Of course, there’s a price to pay, in that the scans take much longer, since the Super Coolscan ED is essentially scanning the entire image 16 times. Digital ROC technology works to restore the color quality of an image, regardless of the condition of the original. For professional applications, ICC profiles and a robust color-management system are essential for repeatable color and an efficient workflow. Thus, the usefulness of analog gain control will depend somewhat on the image being scanned. A Nikkor lens with three low-dispersion ED glass elements and a fast and accurate autofocus system insures consistently sharp images. To accommodate such large amounts of data, Nikon Scan uses hard drive space for “scratch memory,” to hold pieces of the image data on a temporary basis. The problems with the older mounts appear to be very solvable though, as several users posted notes and photos of “slide gate” devices they’ve attached to their LS’s.

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A color readout appears in the panel under the settings information when your cursor is over the image. The next two paragraphs are based solely on information collected from Nikon’s published materials, since we didn’t have access to the devices in question for this supet. This may have been due to a difference in computer nikon super coolscan 4000.

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The Single Scan window governs these settings when you scan images one at a time. Manufacturer Overview Nikon Inc.

Show More Show Less. The scanner removed the frame-long scratch as well as numerous surface defects, all the dust spots and brought back the original colors in just minutes – saving me easily an hour of PhotoShop retouching time.

The adapter consists of two parts, the feeder mechanism which looks a lot like the SA strip film adapter and a large circular magazine that attaches to the back of the scanner, allowing the roll of film to curl around its inside. The LED light source is also somewhat collimated the light waves travel in relatively straight nikon super coolscan 4000which produces nikon super coolscan 4000 sharp scans, but also has a tendency to emphasize scratches, dust, and film defects.


Buttons here let you change the image’s orientation, move the preview window around if it’s too big to fit spuer the available screen area, select a cropping tool, zoom in on an already-scanned image standalone mode onlyset the focus point for autofocus operations, rotate the image in degree increments, either right or left, and flip the image, either horizontally or vertically.

Built in; uses standard ICC profiles nikon super coolscan 4000 color match across input devices. Both of these images were scanned on a Mac, with the sRGB color space chosen. This can make it difficult to keep the film aligned as ssuper clamshell closes, particularly if the piece of film is short.

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Since we don’t have any methodology for evaluating color management systems, we didn’t experiment with Nikon Scan’s color management options. In our own use, we had no film feeding problems whatsoever, but then we didn’t have any with the earlier SA either.

Under optimal circumstances, it can completely remove scratches, dust, and fingerprints from a slide or negative, while leaving the underlying image untouched! Now, Nikon has raised the bar again, with a complete series of new scanners — ranging from the purely consumer model Super Coolscan IV, through the new Super Coolscan ED, to the high-end, medium-format Super Coolscan The process is quite straightforward, nikon super coolscan 4000 not terribly well-documented: When all have nikon super coolscan 4000 selected, click scan to proceed.

It’s possible that it could have been our system software, too.

Documentation for the Super Coolscan ED is quite extensive and, to the best of our recollection, a good bit more convenient than that of the LS Main Control Panel Overview Given the unusual number of parameters nikon super coolscan 4000 controls that Nikon Scan incorporates, the user interface was a significant challenge nikon super coolscan 4000 the program’s designers: Not shown here is the pulldown menu on the right it pops up out of the second button down from the top right cornerwhich allows you to choose what color channels you want to apply the unsharp masking to.


Values nikon super coolscan 4000 between the extremes are stretched to cover the specified range. The one limitation is that it only supports the primary colors in its channel selections red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellownot nikon super coolscan 4000 derived luminance channel that can be so handy in critical sharpening operations.

Additional batch-only options cover logging of the scanning progress to a file, error handling, and how to handle file saving coolsdan separate scans. The extraordinary power of the Super Coolscan ED leads to a fairly complicated set of controls as seen abovebut Nikon’s new scanning software does coooscan good job of segregating functions into logical groups, making it easy to keep track of where you are and what you’re adjusting.

Eject media, autofocus two optionszoom out, zoom in, and auto-contrast adjust.

Having more bits does you no good, if you’re just digitizing nikon super coolscan 4000 from the sensor and electronics. Coolscaan talk more about the Nikon Scan software below, but two facts nikon super coolscan 4000 mention at the outset: You can set the scanner to autofocus, perform autoexposure, nikoon apply Digital ICE and multi-sample scanning to the preview images, prior to the main scans themselves.

We found the analog gain control to be of great practical benefit for darker images, particularly when working with our very challenging “train” test slide.

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Film Scanners

Five different tabs select different scan parameters to adjust. The five images above are pixel crops taken from the four corners and center of a maximum-resolution nikon super coolscan 4000 of a Kodak Gold color negative.

Here’s a chart, showing both Nikon’s timings and ours, for a variety of scan conditions: The main control panel, showing an image preview.