Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Minolta Scan Dual IV unveiled - The new DiMAGE Scan Dual IV incorporates a number of features found only on high end scanners, which make operation easy and faithfully reproduce film images into digital in less work time.
Konica Minolta have announced the DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner as a successor model to its already popular DiMAGE Scan Dual III. The new DiMAGE Scan Dual IV incorporates a number of features found only on high end scanners, which make operation easy and faithfully reproduce film images into digital in less work time. In addition, it uses a new 3200 dpi CCD to deliver higher image quality and yet it is still affordably priced for a 35 mm/ Advanced Photo System film scanner.
The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV delivers high image quality that will satisfy photo enthusiasts by not only adopting a new high performance, 3-line colour 3200 dpi CCD, but also by incorporating an advanced optical system specifically designed for film scanning consisting of a film scanner lens that condenses the technology of Konica Minolta and an auto focusing system which is not available in flatbed scanners.
With a 16-bit A/D conversion and a wide dynamic range of 4.8, the DiMAGE Scan Dual IV faithfully reproduces the rich variations in tone from light to dark of the original film image. Multi-sample Scanning improves the scan data by reducing random noise.
The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV features advanced image correction technology.
Auto Dust Brush
Auto Dust Brush automatically detects dust on the film surface that blowers cannot remove and corrects the image. A Photoshop Plug-in has been added so that images can be corrected in real time using the bundled software Photoshop Elements 2.0. Users can also select areas for correction and adjust the processing level.
Pixel Polish Pixel Polish
brings various corrective features for matching the overall image to specific elements in the picture such as a person, night scene, trees and sky, in addition to allowing the user to restore faded colours, or correcting backlighting and under/over exposure. As well as brightness as if he/she were adjusting exposure.
Digital Grain Dissolver
Digital Grain Dissolver reduces the affect of grain in colour film without sacrificing original image detail.
Thanks to improved sequences in the scanning process and the USB2.0 interface, high speed operation including image transfer and display is possible only 21 seconds per image even at the highest resolution of 3200 dpi.
The DiMAGE Scan Dual IVs high speed auto focus with an upgrade d algorithm and improved motor drive control allows the scanner to be focused quickly onto the centre or a selected point within the image.
The DiMAGE Scan Dual IV makes operation easier and shortens work time by incorporating the Batch Scan and the Quick Scan function. Batch Scan Utility enables continuous scanning under user set optical input resolution, exposure and Image correction, so scan work is more efficient. Pressing the Quick Scan button allows the user to scan 6 continuous frames so users can shorten the amount of time needed to complete scan work.