Rumor has it that if you laid all the old 8mm film footage that is lying around in people’s attics and basements end to end, it would stretch from here all the way round my Aunt Fran’s backyard. Or something. In other words there’s still a lot of important history locked up in dark cupboards across the world. Now you can unlock it.
This Wolverine 8mm Movie to Digital Converter takes that old rusting film stock and gives it a new life as a shiny digital MP4 video recording. Just spool up the movie reel you want to convert, plug in a standard SD memory card, press record and you’re on your way to digital heaven. Slowly. And without sound.
Still, anything is better than cluttering up your loft space with tin cans full of your vacation at WallyWorld, right? The device scans the movie film frame by frame, so you’re going to be waiting a while for your opus to emerge in digital form, and it’s probably a blessing there’s no sound transfer. Now you can add all that crazy stuff your movie skills deserve. The whole kit costs $329.00.