[Frameworks] DVD to 16mm

David Tetzlaff djtet53 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 18:17:55 CST 2012

The old school way to do this was with a camera with a special 'TV' shutter designed to eliminate sync problems. They were used to create kinescopes, the only one I ever used was made by Auricon.

As, Phil notes, though, the effect of rephotography is different with an LCD display than it is with a CDT TV. So it might indeed work without any special equipment. But I for one am not sure, so if other folks can't confirm that it's that easy...

The rolling bars are a function of the FPS mismatch not a video-to-film thing. So, if you have (or can can borrow) a video camera or DSLR that shoots 24fps, you can do tests with that. If the video doesn't roll, film at the same speed won't roll. 

Noter also, that if you play your DVD on your computer, you'e not seeing the the exact video format from the disc (especially the frame rate), but rather that info remapped to fit the settings of your computer display, including the refresh rate. Depending on the type of monitor you have, you may have a choice of refresh rates (60Hz, 70Hz, 75Hz etc.) in the video settings (typically you have more choices here with a VGA connection than with DVI). If you can do tests with a video camera, you can try different refresh rates and see if it makes any difference.

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