It’s been a fair old while in the making, but pixl-latr is finally shipping!
pixl-latr is a tool for aiding in the process digitising (digitally copying) photographic film with a digital camera. It does this by holding the film flat on all four edges and then diffusing and masking off a back light.
It can be used with its legs and a basic smartphone camera in front of a simple source of light such as a window, but can also be used as part of a much more refined rig with a copy stand, high quality backlight, and DSLR or mirrorless camera, and of course any kind of set up in between.
It can currently be used with 35mm film for frame sizes up to 24 x 120mm, with 120 film between 6 x 4.5 and 6 x 12 and with 5 x 4 film and can be used with both negative and reversal film, colour and black & white.
I’m also about to launch something called the “open gate platform” which will allow users to design their own gates for other sizes of film.
In the 2 years between launching pixl-latr on Kickstarter and it starting to ship, a whole host of other products have come to market that do a similar job. But, pixl-latr still arguably remains the most versatile and is less money than its closest equivalent by half!
pixl-latr is available to order now, just have in mind that though we are shipping now there will be a short delay whilst we deal with the 2000 back orders. But if you do want one, the sooner you order the sooner it will arrive.