6 January 2019

Ask RiotACT: 8mm film transfer

| Andrew J
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Hi Rioters.

Does anyone know if there are any services in Canberra to transfer 8mm Film (Super 8) to DVD?

I have some old family movies that I would like to digitize.

Thank you.

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Most services simply do a cinescope transfer – ie: projecting it onto a screen and filming it onto a video file. Either that or they project it into a lightbox and refilm it from there. If you want a high quality restoration – each frame restored via Photoshop then transferred to a video file forming a movie – it will cost you heaps.

DVD Infinity does it and I was quoted over $300.00 for 8 Standard 8mm movies.

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