Howdy, I’ve managed to build a super8/standard8 film scanner based on Manuel Angels efforts. However since it is a frame by frame scanner (which does an excellent job), I’ve some longer 400ft reels that have only small bits and pieces that I want to scan. Even with its continuous advance feature, it is quite slow to advancing the film.
Instead of scanning an entire 400ft reel which would take an enormous amount of time, I was thinking that there must be some existing projectors where you could remove the film from its existing place in time, manually advance (maybe with a hand crank or even on a different project) to the approximate location of the next ‘scene’ and then reinsert the film into scanner projector.
Ideally, I would have an altogether different scanner design from the get go, but this is what I currently know and haven’t and 3D printer capabilities at the moment.
So, with that being said, is there a super8/standard8 projector that would allow a partially viewed film to be reiserted into the projector (to be modified as a scanner).
I looked on eBay and saw that some vintage Bell & Howell’s initially look promising, but without a hands on look, its kinda hard to tell. Any ideas would be helpful, thank you!