A brand new Kickstarter campaign for VALOI 360 guarantees to ship an inexpensive, high-quality solution to digitize rolls of 35mm and medium format movie.
VALOI 360, which is over midway towards its roughly $74,000 USD aim, is a system of modular bodily elements you should use to digitize 35mm and 120mm movie negatives utilizing a digital digicam. There are three foremost elements within the 360 system. There may be the VALOI 360 35mm Holder. The holder retains 35mm movie flat whereas permitting for a backlight to shine by. It’s constructed of injection-molded plastic and has an S-curve movie path to flatten the movie with out touching the picture space.
|Prototype VALOI 35mm Holder|
The opposite holder, the VALOI 360 120 Holder, holds 120 medium format movie as much as 6 x 9cm frames. Just like the 35mm holder, it permits gentle to shine by, is made from injection-molded plastic, and has an S-curve movie path. Each holders additionally embrace rubber dome toes to ensure the holder sits flat on the sunshine supply beneath.
|Prototype VALOI 120 Holder|
The third part is the VALOI 360 Movie Advancer improve. You place a movie holder contained in the Movie Advancer and the advancer means that you can shortly ahead to the subsequent body by rotating a knob. The body and axle are made from metal and the rollers are rubber. It comes with screw-in rubber toes with lengthy threads which can be utilized for leveling. As a part of the Kickstarter marketing campaign, the Movie Advancer improve is simply out there alongside holders, however VALOI plans to promote it individually later.
To make use of the VALOI 360, you could have a digital digicam (or, in a pinch, even a smartphone) and a light-weight supply. A really perfect setup entails a digital digicam, tripod, and a secure, color-consistent gentle supply. The VALOI 360 holds your movie flat, you seize a picture of the movie and if you happen to’re digitizing a unfavorable, you utilize a pc to invert and course of it. There may be extra details about digitizing finest practices on the Kickstarter page.
|Prototype VALOI 360 Movie Advancer|
The first problem that VALOI hopes to beat with its 360 system is how one can maintain movie flat and secure in entrance of a light-weight supply. That is the issue that VALOI founder, Arild, first tried to handle with numerous prototypes. Arild used plywood, acrylics, LEGO elements and extra in pursuit of constructing one thing inexpensive and straightforward to make use of when digitizing movie. He even discovered how one can construct 3D CAD designs. Mechanical engineer Wicher van Lambalgen, VALOI co-founder, got here on board to show Arild’s concepts and early designs right into a commercially viable prototype.
Assuming the marketing campaign reaches its funding aim, by pledging €19 backers will obtain the VALOI 35mm Holder. For €29, you’ll be able to choose the 120 Holder. The €44 pledge contains the VALOI Holder Pack, which incorporates each the 35mm and 120 movie holders. For photographers wanting the VALOI 360 Movie Advancer, you could step as much as the VALOI 35mm Equipment at €129 (the €139 package contains the 120 Holder as a substitute). A full package with all three elements can also be out there for €179. All pledge choices embrace a scanning tutorial to assist freshmen learn to finest use the VALOI 360 system to scan their movie. Merchandise are anticipated to start delivery to backers in April 2021. For full particulars in regards to the VALOI 360 system and the out there backer choices, click here.
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