Megapixel Digitizing Transfer Stand


Megapixel transfer stand

One project I felt we could upgrade to digital pretty quickly, and that was the Transfer Stand. Basically a copy stand for prints with an adaptor for slides. At the time it was using a Sony video camera, I believe, because we didn't have an NTSC camera at that point. An RGB camera would have provided much better quality, as I proved in my Print Quality Comparison in '86.

Digital would be even better than RGB. This paper proposed using the new M2 imager (1024 x 1024 pixels) with digital output instead of the Sony camera. Ken Parulski had come up with a method of doubling the resolution by shifting a half pixel over and down with a piece of glass, so I included his idea here. The sensor, while monochrome, could generate high quality color by capturing sequential color with an RGB filter wheel. It would make a great product for Desktop Publishers. I believe the Transfer Stand project was killed a year later.


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