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I've found the easiest way to grab frames from film is to put the print
through a PhotoCD machine and scan the frames.  PhotoCD creates five
scans at different degrees of resolution, of which the second-best will be
most appropriate for print reproduction.
 
Where do you get access to a PhotoCD machine?  Find an independent lab who
will do this for you on a fee-per-hour (rather than a fee-per-image)
basis.  Needless to say, you have to do this at an independent facility
located in your community.  Expect to pay about $2 per shot.
 
There are two other alternatives:
 
1.  Buy a Duplicon from Century Precision Optics in Burbank, Calif.  They
are expensive. It's a lens adapter (like a slide copying attachment) that
copies 16mm to 35mm.
 
2.  Transfer film to tape digitally and make frame grabs from the digital
videotape.  Again, this is very expensive.
 
Good luck.
 
Rick Prelinger
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