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Old 07-13-2005, 07:08 PM
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thats exactly what i was planning on doing,, i have adobe premier 6.5.
my main task now is to find a 8mm projector
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:24 AM
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AS has been stated. You answered your own question. The scanner. In fact there is a freeware software package designed for the person who wants to transfer thier 8mmm films to video. Its called 8mmtoAVI. It involves the very tedious process of scanning a length of the film in the scanner, cutting each scan into individual frames and then loading thos indivusl frames into any video editor and then render out the video. On your typical 10minute roll, it would take hours and hours and hours to complete. It would be much easier to purchase a telecine. Anyway, for what you want, its better to scan the film since you wont have to deal with odd/even scanlines that are part of video.

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Old 07-22-2005, 09:06 AM
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pjanak,

ok, what's a telecine?
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:08 AM
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A telecine is a device that allows you play the filmn from a projector. Also known as a Rank transfer. The image is bounced off a series of angled mirrors into the lens of a video camera. Professional ones are a few hundred thousand. But you can buy cheapo consumer ones for about $200. The professional ones correct for timing issues so they never get the space inbetween the film frames showing on the video. On the consumer end such timing issues will be noticable with a "flicker" depending on the type of projector you have. $200 is a bit much for a one time use but if it becomes a regular thing then its worth it. Projecting on the wall is not a good idea. Not having a telecine, its suggested that you use high quality smooth white bond paper. Then project the image to roughly a 7" x 9" size on the 8x11 paper. Set up the camcorder on a tripod about a foot back but infront of the projector. The problem with this method is that the final recording will be slightly trapazoidal. Its also suggested that you purchase a special "closeup diopter lens" for the video camera. So you can zoom in while still being very close to the subject. How's that for "more than you wanted to know"

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Old 07-24-2005, 07:10 AM
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thats exactly what i was planning on doing,, i have adobe premier 6.5.
my main task now is to find a 8mm projector

Ebay my friend. Ebay. Look for a variable speed projector. One that allows you to set the speed of the film from the default 18fps to 20fps.
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:29 AM
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excellent, pjanak. and no, that's not more than i wanted to know

thank you.

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Old 07-25-2005, 12:27 AM
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excellent, pjanak. and no, that's not more than i wanted to know

thank you.

Craig
Great btw check out these telecines that are avaialable. If fim to video transfer proves to be lucrative in my new business, I'm going to buy one of these babies: http://www.moviestuff.tv/8mm_telecine.html

The nearest consumer level film to video transfer places just uses an average projector and an average camera. Plus I suspect they dont' clean and lubricate the film. I know I can do better than what they do and the telecines at the above liunk will make it happen.

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Old 07-25-2005, 01:24 PM
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ya gotta love the toys

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