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Pacific Image PowerFilm Automatic Digital Film Scanner

Effortlessly digitize your filmstrips in no time with the Pacific Image PowerFilm Automatic Digital Film Scanner. Designed for anyone who wants to digitize their memories, this scanner makes it easy to save and share old photos. Thanks to its unique batch scanning capabilities, scanning large quantities of 35mm filmstrips is quick and easy. In fact, batch scans allow you to scan up to 10 film strips in one go. Just load the film strips in the tray for PowerFilm to start scanning automatically. In addition, the scanner works 24-megapixel resolution, providing high-end DSLR grade images. The Magic Touch feature removes scratches and dust as well. Finally, the scanner works with your computer and stores all of your scanned files in there.

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Scan Film Type
35mm negative, positive, B/W film strips
Scan Capacity
Up to 10 film strips per batch
Light Source
White and IR LEDs
Sensor
Linear array RGB CCD
Data Capture
48-bit true color
Interface
USB 2.0
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Sunny Tay
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Hi Creator, i have a bunch of questions:
1) is there any video showing the actual scanning speed at various resolution.
2) Would you be able to provide some samples of scans at various resolution?
3) Are you able to provide some information on the color accuracy of color negative scans.
4) Would slides be supported?
5) Would there be film profile so that the color of the negative or slides would be accurate?
John Kershaw
Review from Kickstarter
@creator - hi guys, looks like this campaign ain't going to happen unless you get going with some promotion! Just saying...
Rob States
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Johnny Kao
Review from Kickstarter
@Spags - Thank you for your interest in our product. I'd like to answer some of your previous questions. Our Multipass Xposure may be a bit misleading. The scan is actually only one pass with 3 different exposures, low, mid and high for each scan line in order to get the best dynamic range for the image. And yes, it's fixed focus, and there is no focus problem as the film is fixed at one position.
Spags
Review from Kickstarter
I'm afraid I'm out, but I'll be keeping an eye on it to see how things progress.
John Kershaw
Review from Kickstarter
@ Johnny Kao - Excellent, that’s a good spec. I’ve got a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED here but with around 20,000 shots still in my library I’ve lost the will to live.
Johnny Kao
Review from Kickstarter
Hi John,
Sorry for not getting back to your question earlier. The 16-bit per channel scan would give you a TIFF with file size of about 138MB. The image would be 6000x4000 pixels, and the resolution would be 4,233 DPI.
John Kershaw
Review from Kickstarter
@ Johnny Keo - since I seem to be the only guy that’s made a full pledge on this campaign so far, can I have an answer to my earlier question? See below:
Johnny Kao
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Chris,
That would be approximately the same as 6 regular frames per strip, and we should have no problem doing that. For quality and stability, we'll need to test our software before releasing an updated version for this feature. If possible, would you be able to give us a few sample strips for testing?
ChrisP
Review from Kickstarter
That would be really great. My lab sends back film strips with three panoramic images on them. I can measure tomorrow the exact length, if you are interested.
Johnny Kao
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Chris,
Regarding the XPan images, could you let us know normally how many frames (24x65) per strip after you get it back from the developer? Is it cut to 4 to 6 frames per strip like normal films?
Johnny Kao
Review from Kickstarter
Hi King,
For mounted slides, we have another product, PowerSlide X, available just for scanning mounted slides.
Johnny Kao
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Chris,
Thank you for your comment. We are considering to incorporate the panoramic frames into our feature. It is certainly achievable with our design architecture with a single pass scan. We'll just need to add a selection for user to specify panoramic film and include the frame size into our auto-crop algorithm (which can be quite tricky due to the different type of films and contents of the frames). We'll need to test sample films to perfect the auto-crop algorithm before we can release a software update with this feature.
ChrisP
Review from Kickstarter
Will there be a mode to scan panoramic images like ones made with the XPan (which has 24x65mm)? This is hard to do with a traditional scanner (you need two passes and put them together afterwards), so this would be very interesting.
John Kershaw
Review from Kickstarter
@Creator - OK, thanks for the explanation. Your company and brand is well known so I’m hoping for a good product. Good luck with the campaign. One question: from a 35mm neg at maximum scan resolution using 48-colour in TIF, what dpi, pixel dimensions and file size will I see when I open one of your scan files in Photoshop?
King Heiple
Review from Kickstarter
I agree with the comments about technical details and comparison photos. I also have hundreds of slides that I would like to scan. Any chance this device will do that?
Pacific Image Electronics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Hello John,
Thank you for backing us again.
The previous campaign was suspended mainly because Kickstarter team thinks the campaign video does not demonstrated how the prototype works with the sync devise, such as PC or tablet. It took us additional time to work with Kickstarter team on the new campaign to make sure we have the information required.
We believed it's mainly due to the internal miscommunication or the project will not be approved first then be suspended within 2 days. Hope it eases your concern.
Spags
Review from Kickstarter
I second John's comment. Explanation required there. I still have questions from the cancelled project that I would like to see answered as well... Sensor manufacturer part/model please? You need to substantiate 24 megapixels at 48 bit. It isn't obvious in the video what scan settings have been used, and whether that was just a single pass without Magic Touch. Since there is no carrier as such and with Magic Touch you are claiming to use multiple passes, how are you dealing with spatial errors due to reverse feeding for subsequent pass(es). You still need to put your money where your mouth and and show comparisons with competitors products. There is no real use in showing comparisons with and without Magic Touch (other than showing that it works). What we really want to see if how well the optics compare with existing known products. You also need to show a good close up of the feeder. Does the film really just slide over the feeder or are there sprockets that raise it away from the base? Get a good macro lens in there and show us. Autofocus? Manual focus? Fixed focus? I'm getting the impressions that it is fixed focus - is that correct? Thanks.
John Kershaw
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Wen Chen, Hello again. I like the look of your product and once again, I’ve backed you. However, this is a matter of trust so please, I need you to explain to me why your previous campaign on Kickstarter was suspended. What was the problem?
Vivek Mardia
Review from Kickstarter
Ok thanks, waiting
Pacific Image Electronics Inc.
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Vivek,
Thanks for your support and interest.
We are offering very special discount and starting from tomorrow (04/18/2018) at 12:00pm PST.
Vivek Mardia
Review from Kickstarter
What's the price of the digitizer? Are you not sending it to the backers??? Why can't I pledge for it?
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