By the turn of the year 2008/2009 LaserSoft finally released an IT-8 target on Kodachrome film. Now it is possible to calibrate your scanner for Kodachrome films by means of the SilverFast software. SilverFast can generate and manage multiple IT-8 profiles. Thus you can generate and save for example a profile for Kodak films and one for Kodachrome films. With a simple dialogue box you can choose the profile to be used.
We recommend to clean the target before calibration with pressurised air or with an anti static brush.
LaserSoft Imaging stands for very high quality IT-8 targets of their own production. The Kodachrome IT-8 target is available as a mounted 35mm slide (mount size 5x5 cm). It can be used for colour calibration of film scanners, medium format scanners and flat bed scanners with transparency unit.
Benefits of LaserSoft Imaging IT-8 targets
- Higher precision than other manufacturers because smaller units are produced and calibrated
- Significant higher dynamic range
- A barcode on the target enables automatic detection of the according reference file (LaserSoft Imaging patent)
Scope of delivery
- LaserSoft Imaging Kodachrome IT-8 calibration slide 35mm
Before you perform a colour calibration with an IT-8 target you should clean the target carefully in order to avoid fault measurements due to dust. For cleaning IT-8 targets we recommend an anti-static brush from Kinetronics. With an anti-static brush you can make a careful and professional cleaning and you remove static loads from the film material, and you avoid, respectively, that it charges up with static loads during the cleaning process.
x-rite i1 Scanner is a software, which can produce an input profile for a scanner with the help of an IT-8 target. Therefore the IT-8 target will be scanned with a scan software and read by the i1 scanner software. By comparing the read colour fields with those of a reference file a scanner profile will be computed and saved. This scanner profile can then be used by different scan programs (EpsonScan, Canon-ScanGear, SilverFast, Vuescan) as an input profile.