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    6 months ago

    Wow that seems painfully slow/tedious. Why isn’t it automatized? I think I saw a robot do like 20 pages a second on a yt some years ago.

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      6 months ago

      Do you remember the results of those speed scans? Crooked pages, parts of the document cut off, blurry scans, etc.

      It was a lazy method that resulted in a lot of junk data.

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        6 months ago

        I think this is what I saw. Not quite 20 pages/s hahah and also a different method.

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      6 months ago

      Google have digitised a lot of books using some more advanced tech, though they started out with something a little like this.

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      That would be interesting to see!

      This is probably the method that gives you the best quality (deskewing, lighting) without cutting the back of the book and feeding it into a scanner. (AFAIK)

      I saw a book scanner similar to this one that used a vacuum to turn pages but otherwise same principle.