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Re: filmscanners: GEM
The Canon 4000 doesn't use any ASF software, but has its own equivalent of
ICE called FARE and some auto colour correction.
firstname.lastname@example.org (rafeb) wrote:
> At 04:20 PM 6/19/01 -0400, Norman Quinn wrote:
> > "GEM and ROC do not require hardware, but have to be "tuned" to the
> > So, in theory, any scanner could have GEM > but it requires that
> > > Applied >Science Fiction be hired to make the profiles, and that
> the scanner >company pay a licensing fee to them."
> >What scanners come with GEM and ROC. Is Nikon the only scanner with
> I believe the Canon 4000 (or was it the newly
> announced Minolta MF scanner?) that also had
> ROC and GEM.
> IMO, these two aren't nearly as useful as ICE.
> They're OK if you want to fix a *really* bad
> slide or negative in a hurry. But they don't
> really accomplish anything that couldn't be
> done by hand, by a skilled operator. If used
> blindly, they can create ugly artifacts.
> You could even argue that ICE is that way also
> (ie., scans can be retouched "by hand.") But the
> time required to do that, on a really mangled
> image, would be prohibitive. What impresses
> me most is that there seems to be little or no
> penalty (in terms of image sharpness) for using
> rafe b.