Many DV enthusiasts are complaint about that the videos they shot don’t like a movie while others can do it well especially the award-winning works. In fact, you can’t make your movie like 2012 but you can make it more like a movie. Below are my suggestions for you.
DO make copies. Technology changes, so update your videos to whatever new technology comes along. How many of you know folks with a stack of home 8mm Film to DVD Miami reels stuffed in a closet or tucked away in an attic. How sad no one looks at them anymore because they don’t have a film projector.
Buyer beware. It is true that you get what you pay for, and it shouldn’t be any different when buying a film camera, but make sure the seller knows this philosophy goes both ways. If you pay good money for a camera, then you deserve what you paid for: a good camera. Expect to pay between $75 to $300 for a good working Super 8mm camera.
Sony Pictures: As a primary creator of the Blu-ray Disc format, Sony’s support has been strong. LPCM is the most commonly used lossless audio format and is featured on almost every Sony Pictures title.
Our awareness is our most important possession. If we lose it we lose everything. The quality of our reflected awareness determines the quality of our lives. Poor quality awareness is like a movie projector with a dim bulb. Dim awareness illumines a tedious world filled with constant struggle.
What should you look for in a Super 8mm camera? Avoid automatic light metering, unless there is a manual override. Try to find a camera which will allow you to use a whole range of film ASA from 40 all the way up to 160. Seek the same brand names you’d look for if you were looking for a regular film camera: Nikon, Minolta, Canon, and Yashica instantly come to mind as superb quality and precision machines. Bauer super 8’s were made by Rollei cameras; Nizo’s were made by the famous appliance manufacturer Braun, and are excellent cameras. Chinon made (and still does today) cameras for most manufacturers, including Kodak and Bolex.
After spending a tidy sum on a camcorder and tapes, it’s important to take care of the priceless memories on those tapes. So before you just toss tapes filled with home videos of family vacations, little league games and the kids growing-up in a desk drawer, keep these simple tips in mind. You’ll be glad you did.