Whats best way for film to DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Menudoboy2, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Menudoboy2

    Menudoboy2 Guest

    A while back I converted our old home movie films to vhs video.
    But now the videos are ao old.
    Plus I am not so sure I did it the best quality.
    I simply aimed the video camera at the movie screen & recorded it on vhs video.
    Not even sure how I did the audio but I believe I used the camcorder's mic.

    Now I am wanting to make the best quality possible onto DVD.
    Aside from my previous way of doing it above, does anyone know what is the best
    way to convert film to video?

    Do those little film to video conversion boxes supply good quality?
    How exactly do they work to get both the visual part of the film and the audio
    onto video (or DVD)?
    Menudoboy2, Jan 9, 2005
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  2. "Menudoboy2" <> wrote in message
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    >A while back I converted our old home movie films to vhs video.
    > But now the videos are ao old.
    > Plus I am not so sure I did it the best quality.
    > I simply aimed the video camera at the movie screen & recorded it on vhs
    > video.
    > Not even sure how I did the audio but I believe I used the camcorder's
    > mic.
    >
    > Now I am wanting to make the best quality possible onto DVD.
    > Aside from my previous way of doing it above, does anyone know what is the
    > best
    > way to convert film to video?
    >
    > Do those little film to video conversion boxes supply good quality?
    > How exactly do they work to get both the visual part of the film and the
    > audio
    > onto video (or DVD)?
    >

    I did this with my Dad's 16mm films. Before I did it I had a brother and
    also my father tried to convert them with cheap methods to put them on video
    tape. My dad did the same thing you did. My brother got a contraption that
    aided the videotaping of them. Still the quality was pretty poor.

    What I did was sent the 16mm to a film transfer business. They put them on
    mini-dv which made it easy to feed into a computer. It cost a good bit of
    cash but it will last a good long time and they are easy to access and easy
    to replicate the dvds so everyone can have them.
    Bernie Woodham, Jan 9, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Bernie Woodham wrote:
    >
    > What I did was sent the 16mm to a film transfer business. They put
    > them on mini-dv which made it easy to feed into a computer.


    Do you have a referral to this company? It's easy to find places that will
    put film to DVD, but I'm interested in getting a raw DV file instead, and
    that's not so easy to find. Any referrals (from anyone) would be
    appreciated - thanks!

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    Mike Kohary, Jan 10, 2005
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  4. "Mike Kohary" <> wrote in message
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    > Bernie Woodham wrote:
    >>
    >> What I did was sent the 16mm to a film transfer business. They put
    >> them on mini-dv which made it easy to feed into a computer.

    >
    > Do you have a referral to this company? It's easy to find places that
    > will put film to DVD, but I'm interested in getting a raw DV file instead,
    > and that's not so easy to find. Any referrals (from anyone) would be
    > appreciated - thanks!
    >
    > --
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Mike Kohary mike at kohary dot com http://www.kohary.com
    >
    > Karma Photography: http://www.karmaphotography.com
    > Seahawks Historical Database: http://www.kohary.com/seahawks
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >


    This is the company I used:

    http://www.urbanskifilm.com/
    Bernie Woodham, Jan 10, 2005
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  5. Menudoboy2

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Bernie Woodham wrote:
    > "Mike Kohary" <> wrote in message
    > news:crshgk$ob6$...
    >> Bernie Woodham wrote:
    >>>
    >>> What I did was sent the 16mm to a film transfer business. They put
    >>> them on mini-dv which made it easy to feed into a computer.

    >>
    >> Do you have a referral to this company? It's easy to find places
    >> that will put film to DVD, but I'm interested in getting a raw DV
    >> file instead, and that's not so easy to find. Any referrals (from
    >> anyone) would be appreciated - thanks!

    >
    > This is the company I used:
    >
    > http://www.urbanskifilm.com/


    Thanks!

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    Mike Kohary mike at kohary dot com http://www.kohary.com

    Karma Photography: http://www.karmaphotography.com
    Seahawks Historical Database: http://www.kohary.com/seahawks
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Mike Kohary, Jan 10, 2005
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