We have some old Super-8 cine film reels and have been looking around at places that will convert it to something newer e.g. DVD. It looks like there are two main methods:
- Frame-by-frame conversion, where each frame is scanned separately and the frame rate adjusted by occasionally doubling frames. This seems to be quite expensive!
- Filming a projected image. This sort of conversion is done at (for example) Aarchive. This is much cheaper of course and there is a shop within walking distance that can convert it like this, so that’s most likely what we’ll do.
Anyone have positive/negative experiences about either method?