There are many different ways to transfer your 8mm home movies to digital format. Of course you can send your films to a professional who'll transfer them for you. The easiest way to DIY is to just project it on a white screen and tape it with your digital camera.
Remember: the lower the light, the better! This way you'll avoid a bright spot in the middle of your screening.
Make the screen-size very small, use your zoom-lens of your projector. Best is to use a projector with adjustable speed. Look on your video-monitor to detect 'black bars' and adjust the shutter of your video camera and/or the speed of your projector until these bars are gone. This is by far the most simple and cheapest way to transfer your super-8 or 16mm. movies, but quality is not as good as professional scanning.
There are many videos on YouTube with instructions on how to set this up.
An alternative option is using a glass-screen, specially made for the purpose.
You can go through the films yourself with a cheap super 8 editor so you can determine which parts you want to transfer.
If you're willing to spend some money, you can also buy equipment, for example a Video WorkPrinter or Video CineMate you can do it yourself with professional results, but it's expensive...
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