Scanning, whether from transparencies, negatives or reflectives was once an occupation on its own. Nowadays more and more photographers are finding the need to include this activity in their workflow. There are many reasons why a high-end scanner can be seen as an integral part of a photographer's equipment today.
Maintaining control to maintain quality is an attractive concept to many photographers wanted to deliver the optimum to their clients. Thats why Hasselblad offers professional-level scanners that are easy to use while still retaining the quality inherent in the original.
Hasselblad Flextight X1 Scanner Overview
The Flextight X1 model should serve most photographer's needs. Quality is unsurpassed, it is fast and it can take care of most kinds of originals. and, as with any other scanner in this family, it is easy to use.
Up to 6300 dpi 6300 dpi is more than you need in most cases and even though you can find scanners with higher optical resolution you will not find better clarity and detail rendition when scanning photographic film. This is due to the electronic handling of the sensor, the mechanical precision as well as the quality of filters and the resolving power of the rodenstock lens.
Up to 60 MB per minute The Flextight X1 is an unusually efficient scanner that will carry out most tasks quickly and easily. The easy to mount FlexHolder system produces a very high through-put. as the electronics run at a low frequency, no Peltier cooling device is needed.
Batch scanning capabilities With the FlexHolder system you either mount several originals in one holder or a film strip of 4 or 6 images. In that way you can utilize the advanced batch scanning capabilities scanning up to 6 images in one go. Alternatively, you can utilize the unique 3F scanning feature.
The 3F file and workflow If you mount a film strip and press the 3F auto scan button the scanner will automatically detect and crop each image and save it with different names. The images are scanned in a specified resolution at 16 bit per color. In this way the full range of the original is extracted from the scan. The 3F file is never altered but will act as a ﾻpreview scanﾫ when you open it later and you can re-do all operations and change whatever parameter you like. This is exactly like re-scanning but without the film original present.
The new 3F auto scan button With the new Flextight scanners it is possible to obtain the finest quality scan with one click of a button - literally! As a new feature we have placed a button on the scanner itself and just by pressing that one button you can create all the quality you need. so now we can really say that scanning has never been easier!