This page describes what I call “Flatbed Scanner Digital Telecine” (FSDT), a process I am developing to inexpensively convert movie film to digital movies using ordinary flatbed scanners rather than exotic, expensive telecine converters. This page has mostly to do with the mechanical aspects of the project that acquire the scanned images. My most active efforts lately involve designing an inexpensive PC-controlled servomotor film transport, which is described on my page, Making a Movie Film Transport Mechanism, which is in turn based on my growing CNC machine shop. Link.
Flatbed Scanner Digital Telecine (FSDT) Project