Leave A Legacy can transfer your regular 8mm film, super 8mm film and 16mm film directly to DVD. At the time of this article we had both an 8mm and a 16mm projector that have been modified and are mounted in line with a 1CCD digital camera. Update 2018: We have upgraded our equipment twice since this was originally written. We no longer use a modified projector but all newly made equipment. We can now capture it in either Standard Definition or High Definition! The camera captures the image from every frame of your film and sends it to a computer. Once a whole batch of film is captured we have the computer process the individual frames,
remove the flicker and compile it into a modern video file that allows editing. Eight and 16 mm films were recorded at different speeds on different cameras so it is adjusted to the correct speed on the computer. Some clients choose to have this type of file saved to their external hard drive or on several disks (this AVI file type typically takes at least 3 times as many disks as a regular DVD movie requires). In order for clients to do editing at home it requires powerful software and a lot of memory on their computer.
Most clients want to have a regular DVD that will play their movie from a regular DVD player connected to their TV. Update in 2018: Now most clients ask for digital files of each of their films that we save to an external hard drive for them. We still get many clients who still what their output on a playable DVD or Blue-ray disc. For these clients we allow them to come in to preview their films (we can easily rearrange the order that different reels play on the disk). Our computers are available for clients to use to do their own editing or we can do it for them. A whole host of titles, scene selections, animations, and special effects are available to customize your films just the way you would like them.
Additional copies of your DVD come at little cost and you can upgrade your DVD to gold archival disks if you wish. Disks come with the Leave A Legacy standard label with your title on them or we can design a custom photo label for you.