Transfer Super 8 To Digital… The Hard Way

Three from James Miller on Vimeo.

James Miller wanted to transfer this old Super 8 movie shot in 1979 to digital. Instead of, you know, using ready-made gear or services, he attached a mask to a Canon 5DMK2 and ran the film a frame at a time past the sensor, syncing the frames with the camera’s recording capabilities. The results are impressive, to be sure, but according to Miller the build took two years to complete.

Here’s his complete process:

The Projector – 8mm Direct to 5Dmk2 from James Miller on Vimeo.

via Giz