Mac OS X software for my Heidelberg 1450 Firewire scanner ???
I am moving from Mac OS 9.0.4 to OS 10.4.- and would like to keep using my wonderful Heidelberg 1450 Firewire Scanner. Is there software available to do this?
If not what can you suggest a way to continue its use as seamlessly as possible.
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This scanner is Fast SCSI . It was made in 2001. You will need a card in your Mac for a SCSI interface. The cost of the card and scsi cable, if your Mac will accept one, will probably exceed the cost of a newer, high performance scanner. Time to move on? (Umax were not the greatest scanners even when they were made. Umax was a cheaper brand with mediocre software. So how will you get the image into the Mac once you have a connection? Power PC (OS 9) Mac software will not run on OS X.)
Check this link for a bit of info about the scanner.
I agree: Heidelberg no longer support the model so you will have a lot of trouble finding spares - I searched a lot and the only place you can find these now seems to be e-bay.
I would be tempted to say get a new scanner, but it is just possible that replacing the lamp if you could get one or cleaning the inside may help, but a scanner usually only has a few years life in it.
Just possible the lamp is standard, if you can get to it and get a part number from it, perhaps we could find one online.
Hope this helps :)
I just told someone else this solution...KILL the SCSI junk...I had nothing but trouble with it with my Mac....I got a Ratoc Firewire to UltraSCSI Converter...to solve the regular SCSI to ultra SCSI problem...I also bought an adapter....It works great...no need for a SCSI card...or a driver...you just plug directly into your firewire port!
If anyone can help me with my TA adapter startup problem...I'll be thrilled!
Are you getting an error/ red light on the scanner button when its on? when scanning from Paint ( File, then from scanners and cameras) does it freeze as well? or only when using epson scan? make sure cable is directly connected from the scanner to your computer, no hubs or anything.. keep me posted.
According to the specifications listed on FixYa, this camcorder has an iLink port (also known as Firewire or IEEE1394). Apple computers have long supported Firewire--indeed, it was the original connection type for the iPod.
I'm assuming you're using a relatively recent version of OS X, say 10.3 or later.
There are two sizes of Firewire socket, and you'll need a cable that suits your devices. The socket on your camera will be the small, square-ish type; compare this to the one on your Mac. If the socket on your Mac is bigger, you'll need a "4-pin to 6-pin Firewire cable"; if not, you'll need a "4-pin to 4-pin Firewire cable". More details on Firewire, including photos of plugs and sockets, are on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewire
Once connected, you should be able to use Apple iMovie, Final Cut Express, or similar to capture and edit your footage.
This problem usually occurs when the scanner software crashes, or the scanner is turned off in operation, or the computer is shut down before you quit the software, etc.
The K-M driver software gets corrupted.
I use mine with a Mac G3 Tower and OS-X v 10.4.9. What I do is search for all the Konica-Minolta components using OS-X spotlight and then delete them. After reinstalling the K-M driver software and restarting the mac, the scanner should work fine.
This scanner was released back in the late 90's, before Os X was released. Heidelberg discontinued support of all but their high end Nexscan scanners. So unfortunately, newer drivers were never made for this product.