November 6, 2014 at 3:32PM

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DIY 8mm Telecine

There are a few videos on YouTube of people who have constructed their own Telecine for 8mm or 16mm film using a projector and a camera with a macro lens. I was wondering if anyone here has tried it, of if anyone can comment on the quality compared to paying for a professional transfer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea695ldbU_8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsZoI2fTW0M

Here's a spare-no-expense version a guy is working on. Totally beyond my capabilities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3LbRVa381U

His finished product:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1hyiVyCVTY

I also ran cross this, which seems like something in-between the DIY and professional options, although a bit expensive:

http://www.moviestuff.tv/moviestuff_home.html

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