Okay I got a huge project. I got about 77 canisters of 400feet reels. Totalling 30,800 feet. That's like 14 hours 15 min at 24 fps or 19 hours at 18fps. The dates of the films range from 1960 to 1979. It is double pref B&W. About half the containers have a range of various deteriorating smell.
I am not doing anything fancy. Maintaining 100% quality is not an issue. What I plan to do is get a projector and shoot it off the wall. Simple as that. I use a projected image of 2 foot diagonle measure on the screen to get the best image. All the cameras setting are locked ina t manual. I have done this many times before and the quality comes out very good. The format I will be going to is Mini DV SP. I don't get shutter flicker doing this. When I transfer at 18 fps I shoot NTSC and when it 24fps I shoot PAL. With my cameras and stuff at these rates I don't get any flicker at all, so it works out. I can then convert video formats after as needed no problem.
1. The film is old. What should I look out for?
It's got the vinegar and ugly smells. I always play the film through once and examine it for damage and deteriated splices. Is there anything I should expect like the film randomly breaking in spots from age cause I have had that happen with the 8mm I did fromt he same source. Oh yeah some of the stuff I got form these people is film fromt he era of and actually Kodak Safety Film. Should I look out for any older films that might not be fire safe. If so what are they called?
2. Does any one have a recomendation for a cheap projector?
I have a lot of various 8 and S8mm projectors but no 16mm. Does any one have a recomendation for a 16mm projector. I am looking for one particulaly that will play at 18fps that way I can go right to NTSC and DVD. I'm looking to keep it under $100. Something I could get off of ebay would be great. I have one eyed right now.
3. Any comments or suggestions?
Doing a rank or other real telecine is out of the question cause of cost. So the goal is "keep it dirt cheap".
Edited by Canney, 05 May 2006 - 03:06 PM.