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8mm and 16mm Movie Films Transferred to DVD

Close and Convenient to all of Tampa Bay including Clearwater,
St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota

Movie Film Formats

Now your old home movies can be digitally transferred and saved for generations to enjoy. We can store your movies individually or combine numerous short films onto one DVD. Your memories can also be saved onto a small convenient Hard Drive for your personal editing. Delete any portion of your movie to your personal preference. We can even add titles. But wait…there’s more…Once your movies are on your pocket-size Hard Drive, you will be able to convert to a DVD and enjoy watching on your television or personal computer.

Some of your old movies may or may not have sound. And, what fun … Music can be added to your old silent films.

Do not let your film become too old. Eventually, most videotape will degrade, tear or stretch, fade and become brittle. Before it is too late, have your history transferred to DVD.

8mm film sizes

8mm movie film was produced in 3" round reels that contained 50 feet of film. Super 8 was produced in a square cartridge. Often, home movie enthusiasts would edit and splice several 3" movies reels into 5" or 7" reels.

8mm film reels

Below are the various home movie formats. There are different size images and sprocket placements. The top image is standard 8mm film which was developed by Kodak in 1932. The second image is super 8mm without sound developed by Kodak in 1965. The third image is super 8 mm film showing sound strips. The 50 foot film spools had 2.5 minutes of movies at the standard of 24 frames per second, and for 3 minutes and 20 seconds of continuous filming at 18 frames per second for a total of approximately 3,600 frames per film cartridge. The last image is that of 16mm movie film introduced by Kodak in 1923. 16mm movie film could come with two sets of sprocket holes or sprocket holes on one side of the image only. Each 16mm film reel had 400 feet of film which ran around 11 minutes at 24 frames per second.

film formats

Feldman's Digital Transfer Services transferred home movie film to VHS Video tape and later to DVD. Our normal process is to splice the film if it is still in the original 3" reels. We then clean the film with a special film cleaner and digitize every frame with real time digital duplicators which evenly illuminate each frame. Most film labs will use a rear projection system for your films and a digital camera to record the projected image. In doing so, it will create flickers, hot spots, and vignetting.

Old movies become brittle and inflexible due to old age. We suggest that you do not try to run your movies through a movie projector. Running older movies through a movie projector will cause your film to either break or fold like an accordion in the movie projector or melt from the hot movie projector bulb.


 
   
           
 
   

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