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[filmscanners] Re: large scanning project

Just a note. Vuescan doesn't work well with the Dimage 5400 II. IIRC, it
  looked banded. Fortunately, the KM software is excellent.

Now perhaps if the internal commands were put in the public domain, Ed
H. could do a good job with it.

Tony Sleep wrote:
> On 31/05/2006 lotusm50@sprynet.com wrote:
>>All the scanners he "supports" in 32 bit must use
>>their manufacturer-supplied device drivers in order to work with or
>>without Vuescan.
> That's what I question. Ed implements some scanner functionality and quite
> often extends it, in ways which are not implemented in the OE software. EG
> multiscanning in scanners that were not designed for it; elimination of
> banding by intriducing wait delays to calm mech resonance that Nikon never
> fixed; using the IR channel for his own noise elimination routines instead
> of DICE or routines that are proprietary and unavailable to him;
> supporting scanners under Linux for which OE drivers were never available.
> It would be surprising if OE drivers were prescient enough to support all
> this creativity. It's my belief VS is 'driverless', it provides its own
> interface to the scanner firmware. Though as Laurie says, if there's not
> an OS-compatible ASPI layer between VS and the data bus, it ain't gonna
> work, and if the VS code is unable to communicate with the 64bit OS, it
> ain't gonna work.
> Regards
> Tony Sleep

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