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RE: filmscanners: Supra 400 shadows

I have the exact same problem with Supra 400 - red and green speckles in the 
shadows.  Like you, I can't get them to disappear without blowing away a lot of 
shadow detail.  I don't know if a drum scan would solve this or not - I've seen 
the same problem on both my SS4000 and my new LS-4000, so I have my doubts.

My (admittedly drastic) solution has been to stop using Supra 400.  I've 
switched entirely to Provia 400F slide film, and I  find it scans just 

Paul Chefurka

-----Original Message-----
From: John Matturri [mailto:jmatturr@earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 10:34 AM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: filmscanners: Supra 400 shadows

I've been having good results using Supra 400 (SS4000, Vuescan, current
7.1.7) except for the noise-like areas in dark parts of the image. At
times I can partially compensate for this by setting the black point but
only at the cost of losing shadow detail that at times is needed for the
image (and often still not really getting an adequately clean shadow
areas). Any suggestions about how best to deal with this problem?

If push comes to shove and I really need to use an image with this
problem can I be more or less confident that a drum scan would solve the

John M.


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