V Scanner

The V Scanner is a photographic set built within Fondazione Cini. Based on an open-access design and adapted to the needs of Cini’s book collections, it is meant to acquire bound material quickly and precisely, in high resolution. It utilises two cameras shooting simultaneously and connected to a computer for remote control. The books to be digitised are placed on a V-shaped crate, and the pages are gently flattened by two plexiglass plates arranged in a V shape.

It is generally used for documenting modern, medium-small format bound assets, even in the presence of folds and curved pages.