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 COM recorders (digital to film converters)

If you are already familiar with digital to film conversion the data sheets immediately below should suffice, but if you need a little help the output section of our guide may be of value.

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Supplier:  Fuji    
Model:
AR-1000

Output Formats:  Dual rolls of 16mm roll - Pos or neg, simplex or duplex.   
Film Reduction:
24X to 48X variable
Output Speed: 400  images/minute  

Max Resolution:
  850 lines/mm
OS:
Fully compatible with MS Windows. Network interface     
Indexing: 3 level blip
Dimensions (mm)  H 1100   W  520  D  755   Weight 98kg
Description: Simultaneous recording on to two rolls of 16mm film. Image rotation facility.
Accepts 50 file formats. Simultaneous processing during recording.

Available from: Genus/Microfilm Shop

Supplier:  Genus    
Model:
ImageCOM

Output Formats:  35mm roll - Pos or neg   Film Reduction: up to 35 A4 per frame.
Output Speed: 128 A4 pages/minute  

Max Resolution:
  12,000dpi - equates to 400 dpi scanned image   
Connector Type(s):
 USB     
Dimensions (mm)  H 310   W 2700   D 400     
Indexing: OCR index at start and end of roll plus machine readable barcode.
Ultra compact unit converts digital input to 35mm roll. Requires connection to a PC.
Available from: Genus/Microfilm Shop
 

Supplier:  Kodak  
Model:
i9600 Series
Output Formats:  16mm roll   Film Reduction: 24X, 40X
Output Speed: 85 - 170 ipm 

Max Resolution:
    
Connector Type(s):
      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1196   W 615   D 810      Weight  159
Description:  Accepts 2 film cassettes for simultaneous production of two sets of output with no reduction in speed. Text file index can be merged into an enterprise database. 

Options Include:
Model 9610 with output speeds of 85 ipm at 24X and 200 ipm at 40X. Model 9620 with output speeds of 170 ipm at 24X and 400 ipm at 40X.
Available from: Kodak Alaris and Genus/Microfilm Shop

Supplier:  Microbox    
Model:
CADMIC
Output Formats:  Aperture Cards   Film Reduction: To fit frame.
Output Speed: 1 card/min   

Max Resolution:
    
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1255   W 1680   D 700      Weight  350
Description:  500 card hopper. Automatic density control, OCR and Hollerith indexing. Uses silver halide film as CADMIC or dry silver film as CADMIC DRY COM.
3 chamber processing for wet film, thermal processor for dry film.
  

Options Include:
Alternative file formats. Facility to operate on-line.
Available from: Genus/Microfilm Shop

Supplier:  S M A    
Models:
 16 & 51
Output Formats:  Model 16 = 16mm roll only.  Model 51 = 16 & 35mm roll
Film Reduction: Variable to record A5 to A2 input
Output Speed: 60 ipm   

Max Resolution:
  
Connector Type(s):
LAN interface      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1050   W 1200   D 900      Weight  80
Description:  A1 images can be recorded as 4 frames. Uses normal camera microfilm. 1, 2 or 3 level retrieval blips. Frame numbering. Facility to record file name below each frame. Polarity of images can be reversed. 

Available from: Genus/Microfilm Shop

Supplier:  S M A    
Model:
Model 105
Output Formats:  Fiche   Film Reduction: 24X (98 frame)
Output Speed:  2500 images/hr       

Max Resolution:
 Not stated
Connector Type(s):
      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1200   W 2000   D 900      Weight  180
Description:  File formatsGenus/Microfilm Shop accepted include TIFF, JPEG, PDF, Doc and XLS. Originals can be up to A1 size. Integral film processor does not require plumbing.   

Options Include:
Alternative reduction ratios available.
Available from: Genus/Microfilm Shop

Other suppliers

Supplier:  G I D Quantor
 Model: Model 6880
Output Formats:  Fiche   Film Reduction: 24X, 42X, 48X, 72X
Output Speed:  

Max Resolution:
 240 dpi
Connector Type(s):
On-line or Off-line      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1030   W 1680   D 840      Weight  469:
Description:  Accepts alphanumeric and image data and outputs to fully processed cut fiche. Electronic soft forms outline. 4 international soft fonts in 9 sizes. CRT imaging. Direct positive (green) film.  

Options Include:
300 dpi resolution. Stacker. Duplicator. Collator. Packager.
Available from: G I D Quantor

Supplier:  Kodak  
Model:
i9600 Series
Output Formats:  16mm roll   Film Reduction: 24X, 40X
Output Speed: 85 - 170 ipm 

Max Resolution:
    
Connector Type(s):
      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1196   W 615   D 810      Weight  159:
Description:  Accepts 2 film cassettes for simultaneous production of two sets of output with no reduction in speed. Text file index can be merged into an enterprise database. 

Options Include:
Model 9610 with output speeds of 85 ipm at 24X and 200 ipm at 40X. Model 9620 with output speeds of 170 ipm at 24X and 400 ipm at 40X.
Available from: Kodak Alaris and Genus/Microfilm Shop

Supplier: Micrographics Data    
Model:
MD AW 1 Series
Archive Writer
Output Formats:  16 & 35mm Roll   Film Reduction: Variable to record up to A0 input.
Output Speed: 1.2 secs/A4 frame        

Max Resolution:
 150 line pairs/mm   
Connector Type(s):
Network compatible      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1219   W 914   D 660      Weight  533:
Description:  Extra high definition images - bitonal, greyscale or colour.  Extensive metadata program choices. Electronic indexing of all data recorded on film. Caster mounted for mobility. Output up to 14,000 frames/day.    

Options Include:
 
Available from: Microform Imaging

Supplier:  Micrographics Data      
Model:
MD AW 2 Series
Archive Writer
Output Formats:  16 & 35mm roll - black & white, greyscale or colour.   
Film Reduction:
Variable to record up to A0 input
Output Speed: 25 minutes per 35mm roll, 40 minutes per 16mm roll    

Max Resolution:
 150 line pairs/mm   
Connector Type(s):
Network compatible      
Dimensions (mm) & Weight (kg) H 1219   W 914   D 660      Weight  533:
Description:  Extra high definition images - bitonal, greyscale or colour.  Caster mounted for mobility. Accepts over 90 digital file formats. Exposure is variable frame by frame. Compatible with Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8.  

Options Include:
Model MD 238 16mm roll with 6mp LED, Model 268 35mm 6mp LED and Model 288 35mm 10mp LED.  
Available from: Microform Imaging  

Supplier:  Zeutschel    
Model:
OP 600 & 700HR
Output Formats:  16 & 35mm roll - black & white, greyscale or colour.   
Film Reduction:
From 1 - 64 images per frame
Film formats: Full-frame, duplex, duo or multi-frame.
Max Resolution: 600 = 133MB  700HR = 236 MB   
Dpi, 16mm:
600 = 17556  700HR 23409
Dpi: 35mm:
600 = 6815   700HR = 9087
Output formats:
All standard including Tiff, JPEG, JP2, PDF etc.
Operating system:
Windows 8.1 X 64
Dimensions (mm)  H
1498   1280  D 806  
Description:  Integrated colour management. Variable mask and film step.

Options Include:
 PC and monitor. 3 level blip coding.
Available from:
Zeutschel UK

 

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