Kodak 645 Digital Camera User Manual

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645
User’s Guide
for the DCS Pro Back 645
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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
When in Portable Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
When Connected to a MACINTOSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
When Connected to a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Capture Workflows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Capture Workflow when the Camera is Not Connected to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Device and Media Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Capturing and Evaluating Test Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Capturing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Occasional Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transferring Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Editing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Capture Workflow when the Camera Is Connected to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting to a Computer and Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Starting the Capture Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Device and Media Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Capturing and Evaluating Test Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Occasional Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Included Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Included on the Software CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Capture Studio (DCS Capture Studio). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Camera Manager (DCS Camera Manager). . . . . . . . . . 28
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk (DCS Photo Desk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCR File Format Module (DCR File Format Module) . . . . . . 29
Managing Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DCS Capture Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
DCS Photo Desk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Setting up Color in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
About the DCS 645 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Front (Attaches to Camera Body) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Imager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Masked Focus Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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IR Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Anti-aliasing Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Removing an IR or Anti-aliasing Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Inserting a Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Image LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
How the Image LCD Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Turning the Image LCD On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Displaying the Status screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Digital Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Four-way Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Menu Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
OK Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Tag button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cancel Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Quick Guide for Using the Image LCD and Digital Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Serial Debug Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
IEEE 1394 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Video Output Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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The Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Assembling the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Attaching the DCS 645 to the Camera Body and Connecting Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Attaching the DCS 645 to the Camera Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Disconnecting the DCS 645 from the Camera Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Connecting Flash/Strobe Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Storing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Attaching a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Removing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checking Battery Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Charging Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
COMPACTFLASH (CF) Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Inserting a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Ejecting a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Selecting a Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Accessing Images on a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Formatting a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Recovering Data on a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Configuring Your Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Choosing a Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Setting Camera Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Displaying the Properties Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Setting Battery Save Onset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Setting Display Off Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Long Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Total Actuations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Use Folder01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Video Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using Job Tracker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Loading Job Tracker Data from a CF Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Using the Camera Connected to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Connecting the Camera to the Computer and Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Powering Your Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Using the Camera in Portable Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Connecting to a Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
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Connecting to the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Conserving Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Battery Save State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Capturing and Processing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Image Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Intervalometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Intervalometer Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Setting ISO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Accessing White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Click Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Long Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Processing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Changing Processing Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using the Image LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Reviewing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Selecting a Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Navigating through Displayed Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Single Image Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Zoom Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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Histogram Display Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Multiple Image Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Image Delete Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Location Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Deleting Groups of Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Display Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Overexposure Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Tagging Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Caring for Your DCS 645 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Cleaning the DCS 645 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Cleaning the IR or Anti-aliasing Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Checking the Current Firmware Version. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Updating Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Differences Between the MAMIYA 645AF and the 645AFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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Unsupported Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Unsupported or Partially Supported Features (CONTAX 645) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Unsupported or Partially Supported Features (MAMIYA 645AF, MAMIYA 645AFD) . . . . . . . .120
Using a Video Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Enabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Disabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Navigating Through Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Electromagnetic Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
European Union (EU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
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Overview
About This Manual
Overview
This manual describes the functions available
with the following digital camera backs:
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro Back
645M (DCS 645M)
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro Back
645C (DCS 645C)
Throughout this manual, your digital camera
back is referred to as the DCS 645 unless a
particular model is referenced.
The term “camera” refers to the camera body
with attached DCS 645.
The manual does not describe the following:
These camera backs attach to the following
camera bodies:
DCS 645M
DCS 645M
DCS 645C
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Functions available with the MAMIYA
645AF, MAMIYA 645AFD, or CONTAX 645
camera bodies, except to point out
unsupported features (page 119). Refer to
the manual included with your MAMIYA or
CONTAX camera body.
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Functions available with the included
software except for a brief overview
(page 27). Refer to the Help on the
software CDs.
MAMIYA 645AF
MAMIYA 645AFD
CONTAX 645
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Overview
This is an online manual. Click the following
items to go to the associated topic:
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Entries in the Table of Contents or Index
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Page numbers underlined in blue
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The Contents, Back, Next, or Index buttons
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the DCS 645.
The DCS 645 is interchangeable with the camera
body’s film magazine, letting you use the camera
for digital or film photography.
You can use the DCS 645 in portable mode or
connected to a computer.
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Features
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16 Megapixel imager (4080 x 4080 pixels)
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Untethered burst rate: 1 image / 1.8
seconds, burst depth: 8 images (varies
depending on camera body (page 116),
image content and type of
COMPACTFLASH Card)
Power source:
Included AC adapter or rechargeable
battery pack
✔
Slot for Type II COMPACTFLASH+ Type II
Card. Card-busy LED
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400 Mbps IEEE 1394 interface
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ISO 100 - 400
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Removable IR filter
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Image Display LCD provides image
thumbnails and status of digital features
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Composite video output jack for viewing
images on an external monitor (not
included)
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Overview
System Requirements
In addition to items included with the DCS 645,
your camera body and its accessories, the
following items are required:
When Connected to a MACINTOSH
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POWER MACINTOSH G3 or G4,
Multiprocessor POWER MACINTOSH G4,
POWERBOOK G3 Series, or iMac DV
When in Portable Mode
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COMPACTFLASH Cards
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System 9.0, or higher (Not OS X)
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Card reader (to move image files to your
computer after a photo session)
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512 MB of RAM
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If your MACINTOSH does not have IEEE
1394 ports, you need an OHCI compliant
IEEE 1394 card with a free port.
✔
IEEE 1394 cable
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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Capture
Studio or KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS
Camera Manager and DCS Photo Desk
☛ Unless you plan to use a photo lab, you need
a computer with an operating system and
RAM as described in the following sections
to process your images.
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When Connected to a PC
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WINDOWS/INTEL PC with a 266 MHz
PENTIUM II or faster processor
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200 MB of free disk space
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One of the following operating systems:
WINDOWS 98 Second Edition, WINDOWS
Me, WINDOWS NT 4.0, or WINDOWS
2000 (WINDOWS 2000 recommended)
✔
If your PC does not have IEEE 1394 ports,
you need an OHCI compliant IEEE 1394
card with a free port.
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IEEE 1394 cable
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256 MB of RAM
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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Camera
Manager and DCS Photo Desk
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Capture Workflows
Capture Workflows
This section outlines two general workflows to
help you manage images captured on your DCS
645.
The workflows may vary between studio
sessions and between different types of
photography jobs on locations.
While there is no simple workflow that will work
satisfactorily in all situations, the workflows
presented here may be helpful to you.
The following workflows are described:
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Image capture when the camera is not
connected to a computer
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Image capture when the camera is
connected to a computer
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Capture Workflows
Capture Workflow when the Camera is Not Connected to a Computer
Device & Media
Preparation
Capture & Evaluate
Test Images
Capture Images
Occasional
Verification
Transfer Images
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Device and Media Preparation
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Folders created on the DCS 645 are named
FOLDER1, FOLDER2, etc. To create
folders with meaningful names, insert a CF
Card in a card reader and name folders, for
example, “outdoors”, “church”. You can
then capture images to named folders for
easy access.
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Set up White Balance (page 88).
These preliminary tasks prepare your equipment,
save you time on the job, and help assure image
quality.
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Calibrate your monitor and printers
regularly, for example, weekly.
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Charge one or more DCS 645 batteries
(page 60). Attach a battery (page 57).
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Set the date & time (page 68), if needed.
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If you have used a CF Card for several
sessions (two or three dozen), you may
want to format it (page 66) on the camera
you will be using so that the full capacity of
the card is available and the DCS 645
Recover Card feature (page 67) will work.
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To set up White Balance on the camera,
use Click Balance (page 89). Select an
image with a MACBETH color chart, a gray
or white card, or a neutral area in the image
then perform Click Balance.
To set up White Balance in the included
software, capture an image of a MACBETH
color chart, a gray or white card, then adjust
later, using the software.
Insert each CF card (page 62) to be used
and check the Status screen (page 46) to
be sure there is adequate space available.
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Set ISO (page 87) based on available light.
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Set up Job Tracker, if needed (page 75).
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Capturing and Evaluating Test Images
Before your photo session begins, and a few times during a session, you should capture and evaluate
images to be sure that the lighting and camera setup are producing the desired results.
Image Attribute DCS 645 Tool
Exposure
Appearance of image on Image LCD (page 41)
Histogram Display mode (page 103) provides
exposure information about the overall image.
Luminometer (page 102) provides exposure
information about a specific area of the image. Shows
the level of luminance channel saturation of pixels
below the crosshairs on the Image LCD.
Focus
Zoom Display mode (page 101)
Color
Click Balance (page 89) neutralizes color shifts in
subsequently captured images
Scene content and Appearance of image on Image LCD
Composition
Zoom Display mode
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Suggested Action
View images and interpret information from
the tool. Adjust camera settings (aperture,
shutter speed, ISO) and/or lighting. Recapture
image, if needed.
View the image at 1:1 and evaluate sharpness
and edge definition in high-contrast areas (for
example, eyes). Adjust lens focus and/or
check and adjust the depth of field.
Repeat, as necessary, when lighting
conditions change.
Look for details such as closed eyes, or
undesirable details. Recapture image, if
needed.
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Capturing Images
Occasional Verification
Using the DCS 645
Conditions such as lighting and composition vary
between locations (for example, between the
bride’s home, the church, and the reception site).
To assure the highest image quality, evaluate
test images (page 18) at each location and make
necessary adjustments.
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Select the desired folder to store captured
images.
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Enable processing if you want images
processed to JPEG or TIFF RGB oncamera (page 94). Change processing
settings (page 95), if needed. (It is
recommended that you save the original
.DCR files. Consider the .DCR file as your
“digital negative.”)
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You may also want your customer to review
images while still on location.
View images using one of the following:
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Image LCD using one of several Display
modes (page 99)
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Connected video monitor (page 121) (The
Image LCD is disabled when this is in use)
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Remove the CF card from the DCS 645 and
plug it into a laptop computer. View the
images using the included software.
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Transferring Images
.
When the photo session is complete, insert the
CF Card in a card reader connected to your
computer. You can then open, edit, transfer,
copy, archive, and save images using one of
several included software applications (page 27)
or send them to a lab.
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Create folders on the computer hard drive
in which to store your images, if needed.
Use meaningful names to help you locate
the images, when needed.
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It is good practice to backup your original
images on a CD or Zip disk.
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Editing Images
Several software applications are included on the software CDs. This manual contains a short description
of each application.
The following table suggests acquire and editing applications, depending on your editing needs and
experience:
Acquire / Editing Solutions
Software
DCR File Format Module
(page 29) (with ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP)
DCS Camera Manager
(page 28) and DCS Photo
Desk (page 28)
DCS Capture Studio
(MACINTOSH only)
(page 27)
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Fastest way to open .DCR files in ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP.
Ease of Use
Simplest
☛ The DCR File Format Module does not allow you
to edit .DCR files.
DCS Camera Manager provides capture and camera Moderate
control. DCS Photo Desk provides a browser with
easy-to-use editing tools. Produces edited RGB files.
A capture / workflow solution. Large set of editing
Most complex
tools. Excellent color management.
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Third Party Solution
Kodak allows third party vendors to develop solutions using a KODAK PROFESSIONAL Software
Developer Kit (SDK). Refer to the Web site http://www.kodak.com/go/drg.
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Capture Workflow when the Camera Is Connected to a Computer
oConnect to
Start Software
Computer
Capture & Evaluate
Test Images
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Preparation
Occasional
Verification
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Connecting to a Computer and Power
Supply
Connect the DCS 645 to your computer and
power supply (page 78)
Use the included AC adapter (page 56) as your
power supply. Alternatively you can use a battery
(page 57) but the AC adapter provides an
unlimited source of power.
Starting the Capture Software
You must start one of the following included
software applications before you can proceed:
WINDOWS
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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Camera
Manager (page 28)
MACINTOSH
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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Camera
Manager
or
✔
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Capture
Studio (page 31)
☛ When using DCS Camera Manager, you will
probably want to start KODAK
PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk for
browsing and editing images.
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Device and Media Preparation
Capturing and Evaluating Test Images
To help ensure a successful session:
Review (page 26) and evaluate images as you
go. As you evaluate the images you can:
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Calibrate your monitor and printers
regularly, for example, weekly.
Set up folders on your computer to hold
images as they are captured. Name
according to studio needs or procedures.
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Make necessary adjustments using the
included DCS Photo Desk or DCS Capture
Studio.
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Make adjustments using camera tools
(page 18).
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Capturing Images
Occasional Verification
Using DCS Camera Manager or DCS Capture
Studio:
Captured images appear on the computer
monitor when you are running DCS Camera
Manager (page 28) and DCS Photo Desk
(page 28) or DCS Capture Studio (page 27).
✔
Create or select a folder on your computer
to hold captured images.
Using DCS Camera Manager:
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Editing Images
Enable processing if you want images
processed to JPEG or TIFF RGB oncamera (page 94). Change processing
settings (page 95), if needed. (It is
recommended that you save the original
.DCR files. Consider the .DCR file as your
“digital negative.”)
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Refer to Help for KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS
Capture Studio or KODAK PROFESSIONAL
DCS Photo Desk.
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Using the Included Software
Using the Included Software
Included on the Software CD
The software CDs included with the DCS 645
contain several software applications. This
manual has a short description of each. For
complete information, refer to the Help for each
application.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Capture
Studio (DCS Capture Studio)
Platform: MACINTOSH only
Using DCS Capture Studio you can:
Images captured on the DCS 645 are saved in a
proprietary .DCR format. The included software
lets you open .DCR images and save them in a
variety of formats.
The included software also lets you edit images,
manage color, and control the DCS 645 when it
is connected to a computer.
☛ The DCS 645 provides an option to process
JPEG or TIFF RGB images which can be
opened by most image editing applications.
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Capture images on the DCS 645 (page 116)
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Perform advanced color management
including building color profiles
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Create IPTC data
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Save and reuse image editing settings
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Track job information
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Check camera settings
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Crop and rotate
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Sharpen by increasing contrast of edges
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Reduce noise (unwanted artifacts)
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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Camera
Manager (DCS Camera Manager)
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo
Desk (DCS Photo Desk)
Platforms: WINDOWS and MACINTOSH
Platforms: WINDOWS and MACINTOSH
When using the DCS 645 connected to a
WINDOWS computer, you must use DCS
Camera Manager. When using the DCS 645
connected to a MACINTOSH computer, you
must use either DCS Camera Manager or
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Capture Studio.
DCS Photo Desk works with DCS Camera
Manager.
Using DCS Photo Desk you can:
Using Camera Manager you can:
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Crop and rotate
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Color Balance
✔
Select a folder on the CF Card in the DCS
645
Sharpen
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Reduce noise
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Copy images from camera to computer
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Check camera settings
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Capture images on the DCS 645 (page 116)
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Create IPTC data
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View and set camera properties
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View camera information and synchronize
camera date/time to the computer
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Using the Included Software
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCR File
Format Module (DCR File Format Module)
Platforms: WINDOWS and MACINTOSH
The DCR File Format Module can be installed as
a plug-in to ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. You can then
open .DCR camera images directly into ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP.
If you need to edit camera images using the
specialized functionality of DCS Photo Desk or
DCS Capture Studio, you should make the
changes in one of those software applications
before opening the file in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.
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Using the Included Software
Managing Color
DCS Capture Studio and DCS Photo Desk
provide tools to help you manage color.
Both software applications work with images
captured on a variety of KODAK
PROFESSIONAL digital cameras.
This section provides an overview of how to best
use the color management tools with the DCS
645. It also describes RGB setup in ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP.
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Using the Included Software
DCS Capture Studio
Default Preferences
DCS Capture Studio provides a wide range of
color management preferences and tools. This
section describes defaults and recommends
settings when using the software with the DCS
645.
Default preferences are described below.
Access Preferences from the DCS Capture
Studio Edit menu. Access the various tools from
the Tools menu.
Default Source Profile—It is recommended that
you choose “DCSPB Daylight Source Correction”
to represent how the DCS 645 interprets color in
daylight illuminant. Tungsten and Fluorescent are
also available.
Monitor Profile—Check “Use system profile” if a
system profile has been created. If there is none,
a default profile is used.
Default Look Profile—Choose “Kodak
Professional Product” for a bright saturated look
or “Kodak Professional Portrait” for flatter,
smoother images with less saturation.
Default Destination Profile—It is recommended
that you choose “ProPhoto RGB”.
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Using the Included Software
Exposure and Tone Tools
Color Adjustment Tools
Proper use of this tool is critical to image quality.
These tools let you make minor adjustments to
images processed through profiles in the
Exposure and Tone tools.
Neutral Reference—To ensure that there is no
color cast in a neutral area in an image, click
“Enable” then click a gray area of the image.
Make minor adjustments using the RGB curves,
Color Balance, and Saturation features.
Profiles—Change Camera and Look profiles, if
needed.
Exposure—Evaluate the histogram for
distribution of tones:
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Adjust highlights and shadows by moving
the red lines on the histogram, by using the
two lower eyedroppers to click a spot in the
image, or by entering numeric values.
Highlights are adjusted at the right and
shadows are adjusted at the left.
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Make a global exposure shift by moving the
Exposure Compensation slider.
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Composition Tools
DCS Photo Desk
These tools let you prepare images for output by
cropping, sharpening, and selecting an output
profile.
DCS Photo Desk provides a variety of color
management tools. You can access the tools
from the Image menu or from the Image Control
panel which is accessed from the View menu.
Noise Reduction Tools
Using these tools you can reduce noise in the
following ways:
There are tools for Click Balance, Exposure
Compensation, Color Balance Lighting, and
Noise Reduction.
Low—Reduces statistical noise (compares the
brightness of pixels in relation to their neighbors
and corrects small variations in the image
structure)
Medium—Reduces low-level noise and
chromatic (noise with a color component)
Moiré—Reduces low-level and medium-level
noise and color moiré (aliasing)
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Using the Included Software
Setting up Color in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
When you edit DCS 645 images in ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP (not included), you can define the
most appropriate RGB color space.
ProPhoto RGB is the default RGB color space in
both DCS Photo Desk and DCS Capture Studio.
If you plan to open images in ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP that have been edited in either
DCS Photo Desk and DCS Capture Studio, you
should select the same RGB color space in
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.
Use ADOBE PHOTOSHOP’s Color Settings
option to set up an RGB color space.
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About the DCS 645
Overview
About the DCS 645
Rear
Front (Attaches to Camera Body)
Menu button
Tag button
Cancel button
IR or antialiasing filter *
OK button
Digital signal
interface
Four-way switch
Battery Release
button
DCS Pro Back
645 battery
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* For your images to be sharp and in focus, you
must use either an IR filter or an
anti-aliasing filter.
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About the DCS 645
Sides
DCS 645 Release button
Serial Debug port
d
Card Busy LED
Power port
COMPACTFLASH Card
slot
IEEE 1394 port
Card door (open)
Video Output port
Card Eject button
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About the DCS 645
Imager
The imager converts light into electrical charges
when you capture an image. Its specifications
are:
Horizontal pixels:
Vertical pixels:
Total pixels:
Horizontal active area (mm):
Vertical active area (mm):
4080
4080
16,646,400
36.72
36.72
The imager is located behind the IR or
anti-aliasing filter (page 39).
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Masked Focus Screen
The viewfinder’s field of view is greater than that
of the imager. Therefore, an apparent focal
length magnification or telephoto effect appears
in the captured image.
The Masked Focus screen has crop indicators
which indicate the area of the scene that will be
included in the image file. You can choose
between various Image Format options
(page 84).
Remove your existing camera focus screen and
install the included DCS 645 focus screen.
Follow the instructions included with your camera
body for changing a focus screen.
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IR Filter
Anti-aliasing Filter
A removable IR filter (page 40) is included with
the DCS 645. This filter, which is installed in front
of the imager, filters out infrared light and helps
protect the imager’s coverglass.
You can replace the IR filter with an anti-aliasing
filter which can be purchased from your Kodak
equipment dealer. The filter performs the IR filter
functions and helps reduce aliasing at certain
focal distances.
☛ For your images to be sharp and in focus,
you must use either an IR filter or an
anti-aliasing filter.
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Removing an IR or Anti-aliasing Filter
Inserting a Filter
CAUTION:
1 Insert the two tabs at the left side of the filter
into the slots on the DCS 645.
The Anti-aliasing filter and IR filter are fragile
devices and must be handled with care.
✔
Place a fingernail in the groove at the side
of the filter, and carefully remove the filter.
2 Gently press the right side of the filter into
place until it is latched.
☛ Store the unused filter in the pocket of the
included body cap (page 111).
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Image LCD
How the Image LCD Works
The two-inch diagonal Image LCD on the DCS
645 can be used to review images and change
digital settings.
You can view images on the Image LCD in a
variety of display modes. You can also access
options from the Menu bar and from menus
which drop down from the Menu bar.
Display mode (page 99): Appears when you
turn on the Image LCD
Menu bar (page 43): Accessible from Display
mode
Menus (page 44): Accessible from the Menu
bar
When a video monitor (page 121) is in use, the
Image LCD turns off. (Pressing the OK, Cancel,
or Menu buttons (page 47) restores the display to
the Image LCD and disables the external
monitor.)
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Turning the Image LCD On and Off
1 Press the OK button to turn on the Image
LCD.
2 Press the Cancel button to turn off the Image
LCD. If the LCD is not in Display mode, press
the Cancel button again.
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Menu Bar
Displaying and Navigating the Menu Bar
The Menu bar is turned off when any Display
mode (page 99) is active. It appears when you
press the Menu button. The Menu bar appears
on the Image LCD and contains icons which
access various digital functions.
1 Turn on the Image LCD (page 42).
Folder icon
Menu icon
Status screen icon
White Balance icon
Video icon (when Video is enabled)
2 Press the Menu button to turn on the Menu
bar.
3 Press the left or right side of the Four-way
switch to highlight the needed Menu bar icon.
4 Press the Cancel button or Menu button to
turn off the Menu bar.
Contrast icon
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Menus
2 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to highlight a menu option.
Many DCS 645 functions can be accessed
through the menus on the Image LCD.
3 Press the OK button to activate the option.
☛ Some menu screens have OK and Cancel
choices. To implement these choices, press
the OK or Cancel buttons (page 47) on the
DCS 645.
Making a Menu Selection
Additional screens may appear, depending on
your choice.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each screen. (If the
choices are “horizontal” as in the example
below, use the left or right of the Four-way
switch when highlighting options.)
1 Navigate the Menu bar (page 43) until the
Folder or Menu icon is highlighted.
The appropriate menu appears.
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Menu Hierarchy
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Status Screen
a - Estimate of the number of images that can be
captured to the installed CF Card (page 62)
The Status screen provides a quick display of the
DCS 645’s current setup.
Displaying the Status screen
✔
b - Fill level (in color) indicates the approximate
amount of space available on the active card
c - ISO setting
Highlight the Status screen icon (page 43).
The Status screen appears with the following
information:
e
f
a
g
b
c
h
d
d - Name of active folder and the number of
images in that folder
e - DCS 645 Battery level
f - Current image format - full frame, horizontal,
or vertical (page 84)
g - Appears if the DCS 645 is connected to a
computer (page 78) and flashes if the DCS
Capture Studio or DCS Camera Manager
software is not running
h - Number of the currently selected image
(page 100)
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Digital Buttons
OK Button
Turns on the Image LCD
✔ Enables the Region of Interest box (Zoom
mode) and implements a zoom when
Region of Interest box is enabled
✔ Implements a highlighted menu option
✔ Deletes the active image (Delete mode)
✔
The Four-way switch and the Menu, OK, Tag,
and Cancel buttons activate the digital functions.
Four-way Switch
Press the left or right side to:
✔
Navigate through images
✔
Navigate the Menu bar
✔
Move the Region of Interest box (Zoom
mode)
Press the top or bottom to:
Tag button
✔
Tags or untags the selected image
Cancel Button
✔
Change the Display mode
✔
Exits from menus without applying changes
✔
Navigate a drop-down menu
✔
Turns off the Image LCD
✔
Move the Region of Interest box (Zoom
mode)
✔
Disables the Region of Interest box (Zoom
mode)
Menu Button
✔
Toggles the Menu bar off and on
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Quick Guide for Using the Image LCD and Digital Buttons
The digital buttons take on different functions, depending on the current state of the Image LCD.
Turn on the Image LCD:
Select a highlighted menu option:
Enable Region of Interest box (Zoom mode):
Implement a zoom (Zoom mode):
Delete an image (Delete mode):
Toggle the Menu bar on/off:
Turn off the Image LCD:
Dismiss a menu without implementing change:
Disable Region of Interest box (Zoom mode):
Tag or untag an image
Navigate images in all Display modes (except Zoom
when Region of Interest box is enabled):
Navigate the Menu bar and display menus:
Navigate a drop-down menu:
Change to a different Display mode:
Move the Region of Interest box (Zoom mode):
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Press the OK button
Press the OK button
Press the OK button
Press the OK button
Press the Menu button
Press the Cancel button
Press the Cancel button
Press the Cancel button
Press the Tag button
Press the left or right side of the Four-way switch
Press the left or right side of the Four-way switch
Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
Press any edge of the Four-way switch
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Ports
Serial Debug Port
For factory use only. Do not insert any plugs into
this port.
Serial Debug port
Power Port
Power port
IEEE 1394 port
The included AC adapter or a third party battery
is connected here. (The third party battery charge
status does not appear on the Status screen.)
Video Output port
IEEE 1394 Port
A 6-pin to 4-pin IEEE 1394 cable connects here.
Video Output Port
An standard composite video cable connects
here and lets you review your images on an
external video monitor (page 121). You can
obtain this type of cable at any high-end video
dealer.
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Assembling the Camera
The Basics
Do the following before using your camera.
1 Verify that your computer meets system
requirements (page 13).
2 Attach the DCS 645 to the camera body
(page 51).
3 Connect the following cables, as needed:
✔
IEEE 1394 cable (page 78)
✔
Video cable (page 121)
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Attaching the DCS 645 to the Camera Body and Connecting Accessories
Attaching the DCS 645 to the Camera
Body
1 To remove the body cap, rotate the DCS 645
Release button to the left and press, then pivot
the top of the cap away from the DCS 645.
IMPORTANT:
Do not touch or strike the exposed IR filter or
anti-aliasing filter or set it down on a surface.
Do not install the DCS 645 battery or connect the
AC adapter to the DCS 645 until it is mounted on
the camera body.
DCS 645
Release
button
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2 Using isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free lens
cleaning tissue, clean the contact pads on the
DCS 645 and the contact pins and locating
posts on the camera body.
WARNING:
Isopropyl alcohol is a flammable liquid. It can
cause eye irritation and dry skin. High vapor
concentrations may cause drowsiness and
irritation of the respiratory tract. Wash hands
with soap and water following maintenance
procedures. Refer to the material safety data
sheet from the supplier for additional safe
handling and first aid information.
3 Position the slot at the bottom of the DCS 645
in the locating hook on the camera body and
gently press the top of the DCS 645 onto the
camera body.
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IMPORTANT:
Ensure that the DCS 645 is firmly attached
before releasing your grip.
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Disconnecting the DCS 645 from the
Camera Body
1 Place the camera on a table or other flat
surface.
2 If the DCS 645 is being powered by battery,
remove the battery.
DCS 645
Release
button
If the DCS 645 is being powered by AC
adapter, disconnect the AC adapter.
3 Remove the IEEE 1394 cable (page 78) if it is
connected.
4 Rotate the DCS 645 Release button to the left
and press, then pivot the top of the camera
body away from the DCS 645.
5 Carefully remove the DCS 645 from the
camera body.
Connecting Flash/Strobe Units
Connect flash and studio strobes following the
instructions in your camera body's manual.
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Image Files
Images captured using the DCS 645 are saved in
a proprietary file format with a .DCR extension.
You must use one of the following included
software packages to convert the .DCR files to a
format such as JPEG or TIFF before you can
open, view, or print them using other image
editing or processing applications. Alternatively,
you can use the DCS 645 in-camera Processing
function (page 94) to convert the .DCR files to
JPEG or TIFF.
✔
DCS Capture Studio
✔
DCS Photo Desk
✔
DCR File Format Module with ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP 6.0 or greater (ADOBE
PHOTOSHOP is not included)
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Storing Images
Images are stored on either a COMPACTFLASH
Card (page 62) inserted in the DCS 645 or on the
computer hard drive.
Images are stored on an inserted
COMPACTFLASH Card when ANY of the
following conditions occur:
Refer to the included DCS Capture Studio, DCS
Camera Manager, or DCS Photo Desk software
Help for instructions on storing images on the
computer.
Images are stored on the computer hard drive
when the camera is connected to a computer
running DCS Capture Studio or DCS Camera
Manager with appropriate options selected.
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Camera is operating in portable mode
✔
Camera is connected to a computer but the
computer is not turned on
✔
Camera is connected to a computer that is
powered but the DCS Capture Studio
software is not running
✔
Camera is connected to a computer running
DCS Camera Manager with appropriate
options selected
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Power Supply
Use the included AC adapter when the DCS 645
is connected to a computer. Use the DCS 645
battery or AC adapter when the DCS 645 is not
connected to a computer.
Connecting an AC Adapter
Connect the AC adapter cable into the Power
port on the DCS 645, then plug the AC adapter
into a wall socket.
AC Adapter
An 8VDC AC adapter is included with the DCS
645. Do not use any other type of AC adapter
with your camera.
Power port
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Battery
Attaching a Battery
A Battery kit is included with the DCS 645. This
includes a DCS 645 battery, a battery charger,
and an AC adapter for the battery charger.
1 Position the battery so its contacts align with
the contacts at the bottom of the DCS 645.
2 Slide the battery to latch it in place.
☛ You must charge a battery before using it for
the first time (page 61).
WARNING:
The battery can explode, leak, or catch on fire
if exposed to high temperatures or fire,
opened, or disassembled. Refer to the
Warnings section (page 125) for further
information.
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Removing a Battery
CAUTION:
Hold the battery with one hand or place the
camera on a flat surface while removing the
battery so it does not drop and become
damaged.
✔
Press the Battery Release button to remove
the battery.
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Checking Battery Status
Check the Battery icon on Status screen in the
Image LCD.
The Battery icon indicates the battery level. If it is
insufficient or empty, the icon blinks, indicating
that you need to charge the battery.
Full
Low
Insufficient
Empty
Always check the battery status at the following
times:
✔
When loading a new battery
✔
After lengthy storage
✔
If the shutter does not release
✔
In cold weather
✔
Before an important assignment
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☛ The Battery icon does not appear if an AC
adapter or a third party battery is supplying
power.
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Battery Charger
For the best results, store and use the battery
charger within the following temperature ranges:
Charge a battery before using it for the first time
and whenever it is insufficient or empty. If you
plan to use your camera without the AC adapter
for an extended period of time, it is a good idea to
charge one or more batteries before you begin.
An external battery charger is included with your
camera.
Storage temperature range: -20°C to 60°C
(-68°F to 140°F)
Charging temperature range: 0°C to 45°C
(32°F to 113°F)
CAUTION:
Use only the DCS Pro Back 645 Series battery
charger to charge a DCS 645 battery. Using a
different charger can damage the battery or
the charger.
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Charging Batteries
1 Plug the cable from the charger’s AC adapter
into the battery charger port.
On average, batteries are rapid-charged in
approximately 2 1/2 hours. If two batteries are
inserted, they are charged simultaneously.
The following table shows the battery charger
status as indicated by each state of the LEDs.
Battery Charger Status
LEDs
Battery
charger port
2 Select the appropriate included international
power cord and plug the AC adapter into a
wall outlet.
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Flashing Yellow
Waiting to
Charging
Charged (90% capacity)
Fully charged
Red
Flashing Green
Green
Fault2
Flashing Red
1
Cannot rapid charge at this time. Slow charge may
be active.
2
Poor contact (reseat battery pack), battery pack is
bad, charger failure.
3 Insert one or two batteries in the slots in the
battery charger. (Use either slot when
charging only one battery.)
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COMPACTFLASH (CF) Cards
The DCS 645 has a slot for a solid state or IBM
MicroDrive COMPACTFLASH+ Type II Card.
Inserting a CF Card
1 Open the Card door.
2 Insert a card in the slot and press firmly until
you feel the card seat. (The card can only be
inserted in one orientation.)
☛ When the camera is connected to a
computer and DCS Capture Studio is
running, images are saved to the computer,
regardless of whether a card is present.
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Ejecting a CF Card
2 Press the Eject button.
1 Open the Card door.
CAUTION:
The Card Busy LED flashes when images are
being accessed. Do not remove the card
when the LED is flashing. Doing so could
destroy all image files on the card.
3 Remove the CF Card.
4 Close the Card door.
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Selecting a Folder
1 Highlight the Folder icon (page 43).
This procedure applies only when you are
working in portable mode or using DCS Camera
Manager with appropriate options selected.
When DCS Capture Studio is running, images
are saved on the computer. Use DCS Capture
Studio or DCS Camera Manager to select folders
on the computer.
If no card is inserted, an x appears in the Folder
icon on the Menu bar.
The selected folder is indicated by a • symbol.
3 Press the OK button.
x
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2 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to select a folder.
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Accessing Images on a CF Card
After you capture images to a CF Card, you need
to copy them to a computer with one of the
following installed:
✔
DCS Capture Studio
✔
DCS Photo Desk
✔
PHOTOSHOP with the DCR File Format
Module
3 If DCS Capture Studio, DCS Photo Desk, or
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP with the DCR File
Format Module is installed on your computer,
you can access the images directly from the
CF Card or copy them from the card to a folder
on the computer’s hard drive.
If DCS Camera Manager is installed on your
computer, you can copy the image files
directly from the tethered DCS 645 to the
computer’s hard drive.
1 Eject the CF Card (page 63) from the DCS
645.
2 If your computer has a CF Card reader, insert
the CF Card in the reader. If your computer
uses a PC Card reader, first insert the CF
Card into a PC Card adapter.
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Formatting a CF Card
☛ Cards are formatted in PC DOS format.
Occasionally you may need to format a CF Card
if it was formatted incorrectly or if the data on the
card becomes corrupted.
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43), and
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
If you have used a CF Card for several sessions
(for example, two or three dozen), you may want
to format it on the camera you will be using so
that the full capacity of the card is available.
(Deleting images does not reclaim all space on
the card.)
2 Choose Card from the Main menu.
3 Choose Quick Format or Full Format from the
Card menu.
4 Press the OK or Cancel button.
There are two ways to format a card:
✔
Quick format removes the directory
structure but does not erase data. It may be
possible to recover files (page 67) after a
Quick format.
✔
Full format erases all information and
“cleans up” the card. Images cannot be
recovered.
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Recovering Data on a CF Card
The Recover Card feature lets you recover image
files recently deleted from a CF Card. Files can
be recovered if:
✔
The card was formatted using a DCS 645
✔
The images were captured using a DCS
645
✔
The files have not been overwritten
IMPORTANT:
Do not format until you save all needed images in
another location.
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43), and
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
2 Choose Card from the Main menu.
3 Choose Recover Card from the Card menu.
Images that have not been overwritten are
recovered and saved in the Recover folder.
When you recover files, a folder named Recover
is automatically created on the card, and the
recovered files are saved there.
☛ You cannot capture images to the Recover
folder. If you capture an image while the
Recover folder is selected, the image is
saved in the default folder specified in
Properties (page 73).
A Recovering Files screen appears during the
recovery. When complete, another screen
displays the number of files recovered.
4 Press the OK button.
Another screen recommends that you format
the card before capturing more images.
5 Press the OK button.
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Configuring Your Camera
Choosing a Language
Configuring Your Camera
You can choose the language in which text
appears in the Image LCD. At this time, you can
choose between English and Japanese.
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43) then
choose Language from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
2 Choose a language from the Language menu.
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Configuring Your Camera
Setting the Date and Time
A date and time stamp is associated with each
image file.
Inside the DCS 645, a battery maintains the date
and time for up to 14 days. The battery is
recharged when the camera is powered. If this
battery loses its charge, you must reset the date
and time.
☛ You cannot access this battery.
To Set the Date and Time
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43) then
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
2 Choose Date/Time from the Main menu.
3 Press the left or right side of the Four-way
switch to sequence through the numeric fields.
4 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to change the highlighted numeric value.
5 Press the OK or Cancel button.
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Configuring Your Camera
Setting Camera Properties
You can change the following camera properties:
✔
Delay before Battery Save mode activation
(page 71)
✔
Delay before the Image LCD display turns
off (page 71)
✔
Long exposure processing (page 72)
✔
Default folder for image capture (page 73)
✔
Video format (page 74)
Displaying the Properties Menu
Highlight the Menu icon (page 43) then choose
Properties from the drop-down menu (page 44).
The Properties menu appears.
In addition, you can view the total number of
camera actuations (page 73).
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Configuring Your Camera
Setting Battery Save Onset
Setting Display Off Time
When the DCS 645 is powered by battery and
you don’t touch any controls during the specified
Battery Save Onset time, it enters Battery Save
state. You can change the onset time (page 82)
from 1:00:00 to 23:59:59 (HH:MM:SS).
Extended use of the Image LCD will drain your
battery. For this reason, the LCD turns off after
the specified Display Off Time.
The default onset time is 60 minutes.
1 Display the Properties menu (page 70).
The default Display Off Time is 60 seconds.
1 Display the Properties menu (page 70).
2 Choose Display Off Time from the Properties
menu.
2 Choose Battery Save Onset from the
Properties menu.
The Battery Save Onset screen appears.
3 Press the left or right side of the Four-way
switch to sequence through the numeric fields.
4 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to change the highlighted numeric value.
5 Press the OK or Cancel button.
3 Press the left or right side of the Four-way
switch to sequence through the numeric fields.
4 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to change the highlighted numeric value.
5 Press the OK or Cancel button.
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Configuring Your Camera
Long Exposure
2 Select Long Exposure.
The Long Exposure property reduces
accumulated pattern noise in long exposure
images.
Long Exposure Processing is applied
immediately after image capture. As a result,
there is a greater lag time between exposures,
thereby reducing "burst" mode capture rate and
depth. This is true even when the property is set
to "Exposures >1/4 sec." and a shutter speed
shorter than 1/4 sec. is used. For example, if you
are capturing an image using a 10 second
shutter speed, there will be 10 seconds of
processing immediately after image capture.
3 Choose one of the following:
Never Apply—Long Exposure processing is
not applied to any image, regardless of shutter
speed.
Exposures >1/4 sec.—Long Exposure
processing is applied to images taken with
shutter speeds longer than 1/4 second.
All Exposures—Long Exposure processing is
applied to all images after capture, regardless
of shutter speed.
1 Display the Properties menu (page 70).
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Configuring Your Camera
Total Actuations
Use Folder01
You can determine the number of images
captured by the DCS 645 from the time of its
manufacture.
You can change the CF Card’s default image
capture folder.
1 Display the Properties menu (page 70).
If you do not change the default folder, the default
is the lowest numbered empty folder.
2 Select Total Actuations.
1 Display the Properties menu (page 70).
The total number of images captured appears.
2 Select Use FOLDER01.
3 Choose Yes or No.
If you choose Yes, FOLDER01 will be active
when you insert a CF Card.
If you choose No, the lowest numbered empty
folder will be active when you insert a CF
Card.
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Configuring Your Camera
Video Format
You can specify the video standard used to view
images on an external monitor (page 121):
✔
NTSC - North America (default)
✔
PAL - Europe and Asia
1 Display the Properties menu (page 70).
2 Select Video Format.
3 Choose NTSC or PAL on the Video Format
screen.
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Configuring Your Camera
Using Job Tracker
This feature lets you enter Job Tracker data
using DCS Photo Desk or DCS Capture Studio,
load the data from a CF Card into camera
memory, then include it in image headers. The
data follows the International Press
Telecommunication Council (IPTC) standard. Job
Tracker files have a .IPT extension.
2 Select your choice from the Job Tracker Data
menu. If a Job Tracker file has already been
loaded, its name appears.
None—No Job Tracker data is written to the
image headers.
Job Tracker file—Choosing this option writes
the job tracker data from a previously loaded
file to the header of subsequently captured
images. In the sample screen at the left, a file
named Station1 has been previously loaded.
1 Choose Job Tracker from the Main menu.
Load from Card—You can load a Job Tracker
file from a PC Card.
☛ Your choice of None or a Job Tracker file
persists until you change the setting.
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Configuring Your Camera
Loading Job Tracker Data from a CF Card
1 Choose Load from Card from the Job Tracker
Data menu.
2 Choose a Job Tracker file from the Load Job
Tracker Data menu.
The file is loaded from the CF Card to your
camera.
Each file must have a unique name. If you
attempt to load a file with the same name as
one on your camera, a message asks if you
want to replace the existing file.
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Before You Begin
Using the Camera Connected to a Computer
Getting Started
Using the Camera Connected to a Computer
To start using your camera connected to a
computer, do the following.
5 Start DCS Capture Studio or DCS Camera
Manager.
If DCS Capture Studio is running, images are
saved to the computer. If DCS Camera
Manager is running, images can be saved to
the computer or to a CF Card.
☛ It is not necessary to turn off the computer.
1 Assemble the camera (page 50).
2 Install the included software, as needed
(page 27).
3 Connect the camera to the computer and
power supply (page 78).
4 Turn on the computer, if it isn’t already.
6 Capture images.
7 Review and edit the images, as needed, in
DCS Capture Studio, DCS Photo Desk, or
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP with the DCR File
Format Module.
8 Save the images to the computer’s hard drive
in the desired format.
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Using the Camera Connected to a Computer
Connecting the Camera to the Computer and Power Supply
Connect the DCS 645 to a computer and a DCS
Pro Back 645 battery or AC adapter.
Connecting to a Computer
In addition to included accessories, you need a
6-pin plug to 4-pin plug IEEE 1394 cable.
1 Connect one end of the IEEE 1394 cable to
the IEEE 1394 port on the DCS 645.
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2 Connect the other end of the cable into any
available port on the IEEE 1394 adapter card
on your computer.
3 If using the included AC adapter, connect the
AC adapter cable into the Power port
(page 36) on the DCS 645 and plug the AC
adapter into a wall socket.
If using battery power, attach the battery
(page 57).
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Powering Your Camera
✔
Turn on the camera body.
The DCS 645 activates within 5 - 6 seconds
after the AC Adapter or battery starts
providing power.
☛ If you turn on the Image LCD, it turns off
automatically after the time specified in the
Display Off Time property (page 71).
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Using the Camera in Portable Mode
Getting Started
Using the Camera in Portable Mode
To start using your camera in portable mode (not
connected to a computer), do the following:
7 Remove the CF Card from the camera and
insert it in a card reader.
1 Assemble the camera (page 50).
8 Copy the image files to the computer.
2 Insert a DCS 645 battery or connect the AC
adapter (page 81).
3 Insert a CF Card (page 62).
4 Turn on the camera body.
9 Review and edit the images, as needed, in
DCS Capture Studio, DCS Photo Desk, or
ADOBE Photoshop with DCR File Format
Module
10 Save the images to the computer’s hard drive
in the desired format.
5 Capture images.
6 Review the images (page 99) on the Image
LCD or enable the video output (page 121) to
view them on a monitor.
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Using the Camera in Portable Mode
Connecting to a Power Supply
Conserving Batteries
When you are working in portable mode, you can
use either a DCS 645 battery or the included AC
adapter (page 56).
To extend the life of the battery, remember the
following:
Connecting to the AC Adapter
1 Plug the AC adapter into the Power port on the
DCS 645.
✔
Older batteries may not last as long as
newer batteries.
✔
Minimize use of the Image LCD and turn it
off when not in use.
✔
Track the battery’s power level by checking
its icon on the Status screen.
2 Plug the AC adapter into a wall socket.
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Battery Save State
To conserve the battery’s charge, the DCS 645
enters Battery Save state if no DCS 645 controls
are touched for a specified period of time. When
this happens, the Image LCD and DCS 645
buttons become inactive.
The default onset of Battery Save state is 60
minutes. You can change the Battery Save Onset
time in Properties (page 71).
To Exit Battery Save State
✔
Press the Shutter button on the camera
body.
The DCS 645 turns on with the same settings
it had before Battery Save state began.
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Capturing and Processing Images
Overview
Capturing and Processing Images
Capture images using the Shutter Release
button on the camera body. Refer to the User’s
Manual for your CONTAX 645, MAMIYA 645AF,
or MAMIYA 645AFD.
MAMIYA 645AF only: You must half-press the
Shutter Release button for 1/4 second before
capturing an image. If you press the button fully
to the release position, the shutter will not
actuate. You must then fully release the Shutter
Release button and perform a half-press for 1/4
second.
Refer also to the list of features that are not
supported (page 119) when the DCS 645 is used
with the CONTAX 645, MAMIYA 645AF, or
MAMIYA 645AF camera body.
To capture sequential images using a MAMIYA
645AF camera body, you must completely lift
your finger off the camera body’s Shutter
Release button after each image capture.
This section describes operations specific to the
DCS 645.
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Before You Begin
Capturing and Processing Images
Image Format
The DCS 645 has a square imager that captures
images in a square format. You can change this
format, if needed. The new format is applied to
subsequently captured images.
The Masked Focus screen (page 38) indicates
the approximate area of coverage for each
format.
To Format Images
1 Choose Image Format from the Main menu.
2 Choose the desired option from the Image
Format menu (Full Frame, 5x4, or 4x5).
5x5
5x4
The current format is indicated on the Status
screen (page 46).
F - Full frame image (5x5)
H - Horizontal format (5x4)
V - Vertical format (4x5)
5x5
4x5
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Intervalometer
1 Choose Intervalometer from the Main menu.
The DCS 645 has an Intervalometer that
automatically captures a sequence of images at
specified intervals over a specified time period.
You might use the Intervalometer to capture a
flower bud opening or for unattended
surveillance.
The Intervalometer is disabled automatically after
the specified time has elapsed, even if the
specified number of images have not been
captured. For example, if you set the
Intervalometer for fifteen exposures at one
second intervals, the buffer would fill after a few
exposures, and the camera would not be able to
maintain the one second interval. It would stop
capturing images after fifteen seconds even
though fifteen images had not been captured.
2 Choose the desired option from the
Intervalometer menu.
3 Change settings, as needed, on the
Intervalometer options screens (page 86).
4 Press the left or right side of the Four-way
switch to sequence through the numeric fields.
Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to change the highlighted numeric value.
Press the OK or Cancel button. (In the Enable
screen, choose Yes or No.)
☛ While the Intervalometer is enabled, the
camera does not enter Battery Save state.
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Intervalometer Options
Frame Count
Interval
Delay
Enable
Screen:
Description:
Specifies the number
of frames to capture
Specifies the interval
between image
captures
Specifies the delay
before onset of the
Intervalometer
function
Range:
1-9999 frames
Default:
10 frames
3 seconds to 23:59:59
(HH:MM:SS)
10 seconds
1 second to 23:59:59
(HH:MM:SS)
1 second
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Yes enables the
Intervalometer with
the values displayed in
the Intervalometer
screen
No disables the
Intervalometer
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Setting ISO
The DCS 645 supports an ISO range of 100 to
400 at 1/3 stop intervals. The factory default is
ISO 100.
ISO determines the sensitivity of the imager to
light. Increasing or decreasing the ISO increases
or decreases sensitivity.
2 Choose the desired setting from the ISO
menu.
The currently active ISO value is indicated by
a “•” symbol.
3 Press the OK button.
1 Choose ISO from the Main menu.
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Capturing and Processing Images
White Balance
The DCS 645 offers both Preset and Click White
Balance functionality.
There are five Preset options: Auto, Daylight,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, and Flash. Choose the
setting which represents the dominant type of
lighting present when the image was captured.
For example, when working in daylight, select the
Daylight setting for the best results.
Any White Balance or Click Balance setting that
you choose remains in effect until you make a
different choice.
☛ Auto White Balance evaluates the image,
determines what the illuminant was, and
what the color balance, and exposure should
be.
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Accessing White Balance
1 Select the White Balance icon on the Menu
bar.
Preset
Saved Click Balance
setting
2 Choose a Preset option, the last Click Balance
setting saved on camera (Click image 2613),
or Click Balance from the White Balance
menu.
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Click Balance
When you use Click Balance, your clicking of a
neutral area in an image helps neutralize color
shifts. The neutral areas of subsequent images
will have RGB values that are approximately
equal.
Choosing an Image for Click Balance
For Click Balance, choose an image with a
MACBETH color chart, a gray card or white card,
or a neutral area.
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Performing the Click Balance Operation
3 Press any side of the Four-way switch to move
the eyedropper over a neutral area.
1 Choose Click Balance from the White Balance
menu.
If the eyedropper reaches the edge of the
screen, the image shifts in the opposite
direction of the Four-way switch manipulation.
4 Press the OK button to sample the RGB
values, update the Click Balance menu with
the current image number, and apply the Click
Balance.
The setting is applied to subsequently
captured images.
2 Press the OK button to use the current image.
A zoomed version of the current image
appears with a moveable eyedropper.
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Capturing and Processing Images
Using the Click Balance Menu
3 Do one of the following:
1 Choose Click Balance from the White Balance
menu.
✔
Select a Click Balance setting.
✔
Delete a Click Balance setting.
✔
Load a Click Balance setting from a CF
Card
✔
Save a Click Balance setting for reuse
Selecting a Click Balance Setting
2 Press the Menu button to display the Click
Balance menu.
1 Select a Click Balance setting from the Click
Balance menu.
A • symbol appears next to the currently active
Click Balance setting.
2 Press the OK button.
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Capturing and Processing Images
Deleting a Click Balance Setting
Loading a Click Balance Setting
1 Choose Delete Setting from the Click Balance
menu.
You can load a Click Balance setting that has
been saved to a CF Card using KODAK
PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk. (A maximum
of 10 settings can exist in camera memory.)
1 Choose Load From Card from the Click
Balance menu.
2 Select the Click Balance setting to be deleted.
3 Press the OK button.
2 Select the Click Balance setting to be loaded.
3 Press the OK button.
The loaded file subsequently appears in the
Click Balance menu.
4 Press the OK button.
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Capturing and Processing Images
Saving a Click Balance Setting
Long Exposure
You can perform a Click Balance operation on
the current image (page 90) then save the
settings for reuse.
The Long Exposure property reduces
accumulated pattern noise in long exposure
images. When you set this property (page 72),
long exposure processing is applied to
subsequently captured images.
1 Choose Save (Image number) from the Click
Balance menu.
2 Press the OK button.
The saved setting replaces the last Click
Balance setting saved on the camera. It
appears in the White Balance and the Click
Balance menus.
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Processing Images
The DCS 645 supports background image
processing that produces JPEG or TIFF RGB
files which can be opened directly by many
applications and browsers.
JPEG files are saved to a JPEG folder. TIFF
RGB files are saved to a TIFF folder. These
folders are created on the CF Card when you
turn processing on (if they don’t already exist).
The choices for processed files are JPEG Good,
Better, and Best, and TIFF RGB. JPEG Best files
have the least compression, JPEG Good have
the most. The less compression, the better the
quality of the processed file and the larger the file
size. The file size varies, depending on content.
You cannot capture images to the JPEG or TIFF
folders. If you attempt to do so, the images are
saved in the default folder established in
Properties. You can specify whether the original
.DCR file is saved or deleted once the JPEG or
TIFF RGB file is saved.
When you capture images, they are written to the
CF Card in .DCR format, regardless of whether
processing is turned on. If processing is on, files
are processed and saved when the camera is not
busy with other tasks such as capturing images.
1 Choose Processing from the Main menu.
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2 Select an option on the Processing menu.
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Changing Processing Settings
Choice
OFF
Tagged Images
Tagged in folder
All in Folder
All on Card
Change Settings
Images Processed
Turns off Processing (if it was on)
This is the default.
All tagged images on card
All tagged images in selected folder
All images in selected folder
All images on card
Displays a screen where you can
change Processing settings
There are several processing settings that you
can change. The settings are applied to images
as they are processed.
1 Select Change Settings from the Processing
menu.
3 Press the OK button.
2 Select the desired setting from the Processing
Settings menu.
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The following screens appear, depending on your choice:
Processing
Settings
Defaults
Underlined
Screen
Original DCR
Result
Save
Saves the DCR image (default).
Delete
Deletes the DCR image after the processed
JPEG file has been saved.
☛ It is recommended that you do not choose
this option unless you are certain you will
not need the original file.
File Type
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Better, Good,
TIFF RGB
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Files are processed to the selected JPEG quality
or TIFF RGB. JPEG Best produces best quality
compressed images with a file size larger than
JPEG Better or Good. In all cases, the aspect
ratio is unchanged.
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Processing
Settings
Defaults
Underlined
Screen
Resolution
Noise
Reduction
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Result
100%
Aspect ratio is unchanged. Height and width are
the same as the original image.
67%
Aspect ratio is unchanged. Height and width are
reduced to two-thirds.
50%
Aspect ratio is unchanged. Height and width are
reduced to one-half.
25%
Aspect ratio is unchanged. Height and width are
reduced to one-quarter
Fit to ProShots
ProShots resolution
Yes
Removes small, random pixel variations
No
Noise Reduction is turned off.
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Processing
Settings
Defaults
Underlined
Screen
Look
Sharpening
Level
Portrait
Applies a lower contrast tone scale with more
detail in the highlights and shadows.
Product
Applies a higher contrast, more vibrant tone
scale.
None
No sharpening is applied to the finished image.
High
Applies a sharpening algorithm when the image
is processed. High applies the most sharpening,
and Low applies the least.
Medium
Low
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Using the Image LCD
Reviewing Images
Using the Image LCD
You can review images on the active CF Card
(page 62) in one of five Display modes:
✔
Single Image mode (page 101)
✔
Zoom mode (page 101)
✔
Histogram mode (page 103)
✔
Multiple Image mode (page 104)
✔
Delete mode (page 105)
Selecting a Display Mode
1 Press the OK button to turn on the Image LCD
or, if a menu is displayed, press the Cancel or
Menu button to return to Display mode.
2 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to change the Display mode.
A pop-up display appears briefly. The icon for
the active Display mode is highlighted.
☛ The Location bar (page 106) appears at the
bottom of the screen in Single Image or
Multiple Image Display mode.
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Single
Zoom
Histogram
Multiple
Delete
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Before You Begin
Using the Image LCD
Navigating through Displayed Images
Selecting an Image
Press the left or right side of the Four-way switch
to navigate through images in the selected folder
within the selected Display mode.
As you navigate through the images in Multiple
Image Display mode, the images are highlighted
one at a time. Release the Four-way switch when
the desired image is highlighted.
☛ This works in all Display modes except Zoom
mode (page 101) when the Region of
Interest box is enabled.
In the other Display modes, release the Four-way
switch when the desired image appears.
The right side navigates from lower-numbered to
higher-numbered images in the folder, and the
left side navigates in the reverse order.
If you continue navigating forward after the last
image is reached, the navigation wraps around to
the first image. If you continue navigating
backward after the first image is reached, the
navigation wraps around to the last image.
To indicate the first or last image in the folder, a
blank screen appears after the last or first image.
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Using the Image LCD
Single Image Display Mode
Enabling or Disabling the Region of Interest Box
The thumbnail for the current image appears with
the Status bar (page 106) at the left.
Press the OK button to enable the Region of
Interest box.
You can pan or zoom when the Region of
Interest box is enabled (page 102).
Zoom Display Mode
The thumbnail for the current image appears with
a Region of Interest box and crosshairs
(page 102). The Region of Interest box includes
the area of the image that appears when you
zoom in.
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Press the Cancel button to disable the Region of
Interest box.
You can navigate to a different image when
the Region of Interest box is disabled
(page 100).
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Using the Image LCD
Zooming
Navigating Through Images in Zoom Mode
With the Region of Interest box enabled,
(page 101) press the OK button.
Press the Cancel button to turn the Region of
Interest box off and navigate (page 100) to other
images.
There are three zoom levels. The first actuation
zooms to 1:4 (one pixel displayed for every four
in the image), the second to 1:1, and the third
returns to the un-zoomed 1:16.
☛ When zoomed to 1:1, the crosshairs appear
but the Region of Interest box does not. You
can still pan, however.
Luminometer Crosshairs
The crosshairs, which appear when the Region
of Interest box is on, indicate the level of
luminance channel saturation of pixels below the
center of the crosshairs. This level is indicated in
stops (-3 to 3.25) and percentages (2 to 180%).
Panning
With the Region of Interest box enabled, press
the appropriate part of the Four-way switch to
move the Region of Interest box around.
If the edge of the thumbnail is reached, the image
moves in the opposite direction.
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Using the Image LCD
Histogram Display Mode
Interpreting a Histogram
✔
When Histogram mode is active, the active
image, its histogram, and the following
information appear:
✔
Image name
✔
Active folder number/name
✔
Date and time of image capture
✔
ISO
✔
Shutter speed
✔
Aperture
✔
Exposure mode
✔
Exposure compensation
A histogram that is clipped at the right
indicates over-exposure. One that is
clipped at the left indicates under-exposure.
Over-exposure
✔
A histogram that peaks towards the right
indicates a high key image without many
dark tones. One that peaks on the left
indicates a low key image without many
light tones.
High key
✔
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Under-exposure
Low key
The double bars at the base of the
histogram indicate the area of 18% gray.
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Using the Image LCD
Multiple Image Display Mode
Four image thumbnails appear with the Status
bar (page 106) at the left. The current image is
highlighted.
☛ Thumbnails may appear with varying image
formats (page 84) as each thumbnail is
displayed in its selected image format.
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Using the Image LCD
Image Delete Display Mode
To Delete a Single Image
Use Image Delete Display mode to delete the
current image. You can also delete groups of
images (page 107) using a Main menu option.
1 Press the OK button to delete the displayed
image.
☛ If you delete an image by mistake, you can
get it back if you immediately perform the
Recover function (page 67).
2 Press the OK or Cancel button in response to
the confirmation screen. (The Cancel button
dismisses the screen without deleting the
image.)
One image thumbnail (for the current image)
appears with instructions for deleting it.
A feedback screen appears for two seconds or
until you manipulate a button on the DCS 645.
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Using the Image LCD
Status Bar
Location Bar
When image thumbnails are displayed in Single
Image or Multiple Image Display mode (page 99),
a Status bar appears at the left of the display. It
contains some or all of the following information.
A Location bar appears at the bottom of the
Image LCD when you are navigating through
images in Single Image or Multiple Image Display
mode (page 99). The bar indicates the position of
the current image relative to the other images in
the active folder.
Folder #
Tag - if image
tagged
Image number
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Using the Image LCD
Deleting Groups of Images
4 When prompted, press the OK or Cancel
button.
You can delete groups of images using a Main
menu option. You can also delete single images
using Image Delete Display mode (page 105).
If you Press the OK button, a progress screen
appears. If you press the Cancel button while
the deletion is in progress, images that have
not yet been deleted remain on the card.
To Delete Groups of Images
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43), and
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
A final screen appears informing you of the
number of images deleted.
5 Press the OK button.
2 Choose Delete Images from the Main menu.
3 Choose the desired option from the Delete
Images menu.
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Using the Image LCD
Display Contrast
Overexposure Indicator
You can change the contrast and lighten or
darken the images displayed on the Image LCD
panel.
You can highlight areas of overexposure in
Single or Multiple Image Display modes.
☛ Changing contrast does not affect the stored
images, only the view of the images on the
Image LCD.
1 Highlight the Contrast icon (page 43).
2 Press the top or bottom of the Four-way switch
to move the slider bar up to lighten, or down to
darken the displayed image.
1 Choose Single or Multiple Image mode
(page 99).
2 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43), and
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
3 Choose Overexposure Indicator from the Main
menu.
A check mark appears when highlighting is on.
4 Press the OK button to toggle highlighting on
or off.
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Using the Image LCD
Tagging Images
3 Press and release the Tag button.
A check mark appears in the Status bar.
You can tag one or more images then delete
untagged images on the camera. You can also
select tagged images in DCS Photo Desk, then
perform a variety of operations on the selected
images.
1 Select any Display mode except Delete mode
(page 99).
To untag a tagged image, press the Tag button
again.
2 Select the image to be tagged (page 100).
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Caring for Your DCS 645
Cleaning
Caring for Your DCS 645
Clean the camera body as described in its User’s
Manual.
Cleaning the DCS 645
1 Turn the DCS 645 off and disconnect it from
the computer.
2 Using a lint-free cloth with light pressure, clean
only the outside enclosures and the Image
LCD panel.
IMPORTANT:
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners on
the outside of the DCS 645.
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Before connecting the DCS 645 to the camera
body, clean the slots at the bottom of the DCS
645 and the locating posts on the camera body
using isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free lens
cleaning tissue.
CAUTION:
Isopropyl alcohol is a flammable liquid. It can
cause eye irritation and dry skin. Wash hands
with soap and water following maintenance
procedures. Refer to the material safety data
sheet from the supplier for additional safe
handling and first aid information.
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Before You Begin
Caring for Your DCS 645
Cleaning the IR or Anti-aliasing Filter
Storing
1 Remove the filter from the DCS 645 (page 40).
These storage tips apply to the DCS 645. Store
the camera body as described in its User’s
Manual.
2 Gently blow off the dust using commercially
available canned air (low pressure). If the filter
is still dirty, contact your dealer or service
representative.
3 If the imager is dirty, check the KODAK Web
site (www.kodak.com) for instructions on
cleaning. Choose “Service and Support,” then
under Professional Photography choose
“Cameras, Digital” then “DCS 645.” Follow the
instructions under Cleaning
Recommendations for CCD Coverglass.
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If you have an IR or anti-aliasing filter not in use,
store it in the pocket on the included body cap.
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✔
Attach the body cap over the exposed IR or
anti-aliasing filter to protect it from damage.
✔
Wrap in a clean, soft cloth and place in a
well-ventilated, cool, dry, dust-free place.
✔
Keep out of direct sunlight and away from
“hot spots” such as the trunk of a car.
✔
Avoid places where chemical agents such
as moth balls are used.
✔
In extreme humidity, use a desiccant.
✔
If the DCS 645 has been stored for a long
period of time, carefully check the operation
or have it thoroughly tested at an
authorized service center.
✔
When the DCS 645 is removed from the
camera body, attach the body cap. Place
the slot at the bottom of the DCS 645 in the
locating post on the body cap, then press
the body cap in place.
☛ After storing the DCS 645 for several days,
you may need to set the date and time
(page 68).
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Caring for Your DCS 645
Firmware
Firmware is the software program that runs within
the DCS 645 and controls its operation. If a new
firmware version becomes available, you can
download it from the KODAK Web site and
update the firmware within the DCS 645.
Checking the Current Firmware Version
You can check the firmware version currently
running on your DCS 645.
3 Choose Version from the Firmware menu.
The firmware version appears.
4 Press the OK button.
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43), and
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
2 Choose Firmware from the Main menu.
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Updating Firmware
1 On a computer with Internet access, go to
www.kodak.com, then choose Service and
Support. Choose Cameras, Digital from the
Professional Photography list, choose DCS
645, then choose Firmware and Host
Software.
2 Download the firmware to your computer.
6 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43), and
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
7 Choose Firmware from the Main menu.
8 Choose Update from Card from the Firmware
menu.
A confirmation screen appears.
9 Press the OK or Cancel button.
3 Insert a CF Card into the card reader attached
to your computer.
4 Using the computer, copy the firmware file to
the card’s root directory.
IMPORTANT:
If you press OK, a progress screen appears
while the firmware is updating. This takes
approximately fifteen seconds.
☛ The camera automatically restarts after the
firmware is updated.
The firmware can be updated only from the
card’s root directory.
5 Insert the CF Card (page 62) in the DCS 645.
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Caring for Your DCS 645
Recycling
The DCS 645 contains lead and mercury.
Disposal of lead and mercury may be regulated
due to environmental considerations. For
disposal or recycling information, please contact
your local authorities or the Electronics Industry
Alliance: www.eiae.org.
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Differences Between the MAMIYA 645AF and the 645AFD
Differences
Between
the models
MAMIYA 645AF
theMAMIYA
645AFD
There are
two
of and
the
645AF film camera body. The original version is labeled 645AF on
the body's left side, the newer version is labeled 645AFD. While both models function with the DCS 645,
the 645AFD model has slightly better performance and interfaces better with the DCS 645. A comparison
of the two models appear in the following tables:
Feature
645AF (film body)
645AFD (digital body)
Sequential captures with Shutter Release button held down
Wakeup from DCS Capture Studio or DCS Camera
Manager
Capture images from DCS Capture Studio or DCS Camera
Manager
Bulb / Time mode
Mirror up
DOF preview
Self timer
Multiple exposure
DCS 645 busy indication
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes (with lens)
Yes
Yes
No
No
None
CF Card full indication
DCS 645 Low battery indication
Intervalometer
None
None
No
Yes (with lens)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
“busy db” (Viewfinder &
body LCD)
“stor db”
“batt db”
Yes
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Differences Between the MAMIYA 645AF and the 645AFD
Settings / Metadata
645AF (film body)
ISO
Get / Set1
Get *
Get *
Get *
Get *
No
Shutter
Aperture
Compensation
Exposure mode
Focal length
645AFD (digital body)
Get / Set
Get / Set
Get / Set
Get / Set
Get / Set
Get
1 Get
= DCS Camera Manager gets information from the camera body. Set = DCS Camera Manager can output to
and set on the camera body.
* Body must be set to imprint shooting data.
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Specifications
Specifications
Type
Imager size
Image LCD
IEEE 1394 interface
Power source in portable
mode
AC adapter
Weight
Dimensions
Burst rate (page 116)
Burst depth
DRAM on-board
ISO
Video
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camera bodies having removable film magazines
16 million pixels (4080 x 4080)
2-inch diagonal LCD provides image thumbnail, adjustable contrast,
and status of digital features
Transfers images from the DCS 645 to a computer running DCS
Capture Studio or DCS Camera Manager software
DCS 645 battery
8VDC
Approximately 1.7 pounds (with CF Card and body cap)
With battery: 110 mm x 117 mm x 63.5 mm
Without battery: 110 mm x 93 mm x 63.5 mm
1 image every 1.8 seconds
8 (possibly more, depending on scene content and
COMPACTFLASH Card in use)
256 MB
100 - 400
NTSC or PAL
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Unsupported Features
Unsupported or Partially Supported Features (CONTAX 645)
Unsupported Features
Partially supported:
Unsupported:
✔
Shutter speeds greater than 1/4 second
unless Long Exposure Processing is used
✔
ISO outside of the range 100 - 400
✔
Multiple exposure
✔
Frame rate of 1.6 frame/second in
continuous shoot (“C” mode)
✔
Data recording function
✔
Infrared photography
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TTL flash performance - Use the CONTAX
TLA360 flash unit in “TTL Auto” mode,
adjust the flash output by using the camera
body and flash exposure compensation
functions. Verify exposure using the DCS
645 histogram.
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Unsupported Features
Unsupported or Partially Supported Features (MAMIYA 645AF, MAMIYA
645AFD)
Unsupported:
✔
Shutter speeds greater than 1/4 second
unless Long Exposure Processing is used
✔
ISO outside of the range 100 - 400
✔
Multiple exposure
✔
Frame rate
Data imprinting feature
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TTL Flash performance:
645AFD model: Use the flash adapter
SCA3952. Adjust the flash output by using
the camera body’s flash exposure
compensation function. Verify exposure
using the DCS 645 histogram.
645AF model: Use the flash adapter
SCA3951. If available, adjust the flash
output by using the strobe’s exposure
compensation function. Verify exposure
using the DCS 645 histogram.
Infrared photography
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✔
645AF model: 1.2 frames/second when the
Shutter release mode selector lever is in
Continuous Mode. Shutter Release button
must be completely released between
image captures.
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Self Timer mode works with 645AFD model
only.
Partially supported:
645AFD model: 1.2 frames/second when
the Shutter release mode selector lever is
in Continuous Mode
✔
✔
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Using a Video Monitor
Using a Video Monitor
You can review images on an external video
monitor. This provides a larger version of the
image displayed on the Image LCD.
Connecting
Connect a video cable (not included) to the video
Output port.
☛ When the external monitor is enabled, the
Image LCD turns off.
When you capture an image, it automatically
appears on the connected video monitor. You
can review it and make necessary camera
adjustments. When you capture another image,
the new one appears.
Video Output port
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Using a Video Monitor
Enabling
4 Highlight the Video icon.
1 Highlight the Menu icon (page 43) then
choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu
(page 44).
2 Choose External Video from the Main menu.
3 Choose On from the External Video screen.
5 Press the OK button.
The current image appears on the external
monitor and the Image LCD turns off.
Disabling
Press the OK, Cancel, or Menu button (page 47)
to disable the external monitor and turn on the
Image LCD.
Navigating Through Images
A Video icon appears on the Menu bar.
Press the left or right side of the Four-way switch
to navigate through images in the selected folder.
☛ This works only in Single Image Display
mode (page 101).
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Electromagnetic Emissions
Japan
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by
Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio
disturbance may arise. When such trouble occurs, the user may be required to take corrective action.
Taiwan
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European Union (EU)
Warning:
This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
USA
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Warnings and Cautions
Warnings and Cautions
Warnings
Cautions
Warnings indicate situations that can cause
personal injury.
Cautions indicate situations that can cause
damage to or from your equipment.
✔
To prevent fire or shock hazard, use only the
recommended accessories and attachments.
✔
Batteries can explode or cause burns if
disassembled, shorted, exposed to high
temperatures, or disposed of in fire. Be sure to
observe all precautions indicated on the
battery package. Always keep batteries out of
the reach of children and return them to your
camera dealer for recycling when you are
finished with them.
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Use only the power source type indicated on
the name plate of the AC adapter. A line
voltage outside this range can destroy the AC
adapter and/or the DCS 645.
✔
Do not remove a CF Card from the camera,
remove a battery pack, or disable the AC
adapter while the Card Busy LED inside the
Card door is blinking. The blinking indicates
that data is being read from or written to the
card. You may lose data if you remove a card
at this time. Use extreme care when handling
CF Cards as they are easily damaged. If
dropped, the CF Card may be destroyed,
resulting in the loss of all data.
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Warnings and Cautions
✔
Treat the imager with extreme care. It is very
expensive to replace.
✔
The anti-aliasing or IR filter is exposed when
the cap is removed. Do not touch or strike this
filter or set it down on a surface.
✔
Do not substitute other types of cables for
supplied cables or cables listed in the System
Requirements section (page 13).
✔
Handle the DCS 645 with care. Treat the antialiasing filter with the greatest of care. It is a
very expensive device.
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If you don’t plan to use your camera for five or
more days, remove the battery from the
camera and carrier. This will prevent battery
discharge, and/or damage due to battery
leakage.
✔
Do not use the DCS 645 where it can come in
contact with water. It is not waterproof or
splash-resistant.
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Glossary
Aliasing
.DCR files
Glossary
Artifacts that appear on an image but were not
in the original scene
Image files created by the DCS 645 which can
only be opened using the included DCS
Capture Studio or DCS Photo Desk software
Anti-aliasing filter
DCR File Format Module
Helps to reduce aliasing at certain focal
distances
Camera Manager
See DCS Camera Manager
Included software application which can be
installed as a plug-in to ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.
Once it is in place, you can open .DCR camera
images directly into ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
DCS Camera Manager
Capture Studio
Included software application used with DCS
Photo Desk. It captures, copies, and transfers
images, and set properties for the DCS 645.
See DCS Capture Studio
COMPACTFLASH Card
(CF Card) A small, removable device with
PCMCIA-ATA functionality which stores
images captured by the DCS 645
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Glossary
DCS Capture Studio
IEEE 1394 hub
Included software application used to capture
and process images from the DCS 645
(MACINTOSH only)
An IEEE 1394 accessory that lets you connect
a number of IEEE 1394 peripherals to a
computer. To be compatible with the DCS 645,
use a hub which conforms to the IEEE 1394
standard (hot pluggable, can send and receive
data at 100/200/400Mbps) and has at least
three ports
DCS Photo Desk
Included software application used to review
and process images from the DCS 645
IEEE 1394 interface
Focus screen
High-speed serial interface used when the
DCS 645 communicates with the DCS
Capture Studio and DCS Camera Manager
software and when transferring image files
from the DCS 645 to the computer
Included screen that replaces the existing
camera focus screen to indicate the area of
the scene that is actually captured when using
the DCS 645
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Image format
ISO
In the DCS 645, image format refers to
cropping of images as they are captured.
Choices are: 5x5, 4x5, and 5x4
Image LCD
International Standards Organization settings
regarding the properties of photographic
speed
Luminometer
A two-inch diagonal LCD where you can view
images and change settings on the DCS 645
Measures the levels of luminance channel
saturation in pixels at the center of the
crosshairs in zoom box
Intervalometer
Photo Desk
Automatically captures a sequence of images
at specified intervals over a specified period of
time
See DCS Photo Desk
Portable mode
IR filter
Using the camera without connections to the
computer
Maintains proper focus, filters out infrared
light, and helps protect the imager’s
coverglass
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CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE USING
YOUR CAMERA. USE OF YOUR CAMERA INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM, PROMPTLY RETURN THE CAMERA,
UNUSED, ALONG WITH THE ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS, IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING.
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WARRANTY
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 645
THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO EQUIPMENT PURCHASED IN THE UNITED STATES.
Kodak warrants your KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 645 internal electronics and mechanical assemblies
to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 1 year from the day of purchase. Kodak warrants
the Imager to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 4 years from the date of purchase.
Kodak warrants the Infrared Blocking Filter (IR Filter) to be free from defects in material and workmanship
for 30 days from the date of purchase.
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Warranty Repair Coverage
If this equipment does not function properly during the warranty period due to defects in material or
workmanship, Kodak will, at its option, either repair or replace the equipment without charge, subject to
the conditions and limitations stated herein. Such repair service will include all labor as well as any
necessary adjustments and/or replacement parts.
If replacement parts are used in making repairs, these parts may be remanufactured, or may contain
remanufactured materials. If it is necessary to replace the entire system, Kodak may replace with a
remanufactured system. Repair or replacement carries a 30-day warranty effective at the time of service
problem resolution. This warranty will not extend the original warranty period, and, in the case of parts
replacement, will only apply to parts and labor performed to repair the equipment.
Limitations
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT WITHOUT CHARGE IS KODAK’S ONLY OBLIGATION UNDER THIS
WARRANTY.
Warranty service will not be provided without dated proof of purchase. Please return the Warranty
Registration card within 30 days of purchase.
As a condition of warranty service, before sending in your equipment to a Kodak authorized service
center for repair, you must first contact a Kodak representative for return authorization and instructions.
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Should you need to return equipment to Kodak, Kodak is not responsible for the loss or damage of
equipment while in transport to a Kodak authorized service center. You may, at your option, choose to
insure equipment for loss or damage with the carrier of your choice.
This warranty becomes null and void if, during shipment, you fail to pack your KODAK PROFESSIONAL
DCS 645 in a manner consistent with the repacking instructions.
This warranty does not cover the following:
✔
Scratches on Imager Cover Glass or IR Filter
✔
Cracked or damaged Imager Cover Glass or IR Filter
✔
Circumstances beyond Kodak’s control
✔
Service or parts to correct problems resulting from the use of attachments, accessories or
alterations not marketed by Kodak
✔
Unauthorized modifications or service
✔
Misuse
✔
Abuse
✔
Failure to follow Kodak’s operating, maintenance, or repacking instructions
✔
Failure to use Kodak-supplied items (such as cables).
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KODAK MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPECIFICALLY
DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
KODAK WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE, USE, OR IMPROPER FUNCTIONING OF THIS EQUIPMENT
EVEN IF THE LOSS OR DAMAGE IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER FAULT OF
KODAK. SUCH DAMAGES FOR WHICH KODAK WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE INCLUDE, BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, DOWNTIME COSTS, LOSS OF USE OF YOUR
CAMERA, COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, OR SERVICES, OR CLAIMS OF
YOUR CUSTOMERS FOR SUCH DAMAGES.
Outside the United States
In countries other than the United States, warranty terms may be different. Unless a specific Kodak
warranty is communicated to the purchaser in writing by Kodak, no warranty or liability exists even though
defect, damage or loss may be by negligence or other act of Kodak.
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How to obtain service
See your authorized Kodak dealer.
If service is required, your Kodak dealer will instruct you to return the unit to the nearest service center for
repair and will issue a return authorization number.
When returning a KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 645 for repair, you should pack the unit in its original
packing materials according to the repacking instructions located on the shipping container. Packing will
be the purchaser’s responsibility if the original packing has been discarded or is not available.
Return of the repaired or replaced equipment to the customer can be expected five to seven business
days from the date the equipment is received by the service center.
Product Support Options
During the warranty period for the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 645, you are entitled to product support
for both hardware and software, provided your camera is registered with Eastman Kodak Company. You
may register with Kodak via mail, fax, or through Kodak’s World Wide Web site: http://www.kodak.com.
Support is provided through a variety of options:
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1 Technical Support through the Web site: http://www.kodak.com.
Support includes FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), downloadable software updates, and technical
topic articles for reading and downloading.
2 FaxBack Documents on a variety of subjects. In North America the FaxBack system is available at the
following phone number: 1-800-508-1531.
3 Authorized Dealers:
Contact your authorized KODAK PROFESSIONAL dealer for help with operation and connection to
your computer. Your dealer can also provide training for your DCS 645 application software. Authorized
dealers can also provide help in purchasing a service maintenance agreement.
4 Telephone Support:
Telephone support is provided without charge during your warranty period only by calling your
authorized dealer. Your camera must be registered with Eastman Kodak Company. Fill out and return
to Eastman Kodak Company the warranty registration card included with your camera. Failure to
register your camera will cause delays in requesting repair of your camera during the warranty period.
5 Out-of-Warranty Support Options
There will be a charge for out-of-warranty call incidents if you wish to speak to a Kodak support
representative. A call incident is defined to include only those issues raised during the first telephone or
e-mail contact. Follow-up telephone calls by Kodak’s representative, and callbacks to Kodak’s Support
Center to resolve the call incident will not be charged as long as charges for any valid, active call
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number are provided. Calls to report bugs or anomalies will be cancelled. Calls to arrange for service
will be cancelled or applied as a credit against the repair estimate or invoice.
Service maintenance agreements, which cover the repair and support of the DCS 645 and software are
available. In North America, contact the regional Service Marketing group at 1-800-645-6325
No-charge options include:
✔
KODAK PROFESSIONAL World Wide Web site: http://www.kodak.com/go/support
✔
FaxBack Documents
✔
Your Kodak Professional dealer
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Index
Four-way switch 47
Menu 47
OK 47
Tag 47
A
AC adapter 56
Accessing images on a CF Card 65
Actuations 73
Anti-aliasing filter 39
Cleaning 111
Assembling the camera 50
B
Batteries 57
Attaching 57
Charging 61
Checking status 59
Conserving 81
Removing 58
Battery 58
Battery charger 60
Battery Save onset 71
Battery Save state 82
Buttons 47
Cancel 47
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Camera
Assembling 50
Firmware. See Firmware 113
Camera properties. See Properties 70
Cancel button 47
Capture software 24
CF Cards 62
Cleaning 110
DCS 645 110
IR or anti-aliasing filter 111
Click Balance
Deleting a setting 92
Loading a setting 92
Performing 90
Saving a setting 93
Selecting a setting 91
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COMPACTFLASH Cards 62
Accessing images on 65
Ejecting 63
Formatting 66
Inserting 62
Computer, Connecting to 78
Connecting
AC adapter 81
Camera to the computer and power
supply 78
DCS 645 to the camera body 51
Contrast, Changing on Image LCD 108
D
Date and time 69
DCR File Format Module 29
DCS 645
Connecting to the camera body 51
Front view 35
Rear view 35
Side views 36
Storing 111
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DCS Camera Manager 28
DCS Capture Studio 27
DCS Photo Desk 28
Deleting
Groups of images 107
Single image 105
Digital buttons and Image LCD
Using 48
Digital buttons. See Buttons 47
Display contrast 108
Display mode 99
Histogram 103
Multiple Image 104
Navigating 100
Pan/Zoom. Zoom mode 101
Selecting 99
Single image 101
Display off time 71
Dropdown menus 44
E
Editing images using included software 21
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Ejecting a CF Card 63
Electromagnetic emissions 123
Evaluating images
When connected to computer 25
When not connected to computer 18
H
F
IEEE 1394 interface
Connecting 78
IEEE 1394 port 49
Image Delete Display mode 105
Image files 54
Image format 84
Image LCD 41
Location bar 106
Menu bar 43
Status bar 106
Turning on and off 42
Image LCD and digital buttons
Using 48
Image Processing 94
Changing settings 95
Imager 37
Images
Features 12
Unsupported 119
Files, See Image files 54
Filters
Anti-aliasing 39
IR 39
Firmware 113
Checking version 113
Updating 114
Focus screen 38
Folder01 as default 73
Formatting a CF Card 66
Formatting images 84
Four-way switch 47
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Histogram Display mode 103
I
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Deleting groups of 107
Deleting one 105
Formatting 84
Reviewing 99
Storing 55
Included software 27
Inserting a CF Card 62
Intervalometer 85
Options 86
Introduction 11
IPTC data 75
IR filter 39
Cleaning 111
Storing 111
ISO 87
L
Language, Choosing 68
Location bar 106
M
Managing color 30
In ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 34
In DCS Capture Studio 31
In DCS Photo Desk 33
Masked Focus screen 38
Menu bar 43
Displaying 43
Navigating 43
Menu button 47
Menus 44
Multiple Image Display mode 104
J
Job tracker 75
Job tracker data, Loading from Card 76
N
Navigating
In Image Display mode 100
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In Zoom mode 102
O
OK button 47
Overexposure indicator 108
P
Pan/Zoom mode
Enabling or Disabling the Region of
Interest box 101
Panning 102
Zooming 102
Panning 102
PC Cards, See COMPACTFLASH Cards
62
Portable mode 80
Ports and Jacks 49
IEEE 1394 49
Powering the camera
In portable mode 81
When connected to a computer 79
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Preparation 25
Preparing
Devices and media when connected to
computer 25
Devices and media when not
connected to computer 17
Processing images, See Image
processing 94
Properties 70
Battery Save onset 71
Display off time 71
Total actuations 73
Use Folder 01 73
Video format 74
Properties menu
Displaying 70
R
Recovering Data 67
Recycling 115
Requirements 13
Reviewing images 99
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T
Saving images 55
Selecting a CF Card or folder 64
Single Image Display mode 101
Software
DCR File Format Module 29
DCS Camera Manager 28
DCS Capture Studio 27
DCS Photo Desk 28
Editing images 21
Managing color 30
Software CDs 27
Specifications 118
Status bar 106
Status screen 46
Storing images 55
Storing the DCS 645 111
Storing the IR or anti-aliasing filter 111
System requirements 13
Tag button 47
Tagging images 109
Total actuations 73
Transferring images to computer 20
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Unsupported camera features 119
V
Video 121
Connecting 121
Enabling/disabling 122
Video Format 74
Video monitor
Connecting 121
Disabling 122
Enabling 122
Viewing images on 122
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W
Warnings and cautions 125
White Balance 88
Click Balance, See Click Balance 89
Workflow 15
When camera is connected to
computer 23
When camera is not connected to
computer 16
Z
Zoom Display mode 101
Navigating through images in 102
Zooming 102
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