2014 Electronics Holiday Gift Guide
Qty:1
Movie Film and Slide DIY ... has been added to your Cart

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Movie Film and Slide DIY Transfer - Telecine to Video Digital
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Movie Film and Slide DIY Transfer - Telecine to Video Digital

| 6 answered questions

List Price: $119.99
Price: $69.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $50.00 (42%)
Only 5 left in stock.
Sold by Sharples Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
  • Custom rear projection screen offering the highest definition.
  • The only transfer unit from 2013, Others (Ambico, etc.) from the 90's
  • User-Friendly, Elaborate full-color instruction manual.
  • Use with your Camcorder, iPod, iPhone, Smartphone, digital camera, etc
  • Purchase does not include a projector or camera.
$69.99 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 5 left in stock. Sold by Sharples Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Movie Film and Slide DIY Transfer - Telecine to Video Digital + Kodak Film Cement
Price for both: $77.24

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together



Technical Details

  • High Definition Screen - Approximately 4" by 6"
  • Shatterproof Mirror and Screen

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 6 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003C27ZGK
  • Item model number: SM5i
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,158 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 12, 2010

Product Description

Are you ready to place your home movies (8mm, Super 8, 16mm) or 35mm slides onto video or digital media? This new and unique Film Transfer Unit will assist you in an exciting Do-It-Yourself project. Use this Film Transfer Unit with your movie or slide projector along with your camera/smartphone device to create a final production the way YOU want it (Projector and Camera not included with purchase). No more will you have to deal with decaying messy film reels or shoe boxes full of slides. Just think what you would have to pay someone to transfer a lifetime's worth of slides, prints, and films onto video or DVD. This Film Transfer Unit will produce professional results at a fraction of the cost. The system is compatible with your video camera, smartphone, etc. and your movie or slide projector (all not included). The 4x6" rectangular high-definition screen creates an oversized work area that conveniently accommodates different slide and movie film formats including today's wide angle camera. The Film Transfer component is delivered fully assembled and ready to use. First, you unpack your home movies or slides and bring out your projector (not included). Place your projector on a table and aim toward the Film Transfer Unit. The image is projected onto a mirror system and onto the rear projection screen. Your camera recording device (not including) is placed facing the high definition rear projection screen. It's time to begin production. Using your hardware and software, create a DVD, a videotape, digital format files, etc. Post your production onto Social Media and share with family and friends. The opportunities are endless. Full-color illustrated instruction manual included. No power required. Final production results will vary dependent on your equipment.

Customer Reviews

This is a total waste of your cash.
LFTravels
If you have any bright spots in your film playing, they are not noticeable to you while viewing, your camera will see every flicker of the frames passing.
B. Babb
In summation; assuming you don't want to build something, this may be ok for many of you.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Shaking hands on January 7, 2011
Verified Purchase
My family has a lot of old super 8 movies laying around which we have never watched. I wanted to have them digitalized so that we can enjoy them. I did some researching before I found this "box", ordered it and it came within a few days. I brought it home for Christmas and it was amazingly simple. My dad was very skeptical to start with but in no time we had the movies transferred to my computer and I uploaded them to the internet so the whole family can watch.

I used my digital camera with video function as I do not have a cam corder but the quality turned out great. It is easy to set it up and takes little effort or technical knowledge. Just adjust the camera so it captures the frame correctly and hit 'record'. That simple!

I only converted super 8 movies but next time I go home I will try it with slides and old pictures.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
51 of 59 people found the following review helpful By jlw on July 8, 2010
Verified Purchase
This is a simple product that works GREAT! I used it to convert my old home movies onto DVD. I jsut played the movies from my projector into this transfer device and used my new digital video camera to record the movies and create my DVDs. It was lots cheaper than paying somebody else to transfer them for me. Best of all was I could skip the stuff I didn't want!
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Steve on December 30, 2011
Verified Purchase
The unit dose work but rather difficult to align projector and camera/camcorder for proper transfers.
The unit comes with instructions and an alignment sheet however moving the 8mm or slide projector and camera or camcorder to proper focal distances/angels is tricky. I shot some film using the unit then shot the same footage using a standard movie screen the resulting video quality looked the same no improvement using the unit. The unit looks like it uses a standard mirror and a piece of frosted glass you can by at any hardware store stuck in a folding frame. The frosted glass causes white balance issues had to use the manual WB on my camcorder. Your hosed if you don't have manual WB on your camcorder. There is no way to lower or raise the unit height unless you use books, boxes, magazines etc. Not worth $70.00 plus dollars, Maybe that's why it no longer available from Amazon.

Revised 1/6/12: The unit is now available again. Don't see any improvements. Just beware of the glowing praises about this unit. If you have or borrow a decent projection screen use a variable speed 8mm projector or slide projector you will get the same results as using the unit. Using a screen the camcorder zooming and projector image are much easier to physically line up and it's easier to set the manual focusing since not all lenses have same focal distance range.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By B. Babb on December 10, 2012
Verified Purchase
I purchased this product because I located some decades old super 8 and 8 mm film reels in my attic and wanted to get them into a format that could be more easily viewed than a projector with bulbs that blow so fast. I also intend to edit and add still photos taken through the years after putting the videos into chronological order and sharing with family. I researched having a company do it, but the cost of $8 per 50' of film and having over 3,000 feet made that too costly. Plus many of the companies will not give you raw footage, they want to add music, menus, and/or other templates and then they own the copyright of your material because of their compilation. Many also offered to "keep a copy of your submission in case you lost or damaged your copies for them to easily send you another."

I will not give up copyright to a company who will not just give me the raw footage (or for any other reason, it is not theirs). I will do my own editing. I also do not want anyone keeping "archival" copies of my works 'just in case.'

So research led me to this product to use to convert myself.

The item arrives with a card that helps to align it. I set the device on the paper to ensure I had the exact alignment called for to achieve the best possible results.

Following the setup template in that manner, setting up the projector to direct the output into the mirror was easy. Had to use several empty DVD cases to raise my small camera to a height to allow getting a straight shot of the playing image.

That all went well. It was even possible to watch the projector on this screen like a small TV screen. For that purpose, this device performed well. it works well as a viewing screen if you do not have a large one.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By G. A. Reinhart on January 14, 2013
Verified Purchase
Using the box it came in as an extra height stand, I put the mirrored screen on top the diagram for positioning. I moved my old 8mm movie projector until the image filled the screen, focused, rewound the movie I had been using to do set up. Then I set up my point and shoot digital camera to do video and set it to focus on the screen and started both it and the projector. I took the SD card from my camera and inserted it into my computer and the memories long since forgotten by family found new a home on DVDs. My family has the past back and did so without paying outlandish amounts to a store front photo converter.

I admit it isn't magic. There is some work involved for the person compiling the home movies. This won't edit, edhance or add music to those old films. You have to do that with your own software. So if you aren't into that, then invest the dollars to send them out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews