Re: film scanning

From: Paul Krimmer (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 06 2010 - 11:25:13 PST


if you want to rob a bank, buy the Nikon Super CoolScan 9000 ED Film
Scanner -->
its primarly a mid-format scanner but also can do 16mm.

But by hand you could do it with a dslr camera + good lense like a good
makro almost 1:1. Its enough like 8mm has 1150 lines and the most dslr
cameras use 3000-3500 lines! Always do RAW and i can recommend silverfast
dcpro as a software which does hardware color-proof correction, but costs
some bucks, there arent cracked ones around...
its about a quarter of the full-frame with an good makro, with 16 its just
the equivalent - you even can try a extension tube to magnify, so it might
catch all the information. Use a stand and a light table or a nice
professional glasscreen. Another crazy lens is the Canon MP-E 65mm 1:2.8
1-5x a makro-lupe lens you can magnify 5times!

also there is some freeware software for scanning 8mm on a flattable
frame-by-frame, i cant find it right now.

other links:
something interesting:

now its time for dinner.
hope i help.

> All,
> Can anyone recommend a reasonably good scanner that can handle 16mm and
> super 8mm film? I've been using an old Epson Perfection 1200U with a
> transparency adapter (made basically for scanning short stretches of 35mm
> still film) for nearly a decade, and I think it's finally time to upgrade.
> I doubt there's anything with custom guides to make scanning 16mm & s8
> easier, but if anyone does know of something, I'd be excited to be
> pleasantly surprised.
> Thanks,
> Roger
> (from an unseasonably cold Florida)
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