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> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Don Cox
> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 6:38 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Large-format scanner redux
> On 10/08/08, Tom Fine wrote:
> > A few months back, I asked for recommendations for large-scale
> > flat-bed scanners. I'd like the latest best advise from this
> > knowledgable group. I need a scanner capable of a 12x12 LP sleeve.
> > USB2 or Firewire is desired, SCSI would be non-preferable. It needs to
> > interface with Photoshop running on a PC.
> > Thanks in advance.
> You might also consider a camera on a copying stand. That can record an
> original of any size. 12 Megapixels would be a minimum, but there are
> plenty of cameras now with that resolution. That would give you around
> 250 dpi on an LP sleeve.
> The problem with a camera is that you have to be sure the lighting is
> I see from the Epson web site that the 1640 XL is discontinued.
> Don Cox
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Many current digital cameras have an anti-shake feature (different names by
different manufacturers) that minimize blur from camera motion. That might
eliminate the need for a copying stand.
Sometimes just propping up the object in bright sunlight provides successful
lighting. Most cameras give best color reproduction when color temperature
of illumination is that of the sun. Angle the object such that you are
shooting head-on while illumination is at a slight angle to avoid shadows.
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