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Digitizing Frames from Moving Images

image of movie film
"From Harvest to Home," Gooch Milling Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 16mm sound on film, 1947, RG4611.MI. This film describes the process of turning wheat into flour at the Gooch Milling Company. Some of the processes shown in the film include harvesting, inspecting grain at the Lincoln Grain Exchange, equipment and processing at the mill, packing, and sending the final product to retailers. The single frame, captured on a flatbed scanner, shows the final product in use at a home in Nebraska.

image of home movie film
George H. Wentz home movie collection, 16mm silent film, RG4698.MI. Wentz was an amateur home movie photographer between 1928 and 1941. His films depict his family life and various Nebraska scenes.

Advanced digital imaging technology can pull still images from motion picture film as small as Super 8mm. By scanning at extremely high resolutions, up to 3,175 pixels per inch, it is possible to generate large image files for better viewing.

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