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  1. cryseye

    cryseye TPF Noob!

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    THE EXPERIMENT:
    Take pix of a book, page by page. Load the memory card into my portable DVD player, allowing me to read the book...kind of like the new Kindle bookreader.
    EQUIPMENT:
    *PANASONIC PSGV-150; ZOOM; MANUAL FOCUS; FLASH; TRIPOD
    *TOSHIBA SD-P2900SN; 800 X 480 SCREEN RES.; MEMORY CARD READER; ROTATEABLE VIEW ANGLES; ZOOM
    I have ascertained that the page images are readable if I first display each page on it's side, to better fit the DVD player widescreen, and take advantage of the 800H res. However, I do not want to cock my head all day in order to read them (my neck may lock in that position....). Nor do I want to set my DVD player on one end, like the new "Kindle" bookreader, in order to easily read the clear image.
    I have tried various settings, but it seems to ultimately come down to the screen res of the end device, the 800 x 480 screen res DVD player.
    Any ideas on how to accomplish what I want?:D
     
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    John_05 TPF Noob!

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    IMO, it looks like it would take less time and be far less of a hassle to just read the book.
     
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    julie32 TPF Noob!

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    Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just read the book? I don't see what the benefit of photographing pages of a book would be?
     
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    LOL! In the time it would take you to photograph all the pages of a book, you could probably have a fourth of it read!

    Say you've got a 300 page book. Say it takes 30 seconds to take a picture of each page (This would included turning each page and you're probably going to have to have some sort of weight holding the page down, so I think this is a pretty conservative estimate)

    30 sec x 300 pages=9000 seconds
    9000/60 sec=150 minutes

    That's 2 and a half hours of photographing pages.

    I guess I just don't see the point...
     
  5. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you like the book, let the P2P crowd buy their own. :)
     
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    j_mcquillen TPF Noob!

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    Read the book! Save yourself a lot of time and hassle photographing every page, plus you may be infringing the Author's or somebody else's copyright by reproducing the text.
     
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    yeah, copyright may very well be an issue here. As far as digitalizing books go: your idea takes a lot of time. And the only advantage I see is if you want to take, oh say, 20 books with you on vacation. One dvd-player would be easier to take along then then 20 books in your suitcase. But is it really worth the effort?



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  8. Wilson1990

    Wilson1990 TPF Noob!

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    Someone done that with the new harry potter book(before it was released), took a pic of EVERY SINGLE PAGE and uploaded it on the internet.

    in the end they all had exif data and he got arrested
     
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    Nature's_viewfinder TPF Noob!

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    Some company came out with this little hand held book reader where you could download a book off of their website and then upload it to the gadget where you scroll through pages. It's like the same size as a I-phone
     
  10. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    well, as a scientist i am used to read electronically ... also there is electronic paper ;) very useful if you do not want to carry tons of real paper around.
     
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    $700? :confused: I love the no-paper-idea though.




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