Hasselblad Flextight X5 Scanner

BH #HASFX5 • MFR #H-70380301
Hasselblad Flextight X5 Scanner
Key Features
  • Virtual Drum, Vertical Loading
  • Scan 35mm to 4 x 5" Film & Prints
  • Optical Resolution: 8000 dpi
  • 4.9 Dmax
The Hasselblad Flextight X5 Scanner is designed as the pinnacle of professional scanners, offering unsurpassed quality and scanning speed with multiple format capacity. It is easy to use, and is built with a vertical optical system to allow the Kodak 8000 dpi CCD to face downwards, 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 safe and cautious handling of your originals.
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Hasselblad Flextight X5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Up to 8000 dpi Resolution
  • 3Virtual Drum and Vertical Optical System
  • 4Up to 300 MB per Minute Scan Speed Made Possible with Active Cooling
  • 5Dust Removal Features
  • 6Batch and Slide Feeder Capabilities
  • 7The 3F File and Workflow

The Hasselblad Flextight X5 Scanner is designed as the pinnacle of professional scanners, offering unsurpassed quality and scanning speed with multiple format capacity. It is easy to use, and is built with a vertical optical system to allow the Kodak 8000 dpi CCD to face downwards, 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 safe and cautious handling of your originals.

Having a device that has the quality to reproduce all the subtle details embedded in your negatives and transparencies that gives you full control over the crucial interpretation of your work is what makes owning a Hasselblad scanner attractive. Your valuable originals are never out of your custody and you are the one who decides when to do what and how. Furthermore, the 3F workflow can produce a throughput that has to be seen to be believed; automatic format detection, cropping, and individual file naming is right at your fingertips with just the push of a button.

The X5's 8000 dpi maximum resolution is more than you'll need in most cases, and although many scanners have a higher optical resolution, they'll not have better clarity and detail when scanning photographic film. The combination of the electronic image handling of the sensor, the device's mechanical precision, the quality of the sensor filters, and the resolving power of the Rodenstock lens are what set it apart.

The X5 offers amazing speed of up to 300 MB per minute. The FlexHolder holding system allows production speed without excessive heat. You can also perform batch scans with the X5, and it is equipped with FlexTouch dust removal capacity to speed up the cleaning of your files.

Up to 8000 dpi Resolution

With its high-end optics and 3 line x 8000 pixel Kodak Image Sensor, the Flextight X5 produces images of superb quality and detail. Even though you can find scanners with larger sensors, you will not find better clarity and detail rendition when scanning photographic film. This is due to the electronic image handling of the sensor, the mechanical precision of the device, the quality of the filters, and the resolving power of the Rodenstock lens.

Virtual Drum and Vertical Optical System

A vertical optical system allows the CCD to face downwards, creating a glass-free optical path between the original and the lens. The patented virtual drum solution produces optimal focusing across the entire original, and the flexible holder guarantees easy mounting and safe, secure handling of your originals.

Up to 300 MB per Minute Scan Speed Made Possible with Active Cooling

Running the electronics at this speed demands a great deal from the internal design of the scanner, and is also a challenge in terms of heat generation. Therefore, the 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.

Dust Removal Features

The scanner is equipped with a light condenser which eliminates the effect of small dust particles, which are normally invisible unless you zoom 100% into your image. They can be the most annoying and time-consuming part of scanning, but with this unit they are removed without losing speed or quality. Additionally, you can add the FlexTouch dust removal feature, which will remove dust and small scratches from your scans without having any impact on the sharpness at all.

Batch and Slide Feeder Capabilities

By attaching the optional Batch Feeder, it is now possible to set up an automatic scanning workflow. The Batch Feeder allows up to 60 originals to be scanned, unattended. The Batch Feeder can handle most kinds of transparencies, and they are automatically recognized and scanned according to pre-defined specifications. The Slide Feeder for 35mm mounted slides 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 which can be opened and corrected just if they were initial scans.

The 3F File and Workflow

When selecting the 3F file format as the automatic scan mode, the images are scanned at a specified resolution of 16 bits per color. In this way the full range of the original is extracted from the scan. The 3F file is never altered but will act as a "preview scan" when you open it later, allowing you to re-do all operations and change whatever parameters you wish. This is exactly like re-scanning but without the need for the film original. Furthermore, every time you save a file from the 3F format the history of your decisions is embedded inside the 3F file, which will enable you to repeat whatever you have been doing whenever you choose.

Hasselblad Flextight X5 Specs

Film Types35mm, Medium Format, 4x5"
Reflective (Print) Scanning up to A4 Size
Maximum film scan area up to 100 x 245mm
Scan Quality
Scan SensorLinear CCD (3 x 8000 pixels)
Optical Resolution8000 dpi (35mm film)
3200 dpi (Medium Format Film)
2040 dpi (4x5" Film & Reflective)
Hardware ResolutionUp to 6300 dpi
Interpolated ResolutionNone
Color Depth48-Bit RGB
Dynamic Range4.9
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Performance
Preview SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Speed300MB/min.
35mm: 1.55 minutes
60mm: 1.10 minutes
4" x 5": 1.23 minutes
Batch ScanningYes (up to six images depending on film format and holder used)
Optional Batch Feeder (up to 60 frames) or Slide Feeder (up to 50 slides)
Automation Auto frame detection
FlexTouch dust removal
Connectivity
Computer InterfaceFireWire
System & Software Requirements
  • Windows 2000 and XP; Mac OS X+
  • Screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels with true colors (24-bits)
  • Mouse or other pointing device
  • FireWire interface
Physical
Light SourceCold Cathode Lamp
Power Requirements100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD)15.4 x 25.6 x 9.1" (390 x 650 x 230mm)
Weight55 lbs (20.5kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight59.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)31 x 20 x 17"
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