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Polaroid announces medium-format film scanner -
SprintScan 120 is one of the highest resolution medium-format scanners on the market today, offering a true optical 4000 dpi and 48-bit output. The single pass mechanism aids in achieving a scan time for a 6 x 6cm original of less than 2 minutes. Shipping with both a SCSI and IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface, the SprintScan 120 is designed to be integrated quickly and simply into customer installations, coming bundled with many powerful and easy to use software products.
The SprintScan 120 ships with three powerful software products: PolaColor Insight Pro, SilverFast Ai Photoshop Plug-in and PhotoPerfect from binuscan software. Designed to make the scanner as easy to use as possible, while still offering high-end features such as dust removal and scratch detection, PolaColor Insight Pro is ideal for beginners and professionals alike. The software features a split-view setting, which enables display of either the original, the colour-matched preview or the preview before the most recent correction.
The award-winning SilverFast Ai Photoshop plug-in from Lasersoft provides real-time image adjustment, multiple simultaneous scan frames and unsharp masking. Photo Perfect Advanced has been developed by binuscan and Polaroid for exclusive use on the SprintScan range of scanners. As well as offering automatic colour correction and CMYK separation, Photo Perfect is extremely user-friendly and offers one step scanning for negatives that are difficult to correct. Both Silverfast Ai and Photo Perfect Advanced are complementary to the PolaColor Insight Pro software and offer users a total software solution.
"We are confident that SprintScan 120 provides an effective imaging tool for the professional user. The SprintScan 120 offers users a superior performance scanner with multiple interfaces and a higher resolution and bits-per-channel combination, at a significantly lower cost," says Markus Mahla, European Senior Market Manager, Polaroid Corporation. "Additionally, the new scanner is bundled with Polaroid's PolaColor Insight Pro, an easy-to-use, powerful software package developed with user input and designed specifically for the SprintScan scanner. As a result, this new scanner provides professional users with an affordable and effective medium-format digital imaging solution."
The SprintScan 120 retails at 3114