Video Slide Scanners & Viewers
Video slide scanners and viewers are designed for presenting images to clients, co-workers or students directly from film onto a television screen. They also work for video by capturing images to computer files or by proofing to videotape.
A good system should have separate color controls for brightness, red, green, blue and sharpness to give you full control over the projected images. Switches for positive and negative and black and white and color should also be available. The unit's camera head should be adjustable and rotate, enabling you to view vertical and horizontal negatives. A good model will also have a zoom lens along with a wide angle lens option.
You can magnify prints or small items on some models by turning off the light box and some have reelers for long roll film. These viewers can range in price from several hundred dollars to several thousand. They come in various shapes, sizes and styles.