8mm film to dv- what is best camara

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gordon Abbot, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    I am finally going to make dvds out of my 8mm film (home movies). Film,
    not video.

    What is a good camcorder to do the transfer?

    My setup will be a movie projector to screen and the camera focused on
    the screen image. The projector is fairly stable in frame rate but I
    would like to be able to reduce flicker with the camera, not the
    projector. Also dv out to a recorder and dv tape with the camcorder.

    Any candidates?

    Thanks.

    GA
     
    Gordon Abbot, Jun 1, 2006
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  2. You would spend far less $$$ sending your film to
    someone who specializes in telecine transfer than you
    would buying a camera that would have enough range
    of adjustment to reduce any flicker. It is almost trivial
    to do at the projector side and very difficult at the camera
    side.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jun 1, 2006
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  3. Gordon Abbot

    Kill Bill Guest

    Totally agree here. It's not as easy as you might think (pointing a
    camera at the screen).

    I've got a buddy that does this.. He says he has a special projector for it.
    http://www.transferstation.tv/

    -bill
     
    Kill Bill, Jun 1, 2006
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  4. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    Transfer station says that feature is coming soon.

    Grated all this, what camera is best for both dv capture and pass through?

    GA
     
    Gordon Abbot, Jun 2, 2006
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  5. Gordon Abbot

    Kill Bill Guest

    I believe he has this feature now. Call him, maybe he'll tell you what
    projector/camera he's using now. :)

    -bill
     
    Kill Bill, Jun 3, 2006
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