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Thread: Converting 8mm film footage to digital

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    Default Converting 8mm film footage to digital

    While clearing out the house of a deceased relation recently I discovered a roll of 8mm film containing old footage (early 1960s) of a family wedding. I borrowed a projector from another relation who had some further 8mm films, some of which might have sections of footage of interest to me.


    I would like to have the footage digitised to share with family members. I could try projecting it on to a screen and filming it with a camcorder, I am not sure how good this would be - have any of you done anything like this, does anyone have any tips on the best way to do this, please?

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    its a good way of doing it, though make sure the camera has a good bit rate and resolution
    i often use an old white board and a sony x1000v in 4k.
    might be overkill but you can always reduce the file afterwards.

    there are websites that do this professionally for a small fee.

    pretty sure i remember someone local does it too.
    think there was an article in the groat about him , might even have been up on here too, but when i don't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dx100uk View Post
    its a good way of doing it, though make sure the camera has a good bit rate and resolution
    i often use an old white board and a sony x1000v in 4k.
    might be overkill but you can always reduce the file afterwards.

    there are websites that do this professionally for a small fee.

    pretty sure i remember someone local does it too.
    think there was an article in the groat about him , might even have been up on here too, but when i don't remember.

    dx

    Thanks for the advice.

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