Unpack the unit but do NOT plug it in.
You will need the
Can of compressed air.
SVHS cable of appropriate length
Sharp, bright Super 8 film with good sprocket holes
(this should be disposable film to practice with)
you are international on 220VAC at 50 cycles,
you do not need a transformer for this product.
Step 1. For Super 8, insert the lens into the camera tube.
Step 2. For Regular 8, first install spacer ring.
Step 3. Set camera in cradle. Hold camera in position
and lightly tighten side screws until firmly held
Step 4. Install camera cables as shown.
(SVHS and power)
Step 5. Plug in unit.
Step 6. Turn power on.
Verify that power
light is on.
Step 7. Put provided take up reel on back spindle. Make sure
that the slot of the reel is on the small "fin"
found on the spindle hub.
NOTE: This reel is critical to the balance
and tension of the system. Always use this take up
reel for proper performance.
Also, your source
reel should be lightweight and balanced.
Avoid heavy metal reels with small hubs (the part the film
wraps around). Use reels that are very much like the
take up reel for best performance: Lightweight, balanced
and open so that the reel does not bind the edges of the film.
Use of heavy, unbalanced reels can interfere with
proper performance and lead to flicker.
Also, make sure that
all film is cleaned and prepped.
All sprocket holes should be in good shape and
the film should be projectable for a stable image.
We recommend using Edwals AntiStat film cleaner.
Do not use FilmGuard
on these units.
Step 8. Remove side cover by squeezing the top
and bottom of the panel and gently pulling loose.
Blow out film channel on inside of cover.
Step 9. Blow out film gate.
Step 10. Cut tip of film leader in a curve.
Step 11. Step to right of unit and use
your left hand to push film into the gate.
Only push about an inch at a time.
If you feel resistance after about an inch,
the film may be hitting the advance claw. Turn the motor
on and off quick one time to retract the claw.
Repeat if necessary until the film will feed easily.
DO NOT TURN ON THE PROJECTOR AS THIS UNIT HAS NO AUTOFEED.
Keep pushing the film until it exits the back of the projector.
Step 12. Pull film through projector.
Lay film on reel and let sprocket holes catch barbs on hub.
(some reels may not have the barbs, in which case use the slot)
Turn reel while keeping film tension and take up slack.
NOTE: Never try to
load the film by taking the side cover off.
You can unload in mid-roll but do not attempt to load in that fashion.
Step 13. Close gate by turning knob to "project" or "lamp".
Step 14. Seat the film in the gate by turning
the motor switch on then off one time briefly.
Step 15. Watch the Velocity monitor and adjust the
camera side to side using the knob as shown.
Step 16. Focus the camera using the knob at the rear.
Step 17. Start your transfer by turning on the motor.
The film should run smoothly and flicker free.
During set up, if you need to rewind the film a bit
to a previous section, switch the motor off and open the
gate by turning the control knob to off.
Manually move the film forward or backward
but turning the reels in the appropriate direction
at the same time, to relieve tension.
If the film is caught on the advance claw, just turn
the motor switch on and off briefly to retract the claw.
After transfer, always rewind between reels
outside the projector mechanism to prevent film damage.
For efficiency, rewind using seperate crank winders.
For regular 8mm film, remove the super 8 adaptor.
Grab by the black plastic only. Do not press down
on the silver metal clip. Firmy but gently pull.
There is an 8mm spindle underneath.
For manual exposure, plug in the remote.
Adjust the knob until you see the exposure you desire.
If the switch is up, then the lamp is on all the way.
This can be handy if you have dark, underexposed film
and don't want to hold the remote all the time.
As noted on the website, there is no auto exposure.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call
Roger Evans at 830-966-4664.