A new device from Atiz Innovation will scan books at up to 1,800 pages per hour. This would be extremely useful for libraries and companies seeking to put out of print books online.
Finally, you can now own a perfect book scanning station that doesn’t break your bank. Common problems with book scanning:
- Books come in a wide variety (book thickness, paper size, page thickness, type of binding, type of book cover, book fragility, etc.) How can one solution deal with all kind of books?
- How to ensure the quality of scanning (i.e. making sure all the pages are cropped accurately, having consistent brightness and contrast, etc.)
- How to do that as fast as possible?
- How can one do that for 10,000 times a day? Book flipping and button pressing for 10,000 times a day??
In the past, it has been extremely difficult to shoot good images of a book and make sure all those shots come out consistently and cropped properly.
- Having to find the right camera and the right lens,
- Creating the right environment for picture taking (e.g. preparing an ideal lighting condition, a book cradle, etc.)
- Properly configuring the settings of a camera (e.g. shutter speed, aperture, focus, distance, positioning, etc.)
- The laborious process of post image processing (e.g. cropping the pictures, renaming the files, etc.)