Growing up my grandfather was the guy who had the old reel to reel camera everywhere we went. He has trunks and trunks of old family videos. I have been thinking about getting them onto DVDs and the local shop wants 15 cents per foot of tape. I don't have thousands to spend on this project so was wandering if there are and places that are cheaper or that rent the equipment to do this. I saw a DIY machine that you play the movie into and then record it with a new camera. I have been told that since they haven't different frame rates these don't work very well. Any ideas on an economical way to get this done. I have been thinking about contacting a local college to see if there video department could help, or maybe if they would allow students to do it as a project or something like that. Thanks.