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How to Convert 8mm Film to PC for Further Editing

by Christine Smith • 2020-02-25 15:04:02 • Proven solutions

"How do I transfer 8mm film to my computer by myself?"

8mm and Super 8 films were one of the main ways that many home videos were shot in the past. While many people who have these films still have the 8mm players in their homes, they are becoming less common. Also, each time that the film is played; more scratches are applied to the film causing damage. This can lead to the loss of parts or the whole film. If you are able to convert the 8mm film to digital, the film will be preserved in its current state. By doing the conversion at home, you can save a lot of money, and still get a great result. Read the following parts to learn how to convert 8mm film to digital by yourself.

Part 1. Record 8mm Film to Digital Through Your Camera

The easiest and most cost-effective method of converting 8mm film to digital data at home is by recording the film using a digital camera. To do this, you will need a smooth white wall, a table, a 8mm projector, a digital camera, a tripod that fits the camera, and an area that has low light.

When you are looking to start the converting process, you will need to set up the projector and the camera in the area that has low light. The camera should be next the projector and about 4 to 6 feet from the wall. This will depend on the 8mm projector that you are using.

Once both of the items are set up, turn on the projector, and make sure that your digital camera has the whole projection in the frame. This may mean that you need to move the camera forward or backwards to fit the whole image in the frame without a border. Zoom is an option; however, it can lead to blurring of the images. Once everything is in frame, you should start the recording and the video.

Part 2. Steps to Import and Convert the Recorded 8mm Film by Yourself

Once the film is recorded onto the digital camera, it is time to import the film to the PC. When you are looking to convert a 8mm film to digital, you will need to download a program to make the process easier. The easiest software to use when converting 8mm film to digital is Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), as it is the best option. It supports 1000+ video and audio formats including MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, and more others. Video editing features can also be done easily here.

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Step-by-step Guide to Convert 8mm Films to Digital Formats by Yourself

Step 1 Import the recorded 8mm film and edit the video if you want.

When the recording is finished of the 8mm film, connect your digital camera to your computer, or insert the memory card that was used to record the film. Once connected, find the storage device, and save the video files to the computer.

After that, launch Wondershare UniConverter and click the Add Files button to add recorded 8mm films. You can also drag the files into the program window directly.

add the recorded 8mm film for converting

If you need to edit the video, just click one of the editing buttons under the video thumbnail to enter the window, and now you can edit videos with trimming, cutting, adding subtitles, applying effects, and more. You can skip this step if you don't need.

Step 2 Select digital output format for 8mm film.

After importing and editing the video, the next step is to pick to the target format. Click the Convert all files to: drop-down button to open the format list, choose the format and resolution you need under the Video tab.

select output format for 8mm videos

Step 3 Convert 8mm film to digital by yourself.

After all changes have be done, click on the Convert All button to start converting recorded 8mm camcorder videos to digital formats like MP4 by yourself. You can soon find the converted digital videos under the Converted tab and play or edit them.

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