Hello all. I am building a telecine system to automate scanning of 16 mm home movies (16mm film) using an Epson Photo Scanner. I just got the used scanner off Amazon. I have a few questions. What side of the film must face the scanner glass? Does it matter? Why? My 16mm film, of course, has sprocket holes and I've considered scanning the film area not normally viewed at the extreme right and left side of the film where the sprocket holes also reside at a certain interval. Then I might crop my scanned images to get a wider shot. That means I would lose top and bottom areas of each frame. Any thoughts on that? Bad idea? Lastly, I've been trying differing scan resolutions. Any suggestions? I am now just aiming for the highest but perhaps there is no point in going "too high". I think my DVDs hold 8 gig so I was just aiming to make a 50 foot roll of film fill that up.