Using this scanner is very intuitive. The unit comes well packaged with all the various film/slide holders you will need. It's powered by a usb cable and a usb charger.
It spools the film from the pick-up reel back to the original reel. The only potential downside is that it can't do sound, but i don't think any of my reels have sound anyway.
Even the quite faded portions are still totally watchable. I am a big-time quality snob so i am going to be very critical when it comes to quality.
This machine just easily transfers what is on the film to a digital format. It's certainly much cheaper if you have a lot offilm to digitize. They take individual photos of each frame, so they are slow, but they do work well.
Seeing my parents, aunts and uncles walking around and doing stuff when they were in there 30s is just priceless. But i have to keep in mind the film has also aged some 20 years since that point in time as well. Well worth the $$$.
Use the top of a cotton swab when feeding the film in and working it under the tabs. The film is threaded through the scanning gate and the capture process is initiated. Once everything is setup, you press record and let the machine do the rest. You r... Read More
Reels run at one speed as if you're watching it on a movie projector so that it doesn't jog each frame as it records. Film reel arms are flimsy and require the enclosed adapter for kodak reels making them even more unstable. Awful image sharpness.
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