The Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight film scanning system creates scans of appreciable detail by use of a technology called virtual drum scanning. Each film format has a custom flexible magnetic holder, that tightly secures the frame on all four edges, while the assembly is drawn into the scanner on a cylindrically shaped track. During this process the film is also given a very accurate and controllable cylindrical form, allowing extremely sharp focus onto the sensor, and resulting in high-resolution scans. Rodenstock optics project the film image onto the CCD sensor, and depending on the film format, the resolution varies from 8000 dpi for 35mm to 2040 dpi for 4x5" large format. Specifically, I am presently able to scan 35mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12 and 4x5" formats. The scanner produces the image file in a proprietary raw format, from which a traditional TIFF version is created. These are 16-bit RGB files and are normally in the 40 to 60 megapixel range. Unless requested otherwise, the files are represented in the Adobe 1998 color space.
Images are normally supplied on CD or DVD and can be provided as-is directly from the scanner or with any requested amount of digital editing. Additional digital editing is simply charged on an hourly basis, and will always consist of non-destructive layered adjustments or edits.
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