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Viewing The Past

JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭

I ran across 56 rolls of 50 year old film (from 1971/72) which are 8mm and 8mm Super film with me pitching minor league baseball games. The film has been well stored since (almost climate controlled in original boxes in dark places) so I believe it's in good condition. My delima is not having a projector or a way to view them and I've thought that maybe I could have it transferred to another more modern way of watching them, I know a few years back some people had old films transferred to VHS tapes but I know that also is now ancient technology, guess I missed the boat on that one. I'm positive my wife, kids and grand kids have never seen them and really don't think I've ever watched them myself either but I think my grandsons would really get a kick out of them since they''re college players now. Cameras / photo's / films have never in the past interested me so I'm at a total loss on these matters. What I'm trying to do will be a surprise to the family, hopefully 😀. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

"Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee


  • AdamsQuailHunterAdamsQuailHunter Member Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭✭

    Might try 'Legacy Box' - I hear them advertised on radio when I am depriming cases and getting them ready to go into the tumbler.

    Best Regards - AQH

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,362 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree with junkballer

    I watch a lot of the old days gone by themed YouTube postings on youtube one is recollection road I think its called I have heard them say to check there site to have old photos old film and old tapes converted

    here is a link

    no experience but a start place I hope it works out for you

    I am sure other places do it also but just me I would make sure who ever or what ever company has good feed back once lost they would be gone forever if trusted to the wrong people honest I would be scared the carrier might loose them I would even consider a private carrier over the post office every little of advantage would be good

    several years back our oldest sone converted a lot of old vhs tapes and photos to zip drives I dont recall what equipment he had to do it with I know he said it was not cheap and it was time consuming to do

  • elubsmeelubsme Member Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭✭

    Thrift shops sometimes have old projectors for sale. I have 16 MM movies from the '50's that my Dad made.

  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,149 ✭✭✭✭

    I took some 8mm films of my high school soccer games down to a shop in Asheville, and they transferred the movies to DVD.

    The movies had deteriorated so much over the years that they weren't worth watching on DVD.

    Hopefully you will get better results.

  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭

    All very good suggestions, D-R thanks for the shipping comment, that never even crossed my mind, losing them would really be a mind boggling bummer 🤬, some things you can't put a value on so I'd be willing to drive & pick them up myself if needed. I'm aware there's sites and places to buy used projectors but I'd rather stay away from that risk and let the pro's do their thing.

    "Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee

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