Help with scanning negatives


Changyanru

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Hey guys, I have been into film for quite some years now and have gotten hold of a film scanner (Veho VFS-002m) a few years back and have always been scanning my own negatives, cutting down the cost of having the shops scan them into CDs for me. I don't shoot that often - I know it's not THAT GREAT of a film scanner.

Anyway, I have noticed that sometimes, a number of pictures from each roll of film will turn out something like this:

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It's usually in the corners, and quite small so they don't usually matter to me since I don't print out my pictures. They also tend to follow the lines present in the image.

I honestly still have no idea what they are - it would be good if someone could enlighten me? Lol. Usually I would just re-insert my film into the scanner and it would go away after a few attempts.

But my recent roll of film came out with almost every picture filled with those "effects" which I would really like to rectify. It is an old roll of Kodak Elite Chrome 36 that probably expired in the 2000s - they were actually slides but the lab told me they don't do E6 processing anymore so they did a x-processing for me and basically transformed them back into negatives.

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Note: this is the preview of the negative in the film scanning software and not the scanned film.

Is there a way round this? Am I doing something wrong? Is it the scanner? Do people with flatbed scanners get this too?

Thanks!
 

Octarine

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What software are you using? Have you checked for any updates recently?
 

Changyanru

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What software are you using? Have you checked for any updates recently?
I'm using Media Impression by Arc Soft and I think it's pretty well updated!
 

jfoo

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I'm using Media Impression by Arc Soft and I think it's pretty well updated!
have you tried scanning with another software/program?
 

Changyanru

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have you tried scanning with another software/program?
No I haven't. I've just been using that since it came with the scanner. Any other programs you recommend?
 

oceanpriest

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try scan using your digital camera + close focus lens
 

Octarine

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SilverFast is another software, I think it has a trial period. Mighty piece of software.
 

DSolZ

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Try Vuescan
Second vue scan. There is a trial copy available for you to test if it solve your problem. Used both silver fast and vue scan. Both are good.