Wednesday, March 24, 2010

digitizing


I've been eagerly awaiting this package. I sent our 8mm videos from Korea to HD Media Services in Portland to be put on DVD, and they arrived back today. Hooray! Doug and I have been watching some of them. (We look so young....)

I mentioned earlier that watching these videos on the TV makes me nauseated, because of the hand-held camera shake. I figured that getting the footage digitized would enable us to split it up into shorter (youtube-able!) chunks, and make for an easier viewing experience. If I can figure out how to do that. We do have Windows Movie Maker, but I haven't tried anything with it yet. Hopefully I'll have something to share in a few days!

I've had this in the back of my mind as one of those get-around-to-it-someday things. It feels great to finally get it done. I also sent my mission negatives in to ScanCafe. (Those will take longer to come back). I was impressed with ScanCafe's system. HD Media Services has been a pleasure to work with as well. I suggested to my mom that they should send in our old home videos that have been watched to death and crinkled in places, and see if they can salvage anything. It would be great to see those again.

Edit: I just wanted to add that I'm very happy with everything. They included both WMV and MPEG4 files. I didn't have much trouble figuring out Windows Movie Maker, and I've already started putting together short movies. Yay!

3 comments:

Betsey said...

Windows movie maker is really easy to use. Should be fun!

Barbie said...

Yes, it is really easy. I use it at school sometimes. If I can do it, you certainly can!

Mimi said...

I need to do that too, our wedding video would be great to have on DVD (and then I could print some photos from it!)

You've inspired me to look into it, thank you!