Show More Show Less. A sheet of white paper is under the film just to make it visible for this photo. Column taken from between arrows indicated. About this product Product Information Helpful and trustworthy, this Microtek flatbed scanner is constructed for folks who need trustworthiness and reliability when keeping a digital record. The claw teeth protrude through a slot between a portion of the outside pair of these rear plate rails.

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And that’s my mother holding me. This page contains information about installing the latest Microtek ScanMaker i driver downloads using the Microtek Driver Update Tool. A bit of research at Delphion turns up a few indirectly related patents: This is a fascinating, retro novelty. Comparing the claw tooth dimensions to the nominal sprocket hole size of 0. The coated, multi-element optics are exquisite, considering the inexpensive price; this is essentially a small, but high-quality microscope.

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I have not disassembled the sprocket wheels, since they appear to be captured by a rather elaborate gear train extending inside the projector housing that would require a laborious procedure to remove and reassemble. It has a clip to hold a standard 2×2 inch slide, and a transparent flap for a mm length of 35 mm film. But this loose fit does not imply backlash sloppy registration of the stop-motion in the direction of film travel.

Note that microtwk sprocket wheels are relieved with concavity towards the center, to likewise avoid contact with the film’s image area. The sides of the square base of the tooth and its height all measure 0. The claw is a correlator which, by its initial sliding engagement, detects the position of the film sprocket holes.


Everyone who sees it can’t stop playing with it.

The Microtek i includes a imcrotek ability to scan transparencies, plain paper, and slides in color mode enabling you to scan in sharp clarity and keep the digital records in electronic storage. The housing shown is about 2 inches wide overall.

USUS Column taken from between arrows indicated. The front shoe has a single wider rail on each edge which spans the width of both corresponding rear plate rails. Microtrk Microtek LightLid transparent media adapter. Squinting stops down the lens aperture of your eye, reducing your visual resolution, thus smoothing the pixel transitions, much like anti-aliasing algorithms in digital photo editors.

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The scanner’s dpi resolution somewhat worsened by JPEG compression of this sample image does not recover the full details in the film stock. The bearing surfaces that actually contact the film are narrow rails on the faces of these two plates. The Bell and Howell projector’s film gate with close-up of the tip of one of the two claw teeth.

To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value. The rear plate and spring-loaded front shoe, with their bearing rails, control the front-back translation, and any tilt around vertical yaw and horizontal pitch axes.


More expensive scanners like HP c should have enough resolution to recover all the film’s details. Furthermore, installing the wrong Microtek drivers can make these problems even worse. Thus the gate mechanism effectively controls the six degrees of freedom of the film position: Over the narrower strip is a second wider strip that just presses the film stock against the glass and holds it in position.

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Sell one like this. If you are inexperienced with updating Microtek device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the Microtek ScanMaker i Driver Utility. The claw cycle operates as follows: Save on Scanners Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

The withdraw-move-engage-move cycle of the claw is a phase-locked oscillation. A film stepper could register each frame under the microscope using a similar technique to what I propose for the flatbed scanning. Projectors and film transports are the type of thing that is patented to death, and once you start following links on Delphion, you can read for hours and hours.