My Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner will do up to 12,800 bits per inch.
Some of that may be interpolated. Using 24 bit color, your 1/8 inch square
image would generate a 4 MB scan, less when JPEG compressed. The scanner
comes with a flatbed film holder. You can manually select the frame from the
I would suggest that a scan with digital ICE could remove minute dust specks
and scratches that other transfer methods would not.
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scanner for 8mm film frames - is there such an
> Greetings, all!
> First, thank you all for advising me on the baking of the 1/4-inch
> audiotape which had become sticky over the years.
> The tapes now play perfectly.
> I have many feet of regular, old 8mm film and I'd love to be able to scan
> certain individual frames of it, but they are so small (about 1/8-inch
> Does anyone know of a scanner that could handle such a minute picture?
> Perhaps there's a film editor that can snap a frame with the push of a
> Ben Roth