[FoRK] Return to an old thread: Digital camera-based bookscanner
<bkdelong at pobox.com> on
Sun Feb 10 10:28:17 PST 2008
Did you by chance read this article today as well?
On Feb 10, 2008 1:11 PM, Ken Meltsner <meltsner at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Google Ads showed me this one:
> Software + cradle + cameras = fast book scanner (500-1000 pages per
> hour claimed).
> I did some math -- it's a feasible approach since your typical US
> letter page has about 4M pixels at 200 dpi resolution; given that
> consumer cameras (< $150) are now shipping with 7 megapixel sensors,
> there are definitely enough bits.
> The only part that scares me is that they ask you to "request a quote"
> instead of listing a price. My guess is that it's probably in the
> vicinity of a kilobuck (+/- 50%), but that's just based on the cost of
> two good digital cameras and a decent copy stand with lights.
> Not as fast as a good automatic flat bed scanner, but less destructive.
> There's custom software to correct the images; a version of the
> software is also available standalone for cleaning up snapshots of
> whiteboards, etc.
> Ken Meltsner
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