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
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