Camera Systems for Cultural Heritage
Phase One Cultural Heritage instant capture solutions for both flexible and high volume productions are well-suited for a broad range of Cultural Heritage applications. Learn about the XF and iXG Camera Systems below.
iXG Camera System
An archive and manuscript collection includes documents, drawings, maps, manuscripts, photos, newspapers, musical scores, letters, post cards, and other flat objects in all sizes and shapes.
This type of work often requires a “set and forget” workflow where the camera and software are set up so that large numbers of flat objects can be recorded quickly while maintaining high resolution and accurate, consistent color and luminosity.
The high resolution of the Phase One Digital Backs allows capturing several smaller objects at the same time, thus increasing speed and efficiency.
XF Camera System
A large part of the Cultural Heritage community works on digitization of rare and delicate bound materials, such as books. Digitization of books often requires special attention to the binding, that can be fragile, and will determine how the material can be treated in the process. This fact can sometimes be the limiting factor when looking for fast capture turnaround.
Using a leveled glass plate with the camera set for fixed focus on a copy stand will accelerate the capture process, and photographing both pages at the same time with one or two cameras will also increase productivity.