Your home videos of birthday parties, family camping trips or the kids playing in the backyard pool are priceless treasures, right? You bet! So it’s important to know how to preserve and protect video tapes that are filled with countless memories of life’s magical moments. With just a few simple steps on how to care for your tapes, you’ll have home video keepsakes you can enjoy for years to come.
You might think that Super 8mm is difficult to find. Not so. In fact, there is a company called “Super 8 Sounds” in Burbank, California that will take high-quality 35mm professional 8mm Film to DVD Miami, run it through a machine that cuts the film to the Super 8mm width and then load it into the Super 8mm cartridge Pretty neat, eh? The same company sells high-end Super 8mm cameras for the pro. Also, Kodak still makes a Super 8mm film. Visit their web site.
Six. Rewind the tape back towards the beginning, and then press perform. Quickly immediately after pressing play, hit record on the DVR and now your video might be recorded for the DVR’s challenging generate.
On the other hand, life becomes fresh and full and vitally alive when we care for our awareness. And now, you have to ask, “How do I care for my awareness? That is the most beautiful part of it all. You take care of your awareness by becoming more aware! How simple can that be? You strengthen awareness by using it.
There is a trick I use when going to manual exposure at an event such as a stage performance or a wedding. Let the automation help you! Before going to manual exposure, zoom in tight on an important face that is lit pretty much as you expect will be common throughout the event. The camcorder should adjust its exposure to a nice mid-point of the light on that face. Then flip the manual exposure feature on. Normally this will “lock-in” the automatic setting that you trust is OK. Do not turn the manual exposure knob — the camcorder is set to the desired value. You are now free to zoom wide and pan around the room knowing that a bright window in the background won’t close the camera’s lens down and black holes won’t cause the faces of the main stars to blister out.
Closely related to this is rule #3: avoid “hunting” with the camcorder. We’ve all seen shots where the camera is panning to the left surveying the scene only to change direction and pan back to the right again, then no, maybe what it is looking for is down, let’s zoom in for a second, darn it moved out of the shot, let’s follow it putting everything out of focus, well heck, we seem to be looking at a blank wall, and with a shake of the camera, it’s turned off finally, followed by a totally unrelated shot taken hours later.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $10.00 (Baia plastic model) to $200.00 (Hahnel Motormat motorized metal unit) for one of these babies. People who know what these are worth would rather keep these than to part with them for cheap. Look for these items at eBay. You may have to search through many listings but you will eventually find a good one. Remember that one of the things an editor must not do is scratch the film as it runs through the sprocket, or all of your hard work will have been for nothing.