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filmscanners: ICG not CGI
I think you mean an ICG drum scanner, (at least it is them who have the
internal oil drum with no taping), and its actually $35,000. (UK £26,000
good machine, as is the Heidelberg Primescan/Tango.
>Whenever I've mentioned 50Mb drum scans at $10 on the Stockphoto list I've
>had lots of people ask "where?". If you know cheaper please tell. I did
>mention that they are done on a CGI scanner which is considerably more than
>$2,500. More like a $150,000 investment by the bureau.
>(For those who don't know the CGI has a unique evaporating oil and the film
>goes on the inside of the drum. Throughput is much faster than conventional
>drum scanners because there is no taping or oil cleaning.)
>What seems to be the killer is the dust problem. The bureaux scans are
>which is wonderful. Looking at a full screen image on a monitor is like
>Looking out of an open window at the scene.