Scanning question

Grant Taylor cctalk at
Thu Jul 18 21:51:45 CDT 2019

On 7/18/19 3:50 PM, Warner Losh via cctalk wrote:
> So, I have a bunch of old DEC Rainbow docs that aren't online. I also 
> have a snapscan scanner that I use for bills and such.
> There's four kinds of docs, and I'm looking for advice:

I always wanted to apply (fiber) optics to this.  I wanted something 
that was akin to a (glass) block that I could set on the bed of a 
scanner that would be tall enough that I could open books 90–110° with 
the to be scanned side sitting on top of the raised / extended scanner 
bed with the book pages laying off to one side.  Much like you would see 
if someone was reading the book while laying on their back.

I don't know if anything like this exists or is even possible.

I figured that it would have to be 1–2 feet tall to make room for most 
book and have thousands of fiber optics forming a brick.  That or a 
similarly sized glass / crystal cube that was super clear.  I figured 
the optics might be better as it would minimize the effect of the 
aperture angle.  (I think that's the term that I want.)

This would be quite manual and not likely to be easily automatable 
because of the page turning and repositioning of the to be scanned material.

The other, possibly simpler, idea that I had was a (set of) camera(s) 
that could take a high (enough) resolution picture of the page from 2–3 
feet away.

… … … Googling … … …

Apparently "copy stand" is the name for what I'm talking about.

Grant. . . .
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