The Unionovo CN1

The Unionovo CN1 v-cradle book scanner is ideal for large scale digitisation projects thanks to its innovative design.

CN1The V-Cradle design layout allows you to capture material with a spread of A2+ and, with the Auto Capture Switch and Laser Focus included, digitisation can be performed very quickly.

Images from the CN1 book scanner are captured whilst lying in a naturally flat position which removes the need for post processing, thus decreasing post production work and improving Optical Character Recognition results.

Some of the features include:-

  • Utilises Canon EOS SLR’s, easy to upgrade.
  • Small and compact with a modular design.
  • Full colour profiling for true colour capture.
  • RAW, TIFF, JPEG and PDF file formats.
  • Improved Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Click here to download the brochure for the CN1

Productivity and Preservation

Productivity and preservation of material are very rarely seen working in harmony together, however the Unionovo CN1 book scanner does achieve this!

The V-Cradle design is ideal for fragile material ensuring minimal impact on spines of bound material plus the innovative auto capture switch and laser focus means digitisation can take place in less than a second without pressing a button! All over an A2 capture area!

The CN1 book scanner also utilises the latest in LED technology offering a dual flat light panel system. This ensures images are captured at the correct level without any glare whilst a cold light is emitted from the panels at all times.

Naturally Flat for Improved Optical Character Recognition

Thanks to the design of the V-Cradle the images which are created by the CN1 are naturally flat. There are two benefits, the first being that no image manipulation is required which can result in distortion, the second is improved OCR (Optical Character Recognition).

If you have OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software installed on your computer you can link this directly to UniCapture, resulting in OCR PDF’s created directly from the capture software!

Technical Specification
  • Real time previewing.
  • Scan up to 950 pager per hour.
  • Easy camera control and set-up.
  • Automatic focusing in accordance with a pre-set time.
  • Powerful insert or replace function for workflow purpose.
  • Support file formats: single-page PDF, multi-page PDF, JPG, TIFF, BMP and RAW.
  • Automatic Cropping feature.
  • Full ICC colour support.
  • UniCapture and UniEditor software included.
  • Single or duel camera mode options.
  • Operational on Windows XP, VISTA, 7 and 8.
  • Easy to maintain with 12 month warranty.
Packing and in the box
  • The book scanner system.
  • 2x adjustable camera mounts.
  • V-Shaped book cradle.
  • V-shaped transparent platen.
  • Cold flat panel LED lamp.
  • Ant-glare cover and shade.
  • All cable required and USB hub.
  • USB dongle for UniCapture software.
  • USB dongle for UniEditor software.
  • Auto Capture Switch.
  • Laser focus unit.


  • 2x digital SLR’s.
  • Foot switch.
  • Bar code scanner.
  • Colour chart.
Compatible Cameras

Camera with 1.6x crop sensor

  • Canon EOS 1100D, 1000D
  • Canon EOS 700D, 650D, 600D
  • Canon EOS 550D, 500D
  • Canon EOS 450D
  • Canon EOS 100D
  • Canon EOS 60D, 50D, 40D
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Mark IV

Full frame cameras

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1DX, 1DC
  • Canon EOS 6D



All our Unionovo book scanners come with a licensed copy of UniCapture and UniEditor which are both powerful and easy to use. Upgrades are available through our online support and are unlimited for use with the licence at no extra cost.


Unicapture is a powerful piece of software which offers full workflow process and complete control over the Canon EOS DSLR in use to ensure perfect capture techniques.

UniCapture has been designed to offer all requirements. Thanks to the hardware design of the Unionovo book scanner combined with the functions of UniCapture they offer preservation of material whilst digitisation can be completed at approx. 950 pages per hour.

Latest software now also includes:

  • Auto deskew
  • ICC image correction (true colour profiling)

RAW Support

UniCapture allows users to capture the cameras raw data as a CR2 file. This file format is the purest form of pixel data direct from the sensor. Although using this file format will require post-processing you are guaranteed a lossless image.

Missed a page…. no problem!

This is thanks to the Unicapture intuitive insert and replace system which allows you to simply insert between previously scanned images on either the left or right hand side of the book at at any point. You simply type in the page number you have missed and select insert. The software does the rest for you.

Digitisation does not have to be slow

Thanks to the use of CMOS technology, capture time with the Unionovo book scanners is less than 1 second! This, combined with the ability to control the camera within UniCapture and to set a time lapse between each shoot, means you can capture images at up to 950 pages per hour without pressing a button!

Metadata and XML files

At the start of every project you have the option of adding metadata which in turn will create an XML file for you to use. This can be created directly from a scanned bar code, if applicable, or by simply entering the data fields such as, author, publisher, first edition date, book no. and edition date and translator.


If required UniEditor allows for any further image processing or manipulation which may be required. This can include creating surrogate images at lower resolutions or possibly black and white images and thanks to the batch process feature this is extremely quick and easy.

  • Other features include:
  • Remove colour border
  • Image brightness, contrast and sharpness
  • Precise rotate
  • Add watermark
  • Image greyscale or black and white


Let us help you find which Unionovo is right for you.

Call us on +44 (0)24 7625 4955 or send us a message.