Microfiche scanning

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.u-net.com
Fri Apr 22 04:33:44 CDT 2005


On Apr 21 2005, 21:55, John Foust wrote:
> At 07:21 PM 4/21/2005, you wrote:
> >You could just remove the fiche viewer screen.  You don't need the
> >screen to form the image, you only need the (virtual) image from the
> >viewer's lens system to be focussed in the same plane as the
scanner's
> >optics.  Actually, since the image is usually focussed on the back
> >surface of the viewer screen, you'd want to remove it anyway.
>
> Pointing the scanner at the plane in space that happens to be the
> viewing plane of the fiche viewer isn't going to result in an image.
> The scanner wants to see reflected light.  Focusing the fiche
> projection at the scanner's sensor is a different sort of problem
> that would involve changing the scanner's optics, no?

It doesn't make any difference to the focussing of the scanner optics
whether it's seeing an image produced by light reflected from a plane,
or light from some other source producing an image in that same plane.

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Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York



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