Transfer old film to dvd?

aphex

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What site do you guys recommend? I only have one I need transferred at the moment, 3" reel.
 

gsellis

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Most of them are probably using the same technique and possibly even equipment. The standard was it to project it onto a mirrored screen and record it with a video camera. That then goes to disc (directly or via NLE). You can find it as low as $40 (maybe less now that the transfer projectors are becoming so prevalent.) Most of the main camera/video stores offer it as a service. Since it is usually non-destructive, not too much of a risk.
 

Viper GTS

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Originally posted by: gsellis
Most of them are probably using the same technique and possibly even equipment. The standard was it to project it onto a mirrored screen and record it with a video camera. That then goes to disc (directly or via NLE). You can find it as low as $40 (maybe less now that the transfer projectors are becoming so prevalent.) Most of the main camera/video stores offer it as a service. Since it is usually non-destructive, not too much of a risk.
About a year ago I had a number of reels done by Larsen Digital. They were one of the few (if not the only) that I found that did NOT use the above described method and actually scanned each and every frame of the film.

It wasn't cheap, and they do have a minimum footage (which will far exceed what is on your reel) but the results were good.

http://www.larsendigital.com/

Viper GTS
 

gsellis

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Originally posted by: gsellis
Most of them are probably using the same technique and possibly even equipment. The standard was it to project it onto a mirrored screen and record it with a video camera. That then goes to disc (directly or via NLE). You can find it as low as $40 (maybe less now that the transfer projectors are becoming so prevalent.) Most of the main camera/video stores offer it as a service. Since it is usually non-destructive, not too much of a risk.
About a year ago I had a number of reels done by Larsen Digital. They were one of the few (if not the only) that I found that did NOT use the above described method and actually scanned each and every frame of the film.

It wasn't cheap, and they do have a minimum footage (which will far exceed what is on your reel) but the results were good.

http://www.larsendigital.com/

Viper GTS
Now that is nice.
 

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