Professional have announced the HR 500 Plus Film scanner. This is, according to
Kodak, "The fastest high-resolution scanner available today" giving
an "industry-leading rate of up to 500 scans an hour". It incorporates
the well-known Digital ICE technology correcting blemishes and defects found on
negatives. The HR 500 plus is priced at 35,000 (ex VAT and excluding auto
gates). Owners of the earlier HR 500 model can upgrade to the HR500 Plus at a
cost of 8,275.
Kodak Professional has
launched the world's fastest high-resolution scanner - with revolutionary software
that can 'actually improve images'.
Scientists have perfected breakthrough
'Digital ICE' technology which can correct blemishes and other defects found on
negatives - creating digital image files actually superior to the original film.
Kodak Professional's John Culverhouse: "The HR 500 Plus Film Scanner is seriously
clever. Digital ICE technology automatically removes surface defects, like dust,
from a scanned image - increasing the number of useful scans per hour a lab can
produce whilst also reducing the time needed for retouching later on."
added: "This software innovation doesn't soften, blur or otherwise alter
the details or composition of the original image, but works within the scanner
to provide a clear base image that actually improves the original"
of scanning colour negative, colour reversal and black and white film from 35mm
to 6x9 cm film sizes the HR 500 Plus also features a variable scan resolution
up to 128 MB. Post print retouching time is also dramatically reduced.
Pillittere, Kodak Professional's Worldwide Manager, Lab Equipment Products added:
"The HR 500 Plus with Digital Ice technology gives owners the opportunity
to take on additional business, thanks to the significant amount of time saved
on rescans and retouching. And the cleaner images created give the labs a new