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I had three reels of super 8 mm movie film transferred to mini DV by Mister Video, contact info below. The film was 36 years old. This and my slides from that era have held up remarkably well, in contrast to color prints which have faded. The movie film was of the under documented Altantic City Pop Festival, which was the warm-up for the original Woodstock held two weeks later.
(One of my little projects is a short documentary on this Festival. Will combine movie film footage with some quite powerful stills I shot of Dr. John, Janis Joplin, and BB King, among other stills.)
The quality of the transfer from super 8 film to mini DV I would rate a “10” and of course there was no flicker. I provided the mini DV tape. The cost was $52.
They have quoted me a price of $234 for transferring another 36 super 8 reels to mini DV, roughly two hours worth.
Although they are in my neighborhood (suburb of DC), much of their work comes from Nationwide and even some from Overseas. If quality is important to you and you are stuck otherwise, check them out. Web address below:
REGARDS … TOM 8)