How to save old home movies
June 8, 2007 9:01 PM Subscribe
Help me keep my dad's precious memories from deterioration. Have an of you MeFites successfullly transferred old school 8mm movies to DVD? If yes, then how?
posted by rcavett to Technology (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have some old, old 8mm home movies (not high-8) from the 60s that I want to put on DVD. I have a 8mm projector, Premier, digital camcorder, dvd recorder, dvd burner and a little amateur experience transfering video to my computer, editing, etc. I've read that you can project the movies onto a white sheet or posterboard and record with the digital camera. Has anyone done this and how did it come out? Other than melting the film and ruining all my dad's old memories, what else do I need to watch out for? Any special settings for recording?
Yes, I know I can pay someone to do it for me but the amount of film I'd like to transfer would make it very expensive. Buying an high-dollar transfer machine isn't really an option either. Any other suggestions?