Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 21:04:46 -0500

Author: Brad Shue

Subject: Re: Digitizing 16mm movies

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Marc,
these places that say you can use a regular DV camera are probably the
same folks who try to take flash photos of slide presentations or
videotape their television screen.

I was told about 15 years ago that the key to transferring them on your
own is using a video camera was to use a special opaque projection
screen with a little phosphorus in/on it. The phosphorus acts as a
buffer to eliminate the flicker from the shutter. I never got a chance
to experiment with it, so I don't know if that is true or not.

Brad Shue

Shue Scientific
123 Idlebrook Rd
Statesville, NC 28677
704-528-7518
704-902-2196 CELL
150*21*18910 Nextel
704-528-1084 FAX


Marc Kossover wrote:

>--- Duane Warn wrote:
>
>
>>Has anyone been successful at digitizing 16mm
>>movies? I get a lot of
>>flicker and one camera I use keeps searching for
>>what's in focus.
>>
>>
>
>Although I have found places on the web that claim
>that you can just point your digital movie camera at
>the screen, I have never been able to make this work.
>Digitizing film based movies of any type is really
>hard.
>
>The problem? Beat frequency.
>
>The frame rate of the projected image is not the same
>as the frame rate of the digital camera, meaning that
>horrible beat issues will develop. It's really
>annoying.
>
>Most 8 and 16 mm have frame rates of 18 frames/sec,
>while the digital camera has a frame rate of 30
>frames/sec.
>
>The pros digitize each frame then double some of the
>frames to give the right number of frames/sec.
>
>Marc "Zeke" Kossover
>
>
>
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Brad Shue
Shue Scientific
123 Idlebrook Rd
Statesville, NC 28677
704-528-7518
704-902-2196 CELL
150*21*18910 Nextel
704-528-1084 FAX
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