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Since the late 1930s, tech-savvy people have been making—and subjecting their friends to—home movies. The first home movie cameras, variants on the 35mm and 16mm professional cameras, gave way to Super 8 and Single 8 formats in the mid-1960s, and then to Beta and VHS video recorders and camcorders in the mid-1970s. If you don't have the necessary equipment to play back these recordings, or if you simply want to store them on up-to-date devices, consider sending the originals to a local retailer or to a mail-order service that will digitize your movies for a fee.
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