The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE - successor of the OpticFilm 7600i SE - is a low-prize film scanner fot digitizing mounted 35mm slides or 35mm film strips up to a length of 6 frames. In the delivery content there is a slide mount holder in which you can insert up to 4 mounted slides, and there is a film strip holder in which you can insert film strips up to a length of 6 frames. However, there can be scanned always only one frame, since the scannes does not have an automatic film transport. After scanning one picture the film holder has to be moved forward by one position in order to scan the next picture.
Compared to the small brother Plustek Optic Film 8100
the OpticFilm 8200i SE has the hardware based dust and scratch removal integrated so that dust and scratches will be corrected effectively (only for colour pictures). The SilverFast SE Plus scan software from Lasersoft Imaging has the multi-exposure feature, where a film is scanned with 2 different exposures in order to get an optimal image result.
If you only want to digitize negatives the OpticFilm 8200i SE is very good suitable. However, if you want to digitize slides (positives), you should take the bigger brother Plustek OpticFilm 8200i AI
. This one is delivered with the professional scan software SilverFast Ai Studio and can be calibrated with the help of IT-8 calibration targets, so that you save a lot of postprocessing work in the image editing program.
The Plustek Optic FIlm 8200i SE is a very slow scanner. As you can read in our test report about the OpticFilm 8200i
, the device needs almoust 15 minutes for a scan with 7200 dpi and automatic dust and scratch correction and multi exposure. Additionally there is the time for the post processing in the image editing program. So that scanner is too slow for digitizing a complete archive of films.
For more information, please, read our detailed test
report about this scanner. You can find detailed information about SilverFast on our SilverFast website
Please, choose above, below the price information, between the SilverFast version SE Plus and SE Archive Suite. The SilverFast SE Archive Suite contains additionally to the SilverFast SE Plus software the SilverFast HDR software, so that you can create raw scans which you can process afterwards. More information about that can be found on our website SilverFast HDR Studio.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
- Optical resolution: 7200 dpi
- Maximum scan area: 36,8 × 25,4 mm
- Colour depth: 48 Bit
- Fix focus
- Lamp: White LED
- Density range: D max 3.6
- Connection: USB 2.0
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 272 mm × 120 mm × 119 mm
- Weight: approx. 1,6 kg
Supported film formats
- Mounted 35mm slides or negatives (5 x 5 cm, all established mount thicknesses) up to 4 pcs.
- 35mm film strips with up to 6 frames (positive or negative)
- Colour and B/W
- Positives and negatives
SilverFast 8 feature highlights
- The new SilverFast 8 Preview Concept allows to assess the results even for complicated image optimization functions, such as iSRD and USM, at any time. A 100% zoom facilitates to properly evaluate and set the parameters of these tools.
- The user interface of SilverFast 8 has been completely redeveloped according to current standards. The controls can be arranged flexibly and freely on the screen according to personal preferences. All major functions can be operated quickly and easily.
- SilverFast 8 is fully capable of multitasking. For example, if several originals are to be scanned one after another, the user can already set the image optimization options for the second scan while the scanner is digitizing the first original.
- SilverFast SCC is a tool to perform a selective color correction in a very simple manner. Selective color correction means that a single color is selected and changed specifically, but all other colors remain unchanged. A mouse click in the preview window easily selects the color to be changed: SilverFast's Selective Color Correction is particularly intuitive.
- The Global Color Correction is an intuitive tool for controlling the color balance of the whole image. Particularly older images often show color casts that can be removed easily with GCC. The possibility to restrict modifications to half and quarter tones, allows effortless optimization of even those color shifts that are only visible in the very light or very shadowy image areas.
- The WorkflowPilot is a wizard that guides the user in the correct order through all required processing steps. Depending on material and intended purpose there is a different workflow that will be worked on with the WorkflowPilot step by step.
- SilverFast HiRePP will dramatically speed up the process of loading and working large image files.
Scope of delivery
- Film scanner Plustek OpticFilm 8200i
- USB cable
- Film holders for mounted slides and film strips
- Padded carrying bag
- Power supply unit with connection cable
- Quick quide for installation
- Scan software SilverFast SE Plus 8 / Archive Suite SE 8 according to your choice above
- User guide
- Windows 64-bit systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10
- MAC 64-bit systems: Mac OS X from 10.7
- 2 GHz Processor or faster (Multi-core recommended)
- 2 GB RAM main memory (4 GB RAM recommended)
- 2 GB free space on hard disk drive for the software file
- Up to 20 GB free space on the main system hard disk drive for the cache
- DVD drive or internet connection
- Latest firmware installed on scanner device
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop CS3 to CS6 and CC.
(Photoshop CS6 and higher on OS X are only supported if 64 bit drivers are
available for the scanner.)
SilverFast 8 supports Photoshop Elements 8 to 13.
SilverFast 8 can also be installed on Windows as a TWAIN module.
Note: SilverFast 8 is Intel native software and thus it is not available for
PowerPC Mac systems (Those G4-microprocessors were only produced until the End of
One such film strip holder is already included in the delivery content of the Plustek OpticFilm film scanners. With a second film strip holder you can load it while the other one is still in the scanner. This saves time and makes scanning more efficient and comfortable.
One such slide mount holder is already included in the delivery content of the Plustek OpticFilm film scanners. With a second slide holder you can load it while the other one is still in the scanner. This saves time and makes scanning more efficient and comfortable.
When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.
Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.
For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.
If you work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - you should calibrate your screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).