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Archival desktop film scanner for on demand or production scanning

nextScan FlexView Microfilm Scanner

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Automatic features to offer superior image quality


Smaller, more affordable microfilm scanner

Precision Cropping

Includes multiple editing features

Microfilm Roll

Ribbon scanning prevents information loss

FlexView delivers professional microfilm scanning as well as an on demand viewing for all users. To prevent lost or poorly cropped images, the FlexView uses the ribbon scanning technique which captures a full microfilm roll from edge to edge. This method ensures every document is scanned without errors and the roll can be captured at maximum speed. To guarantee the highest level of image quality, the scanner uses a proven straight through film path, automatic exposure, and custom gamma correction.

16mm microfilm scanning

Unique Scanner Features 

  • Scans 35mm, 16mm and 3mm cartridge 

  • 15 file output formats

  • Multiple capture speeds – 75, 150 and 300fpm

  • Self-cleaning rollers improve image quality

  • Built-in frame detection and detection auditing

  • Automatic positioning for reduction ratio and dpi

  • Variable capture speeds up to 300ppm

  • Scans 16mm and 35mm microfilm

  • Ability to store ribbons in index compatible Virtual Film Software

  • Ribbon Storage Device (RSD) for simultaneous output and capture

Ribbon scanning prevents information loss

LuminTec Lighting Technology

LuminTec increase image clarity without increasing image file size or slowing down capture speed. It does this through an almost monochromatic light that negates the lens’ color correction deficiencies, causing better resolution. Can be purchased separately.

  • Sharper images

  • No infrared emissions

  • 100,000 hour Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

  • 1/10the the power consumption of incandescent systems

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Ribbon Scanning

NextScan Ribbon Scanning Technique

Ribbon scanning is  technique that captures a full roll of microfilm or an entire microfiche card in one continuous image which can be later be separated into individual images. This technique features edge-to-edge scanning that guarantees 100% capture of images, preventing information loss and reducing the need for re-scans.

The FlexView can handle

roll film challenges

  • 3-level blip detections and naming

  • Comes with editing functions such as rotate, crop, de-skew, mirror, de-speckle and edge enhance

  • OCR processing

  • Can import indexes or create new ones

Newspaper Microfilm

The FlexView product line comes in two base models:


  • FlexView 150  

    • Scans at 19:47 min per roll

  • FlexView 300

    • Scans at 9:53 min per roll

Scanning Software

NextStar Software

NextStar PLUS 


Workflow software platform featuring the ribbon scanning technique which ensures 100% capture with edge – to – edge scanning, NextStar PLUS software optimizes time, speed and quality in the digitization process. It reduces the need for rescans and minimizes operator set up and QA / QC, streamlining scanning. Included with scanner.

  • Automatic frame detection and classification

  • Allows corrections before output

  • Tri-level blip detection

  • True optical resolution for all reduction ratios or DPI

  • Output in most standard formats

  • Image enhancement for each image

  • Automatic exposure and gamma adjustment

Optional Software

Virtual Film


Virtual Film is an add-on software that allows the RSD (ribbon storage device) to become a long term microfilm archive at a lower cost than other archiving methods. The archive has the ability to index, edit images and export into most standard formats and the ribbons cannot be viewed without authorization. Can be purchased separately.

  • Lower cost than other archiving methods

  • QC / QA can be done at time of demand

  • Index, edit and export images

  • Can be password protected

Virtual Film for mass microfilm scanning
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