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Restoring 8mm Home Movies with Jim Battle

One of our clients, Jim Battle, has done an excellent job of researching and compiling information about transferring home movie film. He’s laid out his journey from creating movies as a child to discovering the old home movies in his mother’s basement and finding a facility to bring them to life in a digital form. He even got involved with the post processing side of the project, opting to do color correction using his own edit system.

All the various transfer methods available are covered and explained in an easy to understand format. It’s an altogether wonderful resource for anyone seeking to have their films transferred.

If you’re looking for an in depth look into the world of home movie film transfer & restoration, head to Jim’s site and read about his experience:  http://www.thebattles.net/video/8mm_restoration.html

Below are two example frames, one from a “frame-by-frame” transfer service and the second from CinePost (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

After receiving the transferred video from CinePost Jim performed additional work on his video. Typically we do a good bit of color correction during the actual transfer, but Jim wanted to tweak things himself. We were very impressed with the results:

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Incredible before & after

Sometimes you just have to see the difference to believe it. Robert E. from Texas sent his family film to us recently. With many film transfers we’re seeing the first digital version of the material ever, but every once in a while we get an older transfer to compare the results with.  As you can see below the image goes from being incredibly dark and lacking detail to looking crisp and colorful with all the original detail showing. All of us at CinePost get a great deal of satisfaction when we’re able to make our clients happy.

  

 

 

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Johnny Astro Original Commercial Superb S8mm Sound Film Transfer

Before Xbox, before PacMan, before the Ipad, there was Johnny Astro!!! Kids actually had fun in those days with cool toys like this. This is unbelievable high quality film of the original “Johnny Astro” commercial. And yes, it was Super8 Sound film stock. It was a little faded, but our newish DUI DaVinci grabbed a hold of what color was left and allowed us to render this spot for the world to see. Almost as good as some of the 16mm films we transfer.

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Thompson Family Film

This Super 8mm film had been soaked with water during a flood. The film was hang dried and then brought to CinePost to be restored. We ran it through the Wetgate system and applied DaVinci color correction, even we were amazed by the results. Usually water destroys film, but if you’re able to unspool it and let it dry it can be salvaged.

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CinePost Super 8 Telecine Transfer with Wetgate: “Rush”

A day in the life of a Frat Cinematographer. This film was shown over 50 times in a bad projector. This is a split screen transfer done at CinePost. It is showing the same footage with and without our wetgate technology. You can easily see how well the process works at removing and concealing scratches and dust. If you want to conceal scratches in your transfers, CinePost can help you.

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1956 Jawa CZ International Motorcycle Race

CZ Jawa 31st International Six Day Trial at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany

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Cintel Demo

A quick look a the CinePost Rank Cintel Telecine Suite.

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Regular 16mm to HD “Regrets of War”

Arri SR1 regular 16mm negative Vision 200t, transferred to ProRes HD files via a Cintel Turbo telecine at CinePost in Marietta, GA

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Heather and Brandon’s Backyard!

Some 8mm footage we found recently with some music for fun.

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Veronicas “Spend the Night Together” EPK Excerpts

Sorry, we couldn’t use the actual music. This is a demonstration of Super 8 Kodachrome shot with a Canon 1014, transferred on a Rank Turbo at CinePost.