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[ale] converting old 8mm film to dvd



If you'd ever been stuck in India and seen a very bad quality VHS tape
of Starship Troopers that was obviously made by someone filming the
screen with a camcorder you'd know trying to do it yourself without
proper equipment isn't a good idea.

It didn't help that Starship Troopers itself was an abomination as
compared to the original Robert A. Heinlein novel it was based on.  I've
also never been a fan of films that thought being gross somehow added to
the suspense.   

-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
jcpilman at gmail.com
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:32 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
Subject: Re: [ale] converting old 8mm film to dvd

We sent ours off, maybe ten or fifteen years ago, and had VHS tapes
made.  They cleaned the film and sliced the short reels into longer
ones.  During the process, some of the picture came off. That is, part
of the silver emulsion did not survive.  I think the whole process
turned out better than if I had done it myself.  I remember that every
time we played those old films they got worse.

They also added some soft background music and, of course, their logo,
maybe at the beginning or end.  I still have the spliced reels that I
would like to put on DVD, so keep us posted on what you find out.

...John


>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.
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