One thing we’re particularly sensitive to in testing high-end desktop scanners is overall throughput. We’ll talk more about the Nikon Scan software below, but two facts deserve mention at the outset: When this button is clicked, the window at right appears. The Coolscan turns 35mm film into x pixel images with a 64MB 8-bit or MB bit file size. Instead, ASF’s patented Digital ICE technology works from within the scanner itself, during the scanning process to provide the user with a clear authentic base image that generally improves on the original image.

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I am a photographer that appreciates view cameras, quality lenses and quality products. Overview All scanner operations are controlled from the main window of the Nikon Scan application. Having more bits does you no good, if you’re just digitizing noise from the sensor and electronics.

Nikon Super Coolscan Ed – Steves Digicams

Maybe not so much with my film cameras! The grain pattern from the center of the frame was clearly sharper, but the softness in the corners didn’t seem to translate into noticeably reduced detail in our scans. In yet another holdover feature from the LS, the Super Coolscan ED takes advantage of this by providing the option to average multiple measurements, taking either 1, 2 4, 8 or 16 samples per pixel.

Digital ICE truly saved enormous amounts of time here as well, since we could largely ignore dust and scratches. Movies Learn more about all SilverFast highlights and advantages.

It features a 3,pixel monochrome linear CCD that scans an area of On Mac systems with built-in FireWire connectors in the current Mac lineup, all but the lowest-end iMacs have FireWireconnecting the scanner is as simple as plugging the FireWire cable 40000 the computer’s port. Forums, general FAQs, actual system requirements and contact to our support team.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The Coolscan turns 35mm film into x pixel images with a 64MB 8-bit or MB bit file size.

A scene analysis function automatically corrects tone and color in negatives. The system of “drawers” used to organize scanning controls in Nikon Scan 2 has been replaced with the much more convenient and intuitive tool palette shown below. Here are their functions: The Super Coolscan Coolscsn again goes one step better though, by providing for an optional full-roll strip feeder for 35mm film, accepting up to 36 exposure rolls including the usual couple of frames worth of lead-in and lead-out.

44000 This can make it difficult to keep the film aligned as the clamshell closes, particularly if the piece of film is short. At other times, however, we were just manipulating the curves and controls to achieve a particular color balance, and the process seemed to take quite a bit longer than should have been necessary.

Multi-Sampling was replaced by our much more powerful Multi-Exposure.

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED

The main control panel, showing an image preview. A point will be added wherever you click, and the curve adjusted to pass through the new point.

An APS adapter and automatic 35mm slide feeder are available as accessories, as is a new 35mm roll-film adapter. Sunset over the Pacific.

Nikon Super CoolScan 4000 ED Photo, Slide & Film Scanner

At 14 bits per channel, the Super Coolscan ED is at the top of the field, but stretches even this specification by providing an option to average multiple measurements of each pixel, up to 16x. Again, note that it doesn’t work with Kodachrome or black-and-white film. Fujitsu fi Document Scanner Once we got into this work pattern, the scanning became pretty painless, and actually fun. The “Preferences” control panel contains infrequently-accessed “set it and forget it” controls.

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After scanning the thumbnail previews, select those needing adjustment, and set the scanning parameters as you normally would. This panel lets you specify which of your hard drives you want the application to use for this purpose.

While it appears to work fine with modern plastic slide mounts, there are apparently significant problems with older cardboard mounts. Digital GEM technology is able to analyze a film’s unique grain pattern, extract all vital data related to image quality, color and sharpness and then algorithmically “remove” the grain from the scanned record of that image.

File Saving – The file saving setup window lets you select the default file format and compression setting if applicableand the creator code on Macs for the saved files.

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