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Video from an 8mm Movie Film - Kids Winter 1982

(5-3-2019) - I have lots of 8mm movies that have been gathering dust from the 50's through the early 80's (before we all switched to cam-corders and later smart-phones). Recently I bought an inexpensive 8mm movie scanner and started digitizing the film frame-by-frame (its automated).

The scanner generates 720x480 DV quality images from the 8mm film at 2 frames/second. The original 8/super8 cameras used 16-18 and 22-24 frame rates so basically a 3 minute reel takes about 30 minutes to scan. Then the MP4 file has to be edited to look and sound decent; so add a typical 30-45 minutes on top for adding 'modern' scene transitions, backing-track music, titling and such.

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I'd like to plug my music here ... In 2014 I started recording instrumentals / vocals using a digital recorder. I think they are suitable for sharing and would welcome feedback from anyone who takes the time to listen. The music genre is jazz/rhythm and blues. Here's a link to the media page where my music (MP3's) can be found.

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