The bulk of Regular 8, 16mm and super 8 films have no sound. The super 8 was the latest format and it had no audio until 1973. By the way, you can tell if a film has sound because the film features a magnetic tape that looks like a thin copper strip running along one edge. It was a big deal when sound film came out in 1973, but it was short lived.
The regular 8mm is the film format used since 1930s. Until today, some of these films still exist because the owner may have been very careful. However, these films may not last for a lifetime. Making the necessary arrangement to proceed with Transfer 8mm Film to DVD may preserve your precious film collections, some of them may be your own creations.
Little has changed since the release of Super 8mm film in May of 1965. It comes in 50 foot lengths, and it is loaded into plastic cartridges. Once the film is exposed it is sent to a lab, which returns the film in a plastic spool. These spools represent anywhere from 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, depending on the speed you shot the film in. In order to make a movie, you will have to splice a series of shots together in the right sequence until you end up with the desired effect.
Push the “take” button to stop rolling tape when you realize you are about to lose stability. You’d be surprised how many shots run until the cameraman bumps into something, loses concentration or literally falls off a step.
Firmware updates are software updates for your player’s operating system. Firmware is updated either by web (Samsung BD-P1400 and Sony PlayStation 3) or via CD (all others.) To update via CD you must visit the manufacturer’s website, download the firmware file and burn it to a disc. Be sure to follow all instructions when burning firmware discs! As Blu-ray is a new and evolving format, using the most recent firmware is critical for best performance so be sure to register your purchase so you are notified when updates are available and check the manufacturer’s website frequently for new releases.
The theory is quite simple, really. It is the practice that is difficult and requires a high degree of skill and forethought. Practice on old, worthless reels to get the hang of it. Once you do, you’ll be cutting and splicing like a pro.
People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet Oopsie (Dis)honorable Mention: Victoria Asher. I wavered on this one so many times that I lost count. Why? I loved her dress. The funky red rose print frock with black laces along each side of the bodice fit Cobra Starship’s Asher like a glove and was a smokin’ selection for the show. So why is she mentioned here? The eyeshadow. Call me picky or unartistic, but the bright red was simply too much. It reminded me of clown make-up. Yuck.