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Old Jul 10, 2018, 4:02 PM   #1
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I have six reels of film I would like to transfer to digital, using a telecine box. I am looking for a web cam I can hock up to a windows 10 laptop. I have been told the fps are part of my consideration. Any suggestions would appreciated.


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Old Jul 10, 2018, 8:24 PM   #2
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My advice is that you find a media lab in your area that can do it for you.
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I haven't attempted this myself, but recall talking with a couple people who have.

Unless you are planning on making a regular practice of this, I agree with TCav: find someone who can do it for you.
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I am retired with time on my hands. I do not expect the same quality as a shop, nore do i need it. The kids will watch it once and then format over the thumb drive. Flick has always been part of the 8mm experience. If I can minimise it good. If not, so be it. I have a webcam I paid $9.99 for. I am sure a twenty dollar camera would double the quality.
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Film is shot at 24 fps, while most webcams shoot at 30 fps.

If you can find one that has the option of shooting at 25 fps, you'd probably be better off. That will probably cost more than twenty dollars.

Since you've already got the BASIC equipment you'll need, why not just try it out and see what you get? Have you?
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