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Thursday, July 27 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Mini-Theater: Film Scanning using a Camera; Challenges and Solutions (Presented by Digital Transitions)

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Much of our shared cultural heritage is held in film collections, a material type that poses obvious challenges to balancing access and preservation. For years the only option for digitizing film was legacy film scanners. These are painfully slow, often require conservation-unfriendly handling. They are also falling into technological obscurity which creates issues with OS/driver support and repairs. Scanning film with a camera promises better image quality, much faster throughput and non-contact handling, but it also poses many challenges. During this presentation, we will review the various challenges to scanning film with a camera such as alignment, vibration, focus drift, lens quality, illumination spectrum, negative inversion, and batch handling along with solutions to these challenges.

Thursday July 27, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Exhibit Halls A-A1 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232