D2, D3, Beta, Beta SP, Digi Beta, 1”, Umatic, etc. 


Sound Digitisation 

Multiple sound followers for all 16mm and 35mm magnetic and optical formats. DA88, DAT, ¼” audiotape formats. 

See Digitisation


Media Storage 

Libraries are securely held allowing access to materials on-demand, then remastering historical film/tape content to digital formats. Content is uploaded to a secure platform enabling filmmakers, broadcasters, current news programmes, etc access - also on demand. HD/2K/4K/6K.

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Visit our YouTube Channel of Restorations we've worked on

What We Do

Archive & Restoration Services Include:


Film Preparation

Film Scanning

Picture Restoration & Grade

Sound Restoration

Film & Digital Deliverables

Video Digitisation

Sound Digitisation

Media Storage

Archive & Restoration Brochure:


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