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Digital video cameras to copy home movies

I want to use a digital video camera on a tripod to capture 8mm and Super 8mm home movies being projected on a screen. I'm thinking of buying a combo still/movie digital camera (because I want to upgrade my still camera too) or a digital movie camera. I figure the advantages include being cheaper than sending 30+ movies to a lab and more control over the finished product. Disadvantages might be an awful lot of work and less than clear/sharp results. Any comments on other pros/cons or suggestions on ways to handle this?

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I saw this in a magazine long time ago in which...

the picture/video was projected to a small screen in a small box instead of a big screen and it uses a mirror system of some way (I don't remember exactly), supposely this would give you sharper video. You remember seeing movie of a tv screen (how bad that looks)? I wonder if that type of effect would occur movie projection as well.

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Projection device called a TELECINE

The projection device uses a mirror and an opaque panel. This gives you a much brighter picture and more accurate focus. I use a regular camcorder but extract the video directly into a video capture device on USB to a PC. This way I can edit before burning to a DVD.

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8mm to DVD

Thanks for the Telecine suggestion. I'll check it out.

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