Anyone have Epson Perfection V500 or V600 Photo/Negative/Slide Scanner? Have you copied 8mm movie?

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Posted 12/5/2012 by AngieandSnoopy in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:51:01 AM
I was just about set to buy the Canon version of the V500 but was told that other people who tried to copy movie stills and odd size slides were not able too because the scanner wouldn't scan because it was "unrecognizable". I thought that was very strange but then the scanners I do have aren't "smart"!

I actually have a special lens that fits my 35mm camera that I rigged up to make negatives from 8mm movie film years ago but of course, it won't fit my digital SLR...

I just wanted to make sure the V500 would work to make digital copies from old 8mm and super 8mm film. Also I have the usual tons of pictures, 35mm negatives, slides, some medium format negatives and some oddball 3D slides. Those are actually TWO slides on one holder for a kind of Viewmaster type viewer. The person I talked to from Epson seemed to think it would work but to be honest, I didn't think he really knew for sure.

I KNOW that it will take some creative adapting but want to make sure that I can get it to work.

The other question: Is the V600 that much better than the V500? Is it worth the extra money?

Oh, and I did make negatives from the 8mm in the past and know that I will NOT get good quality pictures. In fact, the best size for it is wallet size! But, if it is all you have, then it is all you have.

Thanks for any input!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:24:46 PM
I can't help you about the 8mm movie film, hopefully someone here will have info for you about that. I just wanted to say that I have the Epson V600 and have used it to scan hundreds of slides from my childhood. It's very simple to use and the prints I made from the scanned slides look great. I think it's a great scanner. Hopefully it will work out for your needs.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:01:21 PM
Thanks for your input, glad to know they are good scanners.

I'm hoping I can find someone that has tried to scan something that doesn't fit perfectly in the "holders".

If anyone has something like 110 film that doesn't fit in the 35mm holders or the medium format holder, if you get a chance, see if the V500 or V600 will let you scan it? That would give me an idea of whether or not I can do the 8mm film. I couldn't believe it when the Canon employee told me that people have tried to scan other sizes and the software refused to let it scan.

Thanks!!!

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Posted: 12/9/2012 3:01:34 PM
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Posted: 12/11/2012 9:54:40 PM
I have an epson perfection flatbed and it won't scan negatives that don't fit into the slide film holder, but if you can fashion your own holder in that area, it will scan. It does know where the film sits in the holder and only scans in that area. Not sure on the two models you are looking at.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 5:16:39 AM
I have the Epson Perfection V500.. and use it to scan mainly polaroid and negatives (my SO is a photographer and use analog camera too...), plus I scan old polaroid and pictures.
It does scan medium format (6x6 negatives)

I use this software "Vuescan" http://www.hamrick.com/ and love it.

I think you can scan with or without the holder they provide... and maybe you can make your own holder (see http://www.flickr.com/groups/580313@N21/discuss/72157629234670107/)



There are, anyway, pre-made negative holder that hold "odd" format, you can check them out here http://microsites.lomography.com/digitaliza/.

hth!
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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:42:32 AM
Thank you BOTH for the additional information. I'll look into the software and other holders. It is important to make some pictures from the movie film because that is the only pictures I have of a lot of events. After my father got the movie camera, he didn't take many if any still pictures after that. Shortly afterward, he got sick and died 3 years later when I was 8.

My mother DID take movies but very seldom anything else until I took over as family photographer when I was 10 and got my own camera when I was 11.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 10:31:45 AM
Trust me, I do understand how those super 8 movies can be important. I had a few from my parents (before I was even born) and some more from when I was a toddler. These are some of my most precious memories.

Last year, I had them coverted into dvds in .avi format, and now they are all saved in the cloud and on several other hard disks and cds.
I also had TONS of vhs home movies (from the 80s-90s) and had them converted too.
It was expensive, yes, but I am so VERY HAPPY I did. Those memories are priceless to me.
Did you ever considered to have them converted into dvds? The guy (a pro) that made the work for me said, anyway, that the memories that are more "in danger" are those tiny vhs from the 80s, then the super 8 movies and last the slide.
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