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I just wanted to confirm your time for a 7200 dpi scan. 17 minutes seems very slow, especially if you have a lot of slides to copy. The features table quotes a time of 56.82 seconds for a 7200 dpi scan with multi-sampling on.
I guess it's like printer quoted speeds. 14ppm colour translates to 30 minutes if printing stuff at high quality, especially colour pictures.But then I've never seen tech like this before.
So whats the difference between this one and the "OpticFilm 7600i Ai"? The Ai one is £100 more expensive and im not quite sure why...
17 minutes is slow, but this would be a scan with any available feature enabled, 48bit pp, multi-exposure, infrared scan, dust removal and so on ... at 7200 dpi.Some features require a lot of calculating that isn't done by the scanner but the computer. So the overalll scanning time is also hardware depending, it's faster on faster machines. However, this max quality setting is not necessary or advisable for every scan.For usage on the web or viewing on any screen 7200 dpi is way too much, you don't want 180MB files.I suggest to choose a lower resolution for archiving purposes and to just use the max settings, if you really need them, e.g. for large format printing.Btw.: There is another edition of this scanner available called OpticFilm 7600i Ai. It's the same device that features an advanced version of SilverFast:SilverFast Ai Studio (http://www.silverfast.com/show...
Plustek should get together with Nvidia to CUDA enable this stuff!
Thanks scanouflage for making that clearer. I have very many slides (and negatives) taken with good quality cameras on high quality film. I used to view them with a slide projector but now want to digitize them, to preserve them and to show them on my hd TV without losing too much of the quality. Would the lower resolution setting be good enough for this?
Odd choice of word "luddite" for a review which is aimed at someone digitising film, and also sufficiently up to speed with technology to be considering a scanner. For those looking to take nice photos, the medium is irrelevant, just the choice of glass and cameras. Having bought a selection of K mount primes for my Pentax DSLR, I have tried shooting film, and can say with hand on heart that there is something to black and white photography which digital is sorely lacking. There is no doubt that the in camera processing for the demoscaicing produces a smooth image with less grain, but whether that air brushed look is appealing is a matter of taste, don't you think?http://www.boeringa.demon.nl/m...
Don't buy any in this range if you are using a 64 bit o/s (Mac or Windows) there are no drivers for them.
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