This week's video arrived with this email from a long time fan and frequent contributor:
Hey Dick & Chad
Love the show
I really like this new device, I think it could help people who are looking to transfer their old 8MM or super 8MM film to digital.
Love the show & proud patreon supporter
Strangely, I never knew such a device existed. I checked it out, and here's more info from the company:
Wolverine Data 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels2Digital MovieMaker
Save your 8mm and Super 8 films by converting them to digital with the 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels2Digital MovieMaker from Wolverine Data. Using a 3.53MP 1/3" CMOS sensor, this device can create HD 960 x 720 footage at 30 fps. It can work with either 3 or 5" reels and offers both automatic and manual exposure control options. Also, footage is recorded to an SD or SDHC memory card at up to 32GB and there is a TV-Out port and cable available to display your videos on your television. Additionally, for connecting to a computer the scanner has a standard USB 2.0 connection.
It's $299.99 at BH Photo - free shipping or store pick-up.
Also $299.99 at Amazon with free Prime Shipping if you're a Prime Member. Read the reviews at Amazon, they give important tips on making better digital copies.
(GizWizBiz link, same price, we get a small credit to buy much stuff for the show.)
See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1607 (Goes live late Friday, Jan. 27, 2017)
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Letter of the week:
Sent: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Subject: Picture of Chad
Here is a picture of a woodpecker that started coming to our squirrel-proof bird feeder.
My wife immediately named him Chad for obvious reasons.
Ken and Marie Kovar
Proud Patreons of The Giz Wiz