Scanning microfiche?

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Sat Jul 29 17:36:49 2000

Tim wrote:
> I was thinking (I could be wrong) that a scanner could take in the
> whole 4" x 5" microfilm sheet at once, and then I could write some
> software that would parse the whole-sheet image into frames, do some
> automatic cleanup on each individual frame, and compress. Am I
> walking down the wrong path?

As I indicated in a previous posting, you'd need a drum scanner with
at least 15000 DPI resolution to do it that way. I think it's the
right way to do it, but the only suitable drum scanners I've seen cost
upwards of $50K.
Received on Sat Jul 29 2000 - 17:36:49 BST

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