Super 8/8mm Film Scanner

Super 8/8mm Film Scanner

Digitize and View 3”, 5” and 7” Super 8/8mm Movie Reels (FS81)

$299.99 USD

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Get it : August 07 - August 13

Model:

FS81

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Overview

Let the Memories Live Forever

Specifications

Super 8/8mm Film Scanner
Display 2.31” Color LCD Display
Focus Range Fixed
Exposure Control Automatic/Manual (-2.0 EV ~ + 2.0 EV)
Recording Resolution 1440 x 1080
Scan Quality 3.5 Megapixels
Scan Method Video Recording
Film Type 3”, 5”, and 7” Super 8/8mm reels
Light Source LED Back Light
File Format MP4
Image Playback 20 frames per second
TV Out Type NTSC/PAL
Built-In Memory None
External Memory Card SD memory card up to 32GB (Class 6 and above)
Scan Speed 2 frames per second
Language English/French/German/Italian/Spanish/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese
Dimensions 12.6 (L) x 5.1 (W) x 7.5 (H) inches
Weight 4.4 lbs
Power Supply Input: AC 100-240V 50-60Hz 0.6A, Output: DC 12V/1.5A
Certifications FCC
UPC 061783270448

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating:

Erik K June 18, 2020 Pennsylvania, United States

The machine does OK. Understand 8mm film that is 50-60 years old can have quality issues itself. This copies at 20 FPS the 8mm film is 18FPS so it looks a tad like things are moving faster but it's OK. Seeing that the coping is at this speed and the pixel rate of the machine's camera is most likely low pixel rate you are not going to get HD or 720p or 1080p quality. It scans 2 frames of film at a time. Using video software can't make the film any better than what the machine copied it at. Quality depends on the film itself. Things that affect this are: Distance of shots, light, movement, etc. Some films are grainy and other somewhat clear specifically when close stand still pics had been filmed. If watching on a computer you can just shrink the window down smaller to get a clearer viewing picture. The larger the view the more grainy it will be. I use Video Pad Video Editor program which also lets me add sound (mp3 music/narrative) to the videos. Great thing it does 7" reels but they do take 4.5 hours and the finish digital file size will be 1.5GB to 2.0GB. If the machine had a higher camera pixel rate the size of the captured film would be 50x to 100x large files. (like 50GB to 100GB or more)!! But it doesn't have that ability. You will have to be there to catch it when it gets stuck on an old splice or if there is a break in the old film, in the case of the latter the film will keep feeding and be all over the floor. As for rewinding I use an old movie projector for it is faster and doesn't make the copier have to work hard doing that. I have done many films for myself and others and never had any complains. It is way cheaper and safer than sending your film through the mail. Just remember the quality is Standard Display and not High Definition. If you can live with that go for it!!

4
Mark S April 30, 2020 Ohio, United States

Works well. Picture quality is pretty good. Colors are vibrant on old Kodak films. Two gripes:
1. Compression artifacts--I would not expect this from what should be a hi-res picture.
2. Frame jitter--Rather than played through like a usual projector, each frame is stopped over the camera and scanned. Not every frame is placed exactly where the last one was, causing the picture to be somewhat jumpy. I hope that this can be corrected by editing software.

Otherwise, this is a good, lower-cost alternative to other transfer services. Would I recommend this machine to others? Yes.

4
Kelly W April 23, 2020 Texas, United States

After trying to scan nine 7" Super 8 film reels, I give up. The scanning starts out as it is should and about halfway through, the scanner starts pausing between frames which causes the output to be jumpy. I chatted with support twice and was told the film must not be lined up correctly, but it definitely is because it works initially and then starts pausing. It takes more than four hours to get through one reel and then the output is poor quality.
VERY disappointing.

1
CLAUDE C April 13, 2020 Quebec, Canada

Very fast delivery, free shipping, very good customer service (phone and sms). Very good product (with 1 year warranty). It is easy to use and not so expansive.

5
Heath D April 10, 2020 Ontario, Canada

I used this machine to convert 8mm and Super 8 movies, it is easy to use and works as it should, I would highly recommend this machine to anyone wanting to preserve home movies at an affordable price.

5