Transferring Old Cinema Film To Dvd

The bulk of Regular 8, 16mm and super 8 films have no sound. The super 8 was the latest format and it had no audio until 1973. By the way, you can tell if a film has sound because the film features a magnetic tape that looks like a thin copper strip running along one edge. It was a big deal when sound film came out in 1973, but it was short lived.

Chris Papciak has been working with computer systems and media for over 15 many years. He has extensive information inside the area of pc hardware, peripherals and customer electronics. He has put in countless hrs assisting families with VHS to DVD transfers to be able to protect their families memories for lifetimes. He’s also knowledgeable with converting 8mm 8mm Film to DVD Miami, and image and slide scanning.

Basically you are simply managing light and motion. Start with light: too much light and everything is blistered out, too little light and details get lost in the shadows. The human eye has a much wider range from bright to dark in any given scene than does any video equipment. A video shot of your “true love” that looks OK to you standing there may play back later with white splotches and blisters all over his or her face. How can something like this happen, you ask? You assumed the camera would “close down” automatically when the subject got too bright.

Handling Film: Never touch the surface of your film, even if you are using gloves. The fluids produced by human skin have a corrosive effect on film emulsion. Once it is stained you will never be able to remove the all of the marks left by your fingers. Handle it by the sides of the film, being very careful not to touch the surface.

There is a trick I use when going to manual exposure at an event such as a stage performance or a wedding. Let the automation help you! Before going to manual exposure, zoom in tight on an important face that is lit pretty much as you expect will be common throughout the event. The camcorder should adjust its exposure to a nice mid-point of the light on that face. Then flip the manual exposure feature on. Normally this will “lock-in” the automatic setting that you trust is OK. Do not turn the manual exposure knob — the camcorder is set to the desired value. You are now free to zoom wide and pan around the room knowing that a bright window in the background won’t close the camera’s lens down and black holes won’t cause the faces of the main stars to blister out.

You can also follow the example of the movie: using other colors to adjust the white balance. You may have know that adjust the white balance screen with blue will produce orange or red hue, with a pink adjust the screen will have a blue hue. Try more, you will find the one you need.

If you wish to view them from almost all type of media players, you may as well make the film transfer to dvd. That way, you can be assured that your creations are protected. And if this is part of your small-scale business, then surely, your clients would prefer that you give them the DVD format as the final output.

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