I con­verted Su­per 8 film of our wed­ding

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I have been moved to write fol­low­ing Daniel Booth’s ‘From the Ed­i­tor’ col­umn in Is­sue 512. I too had a Su­per 8 small reel of our own wed­ding, not seen for years. I used a com­pany to con­vert mine, but one who also pro­vided me with a com­put­erised ver­sion that could then be used in fu­ture projects.

Sub­se­quently, I used another pro­gram called Pic­turestoexe ( www.snipca. com/25907, see screen­shot) to put to­gether an au­dio­vi­sual slideshow of what was hap­pen­ing in the year we wed (1965), such as the 70mph speed limit be­ing in­tro­duced and the House of Lords vot­ing to abol­ish hang­ing, in­ter­min­gled with pho­tos of our wed­ding.

For au­dio, I used segued ver­sions of hits from the year, us­ing Magix’s Au­dio & Mu­sic Lab (cur­rently £27.99 from www. snipca.com/25908). You prob­a­bly could use the free Au­dac­ity, but the Magix pro­gram I have used for years and am com­fort­able with. I also used another Magix pro­gram, Movie Edit Pro (from £59.99 at www.snipca.com/25909), to re­move un­wanted sec­tions and au­dio in the movie. The fi­nal ver­sion can ei­ther be saved to disc or ex­ported aas an EXE file.

Ge­orge Chap­pell

CA says Thanks, Ge­orge. If any­one else res­cued vin­tage footage us­ing our ad­vice, plplease email us the de­tails, idide­ally with screen­shots.

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