Is there a machine...

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gordon Abbot, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    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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    Gordon Abbot, Dec 3, 2003
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  2. 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.

    "Gordon Abbot" <> 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
    > --
    > My address is spoofed, so do not reply directly.
    >
     
    Stan or Jody McCowen, Dec 3, 2003
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  3. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    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.
    >
    > "Gordon Abbot" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >>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
    >>--
    >>My address is spoofed, so do not reply directly.
    >>

    >
    >
    >

    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 (?).

    GA

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    Gordon Abbot, Dec 3, 2003
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  4. "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.
     
    Richard Crowley, Dec 3, 2003
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  5. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    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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    Gordon Abbot, Dec 4, 2003
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