The M2 version comes as a desktop device with the option to use manual or automatic feed of film rolls. The powerful camera array is equipped with high resolution industrial cameras with a pixel size up to 13 μm.

PromptScan M2
PromptScan M2 Head

High precision camera array, sensors and lenses

The M3 uses an array of high precision industrial cameras, sensors and lenses. It accurately captures aerial images with a resolution of 13 μm (pixel size, native).

Downholder plate

Our downholder glass plates are manufactured to the highest quality standards. The high grade of flateness of the glass provides an almost perfect suppression of Newton's rings.
Four automated raisers lift the plate during every transport movement of the film.

PromptScan M2 Downholder plate
PromptScan M2 Panchromatic or Color film scanner

Panchromatic or Color

All PromptScan machines provide the full range of scanning modes. M2 uses mono cameras and a changing light source to enable full color resolution and maximum dynamic range. The high dynamic range and separate colors also enables accurate capture of red-based negative films.
Automated exposure control means you do not need to make any manual adjustments.

Automatic film transport

The M2 is equipped with a motorized system to automatically move the film forward from frame to frame and enable automated scanning.
This is achieved realized using high precision stepper motors and optical sensors.

PromptScan M2 Automatic or Manual Transport
PromptScan M2 Low Vibration Motors

Low vibrations

We are using uniquely designed tension motors to reduce most of vibrations caused by the transport system to guarantee an almost oscillation-free and smooth operation.

Optional manual film transport

The M2 also provides a simple manual transport solution for film rolls like the M1. For some films it is just easier to check and scan manually but still at high speed.

PromptScan M2 Optional Manual Transport
PromptScan M2 Touch Control Panel

Quick control of parameters

The 7" easy to use and adjustable touch screen allows you to control the loading and movement of the film.

M2 Specifications

Features Specifications
Project Size Optimized for high productivity and thousands of films
Pixel Size12.5 μm (M2-13) or 15 μm (M2-15)
Geometric Accuracy*3 μm r.m.s.
Maximum Film Size240 mm x 150 m
Maximum Frame230 mm x 240mm
300 mm x 300 mm (M2-XL***)
Film TypePanchromatic & Color
Frame Capture Rate**3 sec/frame (15 μm: Pan)
4 sec/frame (12.5 μm: Pan)
6 sec/frame (15 μm: Color)
8 sec/frame (12.5 μm: Color)
Focal Length50 mm
Film TransportAutomatic or manual
Frame PositioningAutomatic or manual
Shipping DimensionsPelican case
(115 cm x 65 cm x 42 cm)
Shipping Weight50 kg (approx.)
RentalMonthly Lease + Unit Rate per Frame
Optional FacilityCut film frames /
Contact print feeder
(S/O 300 mm width films)
Country of ManufactureEU / Austria

* Accuracy can be affected if film has dents or bulges reducing flatness. 

** Defines the rate to capture each frame of a film including exposure, image download and film transportation when using automated film transport on standard aerial film with standard spacing between frames and minimal changes in auto exposure. Irregular frame spacing, film splicing or need for many varied exposures can affect times.

*** PromptScan M2-XL, additional machine version supporting XL-frames with maximum dimensions of 300 mm x 300 mm, with 16 μm resolution and 3 μm r.m.s.e accuracy will be available from Mid 2023.

Product specification are subject to change without notice to enable further improvements.

PromptScan M1

For smaller archives

Pixel size: 20 μm

Geometric Accuracy: 10 μm r.m.s.e.

FIlm transport: manual

PromptScan M2

For high productivity

Pixel size: 13 μm

Geometric Accuracy: 3 μm r.m.s.e.

FIlm transport: auto/manual

PromptScan M3

Configurable for special projects

Pixel size: 12 to 15 μm

Geometric Accuracy: 3 μm r.m.s.e.

FIlm transport: auto/manual