The Flextight X5 scanner is built with the quality to reproduce all the subtle details embedded in your negatives and transparencies while giving you full control over the crucial interpretation of your work. A vertical optical system allows the CCD to face down¬wards creating a glass-free optical path between the original and the lens. The patented virtual drum solution produces optimal focusing across the whole of the original and the flexible holder guarantees easy mounting combined with a safe and cautious handling of your originals.Up to 8000 dpi - high quality Kodak CCD is an 8000+ pix sensor. Even though you can find scanners with larger sensors you will not find better clarity and detail rendition when scanning photographic film. That is due to the electronic handling of the sensor, the mechanical precision as well as the quality of filters and the resolving power of the Rodenstock lens. Up to 300 MB per minute - Flextight X5 scanners are equipped with a Peltier cooling device on the CCD itself. In this way heat is controlled which avoids compromising the quality of the scans when scanning at high speeds.Dust removal features - The scanner is equipped with a light condenser elimi¬nating the effect of small dust particles. Additionally, you can add the FlexTouch dust removal feature which will remove dust and small scratches without having any impact on the sharpness of the image.Batch and Slide Feeder capabilities - The Batch Feeder allows up to 60 originals to be scanned, unattended. The Batch Feeder can take most kinds of transparencies and they are automatically recognized and scanned according to pre-defined specifications. The Feeder holds up to 50 slides, which can be scanned in one batch. The files produced can either be final TIFF files cropped and corrected or saved as raw 3F files.The 3F file and workflow - When selecting the 3F file format as automatic scan mode the images are scanned in a specified resolution at 16 bits per color. In this way the full range of the original is extracted from the scan.