Ask RiotACT: 8mm film transfer

Andrew J 6 January 2019 7
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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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7 Responses to Ask RiotACT: 8mm film transfer
John Moulis John Moulis 7:26 am 10 Jan 19

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.

Angela Hunter Angela Hunter 5:38 pm 09 Jan 19

I've been told they literally project it and refilm it. 😉

Place the projector as close as possible so you get a small clear projection, set up a video camera or DSLR camera with video function and film it 😉

Michelle Leonard Michelle Leonard 4:42 pm 07 Jan 19

we use at work

Tania Shaw Tania Shaw 9:48 pm 06 Jan 19

+1 for Songland, they did my parents tapes

Novella Finney Novella Finney 9:44 pm 06 Jan 19


They did a great job transferring my vhs to dvd!

Julie Fletcher Julie Fletcher 8:58 pm 06 Jan 19

Songland Records in Weston does it

Alex Rea Alex Rea 8:42 pm 06 Jan 19

There used to be. Lab in Fyshwick that did it

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