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Old Aug 15, 2008, 7:23 AM   #4
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I've had great sucess converting our family home movies to DVD. I set up the 8 mm projector about 3 or 4 feet from a piece of matte photo paper, position a video camera (Fuji 8mm) right next to the projector, and run the composite output (red,white,yellow) from the camera directly into a DVD recorder. I roll the film, record onto a DVD R/W disk at highest quality, and then edit with Magix Movie Edit Pro. If you search the web a little, you'll find lots of helpful hints about how to optimize the quality of the captured video, like having some room lights on to reduce the contrast in the captured video. Having the camera right next to the projector also captures the clickity-click of the projector, so when you play back the DVD, it sounds just like the old home movies.
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