DT ELEMENT

(Formerly the DT RG3040)

More Than a Copy Stand

The DT Element is a complete digitization platform. The stand, camera, and column tightly integrate with our software for fast and easy preservation-grade digitization.

Standards Compliant

Our DT Element complies with FADGI 4-star, Metamorfoze Strict, ISO 19264 image quality, and JHOVE file format standards. The Library of Congress, The National Archives, and Getty along with these institutions use our systems.

Scan Anything

Nearly anything can be scanned with the DT Element. It’s equally at home scanning bound materials, manuscripts, flat artwork, maps, translucent materials such as film or glass plate negatives, as well as specimens. The camera can even be removed to capture installation artwork, in-situ art, architecture, and more.

Open Platform

While our camera and software offer simplicity, quality, and throughput, the Element accepts any camera. You can purchase an Element on one budget cycle and our camera on the next, or upgrade the camera anytime.

Solid, Precise, and Perfectly Aligned

The bench is made in the USA to 0.005” tolerances from aerospace grade aluminum. The DT AutoColumn precisely positions the camera within two-hundredths of an inch.

Help at Every Step

We treat our valued customers as partners, and our highly trained staff are ready to meet your individual institution’s needs. Every system includes on-site training, a warranty that doesn’t require a service contract, and unlimited support. If you’re starting or revamping a digitization program, see our program planning guide and reach out; we’re glad to help!

Image Quality  •  Object Safety  •  Productivity

Bench

Solid, precise, laser aligned 
Made in USA
3-Year warranty

Column

Smooth, precise movement
Droop-free camera arm
Anti-vibration pendulum

Camera

iXG: complete integration
RCam: ultimate flexibility
Or bring your own camera

Software

AutoCrop & Deskew
AutoPPI column integration
Fast and modern interface

Customization  &  Available Accessories

Customization

Custom Table Surface
Custom Surface Size
Custom Column Height
Column Wall Mount

Lighting

DT Photon XL LED
Profoto Strobes
Broncolor Strobes

Material Handling

Book Wedge
Book Cradle
Film Scanning Kit
Vacuum Board

Standards Verification

Golden Thread Software
ISA Reflective Targets
ISA Film Scanning Targets

Specifications & Features

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BENCH

Materials: Black-anodized aerospace-grade aluminum

Foot Print: 40.4″ by 40.0″

 Deck: 40″ x 30″ surface at 30″ working height (customizable)

Height: 102.4″(customizable)

Feet: 4 vibration-dampening casters for leveling system and portability

SOFTWARE

Name: Capture One Cultural Heritage Edition (aka Capture One CH)

Features: AutoCrop and AutoDeskew, Film Negative inversion, multiple derivative output

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COLUMN

Camera Mount: Arca dovetail

Operation: From Capture One CH using USB or manually using remote

AutoPPI Mode: Using Capture One CH you can set the camera height by entering the desired capture PPI

Movement: 0.01″ precision using Capture One CH. Fast/slow modes.

Mounting: Integrated into DT Element or Wall-Mounted

Stability: antivibration pendulum included; wall-anchor optional

Power: 110/220 volt autoswitching. Accepts any standard “computer power” plug for easy international use.

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CAMERA: iXG

Resolution: 50mp or 100mp

PPI: See PPI Explanation

Focusing: Linear-motor for no-slip high-precision focusing while pointed downward. Manual or automatic focusing via Capture One CH.

Shutter: Precision electronically controlled shutter with max speed of 1/250th and 1 million capture warranty.

Mount: Integrated L-Bracket with 3/8th threads and dovetail

Weight: 5 lbs w/ 72mm lens

Size: 5.9″ x 4.7″ x 3.9″ at infinity

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CAMERA: DT RCam

Resolution: 40, 50, 60, 80, or 100mp

PPI: See PPI Explanation

Focusing: No-slip precision helical with 20mm of travel and optional lock.

Shutter: Precision electronically controlled shutter with max speed of 1/250th and 1 million capture warranty.

Mount: Integrated L-Bracket with 3/8th threads and dovetail

Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz (body only)

Size: 6″ diameter, 3.05″ depth

Lenses: Schneider 72mm Digitar & Schneider 120mm APO Digitar.

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