Hi. I’ve discovered this forum thanks to the informations given to me by some lurkers here. I’ve been following some bit of conversations here & there, but still, I’m a bit lost on some notions that I could use some serious help to shed some light, if possible.
Ok, first, I would like to start doing some film scanning (mostly the 9.5mm, 16mm & 35mm format). Where do I begin to find & gather the elements I need to build something that could be capable to to this with all those formats ? Because aside of a specific camera and film(s) transport(s), I really don’t know much (if anything at all) about this.
Second. Given the fact a I need a film transport, how can I build it ? I’ve read here and there that a modified/hacked projector with the proper format is probably one of the best solution. But this bring some questions :
-Since three different film formats are involved, is this really a good solution ? I mean, is there a way to keep the whole thing compact without having different projectors laying around ? -If modified projectors are the way to go, is there any tutorial on how to modify them efficiently for this kind of application ? Because for someone who have no experience in electric or electronic working, this might be a bit of a "big" problem...
Third. Aside of the camera to capture the film, what else is missing and how do I set all of this up so it can work automatically with a computer and the appropriate softwares that needs to be involved (which ones, BTW) ?
Sorry if it seems a lot to answer, but like I said earlyer, this involve a complete “dummy” to find his way in all this and it might be of a great help to anybody in the future that might need answers to begin in all this.
Thanks in advance for your help.