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Locally referred to as the "BookDrive", this unit actually consists of an Atiz BookDrive DIY cradle/station with two Canon EOS 5D cameras.


Per the manufacturer website, the unit is suitable for making scans of items with maximum dimensions of 15.7 x 23.2 inches and up to approximately 3.5 inches thick. source: BookDrive DIY. Retrieved February 02, 2011, from

To date the unit has been used to make scans for bound copies of items such as the Rammer Jammer.

Technical Information:

Default Setup

Canon EOS 5D (basic settings):

  • 1/15 shutter speed
  • 7.1 aperture
  • ISO 320
  • M (focus setting from dial)
  • RAW (image quality setting)
  • AWB (auto white balance)

Default File/Output Settings

Canon .cr2

Associated Hardware

Atiz BookDrive DIY

  • version

Canon EOS 5D

Associated Software

BookDrive Capture

Windows XP Mode/Windows Virtual PC


The Canon EOS 5 is not compatible with 64 bit version of Windows 7, therefore a virtual installation of Windows XP (32 bit) is needed to use the camera to take scans with the BookDrive Capture software.

This text file: VirtualBookDrive_cheatSheet.txt contains basic instructions on how to run the camera/capture software from within a virtual installation of Windows XP.

Resources and Links:

"virtual machine" - Wikipedia article

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