posted March 30, 2011 05:25 PM
I tried so much times on the projector to transfer my 8mm film. It did not work like it is too bright to record the film by using consender lens and the mirror reflect to my Sony camera. I really like to transfer my collection of 8mm films. I added frosted plastic (which it is a ektagraphic slide) over the lamp and it is still hard to transfer. Can you help me how to do it? please. Thank you
posted March 30, 2011 08:47 PM
Thanks guys! I think i need a type of paper, a regular paper has texture on the paper when a light behind. I have seen plenty of 8mm transfers on youtube makes me jealous .
posted March 31, 2011 03:11 AM
Nathan, if you have the condensor lens to make an aerial image transfer then you are on the right path. Where you are going wrong is with the lamp in the projector. Install a 10w lamp and block the light output right down so it is hardly visible. You'll then be on the right path but getting everything aligned is critical and takes many hours of trial and error. There is a heck of a lot to it.
As others have suggested, filming it off the wall is easy but of course the clarity of the image is poor and the colour is way off compared to the aerial image photograpic process. But it is a method of getting some basic imagery into digital form. Personally I find it looks too awful to bother with but others find it acceptable so it may be okay for you.
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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006
posted March 31, 2011 08:58 AM
Hi Nathan. If you are doing a very basic transfer off screen with a simple camcorder use a light grey A4 sheet of card to project onto as it will help take the hot spot out of the projected image. Best wishes.
From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
Registered: Jun 2003
posted March 31, 2011 09:06 AM
Nathan your link does not work.
The best film transfer of course using scanner (where film frame is scanned one by one). It takes hours to finish only 50 feet. And I don't know if there has been domestic scanner in the market that capable to get image from 8mm width in HD quality.
But here is the easy instruction how to get 8mm transferred to DVD using wall screen:
From: Burnsville, MN, USA
Registered: Dec 2009
posted April 01, 2011 02:05 PM
The video Winbert referenced is a little simplistic. You will have issues with flicker depending on how sophisticated your camera is. Also, set focus to manual and focus manually. There are many, many write-ups on how to tranfer. Google film to video transfer or 8mm to video transfer, and start reading. Good luck.