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Old November 10th 16, 06:42 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.
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Old November 11th 16, 12:42 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:42:43 +0100, android wrote:

FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.


It was too late for me 8 years ago.
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Old November 11th 16, 03:05 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 2016-11-10 18:42:43 +0000, android said:

FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.


I recently scanned older Kodachromes than that and as long as they are
dark stored they hold up. But Kodachrome fades badly when projected a
lot. Ektachrome holds up better in light but not as well over time even
in the dark.
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Old November 11th 16, 01:18 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 11/11/2016 5:42 @wiz, android wrote:
FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.



My Kodachromes from the early 60s are still as good as back then.
But they have not been projected a lot. Scanned, yes. A coupla times.

The Agfa CT18 and CT200 slides from the 80s are ruined. Scanned them
just in time!

The Fujichrome slides from the 80s are fine. The Ektachrome slides from
the early 80s are starting to fade but have now been safely scanned.

Colour negatives, the ones with plastic(?) base, are reasonable and
being scanned. The ones with celluloid(?) are a total mess now...

The scans are kept in 16-bit colour tiff files, 3 copies in 3 different
2Tb USB disks.

I'm actually surprised most of the film has survived so well!

Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...
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Old November 13th 16, 08:40 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Noons Wrote in message:
On 11/11/2016 5:42 @wiz, android wrote:
FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.



My Kodachromes from the early 60s are still as good as back then.
But they have not been projected a lot. Scanned, yes. A coupla times.

The Agfa CT18 and CT200 slides from the 80s are ruined. Scanned them
just in time!

The Fujichrome slides from the 80s are fine. The Ektachrome slides from
the early 80s are starting to fade but have now been safely scanned.

Colour negatives, the ones with plastic(?) base, are reasonable and
being scanned. The ones with celluloid(?) are a total mess now...

The scans are kept in 16-bit colour tiff files, 3 copies in 3 different
2Tb USB disks.

I'm actually surprised most of the film has survived so well!

Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...

Feel free to clue me in. I have over 300 of them with two to four
movies on each...
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Old November 13th 16, 10:05 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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android wrote in :

Noons Wrote in message:
On 11/11/2016 5:42 @wiz, android wrote:
FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.



My Kodachromes from the early 60s are still as good as back then.
But they have not been projected a lot. Scanned, yes. A coupla times.

The Agfa CT18 and CT200 slides from the 80s are ruined. Scanned them
just in time!

The Fujichrome slides from the 80s are fine. The Ektachrome slides from
the early 80s are starting to fade but have now been safely scanned.

Colour negatives, the ones with plastic(?) base, are reasonable and
being scanned. The ones with celluloid(?) are a total mess now...

The scans are kept in 16-bit colour tiff files, 3 copies in 3 different
2Tb USB disks.

I'm actually surprised most of the film has survived so well!

Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...

Feel free to clue me in.
I have over 300 of them with two to four
movies on each...


You are facing a lot of time, since the tapes can only play in real time.

Simply buy a VHS/DVD recorder that will dub the tape to a recordable DVD.
If you want to keep multiple movies on a DVD, you are done. If you want to
separate the movies to one per DVD, then:
1. dub the tape to DVD (use rewritable discs so you can erase and reuse
them later)
2. copy the vob files to your computers hard drive
3. use video editing program to merge the vob files into one mpeg file
4. cut and save each movie to a separate file
5. convert files to DVD format and burn to recordable DVD.


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Old November 13th 16, 11:03 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Ken Hart[_4_]
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On 11/13/2016 05:05 PM, Jeff wrote:
android wrote in :

Noons Wrote in message:
On 11/11/2016 5:42 @wiz, android wrote:
FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.



My Kodachromes from the early 60s are still as good as back then.
But they have not been projected a lot. Scanned, yes. A coupla times.

The Agfa CT18 and CT200 slides from the 80s are ruined. Scanned them
just in time!

The Fujichrome slides from the 80s are fine. The Ektachrome slides from
the early 80s are starting to fade but have now been safely scanned.

Colour negatives, the ones with plastic(?) base, are reasonable and
being scanned. The ones with celluloid(?) are a total mess now...

The scans are kept in 16-bit colour tiff files, 3 copies in 3 different
2Tb USB disks.

I'm actually surprised most of the film has survived so well!

Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...

Feel free to clue me in.
I have over 300 of them with two to four
movies on each...


You are facing a lot of time, since the tapes can only play in real time.

Simply buy a VHS/DVD recorder that will dub the tape to a recordable DVD.
If you want to keep multiple movies on a DVD, you are done. If you want to
separate the movies to one per DVD, then:
1. dub the tape to DVD (use rewritable discs so you can erase and reuse
them later)
2. copy the vob files to your computers hard drive
3. use video editing program to merge the vob files into one mpeg file
4. cut and save each movie to a separate file
5. convert files to DVD format and burn to recordable DVD.


But before you do that: You might want to try to download a copy of the
movie (possibly a legally questionable thing to do!), and burn that to a
DVD.
Years ago, I started converting my Beta format movie collection to DVD,
by playing the tape into a converter box into my computer, and burning
the DVD. The quality was fair. I was able to find many of my movies
online for download and the burned DVD was much better, due to removing
a copy generation.

--
Ken Hart

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Old November 14th 16, 02:11 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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In article , Jeff
wrote:


Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...

Feel free to clue me in.
I have over 300 of them with two to four
movies on each...


You are facing a lot of time, since the tapes can only play in real time.

Simply buy a VHS/DVD recorder that will dub the tape to a recordable DVD.


much better and far more convenient to archive them to a hard drive.
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Old November 14th 16, 05:56 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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In article ,
Ken Hart wrote:

On 11/13/2016 05:05 PM, Jeff wrote:
android wrote in :

Noons Wrote in message:
On 11/11/2016 5:42 @wiz, android wrote:
FYI: Colour negs from the seventies are fading badly now and slides are
fading too. Even Kodachrome. If you want to preserve your pictures then
the time to start scanning is now.



My Kodachromes from the early 60s are still as good as back then.
But they have not been projected a lot. Scanned, yes. A coupla times.

The Agfa CT18 and CT200 slides from the 80s are ruined. Scanned them
just in time!

The Fujichrome slides from the 80s are fine. The Ektachrome slides from
the early 80s are starting to fade but have now been safely scanned.

Colour negatives, the ones with plastic(?) base, are reasonable and
being scanned. The ones with celluloid(?) are a total mess now...

The scans are kept in 16-bit colour tiff files, 3 copies in 3 different
2Tb USB disks.

I'm actually surprised most of the film has survived so well!

Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...

Feel free to clue me in.
I have over 300 of them with two to four
movies on each...


You are facing a lot of time, since the tapes can only play in real time.

Simply buy a VHS/DVD recorder that will dub the tape to a recordable DVD.
If you want to keep multiple movies on a DVD, you are done. If you want to
separate the movies to one per DVD, then:
1. dub the tape to DVD (use rewritable discs so you can erase and reuse
them later)
2. copy the vob files to your computers hard drive
3. use video editing program to merge the vob files into one mpeg file
4. cut and save each movie to a separate file
5. convert files to DVD format and burn to recordable DVD.


But before you do that: You might want to try to download a copy of the
movie (possibly a legally questionable thing to do!), and burn that to a
DVD.
Years ago, I started converting my Beta format movie collection to DVD,
by playing the tape into a converter box into my computer, and burning
the DVD. The quality was fair. I was able to find many of my movies
online for download and the burned DVD was much better, due to removing
a copy generation.


Thank's for your suggestions! :-) I think that I'll stay with the tapes
for a while and possibly convert them to HD later... I have not
downloaded stuff that was not made available by illegitimate sources yet.
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Old November 14th 16, 07:56 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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nospam wrote in
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In article , Jeff
wrote:


Now, to take care of the VHS and S-VHS tapes...

Feel free to clue me in.
I have over 300 of them with two to four
movies on each...


You are facing a lot of time, since the tapes can only play in real
time.

Simply buy a VHS/DVD recorder that will dub the tape to a recordable
DVD.


much better and far more convenient to archive them to a hard drive.


Which was part of the process I described and you snipped.
 




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