Suggestions for 16 mm movies to digital conversion

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sat Feb 24 14:16:23 CST 2018

On Sat, 24 Feb 2018, Pete Lancashire via cctalk wrote:
> I have a small, 5-20 stack of 16 mm's of movies dealing with computers
> The one in front of me is
> "Once Upon a Punched Card"
> I am looking for a place in the USA with a reasonable price to have them
> digitized and I will place them on both my Google drive and a Youtube
> So far I have only been able to find places I can not afford.
> Suggestions, Ideas, etc ?

Digital telecine

If you don't need high quality, how much does Costco charge for their 
"home movies" conversions?

'Course, if you want the best, you'd have to pay the prices for Monaco 
Labs and Leo Diner Films. ?

If you want to make your own digital Telecine hardware, . . . 
In college, instead of the usual aiming a camera at the screen 
(kinescope), I put extension tubes behind the lens on a C-mount video 
camera (an added extension equal to the focal length of the lens will move 
the focus from infinity to twice the focal length at 1:1) and shoved it 
into the projector, in place of the projection lens.  In those days, the 
difference in frame-rate was the biggest problem (16(silent),18(super 
8),24(sound)   V  30/60,35/50); bizarre frame-skipping, frame doubling 
algorithms were developed that don't need to be necessary for MP4.
You would probably want to go into the projector to add a switch to give 
continuity on a wire timed to the film-gate, to single shot the camera 
for digitizing, . . .

This guy was working on doing it with flat-bed scanner??

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