Video: Super 8 Conversion Demo

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Video: Super 8 Conversion Demo

Post by sjj1805 »

With reference to the VS 9: Converting Super 8 Films Tutorial

OK the content isn't of much interest but what I am demonstrating here is how I presented those Super 8 films using the method outlined in the Tutorial. Here you will see the curtains opening, the 5-4-3-2-1 countdown, the super 8 being 'projected' onto a screen, a few transitions and then the curtains closing again.

You can judge for yourself the problem of pulsating due to the different shutter speed of the Super 8 camera/projector to the frame rate of the PAL camcorder.

In my circumstances, these are films some 30-40 years old which I never expected to see again because the equipment is either no longer available or too expensive when you also consider just how many of these films I have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp6nnK2GgeA

This next one I thought about sending to "You've been framed!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLGhyfyc2q4

Here's Cardiff Castle!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vZwqGRDq4I
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Post by Bobm03 »

I especially liked the music accompanying all three clips.... :lol:

The video quality is comparable to what I was able to do about 15 years ago when I transferred my Super 8 films to video tape. It is fun to watch these "oldies but goodies." They show, to my way of thinking, a big difference in the shooting thought process compared to using a camcorder. Back then, a Super 8 film would give you 3 minutes and 20 seconds which didn't leave too much after editing, if you did any at all. Compare that to a 2 hour videotape! :wink:

By the way, might the tall and lanky young fellow be the chap we all know and appreciate :?:
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Post by Ron P. »

Those are great clips Steve..:)

So are you one of the youngsters in one of the clips??? ;)
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Post by sjj1805 »

Yep you got me, I am the tall thin one.
I still can't believe I made that silly 'magic' video!