Digitizing Super-8mm Film

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gary Edstrom, May 29, 2005.

  1. Gary Edstrom

    Gary Edstrom Guest

    Can anyone recommend a place to have Super-8 film digitized that does
    quality work at a resonable price?

    I know that there are plenty of places out there...I see them listed on
    the web. But I don't know the quality of their service.

    I have about 50 x 50' reels of film that have been sitting in a box for
    about 30 years. I want to save them before I loose them!

    Thanks, Gary
    Gary Edstrom, May 29, 2005
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  2. I have not used his services myself, but this guy...
    is the one I would try first. Some of his writing style leaves a
    bit to be desired, but his equipment looks good and sounds
    technically competent. And his online samples look great.
    And I like the idea of getting the digized output on DV rather
    than in compressed DVD or lousy VHS.
    Richard Crowley, May 29, 2005
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  3. We recently brought some super 8 in for a doc we are working on. Used a nice
    projector, a good screen and a DV camera. Worked very well.
    [email protected], May 30, 2005
  4. Gary Edstrom

    Dan Wenz Guest

    No problem with the difference in frame rates?
    Dan Wenz, May 30, 2005
  5. Gary Edstrom

    chebba Guest

    chebba, May 30, 2005
  6. Not if you set the shutter speed manually to 1/60th. Might also be able
    to jockey the film frame rate to 20fps, but not that critical.

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, May 30, 2005
  7. In our case we made no effort to resolve them since we liked the look.. we
    played with the shutter a little to enhance the error actually.
    [email protected], May 30, 2005
  8. Gary Edstrom

    13monsters Guest

    is there anyway to acheive this kind of footage, and still be able to
    play it back on a tv at your leisure. i really want to be able to work
    with the medium at my convenience and not some assholes.

    13monsters, Jun 18, 2005
  9. Gary Edstrom

    okw Guest

    A high quality scanner (2400dpi min) , a programme called 8mm2avi, & lots
    (really lots) of time.

    okw, Jun 18, 2005
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