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
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
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
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
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.