One of the best in professional book scanning, the BookDrive Pro enables bound publications to be scanned at the rate of up to 700 pages per hour, without the need for page curvature correction or causing book spine stress.
The V shape cradle opens bound publications up to A2 in size to a natural 120 degree angle, where 2 high speed, high resolution DSLR cameras scan both left and right pages utilising the BookDrive Capture PC and Mac compatible software, rendering glare-free scans immediately onscreen in RAW format. The time lapse feature allows automatic shooting at 1 – 10 second intervals for efficiency.
Editing is made easy and efficient with BookDrive Editor Pro, with users being able to process scans with the same settings in batches, whiten backgrounds of scans tinted brown with age, perform rotate, crop, deskew, brightness, contrast and auto level. Metadata is optionally recorded in a standard compliant XML file for future use in search and record keeping, with files saved as PDFs, TIFFs or JPEGs.
BookDrive Pro is the most powerful model of the successful BookDrive line of scanners. BookDrive solution solves typical problems found in overhead scanners: page curvature, damage to book spine, and low productivity.The BookDrive uses a different approach called a V-shaped solution. The combination of a V-shaped book cradle and a V-shaped platen holds the book open at a non-stressful 120 degree angle for scanning by two hi-speed, hi-resolution DSLR cameras.Our affordable scanners are responsible for scanning over 3 million books and are currently being used by some of the most prominent academic libraries, universities and museums around the world. See more references
BookDrive VS. Overhead scanners
BookDriveOverhead scannersStraight text lines.
Naturally curvature-free.Book has to open fully at 180°. Glass plane or fingers hold the pages from flapping.1 linear or area sensor captures a spread double page.Curved text lines requires software fix.Book opens at about 100°. V glass gently engages the pages and causes natural flattening.2 area sensors individually capture a true left page and a true right page.
Introducing the Laser Focus,
Introducing the Laser Focus, a new add-on accessory for BookDrive Pro.
The Laser Focus projects red line onto the V-shaped cradle for the camera to lock focus, and disappears just before the camera actually scan the book. Controlled by the BookDrive Capture software, everything occurs automatically.
- Produce a crisp/clear focus every time.
- Eliminate focus failure on blank pages.
- Supports uncompressed RAW format
- Change camera settings with just a click
- Timed lapse capture for scanning without pushing a button
- Scan left and right pages at the same time to increase productivity
- Easily insert missing pages or replace bad shots anywhere without worrying about filenames
- Indicator tells the status of your camera battery status and settings
- Batch processing
- Multi-book and multi-chapter operation
- Comes with recommended settings to help beginners get up and running in no time
- Book profiling for frequent book types
- Background removal
- Adaptive Local Thresholding for B&W conversion
- Windows 7, Vista, XP with Service Pack 3 or later
- BookDrive Capture version 5 is single PC only
- CPU 1GHz or higher
- RAM 512MB minimum (2GB is highly recommended)
- 10GB available disk space
- 1024 x 768 resolution monitor
What’s in Base Package
- The platform
- Adjustable camera mount x 2
- V-shaped book cradle
- V-shaped transparent platen
- LED lighting panels
- Auto Capture Switch
- Glare-prevention shade
- USB hub
- USB numeric keypad
- Power supply
- – 4 x Constant current power supply 1500 mA
- – Constant voltage power supply 12 V
- – Cooling fan DC 12 V 2.6 W
- – 4 x Constant current power supply 1500 mA
- Software Installation CD
- Printed and electronic documentation
- Laser focus
What’s in Complete Package
- Everything in Base Package
- Camera set
- – 2 x Canon EOS 1000D cameras
- – 2 x Canon EF35MM F2.0 Lenses
- – 2 x AC Adapters (ACK-E5)
Compatible cameras and lenses
|Cameras||Scanning A4 to A3||Scanning A3 to A2|
Cameras with 1.6x field of view crop
(e.g. EF50MM F/1.8 ll)
(e.g. EF35MM F/2.0)
Full frames cameras
(e.g. EF85MM F/1.8 ll)
(e.g. EF50MM F/1.8 ll)
- Height: 51.2 inches (130 cm)
- Width: 56.7 inches (144 cm)
- Depth: 54.3 inches (138 cm)
- Weight: 118.8 lbs (54 kg)
Maximum scanning area:
16.5 x 24.2 inches (42 x 61.5 cm)
Maximum book thickness:
- Box 1 (accessories) :
- 40.5 x 29.5 x 19.5 inches, 105.6 lbs (48 kg)
- Box 2 (base and cradle) :
- 30 x 39 x 16.5 inches, 57.2 lbs (26 kg)
- Box 3 (optional, cameras) :
- 6.5 x 12 x 12 inches, 15 lbs (7 kg)
What makes the scanning process fast and sets BookDrive apart from the competition is our software.
Every BookDrive comes with BookDrive Capture and BookDrive Editor Pro software. It’s pretty much all you need.
BookDrive Capture is the application that controls the cameras. It supports a wide range of Canon EOS SLR cameras and allows you to change camera settings from directly within the software.
Press one button and the twin cameras will shoot left and right pages and render them on screen immediately. You will have a true left page and a true right page just like the originals. Learn More
The cameras capture both left and right pages at the same time. Each shot takes less than a second to photograph. This allows you to capture up to 800 pages an hour.
BookDrive supports the RAW format or the uncompressed, unprocessed pixel information straight from the camera’s image sensor. A full RAW workflow lets you capture, post-process and convert RAW files to other lossless formats such as TIFF.
In-software camera settings
You can easily change camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO values within the software.
Easy insert and replace
You can easily insert missing pages which have been skipped or if some shots look bad, you can replace them with new ones. No need to worry about file names because the software will name the inserted files and rename all the effected files correctly.
Timed Lapse Capture
The timed lapse capture is available so that the cameras can be triggered to shoot automatically at every pre-defined intervals of 1-10 seconds. Users simply flick through the pages.
The metadata of the books such as title, author’s name and year published can be recorded in a standard compliant XML file for future use in search and record keeping.
BookDrive Editor Pro is for post-scan image processing. It’s all you need to convert scanned images into final output of the highest quality, ready for distribution or archiving.
The robust image enhancement tools and the intuitive user interface come together to deliver professional results with minimal fuss.
Multi-book, multi-chapter batch operation
You only need to make settings for the first pair of images. The program will apply those settings to the remaining pairs automatically for unattended, hassle-free fast batch operation. Load as many books and as many chapters each of which having its own profile as you want, hit Run, and then leave. Come back and you will see the job completed.
All the enhancements that you made to a book can be saved as a profile. Each book type can be a profile. When you face with the same kind of book, simply evoke the profile instead of having to go through the configurations. The program comes with default profiles for frequently seen book types such as textbooks, magazines and old books. The experienced user or the manager can also benefit from this by creating and saving custom profiles for use by junior operators.
A host of image enhancement possibilities
What enhancements you think of? BookDrive Editor Pro probably has them. Comes included are features such as rotation, de-skewing, crop, auto level, brightness and contrast adjustment, sharpening, black border removal, image resize and DPI adjustment, etc. Available output formats include PDF or PDF/A (single-page or multi-page files), TIFF (LZW and CCITT Group 4, single-page or multi-page file), and JPEG.
Global and Dynamic Cropping, and Padding
Global Crop lets you crop the same size and same position on every pair. Dynamic Crop lets you crop the same size, but slightly varying position based on the page edge (if the book slightly shifts during scanning) or where text is (if you want your output to have text appear at the same position in every page). And you can add artificial border (padding) on the page as well to make output looks neat or so that text appears at the center of the page exactly.
Superior Black and White conversion
Some projects require output as Black and White (B&W) images. BookDrive Editor Pro has got some really advanced B&W conversion called Adaptive Local Thresholding technique that intelligently converts each pixel to black or white according to the information of that pixel relative to the surrounding area. This ensures you will get superior B&W output compared to the standard ones.
Smart Background Removal
What do you do with unwanted yellow tint commonly found in old books? BookDrive Editor Pro can replace that with bright and clear background free from speckles and stains, effectively preserving old, faded prints and priceless historical works such as scrolls and century-old books. Color and highlights in the page can be preserved while giving new life to grey and drab pages.
Sophisticated Export Tool
Export to your heart’s desire. The new and improved export tool lets you easily output files either as single-page, or multi-page TIFF, PDF or even ISO 19005-1 compliant PDF/A document, a format well-suited to long-term archiving and preservation.
No activation, no hassle.
No activation is need to begin using the software. You can easily move between computers without going through complicated software activation process. Install the software on as many computers as you need, the included USB dongle will unlock the software automatically for you.