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

Yes; but you are talking about a relatively new USB based scanner and Vista
X64.  It is quite possible that this newer model scanner uses either third
party drivers developed by people like Ed Hemrick or has Epson developed WMA
drivers which are designed for Vista X32 and X64 bit versions.  Being USB
based and not SCSI based peripherals, you probably did not need to use an
ASPI layer to get the OSD to recognize the hardware device as was the case
with SCSI based scanners of old.  There is a difference between drivers
which enable software applications to work a peripheral device and such
things as software code such as ASPI layers which enable the OS to recognize
the existence of the physical device; the two are not the same.

-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:03 PM
To: laurie@advancenet.net
Subject: [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 historical
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 recognizing
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 amazing.

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