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  1. Turn on lights. It will take about 10 minutes for the lights to produce a stable tone.
  2. Open Capture One software by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Capture One automatically uploads to the Picture folder on the user profile. Create a folder within the Pictures file for your current project.
  4. In the software, chose File then New Session. Name the project appropriately. Click the button to the right of the Location field and locate the folder you created for the scans. Click OK. If you are working on an ongoing project, chose File then Open Session and browse for the project.
  5. Turn on the camera. Make sure the firewire is plugged into the back of the camera. Press the power button beside the display screen. (You may have to lower the camera to locate this button.) Turn the switch on the front of the camera to M UP.
  6. Before beginning scans, perform color calibration and focus the camera.
    • Place QP card under the scanner.
    • Take scan. To do so, you will need to press the button on the shutter release twice. The first time releases the mirror and the second captures the scan.
    • Once image has been captured, choose the dropper tool from the top of the screen. Click on the center (gray) square. This will adjust the kelvin number to 4300. Sometimes if you delete the previous scan before capturing the next one, the kelvin number will reset. You will be able to tell because the image will have a bluish tint. You can correct this by simply entering 4300 into the kelvin field on the left of the screen.
    • Focusing is done on the camera. At the base of the lens, turn the dial to AF (audio focus). Take a scan. When the lens has adjusted itself, turn the dial back to MF and hold the lens in place with a small piece of tape. (We have found that because of the way the camera hangs, the lens will move slightly with each scan without something to hold it in place.)
  7. Set the job name and counter. Under the OUTPUT NAMING tab, make sure Format is set to Job Name and Counter. Fill in the first part of the file name in the Job name field. Capture One adds three digits at the end of the filename in numerical order, to set the job name appropriately.
  8. Capture scans. Remember to push the shutter release twice for each scan.
  9. Optimization is done within the Capture One software.
    • Chose the straighten tool at the top of the screen. Choose a straight line the scan, such as the side of a page or a line of text. Click on one point of the straight line and then on a another. The scan will adjust to straighten itself based on this line.
    • Next choose the crop tool at the top of the screen. At the edges of the scan, you will be able to drag the corners in to crop around the image.
  10. When you are ready, you will need to upload the scans out of the software and onto the local hard drive. You have already set up for these to save to the folder you created in the Pictures folder. Select all the scans you would like to upload. Then click on the gear icon in the upper right corner while holding down the shift key. At the end of your shift, upload these scans from the local hard drive to the Share drive.
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