No offence but If these pictures mean a lot to you get a professional to do the job for you.
Projecting and then recording is not the way to go. You need a telecine.
Try to get a projector with an adjustable speed. Once you have adjusted the speed for a very slow change in brightness, the video camera's automatic exposure will do the rest. A dimmed, not Off, roomlight helps too.
I found that the result is quite acceptable for family movies. The professionals can do much better, if you can afford it.
Use piano music for these silent movies!!
Thanks Fred. However, I no longer have access to the original film. This is all I have to work with. Anyone out there have any input on the original question? Thanks.
I am afraid, there is nothing you can do about the flickering if that is how you recorded it.
There is one trick that will help a little; but it wont perform miracles on this footage.
Use the Auto Levels filter. This is about the only case where I reccomend using Auto Levels. The reason it might help a little is because it auto adjusts the levels every frame. So, it will brighten the dark frames you have and possibly reduce the intensity of the flicker. It wont elliminate it though.
Typically the auto levels filter will cause flickering of exposure; but this is one case it might actually help ( a little)
Thanks Curt, I'll give it a try.
Thanks a lot. By tweaking the 'temporal smoothing' and the 'white clip' sliders, I was able to improve the files somewhat significantly. (Or at least enough to keep from triggering seizures in the viewer :-) ) Thanks for your help.
(P.S. Ann - In the future, just know that it is perfectly acceptable to say 'I don't know' or simply refrain from answering if you dont. I couldn't decide if your answers were an attempt to seem all-knowing, or perhaps sell me services on the side. Regardless, it was inevitably a waste of both of our time.)
Ann told you what "should" be done... but there were no offers or links in her message
And... you did not say until LATER that you no longer had the source material
Emotion is hard to read in text and most of us tend to answer with as few words as possible so we can move on to the next question; which can lead to mis-interpreted attitude. I can vouch that Ann had no other motives other than to help.
Sorry, no ulterior motive, just trying to help.
If i set the wrong tone that is probably because English is not my first language.
@ Curt: thanks.