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From: Adelbert Semmelink <>
Subject: Re: Death Notices - Digital recording
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 07:30:20 +0200
Its good that you raise the issue of using a digital camera.
I played with a digital camera a few years back already when both
the price and the quality were much worse. At that point is was not
Once one has the camera and a computer nearby the cost of making the
photos is relatively cheap. It is just the cost of the
camera's batteries. That can be very much reduced with rechargeable
batteries. The time involved in downloading after every 20 to 30
(depending on the quality of photos) would also be an issue.
I must try and explore that again. Another option in that line is
using a video camera for which the storage medium (video tape) is by
far cheaper and can hold a tremendous amount of data. We have been
quite succesful with that for the Cemetery project. The video's can
easily be captured and saved as stills on computer. I don't think
that the quality is high enough for recording writing but that must be
revisited using a modern video camera.
Has anyone had any experience with either of these options? Or if
anyone has such equiipment could you try on some books at home and
let us know how they come out.
Clyde Smith wrote
> Hi Adelbert -
> Just a thought - If the photos worked reasonably well,
> could you not use a digital camera and skip the scanning
> phase altogether? I have not used one myself and am not
> up with the technology so I don't know whether the costs
> are as prohibitive as standard photography.
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