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[filmscanners] Re: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner,

I didn't have to do anything to get my new Epson V500 scanner to work in 
Vista-x64. I used
the installation CD and then immediately installed the 64-bit updates that I 
from the Epson support pages. Then I turned the scanner on. Windows made the 
low beep that
it does when it recognizes any USB device and that was it. The scanner works 
perfectly in
Vuescan Prof. It was recognized immediately.

Environment: Vista Ultimate-x64/SP2, 8 GB RAM.

I went ahead and bought Silverfast Ai Studio for it for a variety of reasons 
related to the difficult faded originals. They're very old filmstrips of great 
value that I'm restoring. Silverfast isn't as easy to use as Vuescan but I felt 
the more
finely tuned results justified the high price. Btw, Silverfast had no problems 
the scanner either. That's because Lasersoft customizes each version for a 
scanner. Vuescan should drive virtually any scanner right out of the box. It's 

I made sample scans on a friend's V750 and could not discern any difference in 
between those scans and the ones on the V500 -- and I am very picky. The optics 
probably better on the V750 though. Don't bother with the Epson OEM software. 
Vuescan or Silverfast are greatly superior. Your choice.

On 13-Jun-09 15:43:44, LAURIE SOLOMON (laurie@advancenet.net) wrote:
> SCSI is the hardware connection; there are no twain drivers for 64 bit OS.
> You need the ASPI layer with SCSI for any Windows OS (32 or 64 bit) to
> recognize the scanner as a hardware device ( I do not know about USB
> connected scanners); but this is different from getting the scanner to
> work which is different from getting the OS to recognize the hardware and
> requires device drivers.  The traditional scanner and scanner drivers
> were and are proprietary software connected twain drivers, which are only 32
> bit and will not work with 64 bit OSs.  Ed Hamrick by passes the twain
> driver and has written his own drivers for scanners; they may be 64 bit 
> capable.
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of lists@lazygranch.com

> Ed Hamrick.would know the OS/software issues.

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Blog: http://www.enochsvision.net  -  "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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