First introduced in the early part of the 20th century, video and film formats have continuously changed to keep pace with today’s world. The transformation began with the 8mm and super8 films. It continued with the 16mm, 35mm and 70mm films. Then came along VHS/Beta tapes and, lastly, digital discs. Today, photography’s new buzzword is digital recording.
The Transfer 8mm Film to DVD Fort Lauderdale technician also checks the reel for debris and dust. Fortunately, most reels came back from the Kodak processing facilities in a case of some sort, so many of the reels are protected from dust and grime, and are easily cleaned. Some are left with dirt, dust, or mold damage. That’s why the technician cleans and conditions the reels by hand using a chemical-free Kodak cleaner before he inserts the reel into our transfer equipment. This keeps transfer quality high, and keeps the lab equipment safe and running smoothly.
A camcorder will capture every film frame, which is then transmitted to a computer and, using software, is processed for both sound enhancement and color corrections. The digital film is then put together into a high-definition, flicker free master that’s then changed into a digital video file to view anytime on computers or DVD players.
Take a deep breath and hold it. Dig your elbows into your inflated rib cage creating a triangular bracing system between the camcorder and your stable chest. Do not answer any questions thrown at you and stop filming before your whole body starts convulsing trying to purge the stale air.
Question: You are not a newcomer to the “Scary Movie” film franchise. You previously played George in “Scary Movie 3” and “Scary Movie 4” but now your character’s name is Dan. Is this ever mentioned in this installment – even as an inside joke?
These rules barely scratch the surface. Start by following them and when your footage looks more respectable, you’ll be ready to study the hundreds of other things you see the pros do in great movies and on TV that makes their footage dazzle.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $10.00 (Baia plastic model) to $200.00 (Hahnel Motormat motorized metal unit) for one of these babies. People who know what these are worth would rather keep these than to part with them for cheap. Look for these items at eBay. You may have to search through many listings but you will eventually find a good one. Remember that one of the things an editor must not do is scratch the film as it runs through the sprocket, or all of your hard work will have been for nothing.