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Good place to get super-8mm home movies put on DVDs in NYC?
July 14, 2014 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Pac Lab are about the only walk in super 8 transfer place in Manhattan nowadays. I used to use them for film making and they were fine. They do do transfer to digital but I don't know specifically that they transfer to DVD. I can't imagine they don't though!
posted by merocet at 5:41 PM on July 14


I did it recently via somebody I found on Ebay. The prices were quite reasonable. I'm on my phone at the moment but if you want me to dig up the info let me know.
posted by COD at 5:57 PM on July 14


We had this done by Dijifi in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It's a clean, well-run place, and they did a great job with fast turn around.
posted by kimdog at 6:34 PM on July 14 [1 favorite]


My friend did this the low budget way, by playing the movies and filming the projection with a digital camera...the results were actually pretty good.
posted by three_red_balloons at 9:40 PM on July 14


Digital is easier to work with than full fledged DVD format and can easily be transferred to DVD after you're through editing.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:24 AM on July 15 [1 favorite]


I hear good things about Dijifi from my analog filmmaker friends.

If you don't know about it already, filmforever.org is a wonderful guide to DIY preservation best practices for taking care of your originals.
posted by bubukaba at 11:51 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


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