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Digitizing 8mm And Super8 Footage

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Arthur Woodle
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Metro Atlanta
 video   production   digitize   film   footage 
Service Category:Internet & Computers
Business Name:Pylon Productions Inc.
Marietta, GA

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Having worked in the corporate world producing video and multimedia content for some of Atlanta's top commercial property developers, I am very comfortable meeting any deadline and budget when it comes to a project. With the current state of the economy I have looked to alternate means of getting work. Quite by accident I agreed to digitize some Super8mm family footage for my father-in-law. I had no idea the condition of the footage when I agreed to do this for him. Luckily it was in great shape. There are two ways you can get this transfer you can have a company with very specialized film scanners that will scan each individual frame of video (24 every second) as the film runs through the scanner/projector....this is the best way to preserve the footage. What is happening is you are scanning each individual frame of video and putting it back together for viewing. Very high quality...but also very time consuming and despite what they advertise...very costly. Especially if like my father-in-Law you had a box with a ton of old reels. The other way is to get a projector and digitally film the image off a screen, do your editing and burn it to a disk. This has itís drawbacks also. But if you apply certain fixes with projectors types, hardware, and production techniques you can actually get around most of the major problems (image flutter, contrast, brightness). If you have old 8mm and super8 film reels I would be more then happy to digitize them for you. I can tell you first hand that family members go crazy when they see these old films for the first time in 20, 30 years. One of the reels in the box I digitized for my father-in-law was shot by his father back in the early 50s. No on even knew this footage existed. Just remember that every year that goes by is taking itís toll on the quality of the film. Contact me if you want to transfer your entire film archive or a favorite reel with priceless family memories to a digital format of your choice.

Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your consideration.

Arthur Woodle
Land line: 770-425-4245
Mobile: 404-735-2217

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