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...
    http://www.moviestuff.tv/transfers.html
    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. Gary Edstrom

    eng@em Guest

    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.
     
    eng@em, May 30, 2005
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  4. Gary Edstrom

    Dan Wenz Guest

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

    chebba Guest

    chebba, May 30, 2005
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  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
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  7. Gary Edstrom

    eng@em Guest

    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.
     
    eng@em, May 30, 2005
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  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.

    thanks-
    m
     
    13monsters, Jun 18, 2005
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  9. Gary Edstrom

    okw Guest

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

    OKW
     
    okw, Jun 18, 2005
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