Scanning other formats with film scanner

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Scanning other formats with film scanner

Postby Blasty » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:42 am

Hello,

Sorry for this out-of-subject question but I hope someone will be able to answer me.
I want to know if it is possible to scan frames from super 8mm films with a film scanner ???

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Postby RAG » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:01 am

If you can get it into the scanner you will be able to scan it just fine. Some people are using Epson flatbed/film scanners because they have found it easier to rig up a feeding device.
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Postby Blasty » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:03 am

Thanks for your answer, but in fact I do not know if I can put the super 8mm films into a film scanner... this is what I want to know !
When I ask the question to resellers, they say it does not work, but I supect they have not tried it.
I do not want to spend several hundred of bucks just to try, I want to be sure before.

Apparently the Epson flatbed 4990 is very good so I'll probably go for it.

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Postby RAG » Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:10 pm

I was looking for a picture someone who uses the 4990 for this purpose had sent me of their setup, but I could not find the email. In any case the way he has it setup the feed wheel is on one side of the scanner and the take up reel on the other. He is able to scan several frames at once and then easily advance the reel. I mentioned a special transfer projector I had come across for this purpose, but he told me he is able to achieve high quality (no flicker) footage with this setup. It gives him the flexibility to scan other things Vs a dedicated Telicine projector setup.

Make no mistake though, the process does take TIME. If this is all you want to do and time is limited you may want to look into the projector setup. Here is a link to information on the projector setup.
http://www.moviestuff.tv/8mm_telecine.html
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