Welcome to my Telecine Experience. This project details how I have built a Frame by Frame capture system that inputs 8mm and Super 8mm film directly into a triggered machine camera. This machine captures a magnified view of the frame gate or the film projected image in the frame gate directly onto the CCD of a video camera. It then saves the series of images into a video file for computer editor or burning onto a DVD.
There were many obstacles and problems that I faced in building this device and so I have put this site together to help others that may venture down the same path. I hope you find this interesting.
For those of you brave enough to attempt this yourselves I need top warn you up front this is a very challenging task. It has elements of innovation that will tax your abilities. You will need to learn new skills in electronics, mechanics, optical and even software. When I took it on I thought it looked easy, and even though I have been working on this project now for many months I learn more each day and each day my final proof results improve.