Kodak Reelz Digitizer Converts 8mm Filmstrips to MP4 Files

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C + A worldwide, licensee of a trademark of Eastman Kodak, announced the Kodak Reelz Film Digitizer, a new 8mm and Super 8 digital film converter that turns old film tapes into modern MP4 files.

Just as was the case with the giant inflatable backyard projection screen that was launched by C&A Marketing earlier this fall, this film digitizer is not actually made by Eastman Kodak. Instead, this is one of many licensed products that have no affiliation with the legendary movie brand other than by name.

The Kodak brand is much more segmented than most average consumers are probably aware. Eastman Kodak Company, which is still based in Rochester, New York, still produces films, film chemistry and software processing, but has another entirely separate source of revenue: the licensing of its brand name, which still carries weight. considerable. Thanks to the license, the company has significantly extended the reach of its name to everything from cell phones and flashlights to inkjet printers, digital cameras, instant-print cameras and camera accessories.

C + A worldwide is one of those purchasers of this license and used it to market this film digitizer (with several other Kodak brand products), which is a much more branded product than a backyard inflatable screen. The Kodak Reelz comes equipped with a few different features that the company says “enhance” the user experience.

Kodak Reelz Film Digitizer Front Panel

The device has a five inch display screen with an LCD interface controlled by nine buttons on the top of the converter. The device allows recording, conversion and playback of live movies as well as several other scanning and editing options. The buttons allow users to align the frame, zoom, and change sharpness and tint, among other features.

The Kodak Reelz is designed to be very easy to use. It accepts three, five, and seven inch movies in its universal feed spool and provides on-screen prompts that allow users to send or save footage. It accepts a USB cable to transfer scans to a computer, laptop or even a TV where footage can be viewed instantly.

The scanner is fully automated and uses an 8.08 megapixel sensor which the company claims captures images with “exceptional” clarity, contrast, detail and color accuracy and produces a Full HD 1080p digital video file. Note, and perhaps obviously, that there will be no sound included with the recordings.

Kodak Reelz Film Digitizer back

C + A Global presents the Kodak Reelz as ultra-compact at 12.4 inches by 8.4 inches, which makes it easy to store and transport.

Kodak Reelz Film Digitizer is available on Amazon for $ 400.


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