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01-30-2019, 05:26 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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Film Developed 64 years after being in the hot ATTIC

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Pretty cool.
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That is cool.
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Thanks to my grandfather, we have lots of super-8 family movies from the 60s! Priceless.

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Great piece Makes me want tp play with an old 8mm or super again.
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Four years ago we put all our 8mm film to DVD from the 1950s through 1980s and on a family cruise four years ago in the Caribbean Sea we got a conference room projected images, and there were a lot of laughs and tears.

Finally in 1980 dad entrusted the video camera that looks like yours, to me. You wind it up. There is no battery. I took movies of my law school classmates, and recently posted a few for giggles on youtube. Now I am old. Well, I am your mom's age.
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Glad to see the fellow's efforts paid off. But it's just as well he didn't try to process that old roll himself. Even if he did make the caffenol work, he would have ended up with a roll of 16mm film with 8mm images running up one side and down the other.

Most people don't realize it, but the old regular 8mm film (not Super 8) was actually a 16mm spool you ran through the camera in one direction, and then flipped over and ran back the other way - shooting half the width of the film each time. The lab split the film down the middle and joined the ends together and put it on the plastic 8mm spool that was shipped back to the customer to fit onto the projector.

So if he'd developed it, he would have had to figure out a way to split it down the middle. Good luck with that.

He was able to get something off that newer Super 8 film he tried because Kodak loaded already half-width film into the plastic cartridges.
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Sometimes, there are very unexpected things happening with old film. I recently gave my daughter a 18y old roll of 135mm SFX200 from my drawer for her first experiments in developing film herself. After exposing and developing it, to our surprise, she found herself at the age of 2 on the first few frames! I guess I rewound and intended to expose the rest later, it just never happened. Luckily, her first few exposures were seriously underexposed ...

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Good stuff!

Film is tougher than most people think. Good luck trying to get images off a DSLR memory card 54 years from now.....

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Good stuff!

Film is tougher than most people think. Good luck trying to get images off a DSLR memory card 54 years from now.....

Phil.
how true
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Good stuff!

Film is tougher than most people think. Good luck trying to get images off a DSLR memory card 54 years from now.....

Phil.
Some years ago, my son was hiking and horse trekking in outback Mongolia with his school group. They came to a place where their guide/team leader had accidentally left a memory card on a rock the year before. It was still there! And it worked perfectly. SD cards are tougher than most people think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
Some years ago, my son was hiking and horse trekking in outback Mongolia with his school group. They came to a place where their guide/team leader had accidentally left a memory card on a rock the year before. It was still there! And it worked perfectly. SD cards are tougher than most people think.
True. I recall a camera magazine test where a guy took a CF card and ran it through the washer and dryer a couple of times (like you'd forgotten it in your pocket, for instance). Darn thing worked fine after.

Then again, I spoke to a fellow last week who dropped his CF card on the floor, and lost everything on it. Since they were important pics, he went to the trouble of taking it to a recovery specialist, who got them back for him.
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SD cards are tougher than most people think.
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True. I recall a camera magazine test where a guy took a CF card and ran it through the washer and dryer a couple of times (like you'd forgotten it in your pocket, for instance). Darn thing worked fine after.
It was more the ability to read the memory card 54 years from now, than it being damaged.

Example, try looking at the files on a 10 year old 3.5" diskette these days. "a:" drives are long gone from current computer devices, let alone another 44 years in the future.

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It was more the ability to read the memory card 54 years from now, than it being damaged.

Example, try looking at the files on a 10 year old 3.5" diskette these days. "a:" drives are long gone from current computer devices, let alone another 44 years in the future.

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You are Absolutely CORRECT.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
It was more the ability to read the memory card 54 years from now, than it being damaged.

Example, try looking at the files on a 10 year old 3.5" diskette these days. "a:" drives are long gone from current computer devices, let alone another 44 years in the future.

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Obsolete data sources is one of the huge ironies of all the information we're generating. Not only is finding the hardware and being able to even operate the hardware from a modern device and operating system a huge challenge moving forward, but the data formats change so that finding software to read the old files is incredibly challenging as well.
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