Thanks. I wasn't proposing to copy this film that way (reshooting it off a
wall), just saying that is what I would do with something that is not
important. This film is important, and I have had a good crash course on
transferring it here on ARSCLIST. Thanks again to everyone.
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 02/04/2013, Randy A. Riddle wrote:
> > I'll just back up what everyone else is saying - you don't want to
> > transfer it by playing it through a projector.
> > Film transfers are done in a couple of ways. An older method uses a
> > special projector with five blades to account for the differences
> > between the frame rates of film and NTSC video used on dvds. More
> > recent methods that give you higher resolution scan the film directly
> > to digital and preserve the frame rate, so it could be used in its
> > original form for high definition streaming or blu-ray.
> > If you try to transfer it with a projector, you'll get loss of image
> > quality and probably some strobing, since the speed of the projector
> > isn't matched to your video camera.
> Also there would be keystone distortion and probably uneven lighting.
> It is the equivalent of transferring a cassette by playing it on a
> ghetto blaster and recording the sound from the ghetto blaster with a
> cheap microphone.
> Don Cox
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