The Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner is to be used only by qualified and trained photo students. The scanner is located in the closet in the PEL (Ansin 206) which should be locked at all times except when in use.
Users must present their Emerson ID to the PEL monitor on duty.
The PEL monitor must confirm that they are qualified to use the scanner by checking the list of names posted on the inside closet door. This is updated each semester according to students enrolled in advanced photography courses and signed by the faculty or the Photo Manager.
If the student is on the list and they do not have a signature a Photo monitor can provide a basic training.
The computer connected to the Hasselblad scanner is the computer second nearest to the closet labeled as "Hasselblad Scanning Station". Make sure the Firewire cable is fully plugged into the back of the computer before launching the software.
1: Open the closet and remove the plastic cover from the scanner and flip down the front panel.
2: Hit the red power button to turn the scanner on.
3: Take the original holder saying "FLEXTIGHT" (white box) from the closet and select the holder that fits your negative (35mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x9, and 4x5). 6x7 negative can be scanned with 6x9 holder. Always store with the plastic clip up.
4: Wear gloves when handling negatives.
5: Insert your negative into the holder by using the light table to make sure the negative is aligned. Be careful not to pull up too far on the flexible black part of the holder.
6: Use canned air and the orange cloth to keep the film dust free.
7: Bring the holder over to the scanner.
8: Align the sides of the holder to the track and slide forward. The notch at the top lines up with the post and is magnetic so it should click into place. Make sure it is flush and straight.
9: Launch "FlexColor" application on the scanning station.
Make sure Automatic Framing is on. (slightly darker grey)
In the app, hit "Preview" to start scanning.
11: Choose the type of your film under "Setup", "Frame", and "Mode" (should be RGB 16 Bit).
12: Drag a rectangle or square around the image you want to keep (Use the Rotate button to flip).
13: Change PPI as 3200 (if you want to get a high quality image)
14: Use "Corrections" tools to do basic color correction. Disable "Unsharp Mask" under the "Texture" button.
15: Hit "Scan"
16: Send it to the Desktop to save. Choose the TIFF format.