Finished: Home movies spliced together.

#1 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:08 pm

I've been working the last few days on splicing and cleaning my late Father's old standard 8 mm movies. Lots of 50 foots reels to sort through and the footage has now been transferred to 400' and 200' reels.The footage spans from 1956 to 1971,the year he quit shooting movies. I'll be transferring the footage to the medium unmentionable for the benefit of family members. On a side note I suffered a back injury this week so being home from work gave me the needed time to complete the task above.



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#2 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:16 pm

A nice way to take your mind off the agony Douglas, obviously a task that had to be done and one that means all the family can
now share in their own homes, thanks to your efforts. My sympathy on your ailment, get well soon.



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#3 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:42 pm

Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

I hope you recover soon Douglas. I tried copying some footage for a relative using some box I bought off EBay.It was a waste of £70 because of flicker due to the difference between my home movies 18fps and my camcorder, which is either 30 or 36 fps. Good luck with yours.



Robert Crewdson

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#4 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:01 pm

Gentlemen,
Thank you for your comments and well wishes.Tonight I plan on doing my first experiments with my small camera.Robert,I have one of those boxes you mention and will be curious if mine too was a waste of funds.I have three dual 8 projectors,all with variable speed so I'm hoping that will help with any flickering issues sure to crop up.



Douglas Warren

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#5 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:12 pm

I would need to sort mine out to tell you the name of it, I had just as much success copying from the screen, with the projector only a few feet away. My projector isn't variable speed. I believe you can speed up the recording after. I haven't done this Douglas. A very good programme is the Windows Movie Maker, but they stopped adding it after Windows 7.



Robert Crewdson

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#6 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:22 pm

Hi Robert,
I have Windows Movie Maker on my PC,which you can still download from Microsoft.I'm on Windows 8.1 and haven't had any issues with it with that system so far.



Douglas Warren

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#7 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:09 pm

I didn't know that Douglas, my wife's laptop is Windows 8, we haven't upgraded to 8.1. There isn't a built in facility to burn DVDs as there was in Windows 7 and Vista. I use my wife's laptop mostly, but burn DVDs on my desktop with Vista. I think the version on Windows 7 was Movie Maker Live, which I couldn't get on with. Change is not always for the better.



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#8 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:17 pm

I would like to be put in a cage with the boffin that thought up Windows 8.1, we have had nothing but trouble, as of now still waiting
for email to be "synched", this is about four or five times in 18 months. Windows 8.1 is not consumer friendly, as one of the technicians admitted in India, hate doesn't even come close to my feelings on it.



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#9 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:50 pm

Robert:
What you have to do is download Windows Essentials which includes Movie Maker.It gives you the option of which programs you want to keep with the download.
Hugh:
I feel your pain as I'm not a fan of Windows 8,and my main PC has a touch screen too.I usually go to the default Windows 7 desktop once I get on the tile page.Microsoft designed that system more so with tablet owners in mind,but many PC users still do not own touch screens on their laptops. XP was my favorite Windows OS hands down and is still widely in use.



Douglas Warren

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#10 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:07 pm

I have the original Windows Movie Maker on my desktop with Vista. I liked XP, but I find Movie Maker works better in Vista. I had to make a home movie in two parts instead of one complete film. I have a tower with XP on it in my loft, don't know if it will ever see daylight again.



Robert Crewdson

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#11 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:48 am

Doug,
How has the color held up on your home movies? I'd love to see some screenshots!


Timothy Duncan

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#12 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:57 am

Tim,
The color has held up really good considering that most of the footage is 50-55 years old.I wish some of my digests had held their color as well!



Douglas Warren

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#13 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:26 am

That colour Douglas is going to still look good years from now, thanks to reversal film, Derek Simmond's of Derann released his early
std 8 (reg 8) features on this stock.



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#14 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:12 pm

I fully agree Hugh as those reels of film will most likely outlast me.



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#15 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:49 am

I've completed cleaning and splicing all of my late Father's footage now.1800' feet total of standard 8 mm film. I'll be experimenting to obtain the best results for transfer to the unmentionable medium for family. My health situation has eroded further so I expect working on this project will be good therapy for me.



Douglas Warren

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#16 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:28 am

Sorry to hear about your health situation Douglas, take your time, enjoy yourself, and let us now how you get on with the recording. This is the transfer system I bought, no use to me because I get flicker. I found I got just as good results filming from the screen.



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#17 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:56 pm

You take things easy Douglas, no lifting heavy pieces of kit, dare I say watch a few of those things we don't mention, just
go with the flow and look after your little bod. Best Wishes.



Hugh Thompson Scott

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#18 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:00 am

Gentlemen,
Thank you for the well wishes.I screened three 200' reels of footage that I worked on with good results.I have 1200' feet of footage left to screen and then the transfer work begins.



Douglas Warren

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#19 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:31 am

Doug,
I'm anxious to hear about your project as it progresses. Have you selected any music to add to your project yet?


Timothy Duncan

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#20 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:37 am

Morning Tim,
I haven't decided if I will add music or not.Part of me wants to,but then again the relatives that the unmentionable disc will be going to might not appreciate my taste in music!



Douglas Warren

   

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