On 9/21/2012 6:24 AM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 21/09/2012, James Roth wrote:
>> Thanks for all your advice, everyone.
>> I'll need to read it a few times.
>> I pray for the day when a film editing machine can attach to a
>> computer and we can see the image on the monitor, then take a snap
>> shot. If anyone knows of such an animal, please let me know.
> This has been routine for a while, but the eqipment costs a lot.
> Rank Cintel or Northlight are top brands.
> However, you can send your 8mm or 16mm movies to a transfer company such
> and have them put on a USB hard drive. Any good video editing program
> will then allow you to select individual frames.
I've been hoping for this kind of thing for awhile. If you've ever done
microfilm and/or microfiche research while sitting in a library (and who
hasn't?) wouldn't it be a great thing if it could be done in one's
office or at home simply by going online and calling up the film? You'd
give an index number and the librarian would grab it the film, put it in
the reader/digitizer, give you the spooling controls and you could
search and download to your heart's desire. All for a price, of course,
but it's be worth it! Beats getting a travel grant to run about from
library to library.