Why couldn't you back up as you go? I do that all the time with everything. Isn't it SOP for any
-- Tom Fine
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From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 4:59 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 256 G SSD was [potentially interesting scanner ...]
> You are using a 256 G SSD device for a project that sounds very
> archival in nature. Are these cards really that reliable. I avoid
> anything greater than 1G SSDs for photography work - if one goes bad
> then I lose a few hundred images (backed up anyway on a hard-drive).
> But if a 256 G SSD went bad then I'd lose milions. Not worth the risk.
> Chris B.
> On 05/11/2014, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The HP Sprout:
>> Of course they don't give the full scanning-area dimensions, only "20 inches
>> wide", but I noted that
>> the surface cover sheet sold seperately is 22" by 16", indicating to me that
>> it also covers the
>> border areas, and thus the scanning area is likely 20" by 14". If that is
>> the case, this may be a
>> very quick and convenient way to scan LP covers, magazine pages, book text,
>> etc. Flatbed scanners
>> are great, but time consuming. I say this as one who has scanned hundreds of
>> LP covers the
>> old-fashioned way.
>> One thing I wondered about right off is, how much does ambient light effect
>> the scan quality? Must
>> you have exactly-placed light sources as you would using a camera stand (the
>> big turnoff about that
>> method).? Or, does this thing have some sort of system where it ignores
>> ambient light and only uses
>> whatever light frequency is put out by its LEDs?
>> I'm also not clear how it's a "3D scanner," as the way its demonstrated in
>> the video indiates
>> nothing like full 3D scanner functionality (360 degree scanning, fractal
>> modelling, etc).
>> -- Tom Fine