Nikon COOLSCAN LS-5000 Overview, Prescan and WorkFlow

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Nikon COOLSCAN LS-5000 Overview, Prescan and WorkFlow

Postby bosveldboer » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:55 pm

HI,

I am using the Nikon Coolscan LS-5000 with SA-21 to scan 35mm negative film strips and to save this a 64bit HDRi RAW files for later processing in HDR Studio.

My workflow is as follows:
1. Insert film strip in scanner
2. Do Overview scan
3. Select the images to add to Job Manager

4. Double Click on first image in Job Manager
(The scanner does a Preview scan of the first image)
5. From the menu, I select Frame / Find Frames / 35mm Film Strip Holder
6. Rotate the image if needed

7. Double Click on second image in Job Manager
(The scanner does a Preview scan of the second image)
8. 5. From the menu, I select Frame / Find Frames / 35mm Film Strip Holder
9. Rotate the image if needed

Repeat for all images in Job Manager

10. Copy settings of Image 1 in JobManager to all images in Job Manager
11. Initiate Scan process from JobManager

Questions:
1. How can I automate the Find Frame action without having to do it manually for each image?

2. How can I stop the scanner from doing the Preview scan when I double click on the image in the Job Manager?
All I want to do, is to rotate the image if needed and to do the Find Frame action, which I want to automate.
The Overview scan is good enough to check if the image needs rotation and to verify the frame. Doing a Preview scan for each Job Manager entry is a complete waste of time.

What am I doing wrong?
How can I speed up my workflow?

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Re: Nikon COOLSCAN LS-5000 Overview, Prescan and WorkFlow

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:18 am

Dear customer,

currently the frame finding can not be copied in the scanner version of SilverFast.
However this is possible in SilverFast HDR Studio.
My suggestion would be to do the rotation and frame finding there. That would be much more comfortable.
Simply scan the entire scan area.

The Prescan when leaving the Overview unfortunately can not be disabled at the moment.
But I have forwarded your request to our product management.

Kind regards,
Arne Ketelhohn.


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