So I transfered my parents old 8mm to Digital for Xmas
For decades my parents had a box in the basement full of old family home movies and this year I took all of them and got them transferred to DVD's. Most were from the 70's and 80's but there was one that wasn't labeled and it was metal instead of the majority that were plastic.
So watching it, it didn't really hit me at first what I was watching until I skipped back and found about 2 mins of Jackie Robinson footage from Ebbet's Field sometime in the 50's. My Great grandfather came over from Sicily to Ellis Island in the early 1900's and his brother stayed in NY while he moved South. I don't know how this ended up in my parents basement because I think its my Dad's great uncle's family taking a trip to see my Great grandfather's family but its amazing color footage.
The cheesy music was added when the guy was transferring it to DVD but you can see what an amazing athlete Jackie was just watching him drag bunt.
I'm trying to the HOF to tell me more about what year, the game, or any info about the film.
I'm hoping they will buy it, but no matter what, its an amazing couple of clips and I can't believe that its been just sitting gathering dust for over 60 years.
I don't know how to edit the video that turned sideways...its still pretty amazing though
(this is from my TV recorded off my phone...the real clip is much better quality)
|So I transfered my parents old 8mm to Digital for Xmas||Jan 19, 2017 2:39 PM||The Dude|
|This is cool||Jan 20, 2017 12:01 AM||HairyMonroe|
|Same here...but hesitant to put all those memories in a Box and ship them off somewhere for conversion||Jan 20, 2017 8:47 AM||rebelrecruiter|
|I used a place here in Houston||Jan 20, 2017 1:09 PM||The Dude|
|Houston?||Jan 23, 2017 1:31 PM||TXLA|
|I would think most people||Jan 20, 2017 9:03 AM||MTI64|
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