Digitizing Medium Format Negatives

Found some old, odd-sized negatives? Don’t know how to see them or save them? We’ll show you how to see the photos then digitize and archive your old negatives. Since medium format was used from 1895 to the 1960’s you’ll uncover some real gems!


  1. gothpapa
    April 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    After watching this I was really excited about Flip Pal. Ordered one from
    Amazon and received it today. Couldn’t wait to try it. Boy was I
    disappointed! Will send it back tomorrow. Tested it with different size
    B&W and color negatives and color prints. Got far better results scanning
    prints with my HP Photosmart. As for negatives I got better results
    propping them up against my computer screen and shooting them with my Sony
    digital camera — hand held at that, I was just experimenting and will use
    tripod when I get serious. The only problem is that the computer screen
    has a kind of herring-bone pattern that shows through with thinner negative
    film. I will replace the $150 Flip Pal with a $20 light box, and that
    should fix the herring-bone problem. 

  2. Gordon Nuttall
    April 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Using the Flip-Pal mobile scanner for negatives is a clever secondary use
    for people that have the editing software expertise and are satisfied with
    a usable image. If high quality scanning of negatives is a primary use,
    flatbed scanners with adapters that have a transparency light source
    (rather than the Flip-Pal’s reflective light source) will give much better