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Topic # 166070 1-Mar-2015 21:40
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Hi

Not sure where to put this so off-topic wins.

I have around 10 8mm silent (I think) films I'd like to have digitised, they are each around 15 minutes long.

What gear would be required to do it myself?
I don't want the film of a projection, the frame by frame scanning appears to be the best way.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations if it's better just to pay someone to do it for you?

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  Reply # 1249114 2-Mar-2015 06:54
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Yeah equipment was a lot more expensive than I thought it would be.
Really after recommendations, not what people have found on Google.




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  Reply # 1249126 2-Mar-2015 08:11
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There is a place in Dunedin that does it 
http://www.convertit.co.nz/convert-it-services/film-reels/

I had the same problem as you though, as I was given a whole lot of old films, so I just set up my projector and also my dslr on a tripod and captured the footage that way. Turned out pretty good. 


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I used http://www.bringitonstudios.co.nz to convert 8mm reels to DVD. They did a fantastic job.

 

 


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I used this company http://www.filmtransfer.co.nz  in Wellington.  Do great job but may be a bit expensive.  All scans are 720P HD.

Here's one I had scanned   Auckland Farmer's Parade 1969




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Thanks for the recommendations and the example results.
Will look in to them further.




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  Reply # 1251333 4-Mar-2015 20:42
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You should get the conversion supplied in video file format. DVD format is poor quality and DVD R/RW discs are prone to failure.



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Thanks, agree on getting the video file not a DVD




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I used these guys to transfer my 8mm to DVD

http://www.videostation.co.nz/

But I asked for and received the direct output from the scanner which was in a QT container on a USB drive. I was able to edit this in Sony Vegas to get the output I wanted.

Happy with the quality. They spliced together all the films I gave them and put them onto one larger reel.




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bfginger: You should get the conversion supplied in video file format.


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