Re: film scanning

From: Dan Baker (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 13 2010 - 19:17:49 PST

The epson v500 is a pretty good flatbed for the low end price range. I got
mine for like $180. My biggest complaint isn't with the resolution, but
with it's silly design that prevents you from laying the negative across the
bed vertically - if the negative extends off the back end of the scanner it
bugs out. So I've only been able to scan motion pictures laying horizontal,
which means I can only get like 5 frames at a time.

Either way, I'm pretty happy with it, for the price.


On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Paul Krimmer <email suppressed> wrote:

> short:
> 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.
> paul
> > 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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