DIY 16mm Film to HD Transfer

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Cooper HD Telecine 1 (wide shot with cover closed)Motion picture film is a unique medium, and transfers to digital files will always lose the physicality of the original object, but at least we can make it look good!

I’m slowly documenting the DIY 16mm transfer machine I built for Cooper Union Art School. It produces sharp 1080p transfers from color and B&W reversal, print, and negative films.

The page will evolve as time permits, but it will never be a step-by-step guide to building your own. Consider it as inspiration!

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