Found Film: Fort Amador Panama Navy Family 1936 8mm Home Movie

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About this film

This is an 8mm home movie of a Navy family stationed in Panama at Fort Amador in 1936. The box says "The 1st film of Baby 6 months 1936". What a life to be born into, traveling across the world. Not many people in the 1930's traveled more than a few hundred miles from where they were born. This little baby traveled halfway around the globe before its first birthday.

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Most of the time things are found in groups, and looking at the collection as a whole can add context and depth to the story.

We are losing more history every day. The longer you wait to digitize that home movie of your grandparents at prom or your mom’s first car the more it degrades. I use the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner to digitize what you see here.

It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you’ll have the results quickly about 30 minutes scan time per standard 8mm reel.

	Paul Denno
Paul Denno
Quick Setup and Great Results
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I bought this to scan a trove of old family movies and it works great. It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you'll have the results quickly (about 30 minutes scan time per standard roll of Super 8).
John Avery
John Avery
Highly recommended.
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Incredible Machine - It did my 66 (14 five inch reels and the rest were 50-foot reels) 8mm movies with only 5 five mistakes where there was some jitter and the recordings needed to be made again. These were 70-year-old reels in not so good of condition and it only completely failed on one tape where the drive track had many holes. It is a marvel of engineering. I had a few jams on bad parts of the film and it did not seem to hurt anything. Great Machine!
William D.
William D.
Great Machine
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This machine works very well for converting old 8 and supper 8 films. I am very satisfied with the quality even though it takes a long time to convert a 250-foot reel. My biggest gripe is the small switch that sets it to 8 or super 8. This switch can easily be switched unknowingly which will create a tracking problem if not set to the proper film type. If you get one of these, set the switch to the position you want and put a piece of tape over it.