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PrimeFilm PF3600 PRO Film Scanner
By CPU-zilla
Category : Scanner
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 24th June, 2003
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  

Goodbye Films

The digital revolution has begun taking shape in almost every aspect of our lives. With music already in the digital format and cameras now capturing high quality images digitally, the lifespan of celluloid films are shortlived. However, for those of us who have captured decades of our lives and memories on film, it is only about time that they should be converted and preserved in the digital format.

This is where a dedicated film scanner would come in extremely handy for those who have rolls of film kept in a box somewhere in the store. In a humid tropical country like Singapore, films do tend to degrade fast and mold would be its greatest enemy. Fortunately, scanner technology has progressed so far and to such a state that it is very affordable and easy to convert any images into a flexible digital format. In addition, scanning and archiving your photos digitally would also mean bettter manageability of your images. Should you need to print or use any of those pictures, they can be easily called up from your PC.

The PrimeFilm PF3600 Pro from Pacific Image Electronics is a high-resolution film scanner that's made to scan films only. With the flexibility to scan 35mm color films, black & white films and slides, the PF3600 Pro is not only a useful tool for the occasional enthusiast who wants to archive their images digitally, it's also an essential equipment for every professional film photographer.

The PrimeFilm PF3600 PRO film scanner.

Before we take a more detailed look at the scanner's features , let's check out the technical specifications below:-

PrimeFilm PF3600 PRO Technical Specifications
Scanning Media 35mm slides, filmstrips or roll film
Optical Resolution 3600dpi x 3600dpi
Max. Scanning Area 24.3mm x 36.5mm
Data Conversion
  • 36 bits per pixel (color mode)
  • 12 bits per pixel (grayscale mode)
  • Image Sensor Linear array color CCD
    Scan Method Single pass
    Light Source Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
    Scan Time 50 seconds for 35mm slide at 3600dpi 36-bit color scan (file size 102MB/IEEE 1394)
    Interface USB & IEEE 1394
    Dimensions 238mm (L) x 103mm (W) x 177mm (H)
    Net Weight 2.20kg
    Minimum System Requirements
  • PC or compatibles: Pentium II or higher with a minimum of 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • USB or IEEE1394 Interface
  • Windows 98SE or later
  • Macintosh: iMac, iBook, G3 or G4 with USB interface running System 8.6 or later
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Output: 12V DC/1.25A
  • Input: AC 100-110V 60Hz or AC 220-240V 50Hz
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