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    Converting 8mm to DVD

    Any of you guys have any experience w/this? (If you're old enough to know what 8mm is...) I've got some film from the early 60's to the mid 80's that I want converted to DVD. I have dozens of rolls of this film. If you can recommend any co. that you have used for this purpose, please advise. Thanks.

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    I remember the 8mm silent films. My folks took theirs to a local camera shop that did the conversion (northern MN). Have you done a search on the net for co's that do this? I'll ask my dad what the name of the shop was, maybe they are a national chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Daddy Racing View Post
    I remember the 8mm silent films. My folks took theirs to a local camera shop that did the conversion (northern MN). Have you done a search on the net for co's that do this? I'll ask my dad what the name of the shop was, maybe they are a national chain.
    Any info would be great. I googled for info, actually found a co. in East Texas. I plan on calling them and discussing the situation. Thanks...

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    I bought a 8mm projector and did it myself! (You need a digital video camera).

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    I talked with my dad last night. He said it was a retired guy in Brainerd MN that did the conversion for him. He had a projection system that copied the film to the computer hard drive, then added audio and titles. Sent my folks DVD's that look and sound great (some old time music). Kinda reminds me of Laurel and Hardy films in a way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    I bought a 8mm projector and did it myself! (You need a digital video camera).
    Can you send any kind of mini clip as a sample? I've got the projector. I'm assuming you played the 8mm the normal way on a white screen, then put the DV camera on a tripod, focused in and rolled film...

    An tips or suggestions?

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    Sure, I'll send a sample! I used the Windows Moviemaker program (it camewith my pc). Easy to add sound, transitions, text. I didn't want to spend a bunck of $$ for something that might be watched every few years....

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