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Kodachrome And Nikon Coolscan 4000ED  
User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 782 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

I just picked up this beastie and tried to scan some old Kodachrome slides using Digital ICE… total disaster! With ICE on the image is severely distorted – out of focus & weird colors. Reading some usenet threads it seems that this may be a common problem. Has anyone here had luck with scanning Kodachrome with Digital ICE turned on?

Also, I can’t get the Nikon software to work at all on my XP box... it just hangs on startup. Anyone else have this problem? Instead, I’m using Vuescan.

Sunil


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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3678 times:
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I use the Coolscan 4 with Kodachrome, and ICE doesn't work.
I just clone out all the dust, and clean the slides very carefully before scanning.

Tim



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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

There's an update driver you can download, or at least it worked for my ED IV. Unfortunately don't recall the name. But I think it's available through the Nikon website. Also have been some earlier threads about this problem...topic lines included Nikon or Scanner.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

Sunil you'll be happy with the beast!
I have the same problem, tried it once or twice = horrible results with KR. Never have tried it on Fuji, any idea if it works on that film? Charles? Your the Fuji master here, any advise?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Digital ICE does not work on KR...The problem is, KR dyes can be seen with the IR channel, which gives the ICE algorithm fits. Vuescan's cleaner works a little better than ICE, but it still makes the images a bit too soft for my liking. Just clean the slide very well (air bulb, camel-hair brush) and clone...works like a charm.  Smile


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Dmitry and all others interested:

ICE works like a dream on Fuji slidefilms (Velvia, Provia, Astia and Velvia) and printfilms (Superia's and Reala) On KR it just doesnt work. Aric explained why.

So I guess you have to make sure the slides are very clean before you scan them. And you will have to clone or heal some of the dustparticles.

Wietse



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User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 782 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Thanks guys... it’s good to know that I’m not going nuts  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Digital ICE does work like a dream on Provia 100F. Provia is the only other film I’ve tried to scan so far.

It’s really interesting to compare scans made with this scanner with early scans made with my old scanner… the scanner coupled with a couple of years of experience scanning can make quite a dramatic difference! Take a look at this example shot on K64:

Minolta Scan Dual II + no clue about scanning or image correction:



Nikon Coolscan 4000ED + Vuescan + a couple of years (and pounds) under my belt:



Please critique the improved scan if there is something you think can be improved even more.

It would be cool if airliner.net had “before and after” feature for reuploads!

Sunil


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Thanks guys!

Will try it out on some Fuji slides.

-Dmitry


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