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Gordon Abbot
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      12-03-2003, 01:49 PM
I saw a short piece on a person who designed a machine to convert 16mm
film to digital. Juts fed the film into the machine and it converted the
images and sound to a computer for further editing. The price was in the
$500 range.

Is there such a machine for converting 8mm film directly to digital for
editing?

The reason for the question is I have about 1000+ hours of film to
convert, edit and burn to dvd. It would be nice if I could do so without
buying a digital camera and filming the projected image since I have
little use for the camera after I complete the transfer. Also, my
projector is old and not as solid as I would want for the transfer,
which means buying another projector.

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      12-03-2003, 03:32 PM
It's not in the $500 range but here is a link. It's proven stuff and you
could always sell it afterward. For that amount of hours of film it's
probably right up your alley.

http://www.moviestuff.tv/equipment.html

Stan.

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> I saw a short piece on a person who designed a machine to convert 16mm
> film to digital. Juts fed the film into the machine and it converted the
> images and sound to a computer for further editing. The price was in the
> $500 range.
>
> Is there such a machine for converting 8mm film directly to digital for
> editing?
>
> The reason for the question is I have about 1000+ hours of film to
> convert, edit and burn to dvd. It would be nice if I could do so without
> buying a digital camera and filming the projected image since I have
> little use for the camera after I complete the transfer. Also, my
> projector is old and not as solid as I would want for the transfer,
> which means buying another projector.
>
> GA
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      12-03-2003, 04:08 PM
Stan or Jody McCowen wrote:
> It's not in the $500 range but here is a link. It's proven stuff and you
> could always sell it afterward. For that amount of hours of film it's
> probably right up your alley.
>
> http://www.moviestuff.tv/equipment.html
>
> Stan.
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> "Gordon Abbot" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>I saw a short piece on a person who designed a machine to convert 16mm
>>film to digital. Juts fed the film into the machine and it converted the
>>images and sound to a computer for further editing. The price was in the
>>$500 range.
>>
>>Is there such a machine for converting 8mm film directly to digital for
>>editing?
>>
>>The reason for the question is I have about 1000+ hours of film to
>>convert, edit and burn to dvd. It would be nice if I could do so without
>>buying a digital camera and filming the projected image since I have
>>little use for the camera after I complete the transfer. Also, my
>>projector is old and not as solid as I would want for the transfer,
>>which means buying another projector.
>>
>>GA
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I have seen that one, which requires a camera. The machine I saw was a
direct feed but it was 16mm. Won a prize at I believe it was comdex (?).

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      12-03-2003, 06:55 PM
"Gordon Abbot" wrote ...
> I saw a short piece on a person who designed a machine to convert 16mm
> film to digital. Juts fed the film into the machine and it converted the
> images and sound to a computer for further editing. The price was in the
> $500 range.
>
> Is there such a machine for converting 8mm film directly to digital for
> editing?
>
> The reason for the question is I have about 1000+ hours of film to
> convert, edit and burn to dvd. It would be nice if I could do so without
> buying a digital camera and filming the projected image since I have
> little use for the camera after I complete the transfer. Also, my
> projector is old and not as solid as I would want for the transfer,
> which means buying another projector.


So look it up. They might be making an 8mm (and/or Super8)
version.

With flatbed scanners so cheap, the basic elements (the motor,
the linear pickup chip) are there for somebody to make a cheap
film scanner (like the old Rank "flying-spot" scanners) that are
used extensively for film->video transfer in Hollywood, etc.


 
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      12-04-2003, 12:45 PM
Richard Crowley wrote:
> "Gordon Abbot" wrote ...
>
>>I saw a short piece on a person who designed a machine to convert 16mm
>>film to digital. Juts fed the film into the machine and it converted the
>>images and sound to a computer for further editing. The price was in the
>>$500 range.
>>
>>Is there such a machine for converting 8mm film directly to digital for
>>editing?
>>
>>The reason for the question is I have about 1000+ hours of film to
>>convert, edit and burn to dvd. It would be nice if I could do so without
>>buying a digital camera and filming the projected image since I have
>>little use for the camera after I complete the transfer. Also, my
>>projector is old and not as solid as I would want for the transfer,
>>which means buying another projector.

>
>
> So look it up. They might be making an 8mm (and/or Super8)
> version.
>
> With flatbed scanners so cheap, the basic elements (the motor,
> the linear pickup chip) are there for somebody to make a cheap
> film scanner (like the old Rank "flying-spot" scanners) that are
> used extensively for film->video transfer in Hollywood, etc.
>
>

I have tried to find them and so far unsuccessful- which why the post on
this forum.

GA

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