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Re: filmscanners: LS-4000 First Impressions WAS - Nikon Scan 3.0 crashes under Win98 SE



Hello,

I'm using NikonScan 3 on CS - IV as a plugin inside photoshop and it never
crashes, but I have problems saving cropsettings, It seems that NS is
loosing its settings when I switch to another picture or even when I rotate
the same picture, then I have to load the desired settings again.
So lots of software problems has to be fixed by Nikon, (very soon I hope.)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Enoch's Vision, Inc. (Cary Enoch R...)" <caryenochr@enochsvision.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Cc: <Manfred@Bendisch.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 1:54 AM
Subject: filmscanners: LS-4000 First Impressions WAS - Nikon Scan 3.0
crashes under Win98 SE


> At 23:36 02-06-01 +0200, Manfred E. Bendisch wrote:
> >today I've received my new Nikon LS-4000. What a difference compared to
my
> >old HP photosmart.
> >The problem is that the Nikon scanner software (Nikon Scan 3.0)
constantly
> >crashes, especially
> >when I try to use ICE or other advanced features. I'm running Windows 98
> >Second Edition.
> >Any ideas what might be wrong?
>
>
> I picked up my Nikon LS-4000 in Atlanta on Tuesday and am still getting
> familiar with it. I found that NikonScan is very unstable when used
> stand-alone. It can scan only one time and then it crashes. However, when
I
> use its TWAIN module inside of Photoshop 6 it never crashes. I'm scanning
a
> 40-year-old badly faded filmstrip with everything turned on, ICE, GEM, and
> especially ROC. The results so far have enthralled me. The original frames
> are so faded that they project in a dull nearly monochromatic reddish
tone.
> The Nikon literally makes them look as good as new. I'll post some samples
> on the Web in a few days for list members to check out.
>
> Getting back to the crash issue: NikonScan (NS) appears to have serious
> problems with both memory and disk management. I tried Vuescan on a few
> slides and noticed that it saved files nearly twice as fast as NS did.
> Photoshop also saves files much faster than NS does. And Vuescan didn't
> crash, btw. Vuescan's equivalents to ROC and ICE are also much faster than
> NS's routines.
>
> I'm running Windows 2000/SP1 on a Dell Precision Workstation 420 with dual
> 933 MHz Piii CPUs and 768 MB RDRAM. Processing times are about 10% faster
> than those listed in the Nikon manual. That's still pretty slow but an
> acceptable trade-off for the magic that it does with damaged and faded
> film. Oddly, after exiting NS and Photoshop the system has about 50 MB
more
> available RAM than it had before starting those applications. Despite that
> interesting anomaly the system doesn't become unstable. However, this
> indicates that NS has some serious bugs.
>
> Some suggestions for Win98 users: place both the TEMP folder and the
system
> swapfile on any partition except C: (for efficiency) and make it a fixed
> size to prevent fragmentation. You can find out how to do that on scores
of
> Windows performance tweak sites. Defrag your partitions before attempting
> to do very large scans. Think about expanding RAM to 512 MB. That's the
> maximum that Win98 can use because of a Microsoft bug that has never been
> fixed. Create multiple Photoshop swap files on different partitions.
> Upgrade to Win2K if possible.
>
> A few initial impressions:
>
> Don't try Digital ICE with Kodachrome. NS adds halos around the darker
> shadow areas and is totally ineffective. Vuescan does a better job with
> Kodachrome and doesn't have the halo problem.
>
> Old Fujichrome slides appear slightly greenish when scanned but it's
> correctable in PS.
>
> Nikon should have provided a way to store the film adapters and not just
> fragile plastic baggies. Given the price that I paid for the scanner this
> is very tacky. They should provide a case for them plus a dust cover for
> the scanner.
>
> On all but Kodachromes ICE and ROC seem to work better in NS than in
> Vuescan. I've scanned about 40 slides so far all of which needed ICE.
>
> The FH3 strip film attachment holds even badly curved film flat and I'm
not
> seeing any edge sharpness issues so far.
>
> More to come . . .
>
> Cary Enoch Reinstein aka Enoch's Vision, Inc., Peach County, Georgia
> http://www.enochsvision.com/ http://www.bahaivision.com/ -- "Behind all
> these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things.
> The function of art is to reveal this radiance through the created
object."
> ~Joseph Campbell
>




 




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