Scanning B&W negatives with 48-bit colour

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Scanning B&W negatives with 48-bit colour

Postby JRBERNSTEIN » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:43 pm

Hi there,

First time poster, long time reader. I'm J R, and I'm a photographer.

I'm scanning some B&W 6x7 negatives, and I'm looking to get the absolute best possible scans out of my Nikon LS9000. I am wet-mounting my film and using MultiScan. I'm wondering if there is any technical advantage of scanning B&W negs in 48-bit HDR colour, and later desaturating the file, as opposed to scanning directly to 16-bit HDR grayscale?

Thank you!


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Re: Scanning B&W negatives with 48-bit colour

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:31 pm

Dear J R,

The only advantage would be that you can decide later on how to convert the images through the SelectiveColor2Gray tool.

kind regards,
Arne Ketelhohn.

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