Keeping hold of video footage from years gone by is incredibly important to a lot of people. Whether it’s your child’s first steps or your parents wedding, holding onto video footage of these precious moments is a meaningful way to relive memories or share them with friends and family.
Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but the actual transportation of your belongings can cause a massive headache. If you still have some old cine reels lying around, you might be concerned about how to transport them to your new house. Cine reels are very delicate and prone to breaking, especially if they have not been stored in optimal conditions.
Cine reels and projectors are incredible feats of film technology. They took filmmaking into a new age, and we’ve come a long way since. Many young people today have probably never even seen a cine reel in real life, knowing only the digital technology that has become so popular and come to completely dominate filmmaking and viewing as we know it. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without cine reels, so lets take a look at some of the fantastic things about this technology that you probably didn’t know.
Cine reels don’t last forever. They degrade in a number of ways that can cause their footage to become completely unwatchable, effectively causing you to lose precious video footage.
When you’re watching a film, have you ever heard something that makes you think: “Wait a second, I’ve heard that before”? Well, there’s a good chance you’ve just recognised a famous sound effect that has been used time and time again.
Here’s a look at some of the most famous and most-used sound effects in film, as well as how some of the most iconic sound effects were created.
More than a hundred years ago history was made – humanity’s first moments were captured on film. The oldest surviving film in existence dates back to 1888, and in the 131 years since, film making has made incredible strides.
Your old cine films can bring back a lot of memories, it’s why many people choose not to give them up. However, instead of letting your old family films collect dust, you could simply transfer them onto a DVD.
With a DVD transfer, you can still keep your cine reels in a safe storage space to ensure they last for a long time, but with the assurance that, should anything happen to them, you have a backup copy of that footage. Here are just a few reasons why you should transfer your cine film to DVD.
No one person pioneered cinema. In fact, the film industry has an extensive, not very clearly defined history, spanning many decades to get where we are now. The initial development of ‘moving pictures’ started out as a mere novelty and eventually developed into one of the most prominent entertainment mediums of the 20th century and onwards.
Once upon a time, cine film was the primary way to watch films. Families would gather together around the projector to watch the grainy footage of their lives as it flickered and jutted in front of their eyes. Whilst these memories may no doubt bring back wonderful feelings of nostalgia for some, it is no surprise that technology has long since moved past this, and for very good reasons.
With all the modern technology that’s available to us today, it is easy to forget some of the old devices that were used just a few years ago but have now become obsolete! New pieces of hardware, such as Smartphones, combine the features of many different devices into one package, making the older technology less desirable. Continue reading