FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT 9.5MM


WHERE CAN I GET VIDEO / DVD COPIES DONE OF MY 9.5MM FILMS ?

1. FILMTEK - Keith Wilton can do transfers of 9.5mm silent films. e-mail:- keith@filmtek.swinternet.co.uk

2.  PLATO VIDEO (Lionel Fynn),  70 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6JA, UK
 Tel:  +44 (0) 1202 554382      Fax: +44 (0) 1202 761227
  web site: 
http://www.plato-video.co.uk/
  E-mail:  
lionel@plato-video.co.uk

 All video transfers to VHS, S-VHS, or professional formats
 Can transfer 9.5mm silent AND optical or magnetic sound
 plus all other gauges of course.  Also video standards conversion

3. BBC TV - For Rank Cintel professional transfers of 9.5mm silent films at any speed. Cost is high!
BBC Resources Ltd,  Post Production
Television Centre, Wood Lane,London W12 7RJ, UK
+44 (0)20 8743 8000 and ask for John Crane or the Telecine Team
Transfers to all tape formats and standards, using a Cintel MKIII telecine

4. Exeter Commercial Video, 1 The Firs, Kennford, EXETER, Devon, EX6 7TZ, UK - 8mm 10p a foot; 16mm & 9.5mm 5p a foot
UK Tel: 01392 832494 Web-site:
www.cine2video.co.uk (added 26Jan2015)


I HAVE A COLLECTION OF 9.5MM FILMS AND/OR PROJECTOR - IS IT VALUABLE ?

No! sorry ... despite what you may have seen/heard on a recent TV programme 9.5mm films and equipment are not very valuable! Cinema films were released mostly on 35mm, and even here many many prints of films are made, so it's only a very old, rare 35mm film that may have some value. The Pathe 9.5mm home-movie films were sold in their thousands to children and parents from about 1923 till after the second war. The films were shortened and often retitled. A 'one reel' (100m/300ft on a 7inch spool) will sell for up to about 5 when complete, in good condition and boxed. The little 30ft/60ft shorts fetch only 1 or so. Naturally a dealer will only offer less than half this at best. 9.5mm optical sound films are a little more collectable, and I myself would offer up to 8 or so per reel providing they are in good complete condition. Projectors and cameras will sell for anything from 5 upwards, with only one or two rare items fetching over 100.


 


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