I converted Super 8 film of our wedding
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.
CA says Thanks, George. If anyone else rescued vintage footage using our advice, plplease email us the details, idideally with screenshots.