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Digitizing Super8 Reels

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by damker, Nov 10, 2011.

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  1. damker

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    Dear All hi!

    I've been trying to digitize some super8 video reels by projecting them and recording with a digital camcorder, as the only possible way of preserving the content.

    The problem is that there is intermittent momentary decrease of the lighting probably due to the sequence of the frames(?). I mean the separator between the frames?. Whatever it is, do you think there is a way of remedying it?

    The projector is an EUMIG Mark 607D and the digital camcorder A Sony DRC-TRV22E.

    I have uploaded a sample of the resulting video so that you might have an idea: http://www.trinitystudios.gr/carnival1.avi.

    I've tried to post before, but I have not seen the post anywhere so I am reposting the question.

    Thanks a million. :)

    D.
     
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    Is there any difference (Improvement ?) .. If the Camcorder is in it's Automatic or Manual exposure mode ??
    Maybe different Manual Exposure settings ??

    Can you provide a best Video with a fixed zoom ??
    Maybe there's a way to edit the video to improve it.
     
  3. damker

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    Thanks for your response. The exposure and the focus are automatic. Another problem is that there is some difficulty for the camcorder to focus and clear the picture projected.
    Cheers. :)
     
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    I played with using WLMM in W7 ... I split the video to one Dark area ..
    And applied some brightness adjust to see if it would apply to just the split Video .. It worked.
    With a lot of work, This might help the end result a little.

    Maybe someone with Adobe Premier could do it better.
    Before n After ... working on the Center "cut"
     

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    I thought so .. It looked like the Camcorder was trying to adjust for what it was seeing.
     
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    Noyb thanks for your insight. I'll try to follow your insight and I'll return withs results.
    Thanks a million.
    Cheers.
    D.
     
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    Manual focus ON ???
    Hopefully, We can collect an Adobe Premier wizard Here.
     
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    I'll try to see if there is a manual focus function. I hope there is... I'll let all know if there is one.
    Thanks. :)
     
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    Your Manual say's So .. Didn't see a "face detect" that might be messing you up.
     
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    Well, I'll go into that in depth and return.
    Cheers.
     
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    Once you get the best video you can .. There may be some flicker editing help ..
    See Here .. & Here .. & Here

    All we need to do is find someone with Premiere or After Effects ..
    An who wants to experiment with the trial of GBDeflicker :D
    Any Volunteers ??
     
  12. damker

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    I am not that advanced really. Thanks for your good advice. I am deeply indebted indeed.
    Cheers.
    D.
     
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