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Does anyone have an 8mm film projector

By Roxypork - 13 February 2012 12

Hi,

My wife and I have come across some 8mm films of her family. We don’t really know what is on them and don’t want to go to the expense of having them converted if they are rubbish.

Does anyone have an 8mm projector that we can use or hire to see what is on the films? Am happy to pay reasonable costs?

Thanks

Mark

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Does anyone have an 8mm film projector
Roxypork 5:56 pm 14 Feb 12

UCI_carpetbagger said :

Roxypork,
We have an interesting problem. Since neither of us are willing
to reveal our identities or e-mail addresses we must find a trusted
intermediary who can introduce us. I know that the-riotact.com
knows our e-mail addresses. Perhaps it would be willing to act
as the intermediary if you were to send them an appropriate donation?
Can someone on RA suggest a better solution?

I am afraid that of the dozen meanings of ‘PM’ I can think of, none
are of any help when it comes to contacting you.

The specs of my projector are here:
http://www.super8data.com/database/projectors_list/projectors_titan/titan_trimatic.htm

Hi, UCI_carpetbagger.

Email me at mkjeveringham at gmail dot com.

candelabra 2:21 pm 14 Feb 12

UCI_carpetbagger said :

Roxypork,
We have an interesting problem. Since neither of us are willing
to reveal our identities or e-mail addresses we must find a trusted
intermediary who can introduce us. I know that the-riotact.com
knows our e-mail addresses. Perhaps it would be willing to act
as the intermediary if you were to send them an appropriate donation?
Can someone on RA suggest a better solution?

I am afraid that of the dozen meanings of ‘PM’ I can think of, none
are of any help when it comes to contacting you.

The specs of my projector are here:
http://www.super8data.com/database/projectors_list/projectors_titan/titan_trimatic.htm

Make a new email address?

Russ 9:31 pm 13 Feb 12

Just make sure you know what kind of 8mm it is – Super 8 has little square sprocket holes, while Standard 8 has wider, rectangular ones. Super 8 projectors and transfer services are fairly easy to come by, Standard 8 projectors are less common, and if you want a decent transfer the only place I know of is Video-8 in Sydney who have a special Standard 8 gate for their Rank MkIII telecine.

I-filed 9:20 pm 13 Feb 12

If it’s a Canberra family – offer the footage to the ACT Heritage LIbrary.

Otherwise, give the NFSA the opportunity to view it – ordinary home movies can be invaluable to a collection …

UCI_carpetbagger 8:36 pm 13 Feb 12

Roxypork,
We have an interesting problem. Since neither of us are willing
to reveal our identities or e-mail addresses we must find a trusted
intermediary who can introduce us. I know that the-riotact.com
knows our e-mail addresses. Perhaps it would be willing to act
as the intermediary if you were to send them an appropriate donation?
Can someone on RA suggest a better solution?

I am afraid that of the dozen meanings of ‘PM’ I can think of, none
are of any help when it comes to contacting you.

The specs of my projector are here:
http://www.super8data.com/database/projectors_list/projectors_titan/titan_trimatic.htm

UCI_carpetbagger 8:24 pm 13 Feb 12

Roxypork,
We have an interesting problem. Since neither of us are willing
to reveal our identities or e-mail addresses we must find a trusted
intermediary who can introduce us. I know that the-riotact.com
knows our e-mail addresses. Perhaps it would be willing to act
as the intermediary if you were to send them an appropriate donation?
Can someone on RA suggest a better solution?

I am afraid that of the dozen meanings of ‘PM’ I can think of none
that are of any help when it comes to contacting you.

The specs of my projector are here:
http://www.super8data.com/database/projectors_list/projectors_titan/titan_trimatic.htm

Roxypork 5:34 pm 13 Feb 12

Roxypork said :

UCI_carpetbagger said :

I have one, free to a good home.
If you are a registered user you
might be able send me your
contact details via RA.

Do you know if it takes 8mm or super 8 tapes, or more likely both?

I can’t see how to pm you.

Can you PM me?

Roxypork 5:32 pm 13 Feb 12

UCI_carpetbagger said :

I have one, free to a good home.
If you are a registered user you
might be able send me your
contact details via RA.

Do you know if it takes 8mm or super 8 tapes, or more likely both?

I can’t see how to pm you.

UCI_carpetbagger 5:13 pm 13 Feb 12

I have one, free to a good home.
If you are a registered user you
might be able send me your
contact details via RA.

cross 5:10 pm 13 Feb 12

There is a couple on Ebay but an 8mm film editor may work for you as well

poetix 5:05 pm 13 Feb 12

I would ring up the National Film and Sound Archive to see if they could let you use such equipment. (Probably one of their technicians would have to operate it.)

However, this sounds like a really bad short story where something unexpected will appear on the film, explaining why James looks more like handsome Uncle Max than Daddy. Just saying. (If I’ve freakily got a name right, please forgive.)

Mysteryman 2:53 pm 13 Feb 12

I don’t have one, but I did have 8mm film reels. I just pulled the reel out a few meters and held the strip up to a window. Got a good look at what was on them that way.

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