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Old March 15th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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I'd like to put Super8 on DVD

But I'd like to master the DVDs myself. So, what I'd like is for a lab to convert my 2000 feet or so of Super8 to a 4:4:4 format and put on a hard drive.

Since I'm going to DVD, 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 would also work, but I'd love to archive them in 4:4:4, not to mention color correction. I'll leave it to you to tell me if that's overkill for Super8. I already figured Hi Def would be overkill.

Anyway, does anyone know of any trustworthy mail-order labs that would do this for me? Or one in NYC, so I wouldn't have to use the mail? Thanks!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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I'd suggest getting in touch with Matt Trubac. He's a member here, and a good guy, who could probably do the job well for you.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/member.php?u=6042

http://www.truvisionstudios.com/
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Old March 15th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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If you're really looking for the ultimate archiving for that Super8 I wouldn't put my blind faith in archiving to DVD. The real life span of DVDs is really unknown. Many have not stood to to the test of time. Problems with the chemicals that make up the dye, DVD rot, UV destruction are some of the un-expected problems affecting the DVD industry.
It's possible that the disc that you archive to may not work a year or two from now.
I believe the best archive at this time in history is still the original film or digital tape.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, Robert!

Allen, in addition to hanging on to the film, I'd like to hang on to the digital copy from the telecine, perhaps on a hard drive for the time being.

The DVD will be a gift for members of my family.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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Hal,

I use http://www.pro8mm.com/main.php for my super 8 transfers/telecine. They do excellent work and have been around for many many years, BUT....they are out here in California. If you happen to use them, I suggest shipping through Fed Ex.....and NO WAY would I ever use the United States Postal Service to ship anything I cared about.

Good luck. Joe
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Old March 27th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #6
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I can second Pro8mm. They are not cheap but are the most professional transfer house I know of for super8. Knowing this I build the work we do into the price of production.
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