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John Last
Expert Film Handler

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From: Codsall, UK
Registered: Dec 2012


 - posted June 27, 2015 04:16 PM      Profile for John Last   Email John Last       Edit/Delete Post 
I am experimenting with transfer of std8mm films on to a camcorder in readiness to transfer onto DVD. I'm almost satisfied with what I have. That is I use a Bolex M8 with my own 12v 100watt conversion and have replaced the BOlex wire wound speed control resistors with a SCR controller. Then I made a frame reader which is so simple to make. All you need is a light sensitive resistor, a 10K resistor and a 9v battery. Hold the device in front of the projector lens and feed the output to a frequency meter (Like Fluke 87 selected to ac volts + hertz) and read the frames per second on the meter. Then adjust the projector speed to 50 and start recording. Seems to give reasonable results!

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Janice Glesser
Film Goddess

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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted June 27, 2015 04:54 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds interesting John...When you get a chance...how about a few pics/video of your setup?

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John Last
Expert Film Handler

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From: Codsall, UK
Registered: Dec 2012


 - posted July 01, 2015 05:47 AM      Profile for John Last   Email John Last       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Janice, I'm having difficulty with photos etc. when I've sorted this out I'll post you more details.

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Janice Glesser
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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011


 - posted July 01, 2015 02:13 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John...I use Photoshop to resize and optomize my photos for the forum, however you can easily do it online for free at webresizer.com

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Janice

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Andrew Woodcock
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From: Manchester Uk
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted July 01, 2015 02:40 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
"Paint" works also if you use microsoft office.

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