A lot of memories are attached with childhood like the holidays spent, the pranks played, the joy and pain of falling and hurting, the journeys taken together and watching beautiful movies with family and friends at home. Some of the memories are timeless and one such is the pictures that have captured the moments and movies that you watched when you were small; it immediately connects you to the things you once did and enjoyed, it still reminds you of the times gone by.
You have those old films that have immense sentimental value and the pride of classics collections that you do not want to part with. Nevertheless, storing those for long time makes the films unwatchable as it acquires dirt, scratches, fungus, shrinkage and poor picture quality. However it can be restored to its original quality and improved performance by converting them to DVD and you can become the proud owner of those archives and safely pass it on to the next generation too.
Converting reels to DVD by professionals could be expensive and might cause a dent in your pocket although the results will be fantastic. However you can achieve the same results by gaining some knowledge and doing it yourself, initially it might be painstaking but gradually you will be satisfied with the result. If you are interested in converting your reels to DVD check out the ways that are used to burn the DVD’s.
Converting Films to DVD
To convert the olden film reels that might be of huge length requires patience and a little technical knowledge. If you own such film reels which are a part of your family heritage you would want to restore it back to its original quality. Somehow converting it by professionals seems expensive and not economically viable. The easy way to do it is by buying a camcorder and a projector of good quality. Purchases of such equipments can also be done online on various websites. Although the conversions done can take relatively long time but the results are all worth the time spent.
The movies are projected directly on the reflector box and then copied or filmed on to the tapes. The camera is then connected to the TV monitor. This helps in avoiding flicker and sputter in the film. Some projectors might require continuous monitoring of the speed, as they have a tendency to fluctuate the speed of the film. However keeping the speed of the projector at 21fps (frames per second) is enough to make it run smooth.
After you tape the films, you can download the movies on the computer. Before proceeding further for editing, it is sensible to bring the speed of the film back to 18 fps (films per second). This helps in adjusting the speed of the film and the sound quality, otherwise you might face tweaking and aberration in the sound quality. Once the speed and sound of the film is adjusted, editing is done on Adobe Premiere software. Most of the old films look jaded and loose some of its color. The Adobe premier software helps you to edit colors too, the results are amazing and most of the 90 percent movies can be restored to its original picture and sound quality. Finally you use Adobe encore to burn DVD and one can use imaginations to create titles for the film. The only drawback that can be faced is that some of the features can be lost during the transfer of the film because of compression hindrances.
Digitization of old films is a complicated procedure as you need to ensure that smudges, scratches and dirt on the film does not get reflected in the final digital copy. For this, various kind of equipment need to be used skillfully under professional supervision. This calls for expertise, which Mr Video can provide at the most competitive rates. You can also hire AV equipments like projectors, digital projectors, projector screens, sound mixing systems, microphones from us if you wish to enhance and edit videos post conversion. The company is in the business since 1996 and is known for its on-time services and affordable rates. For all your AV needs, contact Mr Video, the best place to hire AV equipment.