November 6, 2014 at 12:32PM


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.

Here's a spare-no-expense version a guy is working on. Totally beyond my capabilities:

His finished product:

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

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