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Dedicated to safeguarding and celebrating the worlds film archives.

iMetafilm - Preserving the Past for the Future

iMetafilm is an innovative manufacturer of film scanning systems based in Glasgow, Scotland and Ware, England.


We specialize in providing film archives with the tools they need to digitize their motion picture films - whatever condition they may be in.

Our systems use 6K imaging technology to ensure that films are digitized in the highest quality. 

Our film transport system is capstan-less, and sprocket-less and handles your films - whatever their condition - carefully and safely.   

We have developed unique A.I.-assisted software that assembles and color balances the motion picture images, resulting in high-quality 2K or 4K images synchronized with digitally scanned and restored Audio.

the iMetafilm message

low power, clean, film scanning workflow

just lace the film and press play - no film preparation required

no sprockets, no pins, no capstan, no chemicals

high quality, A.I. graded 4K images

high quality synchronised, and cleaned, digital audio

our team of experts are on your side

Library of Congress

iMetaFilm worked with the Library of Congress in the U.S.A on their prestigious paper movie collection which dates back to 1903. LOC used our revolutionary software to successfully render high resolution scans into movies.

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

iMetaFilm digitised films from ICAIC in Cuba which were near the brink of complete deterioration. The films revealed a colourful snapshot of 1960’s Cuba, with scenes of Hollywood glamour and a young Fidel Castro. These films were then screened at the Havana Glasgow Film Festival closing gala.

The University of Edinburgh

iMetaFilm has been working closely with The University of Edinburgh’s special collections archive. A wide array of films have been uncovered, from outrageous Art School parties to early experiments in the nature of cinema itself.

Erskine Hospital & The University of Glasgow

Working in collaboration with archivists at The University of Glasgow, iMetaFilm digitised a number of films for the Erskine Hospital Centenary celebrations. These reels showed the groundbreaking care and technologies that Erskine pioneered, as well as the recreational activities that Erskine offered

Harry Birrell Presents "Films of Love and War"

iMetafilm scanned over 250 films including 1930's Dufaycolor and Kodachrome dating back to the 1930's. These films suffered from damaged splices (even 'Elastoplast' splices!), shrinkage, twisting damage, dirt, fungus, and vinegar syndrome.  The results were used in this compelling and entertaining production.

The Royal Society

iMetaFilm digitised a number of films from The Royal Society, including a collection from the Soviet era. Although the films were not in the best physical condition, the quality of the results were declared as "amazing indeed!).
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