Before entering the basic controls of the microfilm program, first let us become familiar with the basic components of the machine:
The most essential component of the machine is the Fiche Carrier Handle. From here, the user can manually shift the film in order to properly arrange it upon the screen. Although the program offers many automatic options for film movement, never forget that the film can be adjusted by the carrier handle.
To load the microfilm, pull the carrier handle outwards until the glass slate opens wide to about a 45 degree angle. From here, a diagram should appear on the screen, displaying the proper way to load a film reel. The diagram is shown below.
***Note- all film rotation is CLOCKWISE***
To load a positive/negative fiche, simply place the film underneath the glass slate. Once any of the three types of film are loaded properly, push the handle carrier back under the lens.
Check for a small green power light on the front of the scanner. If no light, turn on power switch at back right rear of the scanner.
Start PowerScan program by double-clicking icon
Fiche: move tray in the desired direction to view different pages
A: CLICK and drag for low speed film movement
B: CLICK and hold for Fast or High Speed film movement. (High Speed, be sure to pull carrier forward to open glass)
C: DOUBLE CLICK for high speed rewind (be sure to pull carrier forward to open glass)
FILM TYPE, switch between negative & positive.
ZOOM, CLICK AZ to auto-zoom or CLICK & hold down – or + to zoom in or out.
MAGNIFIER, CLICK to open window. CLICK to select magnification.
ROTATE 90, rotate image 90 degrees.
FILM ORIENTATION, CLICK to rotate the camera 90 degrees to match the orientation of image on the film.
AUTO ADJUST, includes Straighten, Crop, Contrast, Brightness.
MANUAL STRAIGHTEN, CLICK – or + buttons to manually rotate/straighten the image.
MIRROR, if image is backwards, CLICK to reverse.
FOCUS, default is Auto Focus, but you can use + and – to manually focus.
EDIT SELECTED IMAGE AREA (spot-light), affects only the selected area. CLICK the pencil tool to draw around the area to be edited. Adjust brightness and contrast, select erase or redact. CLICK X to restore.
SCAN RESOLUTION, CLICK the down arrow to select resolution. 300DPI is recommended.
SCAN SIZE, CLICK the down and up arrows to change the image size (the dimensions are shown on the Crop Box). CLICK AS to auto size to the paper size (normal mode).
, CLICK to save the image within the green crop box to the “My Scans” folder. Be sure to select file type.
SCAN to Drive #2, Insert USB Drive, then CLICK to save the image within the green crop box to the USB Drive.
PRINT #1, CLICK to send the image within the green crop box to your Baylor print queue. Public/Community Members cannot use this feature.