Why Transfer 8mm and Super 8 Films to Video/DVD? You can convert 8mm and super 8 films into permanent, high-quality videos that are not susceptible to deterioration. In 8mm film form, the files will be exposed to more damage after every projection. When captured in digital formats, videos can be protected in their current status. These films exist as either 8mm or super8. The former has slightly larger sprocket holes, slightly a third of the film’s breadth and are interlocked in-between two frames at the film’s margin. Super 8 films’ sprocket holes are microscopic and holes come at the edge subdividing the center of every frame. To get started, find a projector that is compatible with your film reels as they offer a video transfer mode that can speed up the process.
The most affordable solution to transfer 8mm film files to video/DVD is the reverse Kinescope as you’ll only need a good bulb and projector. Start by cleaning up your films with rewind spindles and dragging the reels smoothly through a gentle, lint-proof fabric moistened with a few drops sprinkled from a film cleaner. Use packed air together with an alcohol-swab when cleaning the tape’s path on your projector. Inspect for splintered or defective splices. Three-minute (shorter films) reels lack splices marring loner ones. Next mount the projector and push it closer to the screen or white-blotter board tied up to the wall. Position the camcorder or camera’s lens; adjust to a middle focal distance on top of the projector for the image to cover the video’s viewfinder. Ensure the camcorder is projected to the appropriate angle. If you encounter a flicker (a quaint pulsing of the image), use the variable speed-motor settings to align it to the camcorder’s shutter rat.
The second approach resembles the one illustrated above but does not require you to shoot the head on. Use the rear screen projector accessory, position it right before the projector. An integral mirror resolution fitted in the box turns the image around and displays it in front where the camera can be aimed at. The image dimension displayed is tinier and more luminous than the end result of the transfer.
Flickers remain insuperable, unless you introduce extra technology to compensate the film’s and video’s frame rate. Professional input from specializing companies come handy if you want to squeeze out the highest level quality. A professional will go beyond film-to-video transfer to scan the video recording frame by frame with a highly functional that halts the film intermittently as the camcorder archives. Another advantage is the soups-to-nuts portfolio of their services as they combine all services you need in the whole process, including film cleaning, transferring current movies to video tapes and convert video to DVD. If you’re working on a constrained budget, you can follow the DIY methods if your film reels are of good quality. However, if your 8mm files are in bad shape, the revamping and re-conditioning services offered by a professional go a long way to prolong the source footage’s durability.