Preparing to scan film using the Film Guide (8800F)
Article ID: ART102166 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 12/21/2015
 

Description

Preparing to scan film using the Film Guide (8800F)

Solution

Preparing to Scan Film (8800F)

This scanner can scan 35 mm film (film strip or slides) and 120 format film. Follow the procedure below when scanning film. Make sure the FAU (Film Adapter Unit) cable is connected to the FAU connector on the back of the scanner.

Remove the protective sheet from the document cover.
Press and hold the lever at the top of the protective sheet while you pull the sheet outward and detach it.

 

  • Store the protective sheet in a safe place so that it will not get bent or broken.
  • Always put the protective sheet back when you are not scanning film to protect the light source in the document cover.

 

Insert the film into the Film Guide.

 

  • Use a blower brush to remove any dust from the film, which will affect the image quality, and take care to hold the film by its edges to avoid transferring dirt or fingerprints to it.
  • Do not block the calibration slot on the Film Guide when scanning film. Colors will not be scanned correctly if the calibration slot is obstructed.

35mm Film Strip
35mm Mounted Slides
120 Format Film

 

 

35mm Film Strip

Open the film holder on the film guide, place the film face down and close the film holder.

Align the Film Guide's tab with the FILM symbol on the document glass of the scanner.

 

  • Place a black piece of paper over any gap to shield the light if you are inserting a film strip with 5 or fewer frames, or if the edge of a scanned image appears whitened.
  • Ensure that there is no gap between the edge of the film and the film guide on the side near the calibration slot.

 

35mm Film Slides

Align the Film Guide's tab with the FILM symbol on the document glass of the scanner.

Place the slide or slides face down (correctly viewed from below) in the Film Guide as shown in the diagram to the right.

 

120 Format Films

Align the Film Guide's tab with the FILM symbol on the document glass of the scanner.

Place the slide or slides face down (correctly viewed from below) in the Film Guide as shown in the diagram to the right.

  • Leave a gap of 5 mm or greater between film strips when placing two or more on the document glass.
  • Ensure that there is no gap between the edge of the film and the film guide on the side near the calibration slot.

 

Curled Film - Using a Film Retainer Sheet

Curled film strips can stick to the document glass of the scanner and cause a pattern of rings called Newton Rings to appear on the scanned image. If this occurs, scan using the supplied film retainer sheet as shown in the diagram.

(A) Scan with the film retainer sheet inserted beneath the film.

(B) If Newton Rings still appear after following Instruction (A), turn the film strip over and place it in the Film Holder with the film retainer sheet on top so that the film edges are held down for scanning. Then preview the image in ScanGear CS and click the [Mirror] button to reverse the image before initiating the final scan.

 

To avoid damaging the film, always place the glossy side (the side without an illustration) of the film retainer sheet against the film.

 

 

 

Close the document cover.

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