The blog article features an interesting comparison of SilverFast version 8 and version 9.
Some great advantages of SilverFast Ai Studio 9:
Faster scanning speed.
User interface has been improved and is more user-friendly.
New scanner profiles have been added.
License management through new MySilverFast portal.
Up to two scanner changes allowed per license.
Kansai-Syashinbu shows his workflow with SilverFast Ai Studio 9 and an EPSON Perfection V850 (GT-X980) for scanning 35mm negative film. His conclusion: The software is easy to understand for first-time users and includes detailed instructions on how to install and use it.
The article contains many pictures illustrating the workflow and also comments on the free demo software.