Scanning 170 pages in 60 seconds

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Cheez | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 10 2010 3:48 AM

Just read this today:

"TOKYO - JAPANESE researchers said on Friday they had developed technology to scan a book as fast as a person can flip through it.

A prototype ultra-speed scanner capable of digitising a book in one minute will be built within two years, said the chief researcher of the team at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.

The 'book-flipping scanning' system works with a camera that can take up to 500 photographs per second, enabling it to record about 170 book pages in 60 seconds as a person thumbs through them.

The system adjusts for the distortion caused by the curvature of the moving pages by measuring their three-dimensional forms using infra-red beams, so that the images can be electronically 'flattened' to look like the original.

'We believe this is the world's fastest (scanning) system as far as the technologies already published are concerned,' said Yoshihiro Watanabe, who leads the research team.

'We are considering using robots to turn the pages automatically and more neatly,' he told AFP by telephone. The university researchers teamed up with Japan's Dai Nippon Printing this month to put the technology to practical use, with the aim of building a prototype scanner within two years. "

 

I guess that will really speed things up in Logos with digitizing books...

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Timothy Ha | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 10 2010 6:27 AM

I guess that paper scanning is only 0.1% of time in producing a book for Logos.

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Joe Newell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 10 2010 6:56 AM

This will NOT be good for my finances!

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 10 2010 1:04 PM

Timothy Ha:

I guess that paper scanning is only 0.1% of time in producing a book for Logos.

Cheez:
I guess that will really speed things up in Logos with digitizing books...

Improvements in scanning technology are only the tip of the iceberg.  The real work that goes into a Logos book is the addition of all tagging,  links to other resources.   Now let's hope we don't see a scanner like that too soon... we struggle to keep up with our interests now on pre-pub offerings.....

 

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