Re: 16mm to video

From: Jason Cortlund (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 02 2008 - 10:54:23 PST

If you have a 16mm projector, a tripod, and a video camera with a manually
adjustable shutter speed, you can shoot it off a white wall or matte screen.
It's not especially pretty or anywhere near the quality of a proper
transfer, but you can get a transferred image with minimal flicker from film
to video for no cost (assuming you borrow the necessary equipment from a
friend or institution).

I can't remember the exact shutter settings I used the last time I did this,
but if you use all-manual settings on your camera, you should be able to
play with the shutter speed until you find the least amount of flicker (set
your focus and aperture first).

I've done it many times with a Canon XL1 and a cheap Bell & Howell
Filmosound 1592 projector.

Best of luck,

Jason Cortlund
Brooklyn, NY, US

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