How to Transfer an 8mm Cine to a DVD

Updated July 20, 2017

Not so long ago, 8mm cine film was the primary format for most video applications. However, it is long since obsolete. Because so many films and home movies were recorded on 8mm are degrading, there is a high demand for transferring the footage to a more modern, stable format such as a DVD.

Attach the digital video camera to the tripod. Then, place the projector and the camera side by side. Make sure that they are 4 to 6 feet away from the projection surface.

Switch on the projector's lamp. Next, turn your video camera on. Then line up the projection in the video camera's viewfinder.

Put the film into your projector. Then, press the record button on the video camera.

Switch the projector on. Once the film has completed playing, hit the stop button on the video camera.

Hook the USB transfer cable up to the camera and insert the other end into the computer's USB port. Then, copy the video file onto your computer. Lastly, burn the file to a DVD.

Things You'll Need

  • Surface to project on (White wall or paper)
  • 8mm film projector
  • Computer with a DVD burner and burning software
  • USB cable
  • Digital video camera
  • Tripod
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