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SilverFast and ICE

Postby huberhin » Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:34 pm

If I have a scanner with ICE, do I have to use the software supplied with the scanner to utilize ICE, or can I do it with SilverFast?

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Postby LSI_Flyvbjerg » Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:19 am

That depends on your scanner. SilverFast supports digital ICE for Nikon and Acer (BenQ) film scanners.

Please try the free demo of SilverFast.

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Postby Caleb Clapp » Sun Apr 06, 2003 4:17 pm

Eric Flyvbjerg wrote:...SilverFast supports digital ICE for Nikon and Acer (BenQ) film scanners...

Eric.


How does one use digital ICE for a 4000 ED when using SilverFast?

Thanks

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Postby LSI_Flyvbjerg » Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:56 am

Dear Caleb.

There is an icon on the left side of the preview with a red cross inside. Hit this icon to enable dICE.

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Postby Caleb Clapp » Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:52 pm

Thanks!

And does this enable hardware based dICE from the Nikon Scanner itself(which is reported to be very good), or is this a sortware type of dICE which SF is running?

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Postby LSI_Flyvbjerg » Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:28 pm

Dear Caleb.

The icon has three states
1. Off.
2. Digital ICE, done by hardware.
3. SRD, which is dust and scratch removal by software. In this state, there is another icon visible below the first on. Hit this icon to enter a dialog for setting the parameters for SRD.

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Postby Caleb Clapp » Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:25 pm

Thanks again

Do you agree with most comments I have heard about the Nikon 4000 ED hardware ICD that is excellent, and therefore when using SF, one should select the hardware ICE selection as a preferred user default setting?

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Postby LSI_Flyvbjerg » Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:48 am

Dear Caleb.

This is absolutely correct for color film material. Since digial ICE uses the infrared channel to detect distortions, this will normally give better results than SRD (Smart Removal of Defects).

However, when using black and white films, dICE is not working. Here you can select SRD to eliminate dust and scratches.

Eric.

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Amount of digital ICE controlable?

Postby flatpicker » Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:22 am

Can the amount of hardware digital ICE applied be controlled from the software? As far as I know NikonScan supports 2 different settings.

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Postby LSI_Flyvbjerg » Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:45 am

Dear Olaf.

Yes, SilverFast also offers both dICE settings for Nikon scanners.

Please note, that the icons for digital ICE and SRD (smart removal of defects, done by software) have been separated. The icon for dICE now has the states:
1. off
2. dICE on
3. dICE2 on (Nikon only).

Eric.

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digital ICE the same as Nikon's?

Postby flatpicker » Tue Dec 16, 2003 10:22 am

Eric,

is Silverfast using the ICE technology for dust and scratch removal developed by Applied Science Ficton (ASF), or have you developed your own algorithm?

One of the reasons I got a Nikon scanner was for the superb dust and scratch removal that they offer with ASF ICE technology. I don't want to loose this using Silverfast ;-)

Olaf

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Postby LSI_Flyvbjerg » Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:16 pm

Dear flatpicker.

Yes, SilverFast uses digital ICE developed by ASF.

In addition, SilverFast offers SRD, which is our own algorithm to remove dust and scratch and which is done by software only (the IR channel is not used).

Eric.

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Nikon Coolscan 5000

Postby flatpicker » Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:22 pm

Eric,

That's great! I can't wait to get a demo version of SF iA for the Nikon CS5000 :P

Olaf


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