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Plustek OpticFilm OF8200i Ai 35mm Film and Slide Scanner with LaserSoft SilverFast Ai Studio 8 Software

  • 48-bit Input, 24/48-bit Output CCD
  • 7200 dpi Optical Resolution
  • Integrated Infrared Dust/Scratch Removal
  • Built-In Color Calibration
  • Includes IT8 Color Calibration
  • Includes SilverFast Ai Studio 8
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Featuring sharp optical system with 7200dip resolution, the Plustek OpticFilm OF8200i Ai 35mm film and slide scanner produce fantastic result with excellent details in shadow areas and remarkable tonal range. The flawed slides and negatives can also get a perfect outcome, thanks to the built-in infrared channel which removes the dust and scratches without additional post-processing. The bundled scanner software, SilverFast 8 from LaserSoft Imaging, seamlessly works in concert with the well-designed hardware features to produce refined scanning results, and streamline your workflow with easy to use interface and powerful guides.

  • newegg Powerful Performance The Plustek OpticFilm OF8200i Ai features 7200dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth, 64-bit hardware and software support to produce professional scanning output with exquisite details, vibrant color and greater dynamic range.
  • newegg SilverFast Ai Studio 8 The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai scanner is bundled with the newest version of LaserSoft Imaging’s acclaimed scanner software - SilverFast 8. The WorkflowPilot guides users through all scanning and processing steps. SilverFast 8’s new graphical user interface reduces the learning curve, and the preview mode allows users to immediately see the results of any adjustments made, even the results of complex functions. SilverFast 8 supports Multi-Tasking and the latest 64-bit hardware and is extremely fast and efficient. An array of innovative technology works together to improve the picture quality. SilverFast Multi-Exposure increases dynamic range, reduces noise and increases picture details. SilverFast iSRD for dust and scratch removal can save images from dust and scratches and optimize images. SilverFast Auto IT8 Calibration color calibrates the scanner device in just 2 minutes.
  • newegg Two film holders are provided One holder is for mounted slides and can hold up to four mounted slides. The other is for filmstrips up to 6 frames long. Film holders protect the film during the scanning process. The padded carrying bag offers storage space for the scanner, two film holders, power adapter and USB cable.


Learn more about the Plustek OF8200i Ai

General

Brand
Plustek
Series
OpticFilm
Model
OF8200i Ai
Dimensions
4.73" x 10.7" x 4.7"
Weight
3.5 lbs.

Scanner

Type
Film
Element Type
CCD
Light Source
LED
Scanning Speed
3600 dpi: Approx. 36 sec (Multi-Sampling ON)
7200 dpi: Approx. 113 sec (Multi-Sampling ON)
Color Depth
48-bit input, 24/48-bit output
Hardware Resolution
7200 dpi

Ports

USB Ports
Yes

Hardware SPEC

Power Requirements
15 Vdc / 1.0 A

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Intel-based Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8

Features

Features
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai is a powerful scanner with 7200 dpi resolution. Its sharp optical system produces excellent detail in shadow areas and remarkable tonal range. A built-in infrared channel helps users remove dust and scratches on the original negatives and slides without additional post-processing. With the included IT 8 calibration slide, this powerful scanner consistently delivers accurate colors and detail.

The well-designed hardware features of the OpticFilm 8200i Ai combine perfectly with the professional scanner software SilverFast from LaserSoft Imaging. SilverFast Multi-Exposure increases dynamic range, reduces noise and increases picture details. SilverFast iSRD for dust and scratch removal can save images from dust and scratches and optimize images. SilverFast Auto IT8 Calibration color calibrates the scanner device in just 2 minutes.

The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai scanner is bundled with the newest version of LaserSoft Imaging's acclaimed scanner software - SilverFast 8. The WorkflowPilot guides users through all scanning and processing steps. SilverFast 8's new graphical user interface reduces the learning curve, and the preview mode allows users to immediately see the results of any adjustments made, even the results of complex functions. SilverFast 8 supports Multi-Tasking and the latest 64-bit hardware and is extremely fast and efficient.


The Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai gets professional quality results from any photographic original. It is used by professional photographers, amateur photographers, graphic designers, image enthusiasts, and those who highly demand image quality on photo enlargements.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Bennett W.
  • 5/10/2013 12:35:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPlustek OptiFilm 8200i

Pros: Hardware seems very capable. On 7200dpi scans you can see film grain sharply resolved. Great value as scanner comes bundled with Silverfast Ai.

Cons: Installation procedure is confusing. Don't be surprised if you get a bunch of error messages. You can ignore/cancel most of them and keep going. You do not need to install the Presto! PageManager program. I have used both Silverfast and Vuescan with ths scanner without issues. Both programs have their pros/cons, but if Silverfast didn't come bundled with the hardware I'd probably buy Vuescan as I think it's better value for the money. Neither program is easy to learn, but they both have a "dummies" mode that can get you going quickly to produce scans. If you scan at 7200dpi with IR dust/scratch removal and grain softening enabled it will take 15minutes per frame, even with my Core i5 CPU and 16G or RAM. These scans will also produce 500 Meg tiff files so you'd better have lots of hard drive space if you want to archive with lossless compression. Once a scan is complete Silverfast will save the file automatically. You cannot apply further enhancements to the image at this point and re-save the changes. Vuescan will allow you to make tweaks to the final scan and re-save as it keeps the raw image in memory buffer. Vuescan also seems to be quicker at processing dust and scratch filter. Negative holder guides are about 0.5mm wider than your film strip. It does not clamp the film securely so after you load your film it can still shift in the holder. You often end up with the frame a little too high or too low in the window. I'm trying out a couple of modifications to hold the film more securely. I'm also experimenting with the dust/scratch removal settings. I find when I scan at 3600dpi or lower it is very effective, but at 7200dpi the blemishes are relatively untouched. I see this with both Silverfast and Vuescan.

Other Thoughts: The scanner is USB 2.0. I'm not sure if it would help to have USB 3.0. I think the majority of the time it takes to do a scan is the movement of the scan head and post processing of the image. The transfer speed may not take up a large portion of the overall scan time.

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  • Charles W.
  • 4/27/2013 2:58:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Scanner and Software Package

Pros: Plustek does pretty decent resolution and the added plus of IR scanning for scratches and dirt. Silverfast software is fast and does a pretty decent job of controlling scanning, scratch and dust removal.

Cons: Silverfast driver installation a bit wonky. If you are using 64 bit Windows, make sure you have 64 bit drivers for the Plustek. Color correction is not always what you see is what you get.

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  • william l.
  • 4/7/2013 12:45:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspoor software support and documentation

Pros: hardware seems to be working

Cons: lasersoft's documentation is for the birds
Confusing instructions and take days to get a reply.
Support tells you to go to the website FAQ and look for the answer yourself.
I have been trying to figure out how to use the IT8 calibration.
Plustek support tells me to go to Lasersoft to download calibration.
There are more than 100 reference file to choose from LaserSoft.
After you download it you cannot put that into the LaserSoft folder in your computer.
When you ask LaserSoft they just tell you the same thing but it take days for a email reply, and go to their forum to look for answer yourself.
I heard Vuescan is much more easy to use and and much better support. Very few use LaserSoft because of its poor documentation and support.

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 2/13/2013 3:27:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow!

Pros: This is the first time I have used a dedicated transparency scanner. I know this is a new model.

I am totally impressed with the abilities of this machine. I followed the advice of the other reviewers of similar models and purchased the Vuescan software. It only took a few minutes of messing with the interface of the Silverfast software to see there would be a steep learning curve.

In minutes I am seeing old Kodachrome pics burst to life on my screen. I did purchase and read the Vuescan bible by Sasha Steinhoff. It is a must read for nubies.

I will try to update more as I scan color negatives!

Cons: None so far except one lockup when I aborted a scan. Had to reboot.

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