KODAK REELS Film Digitizer | Digital Scanner

KODAK REELS

Film Digitizer | Digital Scanner
  • Regular price $399.99

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  • FROM ANTIQUATED TO STATE OF THE ART | Bring Your Old 8mm & Super 8mm Films Into the 21st Century! | The KODAK REELS Digitizer Converts Motion Picture Film Strips Into Digital MP4 Files for Easy Lifetime Viewing | Simply Load Your 3”, 5”, 7”, 8” or 9” Films Onto the Universal Supply Reel & Follow the Easy On-Screen Prompts to Send Footage Directly to SD Card [Not Included]—No Computers or Software Needed
  • FRAME-BY-FRAME DIGITIZING PROCESS | Fully Automated Scanner with 8.08-Megapixel Sensor Captures Images with Exceptional Clarity, Contrast, Detail & Color Accuracy, Resulting in the Best High-Definition 1080p Digital Video Files Possible [No Sound] | Use the Provided Micro USB Cable to Transfer Scans to Computer, Laptop, Smart Television or Other Device for Instant Big-Screen Viewing
  • SUPERSIZED SCREEN WITH TOUCH BUTTONS | Record, Convert & Playback Live Films, Watch Saved SD Card Recordings, Change Settings & Navigate a Variety of Scanning & Editing Options Via the Large 5” Onboard LCD Interface | Oversized Easy-Read Buttons Allow You to Quickly Zoom, Align Frame, Choose Film Type & Adjust Exposure, Sharpness & Tint Without the Need for External Editing Equipment
  • ULTRA COMPACT FOR TRAVEL & STORAGE | Share Vintage Memories Everywhere You Go! | Our Lightweight, Portable 12.4” x 8.4” Film Viewer is Specially Designed for Ease of Transport & Includes All the Accessories You Need to Feed, Record & Save Film with One Convenient Device | Complete Set Includes 7” Empty Film Reel, Gray & Red Reel Adapters, AC/DC Power Cord, Micro USB Cable & Dusting Cloth
  • NOSTALGIC GIFT FOR HOME MOVIE LOVERS | Breathe Fresh Life Into Your Family & Friends’ Dust-Collecting Films with a Thoughtful Present They Won’t Soon Forget! | This Easy-to-Use 8mm/Super 8 Film Converter Makes a Great Gift for Any Occasion Such as Grandparents or Filmmakers Birthday, Milestone Wedding Anniversary, Christmas & Other Holidays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Retirement & Beyond



Product Description

Turn old films into forever memories. 

Watching 8mm and Super 8 films is more of a chore than a trip down memory lane. But now, you can turn your dusty relics into beautiful ready-to-view MP4 files with a single gadget! The KODAK REELS Film Digitizer provides automated ease, simple navigation, quick adaptability, and an extra-large viewing screen for incredible all-in-one convenience. Not tech savvy? Don’t worry. Just load your old film into the universal reel supply, follow the onscreen prompts, and save decades-old movies on any SD/SDHC card in a matter of minutes. You can even plug directly into your big-screen TV to playback footage and reminisce with a crowd. It’s about time you tell your story to the next generation. Add the REELS 8mm Digitizer by KODAK to your cart today!

 

Preserve the Past

Experience your home videos in the most impressive quality to date with 1080p resolution, vivid color, stunning contrast, and seamless playback.

Automated Ease

An 8.08-megapixel sensor automatically reads film at 2 frames per second, creating a digital MP4 video without any manual computing required.

High-Definition Imaging

Experience your home videos in the most impressive quality to date with 1080p resolution, vivid color, stunning contrast, and seamless playback.

Portable Styling

Although it accepts reels ranging from 3” to 9”, the unit is relatively lightweight, compact, and convenient to carry and store. Great for family trips and reunions.

Onboard Editing

Ensure optimal results regardless of film condition. Capture mode allows you to zoom, adjust the frame, and fine-tune sharpness, tint, and image exposure.

SD Card Slot

Manage and view saved videos right on the screen. Other menu options include rewind, fast-forward, USB upload, select film type, and more.

From outdated to outstanding

Capture years gone by in breathtaking detail with the REELS Film Digitizer. This automated film converter transforms timeworn 8mm tape into MP4 file format for viewing on all of today’s popular electronics. Whether you’re a professional archivist, nostalgic family man, or storytelling Grandma, there’s no better way to preserve old memories for all time. KODAK’S groundbreaking interface is not only fast and simple to use—but also great

Product guides and documents

  • ENGLISH - USER MANUAL - DOWNLOAD
  • FRENCH – FRANÇAIS - MANUEL DE L'UTILISATEUR – TÉLÉCHARGER
  • GERMAN - DEUTSCHE – BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG – HERUNTERLADEN
  • ITALIAN - ITALIANO - MANUALE UTENTE – SCARICA
  • SPANISH - ESPAÑOL - MANUAL DE USUARIO - DESCARGAR
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    Customer Reviews

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    Greg B
    It works well, until it doesn't. No support from Kodak.

    Part of the issue is on me, as I bought a used unit. It seemed to work fine. I digitizied approx 20 50 ft reels and 3 300 ft reels over the span of a week. No issues other than occasionally the reel that the film transfers to during the scanning occasionally would get hung up and need assistance getting going again. Not a constant issue, but enough to where I had to babysit the unit.

    Then about 2 hrs into a 3 hr scan of a 300 ft reel, the unit just shut off. All the footage from the past 2 hrs gone. The unit now shuts off about 5 seconds after turning it on.

    Tried several things, multiple power cycles, firmware update (which it stayed on during and seemed to do fine). Nothing worked. It stayed on a few times, and I attempted to work on a new reel. The one time I got far enought to try, it looked like it would work, but the recording icon never appeared, and the reel did not move through the scanner. I assume it is an issue with the motor.

    I contacted Kodak for assistance, and typical of a lot of companies these days, they won't do anything. No offer of being able to send it in for service at my expense. No suggestion for an area repair person. Just a "hey send in a proof of purchase or contact the retailer to see if it's under warranty". So basically cough up another $400 for a new unit...

    So with that in mind, I took a look inside to see if anything obviously wrong is visible. With the parts in there, this is a highly inflated item price wise. This is maybe a $100-200 max unit, inflated with the Kodak brand name plastered on it.

    Like I said, it's a great unit when it works, but buyer beware if anything ever goes wrong, and you are out of warranty.

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    chuck snow
    Very underwhelming, and focus is terrible.

    The unit works as described, but it's missing some very basic features in a $400.00 unit. I'll just mention the big one for me which is the lack of FOCUS. The lens is a fixed positions lens, which is insane in a unit like this. Different film types will have different densities, and sharpness is very affected. My older films have all started curling a bit, which puts the image out of focus. If I push down on the transfer bed I can flatten the film, but then it doesn't want to advance the film properly. For anything but the most pristine of films, this unit will be a major disappointment.

    I work in audio visual for a living, and I'm used to 35mm transfer units costing thousands. Maybe I'm being too hard on an item that's got the look and feel of a toy. It doesn't even have the strength to properly rewind films after they have been transferred.

    If you want a unit that will do the bare minimum job, this is fine. If you want to properly transfer your old films, you're better off spending your 400 bucks on a service that does this professionally.

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    Simon KELSALL
    Great device to capture precious Cine Film

    I've used 3 different devices to capture millions of frames of Cine film at www.mydigitalmedia.uk and this is by far the best.

    The fact that I can transfer a 400ft film without having to split it at 200ft as the take up reel is too small is a significant bonus, but the quality of the machine is far superior compared to the Reflecta that I had previously used and the various "copies" that exist.

    Having a much larger screen is also a bonus as this allows me to position the frame and ensure that I am scanning a little larger than the whole frame which will then be edited post capture to maximise the image.

    The fact that this doesn't capture sound doesn't make it any different to similar models, as I am able to capture sound using a separate Cine projector with sound (via audio out) and then sync sound to picture using a process that Ive mastered. I am using this as I believe it gives the best picture (detail / very low grain / good colour etc) for the price point, and seems to be far more tolerant to poor quality film i.e. splicing that wasn't very well done originally etc.

    Superb 5 Star device !, just now trying to buy a 2nd machine.

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    Robert Randall
    Is it just out of stock or discontinued?

    Is it just out of stock or is it discontinued?

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    Thierry
    No menu input to select (higher) quality

    Hi,
    I just received mine and it works fine. The hardware look & feel is correct. Compared to a previous similar Chinese product I would have expected some options for selecting quality or compression level, obviously at the cost of a slower acquisition and bigger files.

    Any plan for such a firmware update ?
    BR