Questions regarding the elmo trv-35h projector.
Wow! What a job. The solution depends non your patience, technical skill, and the amount of time you have. You can use a telecine transfer box or, what I do, projeect onto a white card and video tape from the image on that card. A white card works as well or not better than a transfer box, because there are no cheap mirrors to distort the image.
Here are some techniques:
Use a variable speed projector, set to 18 frames per second (fps) to reduce flicker.
Project onto a dull white card from about 3 feet away.
Set your camcorder up behind the projector on a tripod. Use MANUAL FOCUS. Set the shutter speed to 1/60 MANUALLY. Set the white balance MANUALLY to artificial light. Using the automatic features on a camcorder will give you an unstable picture as the camera tries to adjust.
You can capture directly to DVD or VHS tape, or better yet, directly into your computer. If your camcorder has an S-VHS output ( a round 4-pin plug) and your VCR or DVD recorder has an S-VHS input, use S-VHS for better color.
Leave the room lights on while capturing.
Zoom up on your image, set your white balance on the camcorder and begin the transfer.
I do not use a regular movie screen because it is beaded and gives you an image broken into little dots.
Experiment until you get the best results. Then write down all the settings and use that as your guide for future transfers.
If you need to edit, you can edit on your PC using I-Movie or a similar program, or use assembly editing from one deck to another - VCR to DVD-R or VCR-VCR. Use the pause and record button to skip over parts you want to delete. If you use your computer you can add titles and music. You can also add music using your VCR or DVD recorder if you have the patience.
Mar 21, 2008 |
Elmo Projectors TRV-35H Slide Projector