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[filmscanners] RE: Correct/best methods of scanning



filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk <> wrote:
> Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Correct/best methods of scanning
>
>
>> K2 wrote: If memory serves me right, you own a SS120 (I've been
>> off the list for quite a while).  What's the full res scanning time
>> like on that for medium format?
>
> On a 6x9 transparency at 4000ppi its long enough to go and grind some
> coffee, boil the kettle, fill the coffee press, sit and wait for it
> to brew, then pour and drink. So quite a time!; I actually don't scan
> at full res - I don't often need a 200mb+ file. Someone else
> mentioned that most scanners scan at full res then resample in the
> software to produce the file - I don't think the 120 does this as I
> would be waiting ages for each scan.

That is possibly one of the reasons you are now waiting ages.  The
scanner is sending the raw scan data through its software before
exporting it as a file.  During that time, it takes time to reprocess
and resample the scan data so as to downsample it from full resolution
to whatever you have selected.

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