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    Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    I wonder if anyone can help - this is an unusual one!

    I have a box of old cine films which i need to convert to DVD or AVI or editing. I have a projector and a several different types of camcorder but I keep getting flicker like charlie chaplin film.

    question really; does anyone know how they do it (without flicker) so I may do it myself?

    Thank so much in advance. Peter

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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    meant to say - i have searched the whole forum for this already and come up with nothing

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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    I looked into this a few years back when i came to own a Cine camera.

    You can get gear to project through and connect a camcorder to, but i don't think they are great.

    Or you can send the film off for processing. A quality profesional place will effectively scan each frame and transfer that onto recording medium of your choice. Some I found even saved it all to DVDs as long series of TGA or TIFF files to import as a motion sequence into your editing app (this is a common way to get 3D animations into video apps as well).

    I would just google for "Cine to DVD" or something like that. Unless you have a large number to do, I think you would get far better results just sending them off.

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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    Thats brilliant I can't thank you enough - i guess i got some work on my hands now

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    Well I thought I report my finding back. Having spent the whole day on the internet and phoning around.

    I am send my films to http://www.cine-to-dvd-transfer.co.uk They appear to be the best and extremley well priced. I am sending them my cine films on monday and they reckon they'll send me a sample free of charge to still see if I'm happy.

    Incidently I did say I was going to do this myself but have now been put off. Not cos of some smarmy salesman but I read this superb and honest report which goes into the ins and outs and it apears that you can't do it yourself and avoid the flicker without having to spend a lot of money

    This report is available here http://www.cine-to-dvd-transfer.co.u...ransfers_.html

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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    I was given a stack of 1920 onwards film that my grandad took. I also got his pathescope projector. But the film was pretty ****e to watch and if you wern't carefull with the adjustment of the brigthness of the lamp it burned the film..
    I had it all put on disk and the bloke who did it made his own decisions about what to record, he only recorded the really clear bit's[boring bit's] all the odd stuff like cars parked in the road aren't on the disk, he then lost the original film. This wasn't a cheap job, the conversion was charged to the beeb.
    So watch out..
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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    Sorry to hear of your disaster. This is the problem with those cheap co's who use a projector and then video it off a screen. Your 1920's film must have been 9.5mm film.

    Are we allowed to put the name of the company here so we can warn other users, so they dont end up with the same problem?

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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    Yes it was 9.5.
    Have no idea who did it, it was done for the BBC so there was no reason to worry about it!!!
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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to DVD

    I have used this company the above company and to be honest the quality of the transfer was very poor, the website is misleading and they couldnt deliver on many of the claims it makes.
    Sales were friendly enough but the quality of work was bad, both picture and sound, and the guys that transfered it were very evasive and unknowledgeable when I contacted them.
    I had it done a couple of times to no avail so am having my transfer done elsewhere.
    The cine transfer industry is full of dodgy companies so be careful out there!

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    Re: Transfer 8mm Cine Film to AVI / DVD

    Well I am really surprised at your comments about Cine-to-DVD. I don't use this forum much but it just flagged up your message in an email to me. However on searching the web I noticed that you pasted exactly the same comment in other forums. Sounds like you may be one of those 'dodgy companies' putting down the competition.

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