Film Scanning

With seven scanners running, Colorlab is equipped to transfer film in a variety of formats and conditions. We scan up to 5K resolution, offer liquid gate transfers, and can often capture imagery from brittle or damaged films. Our lab works with 8mm, Super-8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 17.5mm, 28mm, and 35mm film.

DFT Spirit 4K DataCine

The Spirit DataCine utilizes continuous transport motion, using a capstan and constant film tension. With excellent image quality it's perfect for newly shot camera films, newly created intermediates, and archival material in good condition. 

  • 16mm and 35mm only  
  • Equipped with liquid-gate
  • 4K, 2K, & HD

Lasergraphics ScanStation 6.5K

A sprocketless transport design, the ScanStation can record images at 6.5K resolution. The design allows for shrunken or otherwise compromised film to be scanned. Archival material and home movies are often run on our ScanStation.


  • 8mm, Super8mm, 16mm, 17.5mm, and 35mm
  • Can capture 5K at 30FPS
  • 6.5K scan resolution for finishing in 6K, 5K, 4K, UHD, 2K, or HD
  • HDR Scans
  • Liquid Gate

Kinetta Archival Scanner

A uniquely gentle transport, curved gates, and adjustable tension allows the Kinetta to capture highly compromised film. We use it to scan replasticized films, both archival film and home movies.


  • 8mm, Super8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 17.5mm, 28mm, & 35mm
  • Auto perf-based stabilization
  • 6.5K scan resolution