Film Transfer

Transfering 8MM Film to a Canon 5D MK II.

More and more people are using DSLR cameras like the Canon 5D Mk II to shoot their films, but there is still a hold out of die-hard film fans out there shooting with 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film cameras. One issue these folks have is getting the film transferred to a digital format that allows people to actually see their work in a location other than a movie theater.

The video below by James Miller shows a method he has developed for transferring 8mm footage to digital using his Canon 5D Mark II and an Eumig Mark 501. I have to say, the end result looks amazing, and this way of transferring film is much much faster less expensive than going through a production house.

For more info on the process, Miller has a write up here on his Vimeo page.