ArtixScan 4000tf film scanner launched
By Ian Burley
The main differences between the existing 4000t and the new 4000tf include an increased colour depth from 36 bits to 42bits, plus an enhanced density rating up from 3.5Dmax to 4.2Dmax for improved shadow detail and highlights. Out goes SCSI connectivity, replaced by Firewire (IEEE1394) and USB1.1.
“The ArtixScan 4000tf is designed for users requiring a high-resolution scanner. Customers will be impressed by the ArtixScan 4000tf's high resolution, sharpening, focus, and colour management features at such a competitive price,” commented Kevin Lamb, UK Sales Manager. “The ArtixScan 4000tf features some exceptional technologies for achieving superior images, including Auto Focus System, Motion Correction Control, and Multiple Sampling.”
As with the 4000t, the 4000tf is also supplied with the highly regarded SilverFast 5 image processing software suite from LaserSoft, which can control the focussing mechanisms of the 4000t and 4000tf.
However, Digital ICE-style scratch and dust removal using hardware sensing is not supported. Microtek explained that as this processing changes the raw data of the image: “the result is that the scan is not a true reflection of what is actually on the film. For professionals, this would be unacceptable.”
The Microtek ArtixScan 4000tf is available now, priced £699+VAT.