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8mm Film to DVD Preservation

8mm Film to DVD Conversion

By Jamey Nordby - June 23, 2016

Cool and dry are the keys to preserving film - even in a freezer!

Humidity and heat create a number of problems - brittle (and the breakage that goes with it), and the infamous vinegar smell of deteriorating film. Even mold can grow on the film, eventually ruining the picture. 

Before engaging in an 8mm Film to DVD project, the film needs to be cleaned with appropriate cleaner/lubricant that is anti-static so that the picture is the best it can be and it moves through the frame by frame scanner without a problem.