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Optical Engineering

Automated Method For Making Microfiche From Roll Microfilm
Author(s): David Grafton; Robert K. Hunter; H. D. Wolpert; Joseph Lander; Lauren Merritt
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Paper Abstract

An automated method for making microfiche from roll microfilm is described. The system, called a composing reducing camera (CRC), accepts unperforated 35 mm negative microfilm. A servo-controlled film transport introduces the film, one frame at a time, into a filming gate. An integrating sphere, for uniform illumination, and a xenon flashlamp "freeze" the frame for high resolution imaging. Introduction of a mirror into the optical system permits any frame to be displayed on a television monitor. Provided with a keyboard, an operator may, with the aid of a photocomposer, automatically title the micro-fiche. A complete fiche may be recorded at filming rates up to 8 frames per second in any desired microfiche format.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(3) 223354 doi: 10.1117/12.7973118
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
David Grafton
Robert K. Hunter, Xerox Electro Optical Systems (United States)
H. D. Wolpert, Xerox Electro Optical Systems (United States)
Joseph Lander
Lauren Merritt


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