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[ale] converting old 8mm film to dvd
can't recall the exact search params (it may be a Linux journal article),
but I saw a linux-based rig that used a epson scanner, some motors and a
fair amount of cpu horsepower to pull film through a custom bracket on the
scanner, scan in the strip (5+ frames at a time), use the holes in the strip
to key in on the frames, isolate the frames digitally, generate a sequence
of video frames and then stitch it all together as a mpeg.
Ah ha! Check this:
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 8:07 AM, Dylan Northrup <ale at doc-x.net> wrote:
> That's effectively what is done. The mechanisms for doing this will depend
> on the time and expense, but that's pretty much the only way to get analog
> to digital.
> I believe high end restoration folks do something fancier where they take
> individual frames, "photograph" them then stitch those frames together to
> make a movie and put it on DVD, but that's a lot more effort intensive and
> requires some much more expensive equipment.
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 7:58 AM, Geoffrey <lists at serioustechnology.com>wrote:
>> So, I've got, probably 100+ old 8mm film of my Dad's I would like to
>> convert. Most of the companies I've contacted ship them off to do this.
>> I'm a bit uneasy with that.
>> Question is, can I do this myself? That is, do they simply run the film
>> through a projector then video tape it with a camera? I don't see any
>> other way.
>> Until later, Geoffrey
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