SlideStream Set Up

Unpack the unit but do NOT plug it in.

You will need the following:
7/16th flat wrench
1/8th allen wrench (also called hex key)
medium sized phillips screwdriver
Sharp, bright, 35mm horizontal slides loaded in a tray
Digital Rebel
Flashcard 512 megs or bigger.
Power supply for freshly charged battery.
Video cable that came with camera.
Photoshop or similar graphics program.

Step 1. Remove cover.

Step 2. Install lamp.

Step 3. Replace screws.

Step 4. Unplug cables from monitor.

Step 5. Remove screws from panel.

Step 6. Remove panel and set aside.

Step 7. Remove center allen bolt only.
Do not remove the other two bolts.

Step 8. Remove camera block.

Step 9. Adjust zoom to 55mm position.

Step 10. Tape zoom securely in place so it will not rotate.

Step 11. Lock lens in MANUAL FOCUS position.

If you have a power supply for the camera, now is the
time to install it. If not, install a freshly charged battery.

Consult your camera instructions and put the camera
into the following settings:

A/V Mode on the top dial
ASA (ISO) 100
White Balance on tungsten (the light bulb icon)
Set display duration for constant.
Make sure that the histogram function is off.
Set the aperture to f22 (very important!)
Set the a/v settings to -1 stop underexposure.
Set the quality settings to high.
(Use the quarter circle icon that is smooth, not stair-stepped)

Step 12. Mount camera on camera block securely.
The black plastic bar should fit snugly against the back
of the camera. If it doesn't, make sure the camera is
square to the block and loosen and adjust the black
plastic bar so that it is flush against the back
of the camera before proceeding further.

Step 13. Mount camera and tighten center bolt snugly.

Step 14. Plug unit into power 115VAC 60 cycle outlet.

Step 15. Turn on power.

Step 16. Load slide tray.
Make sure that all slides are in the
horizontal position. Vertical slides
will need to be turned 90 degrees on their side.

Step 17. Make sure that sync is "off" and
then advance the projector forward to slide #1.

Step 18. Focus camera and note whether it
is aligned or needs to be adjusted relative
to the slide frame. It is advised to
crop into the slide a tiny bit since the
aspect ratios of the digital camera and the
35mm slide are not exactly the same.

Step 19. The camera platform is prealigned but will
most likely need to be adjusted. Take a sample picture,
remove the flash card and load the image into Photoshop.
Note any changes that need to be made to the alignment.
Use the 7/16 flat wrench to adjust the positioning of the
camera. It is important that the height of the platform
be the same from front to back but not side to side.

Step 20. If necessary, loosen the allen bolt on the base
and adjust the cropping by sliding the camera towards
or away from the projector. Try to keep the platform
square to the projector box.

Shoot additional pictures and check them in Photoshop
until alignment is level and centered.

Step 21. Turn the power off.

Step 22. Insert cables into monitor.

Step 23. Replace panel and remount monitor.

Step 24. Plug video cable into projector.

Step 25. With camera off, plug video cable and
remote cables into camera.

Step 26. Turn projector and camera back on.
Let projector sit for a few moments and
let it cycle, if necessary. If the projector
happens to advance a single position at start up
(common to these projectors) just use the forward
and reverse control to put it back to the first slide.

Step 27. Turn sync switch ON.

Step 28. Press CAM start button.
The camera should take a photo and then
an image should appear on the monitor. The
projector should advance and then a second
or so later, the camera should take another
photo, etc. This cycle should continue until it
gets to the end of the tray and the beep sounds.

The unit comes with adhesive "bumps"
that will let you program a tray to stop
automatically if it is not full. Just
put the tray on the projector and rotate
the tray to the position AFTER the last
slide you want copied. Then place an adhesive
bump so that it depresses the kill switch
next to the tray.

Step 29. When the beeper sounds, turn the sync
switch to the OFF position.

Step 30. Press the side release and rotate the
tray to the beginning and remove, if desired.

At this point, you will have copied all the slides in your tray automatically. Bring all images into Photoshop. The images may look dark because you set the camera to underexpose by 1 stop to protect the whites. Use the "Automate" function to apply the following changes to each slide: Vertical Flip, Auto-levels and Sharpen. You can do this manually to each slide but the "Automate" function will make it much easier. Consult your Adobe instructions in how to use the "Automate" function.
We hope to have a custom application that will do this more easily
in the future so that Photoshop will not be required.

If you have any questions, please call me at 830-966-4664.

Roger Evans