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converting 8 mm film to dvd

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hotmom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 4, 2013 12:21 PM

I have some old 8mm film that I would like to convert to DVD. I would like to try and do it myself. Any suggestions on how I might do this.

Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,450 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to hotmom)

    your video standard asks for 29.97 frames per second

    exact 29.97fps.

     

    your super8s were recorded with ... 18? 15? 20?

    The projector (=mechanics!) allows 16.123 to 22.789 frames per second, varying...

     

    ok, let's say, you manage to project with constant 15fps...

    your camera will notice a 'hot spot', or vignette: the screen is uneven lit, more bright in the middle....

     

    due to projection and camera electronics, the colors look .... weird?

    ___________

     

    .... there are lots of services in the Yellow Pages, offering film-transfer

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Sep 4, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to hotmom)

    I have used a service called mymovietransfer.com and they did a good job for me.

     

    You can buy telecine machines that will do this, but services like mymovietransfer will have much better equipment.

  • Rockzilla L.Z. Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2013 4:12 PM (in response to hotmom)

    If your willing to convert manually and you have a DVD recorder you can simply connect your camcorder to your TV and record using your DVD player. This process can be time consuming and when you finish each DVD you must "finialize" on your DVD player menu to be able to play the DVD on another DVD player.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,040 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 4:19 PM (in response to hotmom)

    I did it myself and it's extremely tedious.

     

    Recently I have been using a service called YesVideo. Good job at a reasonable price.

  • DerekScanCafe Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to hotmom)

    We offer 8mm to DVD transfers at a affordable price.  I can help answer any questions you may have about the process.

     

    -Derek

    ScanCafe

    www.scancafe.com

     

    I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.

     

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  • netcoaster Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to hotmom)

    You can also check out Classic Conversions (www.yourtransferstation.com). They provide quality results at affordable prices.

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