(These instructions include the sound version as well)
Unpack the unit but do NOT plug it in.
You will need the
Can of compressed air.
SVHS cable of appropriate length
Canopus ADVC55, 100 or 110 analog to digital converter
Sharp, bright 16mm film with good sprocket holes
(this should be disposable film to practice with)
PC with minimum 512 megs of RAM
Level Pentium 4 processor or better
Windows XP Home or Pro
Velocity software installed
Mainconcept DV Codec installed
you are international and have 220VAC at 50 cycles, then you
will need a transformer that outputs 110-120VAC at 250 watts.
Step 1. Screw lens
tube into camera.
Be careful not to damage threads.
Insert lens into tube.
Step 2. Set camera in cradle but do
not tighten the screws.
Step 3. Install camera cables as shown.
(SVHS and power)
Step 4. Install control box cables as shown.
(If silent, only install the synch cord. If sound
then install an RCA cable in the "audio" jack.)
Step 5. Plug SVHS cable into Canopus box.
Plug RCA cable into Y connector as shown.
(If using a sound unit, do not use the Y cable.
Instead, run the "sync" cable into the right
input of the Canopus and the "audio" cable
into the left input of the Canopus.)
Step 6. Plug in unit.
Step 7. Turn power on.
Step 8.Remove and clean pressure plate.
(do this after each roll for best results)
Step 9. Load film as shown for silent model.
Note the path of the film for sound model.
Step 10. Close gate
by turning knob to "play".
Step 11. Seat the film in the gate by turning
the motor switch on then off one time briefly.
At this point, you need to launch the Velocity
software and verify that you have an image on the
computer monitor. The image will most likely
be out of focus and off centered. This is normal.
If you do not see an image, make sure that your
Canopus box is set to "analog" input
and that all settings on the bottom of the Canopus
box are set for NTSC video, even if you intend
to output PAL for your final video files.
Make sure that your
Velocity settings are adjusted
according to the drive you wish to capture to and
the drive you wish to process the files to.
Make sure that you have chosen the Mainconcept codec
in the dropdown menu of the settings tab for best results.
For Velocity instructions,
Step 12. Watch the Velocity monitor and adjust the
camera side to side by loosening the mounting screws.
Leave loose until camera is aligned then tighten securely.
Step 13. Focus the image by sliding camera.
Step 14. Secure the
camera by holding
down and gently tightening the screws.
Step 15. Adjust the height of the image
by turning the wheel at the foot of the projector.
Step 16. Turn the sync on and leave it on.
The sync can be turned off during transfer momentarily
if there are parts of a reel that you want to skip.
Anywhere in the reel that the sync is turned off
will be left out of the final file.
Step 16. Start your transfer by turning on the motor first.
You should hear a repeating pulse from your computer speakers.
Then click the start button on the Velocity software.
Stop your transfer by clicking the stop button on Velocity
followed by turning off the motor button.
It is best to do it in this order each time.
On sound units, you will hear both the soundtrack
and the pulses coming from your computer during transfer.
Sound level of audio can be adjusted using
the controls on the front of the projector. Audio
is usually okay with markings in the "12 o'clock" position.
After transfer, process your file(s) using Velocity and
inspect the transfer to make sure that the image
is clear and free of artifacts such as pulldown blur
and that the image is sharp and level.
For Velocity instructions,
For manual exposure, plug in the remote and switch to manual.
Adjust the knob until you see the exposure you desire.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call
Roger Evans at 830-966-4664.