8mm Transfer Workshop
Past workshop, not currently available
CSIF has recently acquired a new Retro-Scan 8 telecine transfer system for digitizing both Standard 8mm and Super 8 films. This workshop will introduce participants to the proper operation and functionality of the transfer system so that they can book time and make videos transfers of their films. The workshop is a pre-requisite to accessing this new telecine system. This system is very simple to set-up and operate, meaning almost anyone can make quality transfers with a minimum of training. The Retro-Scan 8 can transfer films in at 24bit (8:8:8) colour-space with square pixel aspect ratio in either HD or SD resolution and features SafeScan (zero contact at the gate and rubber rollers), handling films only by the edges, meaning that even damaged films with broken sprockets, shrinkage, or bad splices can be transferred on this system with excellent results.
Dan Crittenden is a cinematographer, independent filmmaker, and a graduate of SAIT's Film & Video Production program. He has been working in the the Calgary film industry for several years, and has experience in both video and photochemical film processes.