Hi, I thought I'd share my latest addition to my goal of automating my personal film development and digitization.
I've used a lot of scanners and been quite disappointed with the colors and amount of effort & time required. I've grown quite fond of capturing my film/slides using a DSLR with a macro lens configuration and a color-temp adjustable light panel.
I had some downtime this week and roughed out this prototype (not a linear process - several iterations!). Video below.
Current Implemented Features;
1) Bluetooth connectivity (iOS app for selecting color profiles, exposure count, and DSLR/Smartphone device selection)
2) Stepper-based film advance & accurate frame positioning
Controllable color temperature backlight
3) Loader and Outfeed provisions for full rolls and film strips
4) Manual control for lining up the first frame or dealing with unusual frame sizes.
5) IR Camera control
Video of it in action > https://youtu.be/bssll8My03E
This is part of my broader effort to create an open source workflow library in support of 35mm photography, film development, and digitization (previous two projects below).
As always, any feedback or requests are appreciated!