The "Reflecta Super 8 Normal 8 Scanner" has a decisive advantage over the "Reflecta Super 8 Scanner": It requires five times less time for digitization. However, as a final result you get a video which is played in 30 frames per second (so-called "fps" = frames per second). In the past, Super 8 movies were usually filmed in 18 fps, sometimes in 24 fps. As a result, the movie plays faster than the original, so people move faster on the moving pictures, for example. You can see this very well in our video below (from 6:11 minutes):
(paBut since the scanner has scanned all images completely, you can easily change that afterwards. Digitize your movies as normal with the Reflecta Super 8 Normal 8 Scanner and then save the movies on your computer.
Adjusting with Windows MovieMaker
Most Windows computers come preinstalled with Windows MovieMaker. Otherwise it can be downloaded here.
1. Open the program Windows Movie Maker.
2. Select the "Start" tab, click "Add" and select the "Add videos and photos" option.
3. Now open the folder where your video to edit is stored and click on this video.
4. Now click on "Open". In the menu you will find the item "Videotools".
5. Select "Edit". There you will find the option "Speed" under the item "Speed". Select "0.5x" here.
Note that this adjusts the speed to 50% of the previous speed. This means that your videos will be played in 15 fps, which is a bit slower than playing your original Super 8 movie.
Adjusting with VideoPad (also available for macOS from Apple):
If you do not have a Windows computer or want to adjust the speed to exactly the original of 18 fps, you would need to use a different software. Common video editing programs should have this setting, some of which make the speed exactly customizable or only inaccurate, as is the case with the Windows Movie Maker. One software that can precisely adjust the speed is the program VideoPad (paid content).
1. Open the program VideoPad.
2. Load the video you want to edit into the program.
3. Mark the video
4. Click the small triangular icon next to the Effects button in the Start tab toolbar to open the Video Effects submenu.
5. Select the sub-item "Change clip speed". Now you should see the window "Enter new percentage for clip speed". You can change the speed by entering a new percentage. If your Super 8 movies were filmed in 18 fps at the time, like most Super 8 movies, you'll need to enter 60% here. It may also be that you filmed in 24 fps at that time, so you would have to enter 80%. Normal 8 films usually used to be filmed in 16 fps, so 53% are to be entered.
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