Released by Konica Minolta Photo Imaging:
The new Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner
Langenhagen, January 8th, 2004 Konica Minolta Photo Imaging introduces the DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner as a successor model of their already worldwide-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. Moreover, 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 color 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 that 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. Moreover, 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. Moreover, 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 person, night scene, trees and sky, in addition to allowing the user to restore faded colors, or correcting backlit and under/over exposure.
- Digital Grain Dissolver
Digital Grain Dissolver reduces the affect of grain in color 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 IV's high-speed auto focus with an upgraded algorithm and improved motor drive control allows the scanner to be focused quickly onto the center 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. And, because pressing the Quick Scan button allows the user to scan 6 continuous frames, users can shorten the amount time needed to complete scan work.
DiMAGE Scan Dual IV Major Features
- High image quality by an optical system designed specifically for film scanning
- New high performance 3200 dpi, 3-line color CCD
- High speed scanning only 21 seconds per frame even at maximum 3200 dpi resolution
- 16-bit A/D conversion (dynamic range of 4.8)
- Multi-sample scanning for reducing random noise
- Auto Dust Brush for dust removal, Photoshop Plug-in enables to be processed within selected area in the image after the scan.
- Pixel Polish for various automatic image correction
- Digital Grain Dissolver reduces the affect of film grain.
- Quick Scan function allows users to scan 6 frames continuously by simply pressing the Quick Scan button.
- Simple operation that completes scanning in 4 easy steps by using Easy Scan Utility
- High performance, high speed auto focus
- Can scan film images from corner to corner thanks to a new film holder that enables a 100% field of view.
- Supports 35 mm/APS film.
About Konica Minolta Photo Imaging
Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Europe GmbH is a leading provider of consumer and commercial photographic materials, photographic equipment such as analog and digital cameras, and measuring instruments. With operative bases in 14 countries in Europe the company covers the three business areas of photo imaging, cameras and measuring. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Europe is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. With a total workforce of 3,900 employees worldwide, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging is aiming for net sales of € 1.122 billion in fiscal 2005. Building on its strong core of optical technologies developed over many years as a camera manufacturer, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging aims to be a corporation offering products and services that are essential to all areas of digital imaging.