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[filmscanners] Re: large scanning project



Art,

When I upgrade to XP 64 or Vista, I will maintain one computer, running
XP, solely for the SprintScan 120.  It would be nice if Polaroid would
work with Microtek to support these scanners, rather than leaving the
old company's loyal customers hanging.

Jim

Arthur Entlich wrote:

>Keep in mind you are speaking about two different Polaroids.  The one
>which existed as a corporation, and the "new" Polaroid which is a brand
>name, often sold to the highest bidder, and run by a group of venture
>capitalists, just like "Memorex" is.
>
>It is indeed a sad state of affairs that this is what Polaroid has
>become.  You can now buy Polaroid light bulbs, made by a Chinese company
>which has nothing to do with Polaroid and who just buys the use of the
>logo and name.  Polaroid now has a retail website where they sell a
>bunch of retail high tech, including many other brands.
>
>Corel went through the same process, and is just now emerging as a
>public company again.
>
>The only hope is that perhaps Microtek will release drivers that work,
>since they manufactured the products to begin with.  Another option,
>with the cost of computers so low, is to literally run a dedicated
>computer with the scanner running XP, and use a network to move things
>around as needed.
>
>Art
>
>James L. Sims wrote:
>
>
>>I am in the same boat with my SprintScan 120 - Polaroid, apparently, has
>>no plans to provide 64-bit drivers for their defunct line of scanners.
>>
>>On the other hand, a tech at Epson informed me that Epson will
>>eventually provide 64-bit drivers for their product line, possibly back
>>as far as their Stylus Photo 1200 printers.
>>
>>I will, therefore be forced to maintain a 32-bit box as long as I have
>>an operational SprintScan 120.  My high regard for Polaroid has been
>>diminished.
>>
>>Jim Sims
>>
>>lotusm50@sprynet.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>Yes,  KonicaMinolta scanner drivers and Nikon scanner drivers do not
>>>work on XP Pro x64.
>>>
>>>I don't think I would ever say this about a MS product but x64 is really
>>>good.  It seems to me to be a big step forward from the regular XP Pro.
>>>PS and just about everything runs faster.  It is a shame that both my
>>>Nikon LS-8000 and my KM Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II do not work on it.
>>>For this is am quite annoyed and frustrated with both Nikon and KM.
>>>What does it take to produce a new driver, really, to keep your
>>>customers happy?  Epson is split on this.  They have x64 drivers for
>>>many of their printers (7600 and R1800 for example), but not on some of
>>>their scanners (I can't get one for my Perfection 3200 Pro).
>>>
>>>Old WinXP drivers do not work in any circumstances with WinXP x64.  Some
>>>of the scanner control software works (Vuescan and KM's does, Nikon
>>>Scan4 does not), but these are different than the device driver.
>>>
>>>
>>>gary wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>To be completely clear, the Minolta drivers do not work on X64. I need
>>>>to boot do XP. Thus I am stuck with a dual boot system.
>>>>
>>>>Microsoft has supplied a shockingly complete set of 64 bit drivers for
>>>>old hardware, right on the X64 media (I guess it's a DVD, but I don't
>>>>recall). However, this takes cooperation (I assume) from the manufacturer.
>>>>
>>>>I called Sony today and they are looking into  X64 drivers. There are
>>>>going to get back to me. ;-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Laurie wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>A couple of points need to be made.
>>>>>
>>>>>First, there are differences between native drivers for 64 bit operating
>>>>>systems and 32 bit operating systems. If you are running X64, then it is
>>>>>probably downgrading or reverting to 32 bit in order to use the 32 bit
>>>>>scanner drivers (I do not think that Minolta or any other scanner
>>>>>manufacturer has 64 bit drivers for their scanners) in order to use the
>>>>>existing drivers.
>>>>>
>>>>>Second, Vista when it is released will come in both 32 bit and 64 bit
>>>>>versions.  The X64 will only be a forerunner to the 64 bit version of Vista
>>>>>and not to the 32 bit version.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thirdly, it is entirely possible that Vista in all its versions may switch
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>from the current types of drivers for cameras and scanners used by the 
>>>>>older
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>peripherals to a new type of driver, which was first introduced in Windows
>>>>>XP and exists in XP side by side with the traditional type of driver but
>>>>>will not coexist with the traditional type of driver in Vista.  Microsoft
>>>>>may not supply new drivers for old peripherals so as to make them 
>>>>>compatible
>>>>>but may rely on the hardware manufacturers to supply the new drivers for
>>>>>their peripherals which will be compatible with those used in Vista.  In
>>>>>this case, users will be out of luck if the manufacturer does not furnish
>>>>>the new type of driver for their hardware or if the manufacturer goes out 
>>>>>of
>>>>>business.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
>>>>>>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of gary
>>>>>>Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:28 AM
>>>>>>To: laurie@advancenet.net
>>>>>>Subject: [filmscanners] Re: large scanning project
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I run X64 (a precursor to Vista) and have to boot to XP to use my 5400
>>>>>>II. Dual booting is never a good solution. Math processing really moves
>>>>>>on an AMD64 when in 64 bit mode, so the software will really benefit
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>from going to Vista.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>lotusm50@sprynet.com wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>It may not be clear, but they are certainly no longer making or selling
>>>>>>>scanners.  The Dimage Scan Elite 5400 II are now exceptionally rare and
>>>>>>>if you can get one for a "very good price", buy it.  Also I am looking
>>>>>>>for one, so if you could tell me where you found some, I would much
>>>>>>>appreciate it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>The Scan Elite 5400 II is  really a very good scanner for 35mm film.  It
>>>>>>>provides better and faster results than my Nikon 8000.  I didn't think
>>>>>>>about the driver issue with Vista.  But then again, everyone isn't going
>>>>>>>to be rushing out to get Vista as soon as it appears.  XP will still be
>>>>>>>a viable OS for several years to come, giving the scanner a long enough
>>>>>>>life span.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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