View Full Version : Re: 16MM to Video

W I Sellers
05-22-1995, 01:55 AM
> One of the easiest and cheapest way to transfer 16 mm film to video is
> to project the 16 mm film on a white wall or screen and video the
> images with a good quality video camera at 60 or 50 fields per second.
> Then, advance the 16mm film, frame by frame. This will give you
> multiple frames from the 16mm on many video fields. Then you can grab
> the proper fields, when you notice the advance frame visually or by
> any time mark. It takes about an hour to transfer
> approximately 100 16mm frames. You have to make sure that you do not
> grab the same frame twice. It is a manual process. However, very
> inexpensive and it is insensitive to NTSC or PAL.

One of our consumer groups recently did a test of these devices that
you see advertised for hooking up video cameras to film projectors
for copying video. They decided that none of them produced as good
results as you could get from videoing the normal screen.


Bill Sellers
Centre for Human Biology, Leeds