Tom is prepared. We went with a pro outfit. It'll be a few hundred bucks for the films we want done
but it'll be professional quality. Not sure what will ultimately be done with 8mm. For the 16mm, one
thing that was helpful was I checked out every reel on a light table with a loupe (sp?) and thus
realized quickly that 3/4 of total were not worth transferring. The 1/4 that is, is in great shape
and is worth the few hundred bucks to do once and do right.
For 8mm, one useful thing I did was refurb the projector. That way, we can watch all of it and
decide which, if any, are worth transfer costs.
I consider this a victory for collection as opposed to accumulation!
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roderic G Stephens" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking a 16-mm to digital video transfer in NYC
I'm sure that you would only use the most professional units in your work, but as I mentioned, these
were "home" products that one could use on his/her old 8mm/16mm motion pictures.
Thanks for the more additional ideas; maybe Tom will be better prepared to make him final decision.
--- On Wed, 11/11/09, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking a 16-mm to digital video transfer in NYC
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 5:29 PM
> At 08:18 PM 2009-11-11, Roderic G
> Stephens wrote:
> > Here are a couple of the home transfer units I had in
> mind (I used to have one, but it got lost in moving):
> Hi, Roderic,
> I took a quick look at these things and they reminded me of
> other camera gadgets that ultimately disappointed.
> When it came to doing our slides, negatives (and where
> those did not exist, prints) we chose a Nikon Super Coolscan
> 5000 ED for 35 mm and an Epson V700 for everything else.
> These devices did not disappoint.
> I'm surprised that Jim picked on the Uher -- I can think of
> many worse examples like a Craig 212 <grin, duck, and
> run>. I'm doing some lovely Sephardic field recordings
> that were, sadly, recorded on something like a Craig 212 at
> 1.88 in/s. But the life of the music still comes through.
> Richard L. Hess
> email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada
> (905) 713 6733
> Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.