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Welcome to nanolab
Australia's small gauge film specialists


Interruption to Services: PLEASE READ!

The nanolab team are on tour in the USA and Korea from the 7th of June until the 24th of July. But DON'T PANIC! During this time Callum from will be developing and transferring super 8 colour negative and black and white here at nanolab. To use this service, you will need to visit the website and download his temporary processing form. Then send the films in to his address (MEMORYLAB, PO BOX 22, CLIFTON HILL, VIC 3068). Payment is to be made into his bank account as per the memorylab form. He does not have access to the NBN so there will be no uploading of data. Processing of colour negative will be on Wednesdays. Transfer to digital (HD and 2K) will happen in the following week. This will be a slower turnaround than usual (he is doing us all a favour so please don't hassle him about turnaround!). The memorylab service will run from the 7th of June to the 17th of July.

Alternatively, if you are not in a hurry, you can send film to nanolab in the usual way and receive a discount on processing and transfer when we get back. Discounted prices if you can wait until after the 24th of July are as follows: If your film arrives between the 7th of June and the end of June, developing is $30 and HD transfer is $25 or 4K $40. If your film arrives some time between the 1st and the 17th of July, prices are $35 for developing and $25 for HD or $45 for 4K. Please alter our form accordingly when you send the film in.

We should be able to supply film stock during this period. Our phone will be off, so please communicate about film stock via the usual email address:

with apologies for the inconvenience


Nanolab can now offer scans in 4K! Our 4K transfers have a pixel ratio of 3840 x 2160. The 4k scan will show you the entire film perforation as well as the old 'stound track' edge without the traditional black bars on the sides of the 4:3 super 8 image. This is ideal for a 4K timeline. Also ideal if you want to take a 16:9 slice from your 4:3 super 8 frame for an HD or 2k timeline. You can choose that slice yourself! Cost for the 4K transfer is $50 per roll. It is a lot of data, so if you are sending more than one roll, you will need to send a hard drive! Until we change our 'sending things' form, please just change the form yourself, writing in the 4K price with a HUGE 4K next to it! Everything 4K is big...

Nanolab is a super 8 processing lab. We develop super 8 film here on site in Victoria! Yes, the films you send us for developing can also be trasnferred to digital by us. We generally don't transfer films not developed at the lab, simply becuse our transfer setup runs at capacity with the films we develop. We no longer process old types of film I'm afraid. So for any Kodachrome, Agfachrome, Agfa Moviechrome, Pacific, Focal, or 160asa films, you need to send them to in Canada.

For 16mm colour and black and white reversal processing, contact Hanna Chetwin from Artist Film Wrokshop:
For black and white negative 16mm, contact Brice Vieka on
For colour negative processing, call Neglab in Sydney: 0409928117



For details about the stocks we process, our processing rates, and how and where to send your films see our Processing page.

To buy film see our Film Stock Sales page for a full list of prices and details on how to order.

For spools, splicing tape, etc, check out our Materials and Supplies page.

For transfer of film to digital video see our Telecine Service page.

What's new at nanolab

  • Thanks to the NBN, we can now UPLOAD data. Just ask. It's free!
  • Kodak have increased the price of all super 8 stocks, and sadly made the cost of Tri-X the same as that of the colour neg stocks. We have upped the cost of our tri-X and increased other stocks by $1
  • Kodak has announced the return of Ektachrome colour reversal film! Expect this stock at the end of the year.
Please Read the following:
nano lab processes all films using manual equipment. There are no machines! This means there can be no scratches caused by build-up on rollers. Hand processing allows us to process your film quickly and using fresh chemistry. We don't need to wait for large batches or use potentially ageing chemistry. In this way our turn around time is generally only a few days. Having said that, it is important to note that we are only human. We make absolutely every effort to process your film to the highest possible standard, but like any lab we can take no responsibility for any loss or damage that may occur, even through our own negligence or that of our agents. Our liability is limited to the value of the film stock as a maximum and is determined at our discretion.