Transferring 8mm film to 1080p digital files

I got some old family 8mm transferred to ProRes HD 422. 15fps, pillarbox, using scene-to-scene lighting and wetgate transfer. I’m quite pleased with the results. ~38mins of footage ended up being around 53GB; I had a bunch of reels at varying length, so I have a lot of backup to do!

I ended up screening some of the footage for my grandparents, and recording them talking about the old family film. It’s fantastic to have some video from previous generations, with commentary!

The folks at CinePost PostHouse did a great job. Thank you!