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[filmscanners] Re: large scanning project



Recent updates have greatly improved Vuescan's functionality with the
Scan Elite 5400 II.


gary wrote:
> 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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