Veho USB Negative Scanner

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Veho USB ScannerThis USB film scanner from Veho is fairly reasonably and compact and is capable of scanning at the equivalent of 5MP (megapixels) in quality.

The scanner is easy to use and plugs straight in via USB to your computer, once the bundled software and drivers are installed the device is ready to use.

Included with the Veho are two holders for negatives and slides, along with the bundled software ArcSoft PhotoImpression which will help you edit and adjust any negatives uploaded via the scanner to your computer. Files can be saved in either JPG or TIF formats where you can then.

 

Once uploaded you can edit photos and create slideshows through the ArcSoft software, which also has the ability to touch up the images and add effects to them.

If your handy with Photoshop then we would recommend touching the photos up a little to get the most out of this piece of kit as the colours can look a little washed out, however the overall effect is surprisingly good given the cost involved.

Veho software

Veho also provides you with a soft cotton swab for cleaning the negatives prior to using the scanner, perfect to remove any dust and dirt that may have accumuated on the film or slide over time.  Whilst the scanner does to a good job don’t expect instant results straight away as you will need to take some care when scanning to make sure you capture the image correctly.

Overall for an easy solution to capturing your images from negative into digital format and for the price the Veho is certainly worth considering as long as you don’t mind taking a little time get the required results.  If you are happy getting a reasonble finish and output from a negative scanner and are less of a perfectionist then the Veho will be perfect for the job with minimal fuss.

Product Features Description:

  • 5 mega pixel high resolution full colour scanning
  • One touch instant scan (1-2) seconds
  • USB 2.0 Hi Speed only (not USB 1.1 compatible)
  • Powered directly from USB 2.0 port; no need for external power supply
  • Small and compact
  • High quality 4 glass optic element
  • Fixed focus range & automatic exposure/ colour balance
  • Built in Colourbright technology for more accurate colour conversion
  • Arcsoft PhotoImpression editing software included
  • 1 Year manufactures limited warranty

Contents Description:

  • 1x USB Powered Negative Scanner
  • 1x 35mm Negative Holder
  • 1x 35mm Slide Holder
  • 1x User guide
  • 1x Software and Driver CD

The Veho is available from Firebox priced at £79.95click here



Comments

10 Comments on "Veho USB Negative Scanner"

  1. Zennox Slide Scanner | Negative Scanners on Mon, 2nd Feb 2009 8:42 pm 

    […] The Zennox negative slide scanner will help inject new life into your old cherished film and slide negatives by transforming them into digital prints quickly and easily.  The Zennox is a simple compact negative scanner perfect for desktop use much like the Veho usb negative scanner. […]

  2. Bulat on Mon, 21st Sep 2009 7:51 am 

    Dear Admin,

    As I understood, to scan my negative images I would have to cut my 35mm films in 4-6 frames peices. Are there any portable negative scanners like Veho that allow to scan a negative film without cutting it? I know that Nikon Coolscan 5000ED has an adapter for this purpose, but it is too expensive for me.

    Thank you,
    Bulat

  3. admin on Tue, 22nd Sep 2009 7:19 pm 

    The Veho will handle standard 35mm negative film strips without the need to cut them into pieces. It comes with a negative holder where you place the film strip into place.

  4. Bulat on Wed, 23rd Sep 2009 6:45 am 

    Thanks for help

  5. Patrick on Sun, 21st Mar 2010 7:39 am 

    Can anyone tell me where I can get the instalation disk for the veho vfs-001 scanner. I have lost mine and need to instal on new computer.

  6. admin on Tue, 23rd Mar 2010 5:58 pm 

    Patrick

    Try the Veho website: http://www.veho-uk.com/support.aspx.

    You will be able to download the necessary drivers for it to work on another computer.

  7. Angus Findlay on Thu, 25th Mar 2010 5:54 pm 

    Can anyone give me an answer please, or at least say they are suffering from the same symptoms? I have a VEHO-004 deluxe neg and slide scasner. The colour neg scanning is hopeless. It comes out very yellow and working on the colour balance does not help enough. The colour slides, some of them over 50 years old, are slightly blue, but adjustable

    Angus Findlay

  8. admin on Sat, 27th Mar 2010 5:02 pm 

    The original slightly blue colour of the slides will result in them scanning yellow when converted.

    The yellow layer (blue channel) in negative color films tends to suffer the greatest expansion, and therefore is the most prone to posterization.

    If you have photoshop try this:

    http://www.ehow.com/video_4872411_fix-negative-scan-adobe-photoshop.html

    Other than that I would suggest trying Vuescan or Silverfast software as they tend to have much more in the way of tools to adjust colour balance.

  9. Derek Newman on Wed, 6th Apr 2011 11:10 am 

    I purchased a Veho VFS-004 sonetime ago and used it very successfully unber Windows ZP but I have now tried using it under Windows 7 with no success. I think I need a new driver as it will not find the scanner. Can you please help me ?
    Thanks Derek

  10. admin on Wed, 6th Apr 2011 8:48 pm 

    Hi Derek

    The Veho UK site have a drivers section which may help you further here: http://www.veho-uk.com/main/downloads.aspx. You could also try contacting them if you get no joy with the download.

    Failing that reply here and we will try and assist.

    Thanks

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