Collin and Todd--
I got this informtion from one of our Acer scanner users. It may help answer
Applied Science Fiction
- here is the information that Maury pulled together to respond to your
chat-room's comments regarding Acer 2740S performance.
- as you relay this data, please let them know that Digital ICE is rapidly
becoming a de facto standard, not only for consumer film scanners
(particularly w/ the introduction of the 3 Nikon DICE3 units, plus the
Minolta Multi II and Elite, and the Acer unit), but also in the DML
environment (Noritsu 2711, Noritsu 2801, Noritsu 2802, and Gretag D1008).
- so perhaps, "ICE should rank high in most people's list of dinner-party
Within miraphoto (Acer Software) the autopreview was turned on. In each
case a series of four slides were scanned and the times given below are the
total times to scan the four images. Images were gathered using a 600MHz
Pentium III computer with 512MB RAM.
w/o ICE w/ICE ICE time factor
Auto Preview 73 sec. 138 sec. 1.89 X
Scan 300 dpi (High Speed) 102 sec. 225 sec. 2.21 X
Scan 2700 dpi (High Speed) 155 sec. 350 sec. 2.26 X
Scan 2700 dpi (High Quality) 155 sec. 369 sec. 2.38 X
Possibilities for much longer times from this customer might be due to
From: Todd Radel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: AcerScanwit
From: "Collin Ong" <email@example.com>
> Can you give some real-world numbers on how long a normal scan and a ICE
> scan take?
I can certainly do so. Every few days I scan another batch. Next time I'll
try to remind myself to grab a stopwatch first.
Todd Radel - firstname.lastname@example.org
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