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Nikon Film Scanner
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User's Manual
Manuel de I'utilisateur
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Manual del Usuario
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Nikon Film Scanner
Before You
Begin
Setup
Basic Scanning
Nikon Scan
Optional
Holders
Technical Notes
User's Manual
Product Documentation
The documentation for this product includes the manuals listed below. Be sure to read all
instructions thoroughly.
Quick Start Guide
The Quick Start Guide provides a quick introduction to installing the
Nikon Scan driver software for the scanner, inserting film, and making a simple scan.
User’s Manual (this manual)
This User’s Manual provides detailed instructions for installing and
using a SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED film scanner.
Nikon Scan Reference Manual/ The Nikon Scan Reference Manual provides complete information
Easy Scanning Guide
on Nikon Scan, the software used to scan images into the com(on CD)
puter. This manual is stored on the reference CD in pdf format, and
can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later. If necessary, Windows users can install Adobe Acrobat using the installer
provided on the reference CD. For more information on installing
Adobe Acrobat Reader and viewing the reference manual, see the
Quick Start Guide.
The Easy Scanning Guide uses animation to explain such basic scanning tasks as setting image size and resolution. See the Quick Start
Guide for viewing instructions.
Nikon View Reference Manual The Nikon View Reference Manual provides complete information
(on CD)
on using the supplied Nikon View software to view and organize
images. This manual is stored on the reference CD in pdf format.
Trademark Information
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Science Fiction. Radius, ColorMatch, and PressView are registered trademarks of miro displays, inc. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to this Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following
safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed in this section are indicated by the following symbols:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon product to
prevent serious injury or death.
This icon marks cautions, information that should be read before using this Nikon product to
prevent damage to the equipment or injury to yourself or to others.
WARNINGS
Do not disassemble or modify
• The interior of the device contains areas of high voltage. Removing the casing could result in fire or
electric shock. Contact an authorized Nikon service representative for inspection or repair.
• Do not modify. Modification could result in fire or electric shock.
Do not touch exposed parts
Should the product break open as the result of a fall or other accident, do not touch the exposed parts.
Unplug the power cable and take the product to an authorized Nikon service representative for inspection.
Unplug in the event of malfunction
• Should the equipment start to smoke or produce an unusual noise or smell, turn the device off immediately and unplug the power cable. Continued use could result in fire or electric shock. Wait for the
equipment to stop smoking and then contact an authorized Nikon service representative for information on replacement or repair. DO NOT attempt repairs yourself, as this would be extremely dangerous.
• In the event of damage to the equipment, turn the device off at once and unplug the power cable,
then contact an authorized Nikon service representative for information on replacement or repair.
Continued use could result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use in the presence of flammable gas or dust
Failure to observe this precaution could result in explosion or fire.
Keep clear of foreign objects
Do not place vases, flowerpots, cups, cosmetics, vessels containing chemicals or water, or small metal
articles on the device. Should water or another foreign object enter the equipment, unplug the power
cable and contact an authorized Nikon service representative. Continued use could result in fire, electric
shock, or malfunction.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent infants from putting small parts into their mouths. Should a
child swallow any part of the equipment, contact a physician immediately.
Use an appropriate power supply
The power supply must be 50/60 Hz and 100–240 V AC. The power cable must comply with the safety
standards of the country of use, have SVT insulation or better, and be more than AWG18 in thickness.
At voltages over AC 125 V
At voltages of AC 125 V or less
Use a plug rated for 250 V, 15 A (NEMA 6-P 15)
Use a plug rated for 125 V, 10 A
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Handling the power cable and plug
• Do not damage, modify, or forcibly tug or bend the power cable, place it under heavy objects, or
expose it to heat or flame. Should the insulation be damaged and wires become exposed, contact an
authorized Nikon service representative for information on replacement or repair. Failure to observe
these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug with wet hands. Failure to observe this precaution could cause electric shock.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of the plug should be removed with a dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not handle the power cable or go near the equipment during thunderstorms. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in electric shock.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs on which the software and manuals are distributed should not be played back on audio
CD equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD player could cause hearing loss or damage the equipment.
CAUTIONS
Do not handle with wet hands
Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.
Install only as directed
Failure to install the device as directed in this manual could block the vents, causing overheating and
possibly fire.
Do not place on unstable or sloping surfaces
The device could fall, resulting in injury or damage. Should glass parts inside the device break as the
result of a fall or other accident, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass.
Do not place heavy objects on the device
The objects or device could overbalance or fall, causing injury.
Unplug before cleaning
Turn off and unplug the device before cleaning. Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury.
Do not insert fingers in equipment
Do not insert your fingers in the device save where indicated otherwise. Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury.
Unplug when not in use
Turn off and unplug the device if it will not be used for an extended period. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire.
Handling the power cable and plug
• Do not place the power cable in the vicinity of a stove or heater. The insulation could melt, resulting in
fire or electric shock.
• Unplug the cable by pulling on the plug, never on the cable itself. Failure to observe this precaution
could damage the cable, resulting in fire or electric shock.
• Do not plug the power cable into an extension cord or multi-outlet adapter, as this could cause fire or
malfunction.
Ground the equipment
• The outlet into which the power cable is plugged must be grounded. Failure to ground the power
supply could result in electric shock.
• Do not ground the outlet to a gas or water pipe or a dedicated telephone system earth connector.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or electric shock.
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Notices
• No part of the manuals included with this product
may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications
of the hardware and software described in these
manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages
resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort has been made to ensure that
the information in these manuals is accurate
and complete, we would appreciate having any
errors or omissions brought to the attention of
the Nikon representative in your area (address
provided separately).
Notice for customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to
LS-9000 ED
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed CAUTIONS
and used in accordance with the instructions, may Modifications
cause harmful interference to radio communica- The FCC requires the user to be notified that any
tions. However, there is no guarantee that interfer- changes or modifications made to this device that
ence will not occur in a particular installation. If are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation
this equipment does cause harmful interference to may void the user’s authority to operate the equipradio or television reception, which can be deter- ment.
mined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for help.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon
for your equipment. Using other interface cables
may exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of the
FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York
11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte
toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel
brouilleur du Canada.
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a
scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or
reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds, or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are
stamped “Sample.”
The copying or reproduction of paper money,
coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited.
Unless the prior permission of the government
has been obtained, the copying or reproduction
of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by
the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued
by the government and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
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• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies
or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates,
etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be
provided for business use by a company. Also,
do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the
government, licenses issued by public agencies
and private groups, ID cards, and tickets, such as
passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted
creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
photographs is governed by national and international copyright laws. Do not use this product for
the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
Table of Contents
For Your Safety...............................................................................................................................
WARNINGS ....................................................................................................................................
CAUTIONS .....................................................................................................................................
Notices ............................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin ............................................................................................................................
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................
Principal Features ...........................................................................................................................
Parts of the Scanner.......................................................................................................................
Precautions for Use........................................................................................................................
Setup................................................................................................................................................
Setup and Scanning Guide ............................................................................................................
Installing Nikon Scan .....................................................................................................................
Windows .......................................................................................................................................
Macintosh......................................................................................................................................
Installing the Scanner ....................................................................................................................
Step 1 — Choose a Location............................................................................................................
Step 2 — Connect the Power Cable.................................................................................................
Step 3 — Connect the IEEE 1394 Cable ...........................................................................................
Basic Scanning.................................................................................................................................
Step 1 — Turn the Scanner On........................................................................................................
Step 2 — Place Film in the Holder ..................................................................................................
Step 3 — Open the Scan Window ..................................................................................................
Step 4 — Insert the Holder..............................................................................................................
Step 5 — Choose a Film Type and Color Model.............................................................................
Step 6 — Preview.............................................................................................................................
Step 7 — Select a Crop ....................................................................................................................
Step 8 — Scan and Save ..................................................................................................................
Step 9 — Eject and Exit ...................................................................................................................
Nikon Scan.......................................................................................................................................
The Scan Window ..........................................................................................................................
The Control Area ...........................................................................................................................
The Information Panel ....................................................................................................................
The Preview and Scan Buttons........................................................................................................
The Thumbnail Drawer Tab.............................................................................................................
The Preview Area ...........................................................................................................................
The Progress Window ....................................................................................................................
The Tool Chest................................................................................................................................
Optional Holders.............................................................................................................................
FH-869M Holder for Medium-Format Slides ................................................................................
Inserting Slides ...............................................................................................................................
Removing Slides .............................................................................................................................
FH-869G Glass-Covered Holder for Medium-Format Film ...........................................................
Inserting Film .................................................................................................................................
Removing Film ...............................................................................................................................
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FH-869GR Rotating Holder for Medium-Format Film..................................................................
Inserting Film .................................................................................................................................
Removing Film ...............................................................................................................................
FH-816 Holder for 16-mm Film......................................................................................................
Inserting Film .................................................................................................................................
Removing Film ...............................................................................................................................
FH-8G1 Medical Holder .................................................................................................................
Inserting Slides ...............................................................................................................................
Removing Slides .............................................................................................................................
Technical Notes................................................................................................................................
Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................
Installing the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Interface Board .....................................................................
Updating the IEEE 1394 Drivers (Windows 98 SE Only)...................................................................
Installing the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Interface Board...........................................................................
Installing the Device Drivers (Windows Only) ..................................................................................
Uninstalling Nikon Scan ................................................................................................................
Windows .......................................................................................................................................
Macintosh......................................................................................................................................
Custom Install (Macintosh Only) ...................................................................................................
Checking Device Registration (Windows Only)............................................................................
Specifications .................................................................................................................................
SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED (LS-9000 ED)......................................................................................
Supplied Film Holders.....................................................................................................................
Optional Film Holders.....................................................................................................................
Index ...............................................................................................................................................
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Before You Begin
This chapter describes the conventions used in this
manual, the names of scanner parts, and precautions
for use.
Introduction ............................................................ 2
Parts of the Scanner ............................................... 3
Precautions for Use................................................. 5
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Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED film scanner. Read this
manual thoroughly before use, and keep it handy when using the product.
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions
are used:
This icon marks cautions, information that
should be read before using the scanner to
prevent damage to the device.
This icon marks tips, additional information
that may be helpful when using the scanner.
This icon marks notes, information that
should be read before using the scanner.
This icon indicates that more information is
available elsewhere in this manual or in the
other documentation provided.
Principal Features
• The Scan Image Enhancer automatically adjusts hue to produce images with clear contrast
• Digital ICE detects, analyzes, and automatically compensates for scratches and dust
• Digital ROC digitally restores for faded colors in old film
• Digital GEM automatically corrects for film grain, smoothing pictures taken with high-speed
film
• Digital DEE reveals details in shadows of backlit and underexposed shots and increases contrast in “washed-out” areas of highlights to produce natural-looking exposure
Illustrations
The majority of illustrations showing the scanner interface are taken from Windows XP Professional.
Where operations in the two operating systems differ, illustrations from Mac OS X are also used.
Terminology
In this manual, the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED is sometimes referred to as the 9000 ED. Windows XP
Home Edition and Windows XP Professional are jointly referred to as Windows XP, Windows Millennium
Edition as Windows Me, and Windows 98 Second Edition as Windows 98 SE.
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
• For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently-asked
questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may
be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for contact information:
http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/
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Parts of the Scanner
Front View
1
2
3
4
1 Status LED
2 Power switch
Scanner status is indicated as follows:
Pressing this switch turns the scanner on
and off.
Status LED
Scanner status
No operations in progress. Film
holders can be inserted or removed.
3 Eject button
On
Blinks
(about
1.5 ×/s)
Scanner busy. Do not turn
scanner off or insert or remove
film holders.
4 Holder slot
Flickers
(about
5 ×/s)
Hardware or communications
error. Turn scanner off, wait
for at least 5 s, and turn scanner on again.
Pressing this button ejects film holders
from the scanner.
Holders for various types of film can be
inserted in this slot. A flap prevents the
accumulation of dust inside the scanner
when the device is not in use.
3
Rear View
5
6
5 AC connector
The female end of the AC power cable
plugs into this connector.
4
6 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connector
The IEEE 1394 interface cable connects
here.
Precautions for Use
Observe the following precautions to ensure that the scanner always produces the best possible results.
Check the status LED
• Do not turn the scanner off or insert or remove film holders while the status LED is blinking.
• Do not use other IEEE 1394 (Firewire) devices or turn them on or off while the status LED is blinking.
• Do not connect or disconnect USB or IEEE 1394 (Firewire) cables while the status LED is blinking.
• Do not operate camera control software for digital cameras connected via USB while the status LED is
blinking.
When the scanner is not in use
Remove the film holder and turn the scanner off when not in use.
Connecting the scanner
• Connect the scanner directly to the computer. The scanner may not function as expected when connected to an IEEE 1394 hub or adapter.
• The scanner may not function as expected when used together with other IEEE 1394 devices. Should
the scanner not function as expected, use the scanner with all other IEEE 1394 devices disconnected.
• Do not connect two or more scanners to the computer simultaneously.
Protecting film
• Before scanning film, remove dirt and dust with a blower. This will not only keep the film free of
scratches but will also help prevent scanning errors and malfunctions.
• Remove fingerprints with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to scratch the film.
• Remove film from the holder after scanning. Storing film in the holder could damage the film.
• The film base and emulsion will deteriorate if exposed to high temperatures or humidity. Be sure temperature and humidity are within the limits given below.
• Sudden changes in temperature and humidity, even when within the limits stated below, can cause
condensation on the film. Check before use to ensure that no condensation is present. If condensation has occurred, leave the film out until it dries. Condensation can damage the film during insertion.
• The operating environment for the scanner is as follows:
Temperature: +10 – +35 °C (+50 – +95 °F)
Humidity: 20 – 60%
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Setup
This chapter contains all the information needed to set
up the scanner for use, including installing Nikon Scan
and connecting the scanner to a computer.
Setup and Scanning Guide..................................... 8
Installing Nikon Scan .............................................10
Installing the Scanner........................................... 20
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Setup and Scanning Guide
This figure outlines the steps involved in installing the scanner and making a scan. Refer to
the page numbers listed for more information.
Install software (
10–19)
Computer
CD-ROM
M
CD-ROM
M
M CD-RO
RO
Set up the scanner (
M CD-RO
RO
Nikon
Scan 4
-ROM C
CD
ROM CDD-
Imaging application (e.g., Adobe
Photoshop)
ROM CDD-
-ROM C
CD
Nikon
View
20–22)
Connect the scanner to the
computer ( 22)
Connect the power cable
( 21)
Connect the IEEE 1394
(Firewire) cable
SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED
Open the scan window ( 30–31)
Nikon Scan can function as a “stand-alone” application to scan, process, and save images, or it can
be used to scan images directly into an imaging application such as Adobe Photoshop.
Nikon Scan
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Imaging application (e.g.,
Adobe Photoshop)
Insert film (
32)
35-mm film
FH-835S (
35-mm slides
FH-835M (
Medium format film
Electron microscope film
Scan images (
FH-869S (
26–27)
28)
28–29)
33–39)
Tool Chest
( 48–50)
Scan window
( 44–47)
• Specify the film type and color model (
34)
• Preview images ( 35–36)
• Flip and rotate images ( 36)
• Select the area to be scanned ( 37–38)
• Enhance images using the tools in the Tool Chest, including
Scan Image Enhancer, Digital ICE4 Advanced, and curves ( 38,
48–50)
• Scan images ( 39)
After scanning, images are opened in images windows in the host application, where they can be printed or saved ( 40).
Organize images
Images that have been saved to disk can be viewed and organized in Nikon View. See the Nikon View Reference Manual
(on CD) for more information.
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Installing Nikon Scan
Nikon Scan software (provided) is required to control the scanner. The installation instructions
that follow are divided into Windows and Macintosh sections.
Windows
Turn the computer on and wait for Windows to start up. Before continuing with installation,
make sure that:
• The scanner is NOT connected
• No other applications (including anti-virus software) are running
• The computer satisfies the following system requirements:
CPU
300 MHz Pentium or better
OS
Preinstalled versions of Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me,
Windows 98 SE
RAM*
Hard-disk
space†
128 MB or more (512 MB or more recommended)
A minimum of 40 MB required for installation (200 MB or more recommended), with
an additional 200 MB of free disk space available while Nikon Scan is running
Video resolution 800 × 600 pixels or more with 16-bit color (High Color) or more
IEEE 1394‡
Only OHCI-compliant boards supported
Miscellaneous
CD-ROM drive required for installation
* More memory may be required depending on film type, scan size, resolution, bit depth, the number of
scans performed in each session, the adapter used, and on whether Digital ROC, Digital GEM or Digital
DEE is used. A system with more than the minimum amount of memory is recommended.
† More free disk space may be required depending on the film type and number of frames. Nikon recommends having as much free disk space as possible when running Nikon Scan.
‡ If the computer is not already equipped with an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface, install an approved
OHCI-compliant IEEE 1394 interface board or card (for a list of approved boards or cards, see the Nikon
web site for your area;
2). The IEEE 1394 interface board provided with the scanner can be installed
in desktop computers with an empty PCI slot ( 64). Note that the supplied board can not be installed
in laptop computers or low-profile PCI slots.
Windows 98 SE
Before installing Nikon Scan on a computer running Windows 98 SE, be sure to update the
IEEE 1394 drivers ( 65).
Windows XP/Windows 2000 Professional
When installing or uninstalling Nikon Scan under the above operating systems, log in as the “Computer
administrator” (Windows XP) or “Administrator” (Windows 2000 Professional).
Earlier Versions of Nikon Scan
Before installing Nikon Scan 4, uninstall any earlier versions of Nikon Scan. See “Uninstalling Nikon
Scan” ( 70).
Nikon View
For information on installing and using Nikon View, see the Nikon View Reference Manual (on CD).
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1
Insert the Nikon Scan CD into the CD-ROM drive
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed. Select a language and click
Next.
If the Language Selection Dialog Is Not Displayed
If the language selection dialog does not appear after the Nikon Scan CD is inserted:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
2. Right click the CD-ROM drive containing the Nikon Scan CD.
3. Choose AutoRun from the menu that appears.
2
Click Install
The “Install Center” dialog will be displayed. Open the “Software” panel and
click Install.
3
Click Next
4
Read the license agreement
Click Yes to accept the agreement and
continue installation.
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5
Choose a destination folder
The default install location for Nikon
Scan is displayed under “Destination
Folder.” To choose a different location,
click Browse… and navigate to the desired folder. Click Next to install Nikon
Scan to the selected folder.
6
Click Yes
Click Yes to create the destination
folder.
7
Select the scanner drivers
Select LS- 4000/8000/9000 and click
Next.
Windows 2000 Professional
A “Digital Signature Not Found” dialog
will be displayed twice; click Yes each
time (if the LS- 40/50/5000 scanner
drivers were not selected, this dialog will
be displayed only once).
Device Registration
Windows 2000 Professional
A “Digital Signature Not Found” dialog will also be displayed the first time the scanner is
connected and turned on following installation of Nikon Scan. Click Yes to register the
scanner with the system.
Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98 SE
Once Nikon Scan has been installed, the scanner will automatically be registered with the
system the first time the scanner is connected and turned on.
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8
Create a shortcut (optional)
Click Yes to create a shortcut to Nikon
Scan on the desktop. Click No to proceed without creating a shortcut.
Settings File Extensions
If other Nikon imaging software is installed, the dialog shown at right will be
displayed. Click Yes to associate Nikon
Scan with settings file extensions such as
“.nca” and “.ncv”.
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Click Use Wizard (recommended)
Click Use Wizard to choose an RGB
color-space profile with the help of the
Color Space Wizard (recommended).
The selected color-space profile can
be changed in the Nikon Scan “Preferences” dialog after installation.
Note that choosing the correct color-space profile is very important if the scanner is used
in a professional setting, for example as part of a production workflow. For more information on choosing an RGB color-space profile, see the Nikon Scan Reference Manual
(on CD). Your national Nikon office may also be able to provide or recommend color
management training resources.
10
Click Windows
Clicking Use Wizard in the opening
dialog of the Color Space Wizard displays a platform selection dialog. Click
Windows.
11
Select sRGB
In the Windows Color Space Wizard, select sRGB (recommended) and click OK.
For more information on color-space
profiles, see the Nikon Scan Reference
Manual.
Windows 98 SE
If the computer displays a message stating that an IEEE 1394 update is required,
click OK to continue with installation.
Once installation is complete and the
computer has restarted, update the IEEE
1394 drivers ( 65).
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12
Click Finish
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Restart the computer
Click Yes to restart the computer. Once
the computer has restarted, take a few
minutes to view the ReadMe file, which
may contain important information that
could not be included in this manual.
Viewing the Easy Scanning Guide (Windows)
Insert the Nikon Scan 4 Reference Manual/Easy
Scanning Guide CD and double-click the easy_
guide.exe icon. The Macromedia Flash Player
will start and a language selection screen will be
displayed; click the appropriate link to view the
guide in the desired language. The Easy Scanning
Guide can also be copied to the computer hard
disk for ease of reference (total size: approximately
200 MB). Copy the “easy_guide_main” folder and
easy_guide.exe to the desktop.
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Macintosh
Turn the computer on and wait for it to start up. Before continuing with installation, make
sure that:
• The scanner is NOT connected
• No other applications (including anti-virus software) are running
• The computer satisfies the following system requirements:
CPU
Power PC G3 or later (G4 or later recommended)
OS*
Mac OS 9 (9.1 or later), Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later)
RAM†
Hard-disk
space‡
• Mac OS 9: 64 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended)
• Mac OS X: 128 MB or more (512 MB or more recommended)
A minimum of 70 MB required for installation (200 MB or more recommended), with
an additional 200 MB (Mac OS 9) or 550 MB (Mac OS X) of free disk space available
while Nikon Scan is running
Video resolution 800 × 600 pixels or more with 16-bit color (thousands of colors) or more
Firewire
Only built-in Firewire ports supported
Miscellaneous
CD-ROM drive required for installation
* For the latest information on supported versions of Mac OS, see the Nikon web site listed in this
manual( 2).
† More memory may be required depending on film type, scan size, resolution, bit depth, the number of
scans performed in each session, the adapter used, and on whether Digital ROC, Digital GEM or Digital
DEE is used. A system with more than the minimum amount of memory is recommended.
‡ More free disk space may be required depending on the film type and number of frames. Nikon recommends having as much free disk space as possible when running Nikon Scan.
Mac OS X
Administrator privileges are required to install and uninstall Nikon Scan under Mac OS X.
Mac OS 9
CarbonLib 1.6 or later is required to install Nikon
Scan. If the installer detects an earlier version of
CarbonLib, a message will be displayed. Click Install to upgrade to a new version of CarbonLib.
Earlier Versions of Nikon Scan
If the installer detects an earlier version of Nikon
Scan, the dialog shown at right will be displayed.
Click Yes to upgrade to Nikon Scan 4.
Nikon View
For information on installing and using Nikon View, see the Nikon View Reference Manual (on CD).
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1
Insert the Nikon Scan CD into the CD-ROM drive
A Nikon Scan 4 CD icon will appear on
the desktop. Double-click the icon to
open the “Nikon Scan 4” window.
2
Double-click the Welcome icon in
the “Nikon Scan 4” window
3
Choose a language
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed. Select a language and click
Next.
4
Click Easy Install
The “Install Center” dialog will be displayed. Open the “Software” panel and
click Easy Install.
“Authenticate” (Mac OS X Only)
Clicking Easy Install in the software
panel displays the “Authenticate” dialog
shown at right. Enter the administrator
name and password and click OK.
5
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Read the license agreement
Click Accept to accept the agreement
and continue installation.
6
View the “ReadMe” file
Take a few moments to read this file, which may contain important information that
could not be included in this manual. Click Continue… to continue with installation.
7
Click Install
Click Install to begin installation.
Selecting a Plug-ins Folder (Mac OS 9)
If a copy of the Nikon Scan plug-in is
installed in the plug-ins folders for supported versions of Adobe Photoshop,
Photoshop can be used to acquire images directly from the scanner. If more
than one copy of Photoshop is installed
on the computer, a list will be displayed.
Select the copies of Photoshop that will
be used to acquire images and click Continue to copy the Nikon Scan plug-in to
the appropriate plug-ins folders.
8
Click Use wizard (recommended)
Click Use wizard to choose an RGB
color-space profile with the help of the
Color Space Wizard (recommended).
The selected color-space profile can
be changed in the Nikon Scan “Preferences” dialog after installation.
Note that choosing the correct color-space profile is very important if the scanner is used
in a professional setting, for example as part of a production workflow. For more information on choosing an RGB color-space profile, see the Nikon Scan Reference Manual
(on CD). Your national Nikon office may also be able to provide or recommend color
management training resources.
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9
Click Macintosh
Clicking Use wizard in the opening
dialog of the Color Space Wizard displays a platform selection dialog. Click
Macintosh.
10
Select Apple RGB
In the Windows Color Space Wizard,
select Apple RGB (recommended) and
click OK. For more information on
color-space profiles, see the Nikon Scan
Reference Manual.
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Add Nikon Scan to the Dock (Mac OS X) or create an alias (Mac OS 9)
Click Yes to add Nikon Scan to the Dock (Mac OS X) or to create an alias for Nikon Scan
on the desktop (Mac OS 9). Click No to proceed without adding Nikon Scan to the Dock
or creating an alias.
Mac OS X
12
Click Quit
Click Quit to exit the installer.
13
Restart the computer
Click Restart to restart the computer.
This completes installation of Nikon
Scan.
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Mac OS 9
Viewing the Easy Scanning Guide (Macintosh)
Insert the Nikon Scan 4 Reference Manual/Easy
Scanning Guide CD and double-click the easy_
guide_OSX icon (Mac OS X) or easy_guide_OS9
icon (Mac OS 9). The Macromedia Flash Player
will start and a language selection screen will be
displayed; click the appropriate link to view the
guide in the desired language. The Easy Scanning
Guide can also be copied to the computer hard
disk for ease of reference (total size: approximately
200 MB). Copy the “easy_guide_main” folder and
easy_guide_OSX (Mac OS X) or easy_guide_
OS9 (Mac OS 9) to the desktop.
Users of Mac OS X should ensure that the start-up
disk is named using only letters and numbers (the
default name for the start-up drive is "Macintosh
HD"). The guide may not start if the volume name
contains punctuation or other non-alphanumeric
characters.
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Installing the Scanner
Step 1 — Choose a Location
Choose a flat, stable location close to the computer.
Installing the Scanner
Do NOT install the scanner where other objects would block its vents or where it would be
exposed to:
• direct or reflected sunlight
• condensation or rapid temperature changes
• electromagnetic interference from other electronic devices
• temperatures over 35 °C (95 °F) or below 10 °C (50 °F)
• excessive dust
• water vapor from a humidifier or similar device
• smoke
Leave at least 5 cm (2˝) clear above and on either side of the scanner, 10 cm (4˝) behind, and
50 cm (20˝) in front.
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Step 2 — Connect the Power Cable
1
Make sure the power switch is in the “off” position
Off position
2
On position
Connect the power cable
Connect the power cable as shown and plug the scanner into a general-purpose household outlet.
Shape of plug varies
with country or region
of purchase
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Step 3 — Connect the IEEE 1394 Cable
1
2
Make sure that the scanner is off
Connect the IEEE 1394 cable
Connect the supplied IEEE 1394 cable as shown below. Connect the scanner directly to
the computer; do not connect the cable via an IEEE 1394 hub or adapter.
Connecting the IEEE 1394 Cable
Connect the cable as shown. When connecting the cable to the computer, use a six-pin
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) terminal like that shown in the cross-section below. Attempting to
insert the connectors in another orientation or using the wrong connector could not only
damage the connector, but also the scanner or computer.
Six-Pin IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Terminal and Connector (Cross Section)
Align rounded edge of connector (circled above at
right) with matching curve on scanner or computer IEEE
1394 (Firewire) terminal (above at left).
Connecting the Scanner
• Do not connect or disconnect IEEE 1394 cables while Nikon Scan is starting or after it has started.
• The scanner may not function as expected when used with other IEEE 1394 devices. Should the scanner not function as expected, use the scanner with all other IEEE 1394 devices disconnected. Do not
connect two or more scanners to the computer simultaneously.
• Do not connect or disconnect USB or IEEE 1394 interface cables or operate camera control software for
digital cameras connected via USB while the scanner status LED is blinking.
• After disconnecting the cable, wait a few seconds before connecting it again.
Computers with Four-Pin Connectors
The supplied IEEE 1394 cable can not be connected to computers with a four-pin DV connector. Use a
cable with one six-pin and one four-pin connector or a six-to-four pin adapter.
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Basic Scanning
This chapter details the steps involved in making a
simple scan.
Step 1 — Turn the Scanner On .............................. 24
Step 2 — Place Film in the Holder ......................... 25
Step 3 — Open the Scan Window ......................... 30
Step 4 — Insert the Holder .................................... 32
Step 5 — Choose a Film Type and Color Model ... 33
Step 6 — Preview .................................................... 35
Step 7 — Select a Crop ........................................... 37
Step 8 — Scan and Save ......................................... 39
Step 9 — Eject and Exit ...........................................41
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Step 1 — Turn the Scanner On
Before turning on the scanner for the first time, make sure that Nikon Scan is installed on the
computer and that the power and IEEE 1394 cables are connected. For information on installing Nikon Scan and connecting the cables, see “Setup” ( 7).
1
2
Turn the computer on
Turn the computer on and wait for the operating system to start up.
Turn the scanner on
The status LED will blink for about two minutes while the scanner initializes. The status
LED will stop blinking when initialization is complete.
Scanner off
Scanner on
Status LED off
Status LED blinks
Status LED on
Windows 98 SE
If the dialog shown at right appears the first time the scanner is
connected and turned on, the IEEE 1394 driver update has not been
completed. Update the IEEE 1394 drivers as described in “Updating the IEEE 1394 Drivers (Windows 98 SE Only): The ‘Insert Disk’
Dialog” ( 65).
Windows 2000 Professional
A “Digital Signature Not Found” dialog will be displayed the first
time the scanner is connected and turned on following installation
of Nikon Scan. Click Yes to register the scanner with Windows.
If the Status LED Flickers
If the status LED flashes quickly (about five times a second), turn the scanner off, wait at least five seconds, and turn the scanner on again. If the problem persists, see “Troubleshooting” ( 63).
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Step 2 — Place Film in the Holder
The film holders provided with the scanner can be used to scan 35-mm film, 35-mm slides,
medium-format film, and 59 × 82 mm electron microscope film.
1
Choose a holder
Choose a holder appropriate to the type of film.
Film
Film holder
35-mm film (in strips of up to six frames)
FH-835S
35-mm slides
FH-835M
Medium format (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie) film
or 59 × 82 mm electron microscope film
FH-869S
Caring for Holders and Film
Keep holders and film free of dust. If necessary, remove dust from holders and film with a blower before
scanning. Dust on the film or holder could damage the film or affect the quality of the scanned image
( 5).
Optional Film Holders
Optional film holders are available for 16-mm and panorama film, medium-format slides, and glass microscope slides. For more information, see “Optional Holders” ( 51).
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2
Place film in the holder
FH-835S Holder for 35-mm Film
The FH-835S can be used with one or two strips of 35-mm film. Each strip can be up to
six frames long.
2.1 Open the holder
Insert your fingers through the holes
in the bottom half of the holder and
undo the latches, then open the
holder.
Latches
2.2 Insert film
Place film in the holder with the reflective film base up and the matte emulsion
surface down.
Inserting Film
Align the first frame in each strip with
an aperture at the left end of the holder. Leaving the apertures at the left
end of the holder uncovered or covering them with a masking sheet could
cause scanning errors or interfere with
accurate color reproduction.
Use only one type of film; do not mix
negatives with positive film.
Arrow
Direction of
insertion
Thumbnails
displayed in
order shown
Inserting Film
Do not place film or masking sheets so that they protrude from the holder or overlap the film guides.
Failure to observe this precaution could cause the holder to jam in the scanner.
“Film Base”/”Emulsion Surface”
When film is examined under bright light, the image on the emulsion surface will be in slight relief, with
bumps and hollows where the image has been developed. The opposite surface (the film base) will be
reflective and smooth. Insert film with the base up.
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2.3 Insert masking sheets
When scanning a single strip or strips
of different lengths, place the film at
the left end of the holder and cover
any open apertures with the supplied
masking sheets, cutting the sheet to the
appropriate length if necessary. When
scanning a single strip, place the film in
the bottom row and the masking sheet
in the top row.
Masking sheet
When scanning two strips of equal
length, place the film at the left end
of each row. Masking sheets are not
required.
2.4 Position the film
Close the holder without latching it,
and check that the film is correctly
aligned. If necessary, insert a pen
or other pointed object into the perforations and slide the film until the
frames are aligned with the apertures.
The perforations can be accessed
through the cutouts at the left end of
the holder.
Cutouts
Positioning Film
Care should be taken to avoid damaging the perforations when positioning the film.
Do not attempt to position the film while the holder is latched. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the film.
2.5 Latch the holder
Press the holder closed until the
latches click into place. Proceed to
“Step 3 — Open the Scan Window”
( 30).
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FH-835M Holder for 35-mm Slides
The FH-835M can be used to scan up to five 35-mm slides with mounts 1.0–3.2 mm
thick. Slide the mounts into place between the guides, short side first and with the
reflective film base up (the matte emulsion surface down;
26). Stop when the slides
contact the base of the clips.
Arrow
Guides
Thumbnails
displayed in
order shown
Direction of
insertion
Inserting Slides
Insert slides between the guides. Forcing the slides onto the guides could damage the
slides or clips and prevent the scanner from focusing correctly. To minimize resistance,
try inserting slides at a slight angle.
Be sure a slide is inserted in the first slot. Leaving the aperture at the left end of the holder uncovered could cause scanning errors or interfere with accurate color reproduction.
Proceed to “Step 3 — Open the Scan Window” (
30).
FH-869S Holder for Medium-Format Film
The FH-869S can be used to scan medium-format (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie) film and
59 × 82 mm electron-microscope film. The length of the film strip that can be inserted in
the holder depends on the type of film:
• 6 × 4.5: 1–4 frames
• 6 × 6: 1–3 frames
• 6 × 7 – 6 × 9: 1–2 frames
2.1 Open the holder
Undo the latches and open the
holder.
2.2 Insert film
Place film in the holder with the reflective film base up (matte emulsion surface down;
26) and with the end of
the film against the stops.
Arrow
Direction
of insertion
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Stops
Thumbnails
displayed in
order shown
Inserting Film
Use only one type of film; do not place negatives in the holder with positive film.
Be sure the end of the film is flush with the stops. A gap between film and stop
could interfere with accurate color reproduction.
2.3 Close the holder
Close the holder, pressing the covers
down until they latch.
Scanning Curled Film
Curl of 10 mm or less can be removed as follows:
1 Unlatch the movable base
Slide the latch in the direction shown.
2 Flatten the film
Place your fingers on the grips and slide them gently outwards.
Do not use force. To prevent the film from sliding out of position,
press the holder cover lightly before sliding the grips.
3 Latch the movable base
Slide the latch in the direction shown.
Film with a curl of more than 10 mm can not be scanned in the FH-869S. Use the optional FH-869G
glass-covered film holder or the optional FH-869GR glass-covered rotating film holder ( 54, 56).
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Step 3 — Open the Scan Window
The scanner is controlled from the Nikon Scan scan window.
1
Choose the application in which pictures will be displayed
After scanning, pictures can be displayed either in Nikon Scan or in a third-party application such as Adobe Photoshop. The application in which pictures will be displayed after
scanning is referred to as the “host application.”
Application
Nikon Scan
Platform
Windows Nikon Scan used as a “stand-alone” application to scan, process,
Macintosh print, and save images.
Windows
Third-party
application
2
Description
Nikon Scan used as a TWAIN source to control the scanner from a
third-party application (application must support TWAIN). Images are
scanned using Nikon Scan and processed, printed, and saved in the
third-party application.
Nikon Scan plug-in used to control the scanner from a third-party
application (application must support Adobe Photoshop 5.0 acquire
Macintosh plug-ins, and a copy of the Nikon Scan plug-in must be installed in the
application’s plug-ins folder). Images are scanned using Nikon Scan
and processed, printed, and saved in the third-party application.
Open the scan window
Application
Platform
Description
Click the Start button and select Nikon Scan 4 from the
programs list. (If a shortcut
was created during installaWindows tion, you can also double-click
the
icon on the desktop.)
Nikon Scan
used as
“standOpen the Applications : Nikon Software : Nikon Scan 4 folder on the
alone”
icon. (If Nikon Scan was added
application Macintosh start-up disk and double-click the
icon in the
(Mac OS X) to the Dock during installation, you can also click the
Dock.)
Open the Nikon Software : Nikon Scan 4 folder in the folder selected at
Macintosh installation (the default folder is the Applications folder on the start-up
icon. (If an alias was created during instal(Mac OS 9) disk) and double-click the
lation, you can also double-click the
icon on the desktop.)
Select Nikon Scan from the application’s list of “Acquire” or “Import”
Third-party Windows sources. For more information, see the documentation provided with
application Macintosh the application.
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The scan window will open.
“Nikon Scan Is Unable to Find Any Active Devices”
If the message shown at right is displayed when the scan window
opens, check that the scanner is connected and turned on and that
the status LED is not flashing. If the scanner is connected to a Windows computer, check that the scanner has been registered with
the Windows Device Manager ( 74).
Temporary Storage (Windows Only)
If the message shown at right is displayed, click OK.
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Step 4 — Insert the Holder
1
Check the status LED
Make sure that the status LED is glowing
steadily. Do not insert film holders while
the status LED is blinking.
2
Find the arrow on the front of the holder
The front each holder is marked with
an embossed arrow showing the direction of insertion. When the holder is
inserted, the side with the arrow should
face up with the arrow pointing toward
the scanner.
3
Insert the holder
Keeping the holder straight, slide the it
into the holder slot with the arrow up
and facing toward the scanner. Once
the holder has been inserted as far as the
insertion guides, the automatic loading
mechanism will activate. Remove your
hands from the holder when loading
starts. When loading stops, the holder
is in scanning position.
Inserting Holders
If the loading mechanism is does not activate, remove the holder and try again.
Do not use force. Once loading has
begun, do not interfere with the loading mechanism. Attempting to remove
the holder during loading or otherwise
interfering with the mechanism could
cause scanning errors.
Arrow
Insertion guide
Calibration
The scanner is automatically calibrated at regular intervals if left on with no holder in place. Calibration
will end when a holder is inserted.
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Step 5 — Choose a Film Type and Color Model
The steps that follow involve the controls in the Nikon Scan scan window. The names and
functions of the controls in the scan window are described below.
1
5
6
7
9
2
3
4
8
1 Control area ( 45)
Contains frequently used scanning and preview controls.
2 Information panel ( 46)
Lists information on current settings.
3 Preview button ( 46)
Click to view selected frames in the preview
area, where they can be enhanced using the
tools in the Tool Chest.
4 Scan button ( 46)
Click to scan the selected frames.
5 Thumbnail drawer tab ( 47)
Click to select frames to be previewed or
scanned.
6 Processed/Natural tabs ( 47)
The “Processed” panel shows how the image
would appear if scanned at current settings,
the “Natural” panel the unmodified image.
Comparing these two views can help determine whether changes to settings are having
the desired effect.
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7 Preview area ( 47)
Provides a preview of the image prior to scanning. Any modifications to settings are visible
in the “Processed” panel.
8 Interactive help
Displays a brief tip about the control under
the cursor.
9 Tool Chest ( 48)
Contains tools for changing the orientation
of the image and selecting the portion to be
scanned, choosing the dimensions and resolution of the scanned image, enhancing color,
contrast, and sharpness, processing images to
remove the effects of scratches, dust, fading,
film grain, and underexposure, and controlling
scanner settings.
10 Progress window ( 47)
Shows the status of current tasks and lists
operations that have been or are about to be
performed.
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1
Choose the film type
Click the film-type menu in the scan window control area and choose a film type
that matches the film being scanned.
Option
Use with
Positive
Use with most makes of positive slides and reversal film.
These films have a black base,
and the image in each frame
appears in its actual colors.
Film type menu
Use with color negatives. Color negatives can be identified
Neg (Color) by their orange-tinted base
and by the fact that the colors
in the images are reversed.
Use with
Neg (Mono) negatives.
black-and-white
Use with Kodachrome posiKodachrome tives.
2
Choose a color model
Click the color-model menu in the scan
window control area and choose a color
model according to how the image will
be used.
Option
Description
Image scanned as grayscale
data. Use when scanning imagGrayscale es that will be printed or viewed
in black-and-white.
Color model menu
Calibrated Image scanned as RGB data.
RGB
Use to scan images in color.
3
Select the frame size (medium-format film only)
When scanning medium-format (120/220
or Brownie) film in the FH-869S, click the
frame-size menu and select the film frame
size ( 28).
Frame-size menu
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Step 6 — Preview
1
Open the thumbnail drawer
Click the thumbnail drawer tab.
Thumbnail drawer tab
2
Display thumbnails
To view the frames in the thumbnail
drawer as small “thumbnail” previews,
click the
button. The scanner will
scan the film to generate thumbnails and
display them in the thumbnail drawer.
Thumbnail
drawer
Click here to display/hide thumbnails
3
Select frames
Select the frame to be scanned by clicking the associated thumbnail or frame
number (selected frames are indicated
by a green border). To select multiple
frames, hold down the Ctrl (Windows)
or command (Macintosh) key while clicking each frame in turn, or hold down
the shift key and click to select two
images and all frames between them.
To view frames not currently visible in
the thumbnail drawer, use the scroll bar
or enlarge the drawer by dragging the
handle at its lower right corner.
Scroll bar
Handle
Selected frame
The Thumbnail Display
If the wrong film type or frame size is chosen when thumbnails are generated, the thumbnail display will
not reflect the contents of the film. Click the
button in the thumbnail drawer to hide thumbnails, and
then select the correct film type or frame size. Click the
button to view the new thumbnails.
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4
Click the Preview button
A preview will be displayed in the preview area.
Preview button
If multiple frames are selected, additional frames can be previewed by clicking the
thumbnails in the thumbnail drawer.
Rotating and Flipping Images
The Layout Tools palette in the Tool Chest ( 48)
contains buttons for rotating and flipping images.
Button
Click to display Layout Tools palette
Function
Rotate image 90 ° clockwise
Rotate image 90 ° counter-clockwise
Flip image horizontally
Flip image vertically
Orientation of letter “R” reflects any flips
or rotations that have been performed. “R”
turns red when image is flipped.
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Step 7 — Select a Crop
To scan only part of an image into the host application, use the Crop Tool in the Layout Tools
palette to select the desired area. This selection is referred to as a “crop.”
1
Open the Layout Tools palette
Click the triangle next to “Layout Tools”
in the Tool Chest (if the Tool Chest is not
already open, click the Tools button in
the scan window and select Tool Palette 1 from the menu that appears).
2
Select the Crop Tool
3
Select a crop
To select a crop, drag the mouse over the
image in the preview area. The borders
of the crop are indicated by a dotted line.
The size of the crop can be changed by
dragging its borders. To change the position of the crop, place the cursor inside
the selected area and drag it to a new
location.
Click to display Layout Tools palette
Crop Tool
Repeat this step for the other images
selected in the thumbnail drawer. To
display images in the preview area, open
the thumbnail drawer and click the selected thumbnails.
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Choosing an Output Size and Resolution
The “Crop” palette in the Tool Chest is used to
specify the size and resolution of the crop when
opened in the host application (
30). For example, to scan an image so that it can be printed
within the margins of A4 (21.0 × 29.7 cm) or lettersized (11˝ ×8.5˝ ) paper on a typical inkjet printer:
1 Click the triangle next to “Crop” in the Tool
Chest to open the “Crop” palette.
1
2
2 Choose Keep this Crop and use the mouse to
37).
select a crop in the preview area (
3 Choose Centimeters or Inches from the output units menu.
4
3
4 Enter a value for Height or Width that will fit on
A4 paper (remember to leave a margin of least
2 cm/0.79˝ ). The other value will automatically
be adjusted to maintain the current crop; if the
result is still too large, enter a value that will fit
on A4 paper.
5 Enter an output resolution of 360 pixels per
inch.
5
Scan Bit Depth
The scan bit depth determines the maximum number of colors in the image after scanning. A choice of
sixteen and eight bits is available in the “Scanner Extras” palette. For more information, see the Nikon
Scan Reference Manual (on CD).
Scan Image Enhancer
The image enhancement tools in the Tool Chest can be used to enhance images before they are scanned.
For example, the Scan Image Enhancer automatically adjusts brightness, contrast, and hue to produce an
image that can be printed or used “as is,” without further alteration (note that this will increase scanning
times and may not have the desired effect on dark images). For information on the Scan Image Enhancer
and the other image adjustment options and scan settings available in Nikon Scan, see “Nikon Scan” (
43) or the Nikon Scan Reference Manual (on CD).
Easy Scanning Guide
The Easy Scanning Guide gives examples of how to adjust “Crop” palette settings in a variety of situations.
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Step 8 — Scan and Save
1
Click the Scan button
Click the Scan button to begin scanning
the crop selected in the preview area.
Progress is shown in the progress window ( 47).
Batch Scans
If multiple frames are selected in the
35), clicking the
thumbnail drawer (
Scan button will display a dialog of
batch scan options. Click OK to save the
scanned images to disk. If Nikon Scan is
being used as a “stand-alone” application, the “File Saving Options” dialog
will be displayed; choose a location and
file format and click OK to begin scanning. Instead of being opened in image
windows, the images will be saved in
the location chosen in the “File Saving
Options” dialog. Proceed to Step 9,
“Eject and Exit” ( 41).
Scan button
When scanning is complete, images will be opened in image windows in the host application (single scans only). Note that the scan window may remain open “on top” of
the host application window; to view the images, it may be necessary to move the scan
window.
Windows
Macintosh
Toolbar
Image
window
Image window
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2
Select the save command
To save the image in the active window,
select Save or Save As… from the File
menu in the host application ( 30). If
Nikon Scan is being used as a “standalone” application under Windows, the
image in the active window can also be
(“Save”) button
saved by clicking the
in the toolbar.
3
Save the image
After navigating to the desired location, enter a name for the image and choose a file
format. Click the Save button to save the image to disk. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all
images have been saved.
Typical “Save As” dialogs
Macintosh
Windows
Printing Images
Images can be printed by selecting the print command from the File menu in the host application. If
Nikon Scan is being used as a “stand-alone” application under Windows, the image in the active window can also be printed by clicking the
button in the toolbar. See the Nikon Scan Reference Manual
for more information.
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Step 9 — Eject and Exit
1
Eject the holder
Press the eject button on the front of the
scanner or click the eject button in the
control area of the scan window. Ejection is complete when the status LED has
stopped blinking.
Removing Holders
Wait until ejection is complete before
removing the holder by hand.
Eject button
2
Exit the host application
Select Exit (Windows) or Quit (Mac OS 9) from the File menu. In Mac OS X, open the
application menu and choose the “Quit” option for the host application.
3
Remove the scanner from the system (Windows Me/Windows 98 SE only)
Windows Me
Shut down the computer and turn the power off.
Windows 98 SE
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware”
icon in the task bar and select Stop
Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED
from the menu that appears. A message
will be displayed stating that the scanner
can be safely removed from the system;
click OK.
4
Turn the scanner off
Scanner on
Scanner off
Ejecting Holders
The holder will be ejected automatically if the scanner is turned off and then on again.
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5
Remove the film
FH-835S Holder for 35-mm Film
Insert your fingers into the holes in the
lower portion of the holder and undo
the latches. Open the holder and use
the cutouts to pick the film up by its
edges. If the edges of the film are not
accessible, tilt the holder to slide the film
to the hollows at either end of the lower
holder.
Hollow
Cutouts
FH-835M Holder for 35-mm Slides
Slide the mounts out from under the
clips that hold them in place.
Do Not Use Force
Do not use force when removing slides.
Failure to observe this precaution could
damage the clips holding the slides in
place. Do not lift the slides up until fully
removed from the clips.
FH-869S Holder for Brownie Film
Open the cover and pick the film up by
the edge at the rear of the holder.
Do Not Store Film in the Holder
Leaving slides in the FH-835M for extended periods could damage the clips holding the slides in place.
Film left in the FH-869S for extended periods could develop permanent indentations.
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Nikon Scan
This chapter provides a brief overview of the Nikon Scan
software that controls the scanner. For more information, see the Nikon Scan Reference Manual (on CD).
The Scan Window ................................................. 44
The Tool Chest....................................................... 48
43
The Scan Window
The parts of the scan window are identified below.
Thumbnail drawer tab (
Control area (
45)
47)
Preview area (
47)
Information panel
( 46)
Preview button
( 46)
Scan button (
44
46)
Progress window
( 47)
The Control Area
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
10
1 Eject button
Ejects the holder from the scanner.
2 Autofocus button
Click to focus the scanner. Control-click
(Windows) or option-click (Macintosh) to
select a new focus point.
3 Autoexposure button
When this button is clicked, the scanner
analyzes the current image and adjusts
exposure for optimal results.
4 Zoom buttons
Click
to zoom in for a closer look at
the portion of the image currently seto
lected in the preview area. Click
zoom out.
5 Settings menu
Save and load settings or reset settings to
default values.
6 Film type menu
Choose an option that matches the type
of film being scanned: Positive for positive or reversal film, Neg (Color) for color
negatives, or Neg (Mono) for blackand-white negatives. A separate Kodachrome option is available for scanning
Kodachrome positives.
7 Frame size menu
Choose the frame size when scanning
medium-format (120/220 or Brownie)
film in the FH-869S, or optional FH-869G
or FH-869GR film holders.
8 Color model menu
Choose a color model according to how
the image will be processed or used.
9 Tools button
Click to open the Tool Chest or progress
window.
10 Help button
Click to open Nikon Scan help.
11 Prefs button
Click to open the “Preferences” dialog.
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The Information Panel
1
2
3
4
5
1 Orientation
Shows the orientation of the image in the
preview area, reflecting any flips or rotations that have been performed.
2 Dimensions/file size
Lists the width and height of the current
selection (in pixels) and the size of the file
that would be produced if the selection
were scanned at current settings.
3 Image enhancement
Shows the current status of Digital ICE4
Advanced and analog gain. Note that
using Digital ICE4 Advanced can increase
scanning times.
4 Scanner extras
Lists the current bit depth (which determines the maximum number of colors
available) and shows whether multisample scanning is in effect.
5 Color values
Lists the color values for the pixel under
the cursor. The values for the Natural
panel are listed in the top row, the values
for the Processed panel in the bottom
row.
The Preview and Scan Buttons
Preview button
Click to preview the image to be scanned (if
multiple frames are selected in the thumbnail
drawer, a preview will be performed for each
frame). Be sure to click this button after
changing the film type or choosing a new
value for analog gain.
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Scan button
Scans the images and opens them in the host
application (if multiple frames are selected
in the thumbnail drawer, a scan will be performed for each frame and the resulting images will be opened in separate windows).
The Thumbnail Drawer Tab
Click this tab to open the thumbnail drawer.
If multiple frames are selected, the selected
images can be scanned in a single batch. This
is called a “batch scan.”
The Preview Area
Selected frames are previewed in this area.
Click the “Natural” and “Processed” tabs
for a quick “before-and-after” comparison
showing the effect of changes to settings in
the Tool Chest. The “Natural” panel shows
the image before processing, the “Processed” panel the image as it would appear
when scanned at current settings.
Natural/Processed tabs
The Progress Window
The progress of preview and scan operations is shown in this window. The current task (acquiring thumbnails, preview, or scanning) is shown at the top of the window. Tasks that have
yet to be performed are listed in the “Queue” panel, completed tasks in the “Log” panel. To
stop the current task, click Stop.
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The Tool Chest
To display or hide the Tool Chest, click the
Tools button in the control area of the scan
window. For more information, see the
Nikon Scan Reference Manual (on CD).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 Layout tools
11
3 Crop
Select the portion of the image that will be
scanned, choose a focus point, or rotate and
flip images. Use the Zoom and Grab tools
to navigate images that have been opened in
Nikon Scan after scanning.
2 Information
View the width and height of the current
selection and the coordinates of its top left
corner. The color value display shows the
color of the pixel under the cursor before and
after processing.
Specify the size and resolution of the image
that will result when the film is scanned.
Keep
this
Crop
User selects exact area to be scanned,
then selects output size and resolution
according to how image will be used.
Best choice in most situations.
Keep
this
Output
Size
User selects general area to be scanned,
then enters exact output size in output
size area. Choose this option when image must fit in space of known dimensions.
Keep
this
File
Size
User selects general area to be scanned,
then enters exact file size for final image
in file size area. Choose when file size is
paramount, for example when scanning
images for electronic distribution.
Enter the desired Height and/or Width in the
text boxes. If Keep this Crop is selected,
the remaining dimension will automatically
be adjusted to maintain the current crop.
If Keep this File Size is selected, the remaining dimension and the resolution will
automatically be adjusted to maintain the
selected file size, and the crop in the preview
area will be adjusted accordingly.
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4 Curves
6 Unsharp Mask
Sharpen images by making colors more distinct.
Make adjustments to brightness, contrast,
and color targeted to specific portions of
the tone range (for example, this tool can be
used to increase brightness in shadows).
7 LCH Editor
5 Color Balance
Adjust overall brightness, contrast, and color
balance.
Make adjustments to brightness and contrast
targeted to specific portions of the tone
range, or use the hue and chroma editors for
precise control of color.
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8 Digital ICE4 Advanced (Digital ICE
quad Advanced)
10 Scan Image Enhancer
Perform automatic brightness, color, and
contrast adjustment.
11 Scanner Extras
Four tools are available:
• Digital ICE: mitigate the effects of dust and
scratches
• Digital ROC: restore faded colors
• Digital GEM: reduce the effects of film grain
• Digital DEE: increase detail in under- or overexposed areas of the frame
9 Analog Gain
Adjust exposure values for each of the colored elements in the scanner’s light source.
Control features specific to the type of scanner currently connected.
• Multi Sample Scanning
Use this feature to reduce noise.
• Scan Bit Depth
Choose a bit depth of sixteen or eight bits.
Digital ICE
Digital ICE will not produce the desired results with monochrome film (unless developed in color).
Kodachrome Film
When scanning Kodachrome film in the 9000 ED, select Kodachrome in the film type menu.
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Optional Holders
This chapter describes the optional film holders available for the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED.
FH-869M Holder for Medium-Format Slides............................. 53
FH-869G Glass-Covered Holder for Medium-Format Film....... 54
FH-869GR Rotating Holder for Medium-Format Film .............. 56
FH-816 Holder for 16-mm Film................................................... 58
FH-8G1 Medical Holder............................................................... 60
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The following optional film holders are available for the SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED:
Film holder
Film
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FH-869M 120/220 MOUNTED FILM HOLDER
6 × 4.5, 6 × 6, 6 × 7, and 6 × 9 slides
54–55
FH-869G 120/220 STRIP FILM HOLDER WITH GLASS Medium-format (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie) film
and 59 × 82 mm film for electron microscopes
Medium-format (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie) film
and 59 × 82 mm film for electron microscopes 56–57
FH-869GR
ROTATING 120/220 FILM HOLDER WITH GLASS
Panorama film
58–59
FH-816 16- MM FILM HOLDER
One to three strips of 16-mm film up to
twenty frames in length
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FH-8G1 MEDICAL SLIDE HOLDER
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Glass microscope slides (26 × 72 mm) of prepared tissue samples
FH-869M Holder for Medium-Format Slides
The FH-869M is used with medium-format (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie) slides with mounts
1.0–3.2 mm thick. It is equipped with two apertures: a smaller aperture for 6 × 4.5 or 6 × 6
slides and a larger aperture for 6 × 7, 6 × 8, and 6 × 9 slides.
Do Not Mix Positive and Negative Film
Do not place mounted negatives in the holder with positive slides.
Inserting Slides
Guides
Insert the slides between the guides. The
slides should be oriented to match the apertures in the holder and the reflective film
base should be up (
26). Stop when the
slide contacts the base of the clips.
Inserting Slides
Insert slides between the guides. Forcing
the slides onto the guides could damage the
slides or clips and prevent the scanner from
focusing correctly. To minimize resistance,
try inserting slides at a slight angle.
Thumbnails
displayed in
order shown
Direction of
insertion
Removing Slides
Slide the mounts out from under the clips
that hold them in place.
Do Not Use Force
Do not use force when removing slides. Failure to observe this precaution could damage
the clips. Do not lift the slides up until fully
removed from the clips.
Do Not Store Slides in the Holder
Leaving slides in the holder for extended periods could damage the clips holding the slides in place.
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FH-869G Glass-Covered Holder for Medium-Format Film
The FH-869G is used to scan medium-format film (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie) and 59 × 82 mm
electron-microscope film. The length of the film strip that can be scanned depends on the
type of film:
• 6 × 4.5: 1–4 frames
• 6 × 6: 1–3 frames
• 6 × 7 – 6 × 9: 1–2 frames
Inserting Film
1
Open the holder
Slide the latch in the direction shown
and open the holder.
Latch
Newton’s Rings
If the film is folded or twisted, Newton’s
rings (a radial interference pattern) may
appear when the film is scanned. This
can be prevented by placing a masking
sheet in the holder as shown at right.
The aperture at the front of the masking
sheet should match the film frame size.
Place stickers between frames on the
emulsion surface of the film (no sticker is
required between the first two frames).
The stickers can then be used to fasten
the film to the masking sheet. Stickers
can be reused.
Emulsion
surface
Stickers
Place side
with stickers
down
Keep the Glass Clean
The inner surface of the glass cover been treated to prevent interference. Avoid leaving fingerprints or
other stains on the glass.
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2
Insert film
Place film base up (
26) between the
guides with the left end of the film at
the film line. If a masking sheet is used,
the start of the first exposure should
be aligned with the inner edge of the
masking sheet. Additional film strips
can be placed in the holder as space
permits; place the film end-to-end, with
no gaps.
Guides
Inserting Film
Use only one type of film; do not place
negatives in the holder with positive
film.
First frame
Masking sheet
Be sure to align the end of the film with
the film line on the holder. A gap at the
leading edge of the film could interfere
with accurate color reproduction.
Film line
Thumbnails
displayed in
order shown
Arrow
Direction
of insertion
3
Snap the holder closed
Removing Film
Tilt the holder to slide the film over the depressions at the front of the holder and pick
the film up by its edges.
Depressions
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FH-869GR Rotating Holder for Medium-Format Film
The FH-869GR is used to scan medium-format film (120/220, 2¼ or Brownie), 59 × 82 mm
electron-microscope film, or 24 × 65 mm panorama film. The angle of the holder can be
adjusted by ±5% to compensate for camera angle. When scanning medium format film, the
length of the strip that can be inserted depends on the type of film:
• 6 × 4.5: 1–4 frames
• 6 × 6: 1–3 frames
• 6 × 7 – 6 × 9: 1–2 frames
Inserting Film
1
Open the holder
Slide the latch in the direction shown
and open the holder.
Latch
2
Insert a masking sheet
Align the masking sheet with the guide
pins in the holder.
Guide pins
Use an Appropriate Mask
The mask aperture must match the film
frame size. Gaps between the mask and
the film could interfere with accurate
color reproduction.
Masking sheet
3
Insert film
Place film on the masking sheet base up
(
26). Align the frame to be scanned
with the aperture in the masking sheet.
Aperture
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4
5
Snap the holder closed
Adjust the film angle
Loosen the locking screw by rotating it
counter-clockwise. Adjust the angle, using the marks on the front of the holder
as a guide (each mark is equivalent to
1 °), and then tighten the locking screw.
Angle indicator
Locking screw
Removing Film
Insert your fingers in the depressions and
pick the film up by its edges.
Depressions
Keep the Glass Clean
The inner surface of the glass cover been treated to prevent interference. Avoid leaving fingerprints or
other stains on the glass.
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FH-816 Holder for 16-mm Film
The FH-816 is used to scan up to three strips of 16-mm film. Each strip can be from one to
twenty frames in length.
Inserting Film
1
Open the holder
Insert your fingers through the holes in
the bottom half of the holder and undo
the latches, then open the holder.
Latches
2
Insert film
Place film in the holder base up ( 26).
Align the first frame in each strip with an
aperture at the left end of the holder.
Arrow
Use Only One Type of Film
Do not place negatives in the holder with
positive film.
1
41
42
43
44
23
45
2
24
3
•
2
5
4
•
5
•
•
21
22
•
•
Direction of
insertion
•
•
Inserting Film and Masking Sheets
Do not place film or masking sheets so that they protrude from the holder or overlap the film guides.
Failure to observe this precaution may cause the holder to jam in the scanner.
Digital ROC, Digital GEM, and Digital DEE (
These functions can not be used with 16-mm film.
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50)
3
Insert masking sheets
When scanning one or two strips or
strips of different lengths, place the film
at the left end of the holder and cover
any open apertures with the supplied
masking sheets, cutting the sheet to the
appropriate length if necessary. When
scanning one or two strips, place the
film in the bottom rows and the masking
sheets in the top rows.
Masking sheets
When scanning three strips of equal
length, place the film at the left end
of the holder. Masking sheets are not
required.
4
Latch the holder
Press the holder closed until the latches
click into place.
Removing Film
Insert your fingers into the holes in the lower
portion of the holder and undo the latches.
Open the holder and use the cutouts to pick
the film up by its edges. If the edges of the
film are not accessible, tilt the holder to slide
the film to the hollow at the end of the lower
holder.
Hollow
Cutouts
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FH-8G1 Medical Holder
The FH-8G1 can be used to scan up to three glass microscope slides of prepared tissue
samples. Slides must be 26 × 76 mm with a base 0.8–1.5 mm thick, a cover no more than
25 mm wide, 60 mm long, and 0.18 mm thick, and a total thickness of no more than 2 mm,
including adhesive.
Inserting Slides
Insert the slides cover up. Stop when the
slide contacts the base of the clips.
Guides
Inserting Slides
Insert slides between the guides. Forcing
the slides onto the guides could damage the
slides or clips and prevent the scanner from
focusing correctly. To minimize resistance,
try inserting slides at a slight angle.
Clips
Arrow
Thumbnails
displayed in
order shown
Direction
of insertion
Removing Slides
Slide the samples out from under the clips
that hold them in place.
Do Not Use Force
Do not use force when removing slides. Failure to observe this precaution could damage
the clips. Do not lift the slides up until fully
removed from the clips.
Do Not Store Slides in the Holder
Leaving slides in the holder for extended periods could damage the clips holding the slides in place.
Do Not Use Digital ICE, Digital ROC, Digital GEM, or Digital DEE (
50)
Noise may appear in images scanned with Digital ICE, Digital ROC, Digital GEM, or Digital DEE.
Scanning 35-mm Slides
The FH-8G1 can also be used to scan 35-mm slides. Do not mix 35-mm slides with microscope slides.
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Technical Notes
This chapter lists scanner specifications and provides
information on maintenance, troubleshooting, and installing the supplied IEEE 1394 interface board.
Maintenance .....................................................................62
Troubleshooting................................................................63
Installing the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Interface Board........64
Uninstalling Nikon Scan ...................................................70
Custom Install (Macintosh Only) .....................................73
Checking Device Registration (Windows Only).............. 74
Specifications .................................................................... 76
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Maintenance
Storage
When the scanner is not in use, eject the film holder and turn the scanner off. If the device
will not be used for a prolonged period, unplug the scanner and store it in a well-ventilated
area where the temperature is between –10 °C (14 °F) and +50 °C (+122 °F) and the humidity
less than 60%. Do not store the scanner or holders where they would be subject to sudden
temperature changes or condensation.
Cleaning
Turn the scanner off, unplug the power cable, and place the scanner on a flat, stable surface
where it will not be damaged in a fall. Use a blower or a soft dry cloth to remove dust, a soft
cloth lightly dampened with neutral detergent or liquid soap to remove tougher stains. Do
not use alcohol or other volatile chemicals.
Transport
Before transporting the scanner:
1 Turn the scanner on and eject any film holders.
2 Press and hold the eject button until the status LED stops blinking (about three seconds).
The scan mechanism will lock.
3 Turn the scanner off and disconnect the power and interface cables.
4 Repackage the scanner in the original packing materials (if the original packing materials
are unavailable, use materials at least as shock resistant as the originals).
Transporting the Scanner
Nikon scanners are only certified for use in the region or country of sale. Transport or use
outside the region or country of sale is at the risk and responsibility of the user.
Servicing
Nikon scanners are precision devices. We recommend that the scanner and holders be taken to an authorized Nikon service representative once every one to two years for inspection, and once every three
to five years for servicing (fees are charged for these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are
particularly recommended in the case of scanners used in commercial applications.
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Troubleshooting
If the scanner fails to function as expected, check the problems described below before consulting the original retailer or Nikon service representative. For more information on solving
the problems listed here, refer to the page numbers in the rightmost column.
Problem
Possible cause
• Scanner is off
Turn the scanner on
• Power cable is not properly connected
Scanner will not
Return the power switch to the off position and reconnect the power
turn on (status LED
cable.
does not light)
• Outlet is not receiving power
Plug another device into the outlet to determine whether the outlet is
working properly.
Status LED flickers • Scanner hardware malfunction
(scanner not conTurn the scanner off and disconnect it from the computer. Wait five
nected to computer, seconds and turn the scanner on again. If the problem persists, conor computer off)
tact a Nikon service representative.
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21
—
—
• Scanner hardware malfunction or communications error
Turn the scanner and computer off and disconnect the scanner. Wait 22, 41
five seconds and turn the scanner on again. If the status LED flickers
when the scanner is turned on, a scanner hardware malfunction has
occurred. Contact the original retailer or a Nikon service representative. If the status LED blinks and then glows steadily, turn the scanner
Status LED flickers
off and reconnect it to the computer. After waiting five seconds, turn
(scanner connected the scanner on and restart the computer. If the status LED flickers
to computer)
when the computer is restarted, try the following:
• Disconnect all other devices using the same interface as the scanner 5, 22
• Reinstall Nikon scan
10–19
70–72
• Update the IEEE 1394 device drivers (Windows only)
65–69
• Update the scanner device drivers (Windows only)
74–75
Poor quality scans
• Film is not properly inserted in holder
25–29,
Eject the holder and reinsert the film.
41
• Scanner or holder moved during scanning
Do not use the scanner in locations subject to shock or vibration. Fail20
ure to observe this precaution could result in scanner malfunction.
• Scan window settings require adjustment
Adjust settings or use factory defaults. For more information, see the 33–38
Nikon Scan Reference Manual.
• Glass in optional glass-covered holder is dirty
Use a blower to remove dust, a soft cloth to remove other stains.
—
• Scanner is off
Turn the scanner on.
• Scanner turned on with holder inserted
Computer does not After removing the holder, turn the scanner off and then on again.
recognize scanner • Interface cable not correctly connected
Turn the scanner off and reconnect the cable.
• Computer does not meet minimum system requirements
Use a system that meets the requirements.
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24, 41
22, 41
10, 15
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Problem
Possible cause
• Other IEEE 1394 devices are connected and turned on
Disconnect the other devices. If the scanner is connected via a hub,
adapter, or extension cable, disconnect the scanner and reconnect it
directly to the computer. If this does not solve the problem, uninstall all software that uses the IEEE 1394 interface and reinstall Nikon
Scan.
• Interface board is not compatible
At the time of writing, operation has been confirmed only with the
interface board provided with the scanner. Operation is not guaranteed with other boards or with built-in IEEE 1394 ports. Install the
Computer does not supplied interface board (desktop computers) or consult a Nikon serrecognize scanner
vice representative for information on approved IEEE 1394 interface
(continued)
boards or cards.
• Interface board is not correctly installed
Check the documentation provided with interface board or card.
• Scanner device driver is missing or corrupted (Windows only)
Check that the device driver is correctly installed.
• Nikon Scan is not correctly installed
Uninstall and reinstall Nikon Scan. For more information, see the
Nikon Scan Reference Manual.
• IEEE 1394 drivers require updating (Windows 98 SE only)
Update the IEEE 1394 drivers.
5, 22
10, 15,
64–69
64–69
74–75
10–18,
70–72
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Installing the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Interface Board
Users whose computer is not equipped with a compatible IEEE 1394 interface must install
the supplied IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface board (Macintosh users should note that beige G3
computers are not equipped with a built-in Firewire interface). To install the board, follow
the steps below.
Operating system
Installation
1 Install the interface board. The board device drivers will be
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Windows XP
installed automatically when the computer is turned on.
Windows 2000 Professional 2 Confirm that the board is correctly registered in the Windows 66–67
Windows Me
Device Manager.
Windows 98 SE
Mac OS
1 Update the IEEE 1394 drivers.
2 Install the interface board.
3 Install the drivers for the interface board.
Install the interface board.
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68–69
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Computers Without an Empty Full-Sized PCI Slot
The supplied IEEE 1394 board can only be installed in a full-sized PCI slot. It can not be installed in laptop
computers or in computers with a low-profile PCI slot. For information on other approved boards and
PCMCIA cards, see the Nikon web site for your area ( 2).
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Updating the IEEE 1394 Drivers (Windows 98 SE Only)
Users of Windows 98 SE must update the IEEE 1394 drivers provided with Windows before
they can use the scanner. This update is required regardless of whether an IEEE 1394 interface
is already installed or the user is installing an IEEE 1394 interface for the first time.
1
Insert the Nikon Scan CD
Holding down the shift key to prevent the installer from starting automatically, insert the
Nikon Scan CD into the CD-ROM drive. If the language selection dialog is displayed, click
Quit.
2
Open the Nikon Scan CD in Windows Explorer
Double-click the My Computer icon. Click the icon for the Nikon Scan CD with the right
mouse button and select Explore from the menu that appears.
3
Run the updater
Open the Microsoft folder and double-click 242975USA8 or 242975USA8.EXE. Follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
4
Restart the computer
When the dialog shown at right is displayed, remove the Nikon Scan CD from
the CD-ROM drive and then click Yes to
restart the computer.
Installing the IEEE 1394 Interface Board
Once the computer has restarted, users of the supplied IEEE 1394 interface board can install
the board ( 66) and interface device drivers ( 68–69).
The “Insert Disk” Dialog
If an “Insert Disk” dialog is displayed the first
time the scanner is connected and turned on,
the IEEE 1394 driver update has not been
completed successfully. Do NOT insert the
Windows 98 Second Edition CD. Make
sure the CD-ROM drive is empty and click
OK, then update the drivers as follows:
1
Click Browse…
The dialog shown at right will be displayed. Click Browse….
2
Locate “ntmap.sys”
Select drive “c:” from the Drives menu.
In the “Folders” list, double-click first on
“windows,” then “system32,” and finally “drivers.” Confirm that “ntmap.sys” is
selected in the list of files and click OK.
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Installing the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Interface Board
1
2
Turn the computer off
Turn the computer off and disconnect all cables.
Insert the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface board
Insert the supplied IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
board as shown. For information on the
location of the PCI slots and on installing PCI boards, see the documentation
provided with the computer and the IEEE
1394 (Firewire) interface board.
Installing the Interface Board
Do not use force. Excessive force could
damage the computer or board.
Installing the Device Drivers (Windows Only)
After installing the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface board, reconnect the cables and turn the
computer on.
Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me
Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
The first time the computer is powered on with the board installed under Windows XP or
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows will automatically install the necessary drivers. Confirm that the drivers have been correctly installed as described on the opposite page.
Windows Me
The first time the computer is powered on with the board installed, the “Add New Hardware
Wizard” will be displayed. Select Automatic search for a better driver (Recommended)
and click Next to install the drivers for the IEEE 1394 interface board. When installation is
complete, Windows Me will display message stating that the computer must be restarted before changes to system settings can take effect. Click Yes to restart the computer. Proceed
to the next step once the computer restarts.
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1
Display the “System Properties” dialog
Windows XP
Select Control Panel from the Start
menu, open Performance and Maintenance, and click System.
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me
Click the My Computer icon with the
right mouse button and select Properties from the menu that appears.
2
Open the Device Manager
Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
Open the “Hardware” panel and click the Device Manager button.
Windows Me
Click the “Device Manager” tab.
3
Check the IEEE 1394 host controller
Confirm that “NEC Firewarden OHCI
Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller”
is listed under “IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers” (Windows XP, Windows 2000
Professional) or “1394 Bus Controller”
(Windows Me).
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Windows 98 SE
The first time the computer is powered on with the board installed, the “Add New Hardware”
wizard will be displayed.
1
Click Next
Click Next to start the “Add New Hardware” wizard.
2
Select the search option
Select the search option and click Next.
3
Deselect all search location options
After confirming that none of the search
location options are selected, click
Next.
4
Choose the recommended driver
Select The updated driver (Recommended) / NEC Firewarden OHCI
Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
and click Next.
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5
Click Next
The dialog shown at right will be displayed. Click Next.
The “Insert Disk” Dialog
If the “Insert Disk” dialog is displayed,
insert the Windows 98 Second Edition
CD and click OK. If Windows displays a
message stating that a file could not be
found, enter the drive letter of the CDROM drive followed by “\win98_se”
(e.g., “d:\win98_se”) in the Copy files
from text box and click OK.
6
Click Finish
The dialog shown at right will be displayed. Click Finish.
7
Open the “System Properties” dialog
After the computer restarts, click the My
Computer icon with the right mouse
button and select Properties from the
menu that appears.
8
Check the IEEE 1394 host controller
Click the Device Manager tab and confirm that “NEC Firewarden OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller” is listed
under “1394 Bus Controller.”
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Uninstalling Nikon Scan
Before Nikon Scan can be reinstalled or a new version installed, the existing version must be
removed from the computer (uninstalled). The instructions that follow are divided into Windows and Macintosh sections.
Export Settings
Before uninstalling Nikon Scan, export frequently-used scan window settings to a location
outside the Nikon Scan application folder. These settings can then be loaded into the scan
window once Nikon Scan has been reinstalled. For more information, see the Nikon Scan
Reference Manual (on CD).
Windows
1
Select Nikon Scan 4 Uninstall
Click the Start button and select Nikon
Scan 4 > Nikon Scan 4 Uninstall from
the program list.
2
Begin the uninstall
The dialog shown at right will be displayed. Click OK to begin removing
Nikon Scan and all of its components.
If uninstaller encounters read-only files
or components shared by another application, a confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Read the information displayed carefully before deciding what to
do with the affected components.
3
Click Finish
Click Finish to exit the uninstaller.
Windows XP/Windows 2000 Professional
When installing or uninstalling Nikon Scan under the above operating systems, log in as the “Computer
administrator” (Windows XP) or “Administrator” (Windows 2000 Professional).
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Macintosh
1
2
Quit all applications
3
Double-click the Welcome icon in
the “Nikon Scan 4” window
4
Choose a language
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed. Select a language and click
Next.
5
Start the installer
The “Install Center” dialog will be displayed. Open the “Software” panel and
click Easy Install.
Insert the Nikon Scan CD into the CD-ROM drive
A Nikon Scan 4 CD icon will appear on
the desktop. Double-click the icon to
open the “Nikon Scan 4” window.
“Authenticate” (Mac OS X Only)
Clicking Easy Install in the software
panel displays the “Authenticate” dialog
shown at right. Enter the administrator
name and password and click OK.
6
Click Accept
The license agreement will be displayed.
Click Accept.
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7
Click Continue…
The ReadMe file will be displayed. Click Continue… to display the “Nikon Scan Installer”
dialog.
8
Select Uninstall
Select Uninstall from the menu at the
top left corner of the installer dialog and
click the Uninstall button to remove
Nikon Scan and its components from the
computer.
9
Click OK
A confirmation dialog will be displayed
when removal is complete. Click OK.
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Custom Install (Macintosh Only)
The Macintosh version of Nikon Scan offers a custom install option that can be used to install
selected program components as described below.
1
Display the “Nikon Scan Installer” dialog
After quitting any applications that may be running, insert the Nikon Scan CD in the CDROM drive and display the “Nikon Scan Installer” dialog as described in steps 2–7 of the
“Uninstall: Macintosh” section ( 71–72).
2
Select Custom Install
Select Custom Install from the menu at
the top left corner of the installer dialog
and select or deselect components for
installation by clicking the boxes to their
left.
3
Click Install
Click Install to begin installation of
the selected components. Complete
installation as described in steps 8–13
of “Installing Nikon Scan: Macintosh”
( 17–18).
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Checking Device Registration (Windows Only)
The first time the scanner is connected and turned on following installation of Nikon Scan,
Windows will “register” the scanner with the Device Manager. If the computer fails to detect
the scanner or the scanner does not function as expected when Nikon Scan is running, the
computer may not have correctly registered the scanner. Check that the device drivers are
correctly installed.
1
2
Make sure the scanner is connected and turned on
Display the “System Properties” dialog
Windows XP
Select Control Panel from the Start menu, open Performance and Maintenance, and
click System.
Windows 2000 Professional
Select Settings > Control Panel from the Start menu and double-click the System
icon.
Windows Me, Windows 98 SE
Select Control Panel from the Start menu and double-click the System icon.
3
Open the Device Manager
Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
Open the “Hardware” panel and click
the Device Manager button.
Windows Me, Windows 98 SE
Click the “Device Manager” tab.
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4
Check that the scanner is listed as an imaging device
Click the “+” next to “Imaging devices”
(Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional) or “Imaging Device” (Windows
Me, Windows 98 SE) and confirm that
the scanner is listed.
If the Scanner Is Not Listed
If the scanner is not listed or appears
next to a “!”, “?”, or “×”, the drivers
have not been correctly installed. Disconnect the scanner and uninstall Nikon
Scan, then reinstall Nikon Scan and reconnect the scanner.
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Specifications
SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED (LS-9000 ED)
Media
35-mm film
Negatives and positives, in color and monochrome
1–2 strips of 1–6 frames. Up to 3 frames of 24 × 48 mm or 24 × 65 mm panorama film can be scanned with optional FH-869GR film holder.
35-mm slides
1–5 slides with mounts 1.0–3.2 mm thick.
Medium-format film
1–4 frames (6 × 4.5), 1–3 frames (6 × 6), or 1–2 frames (6 × 7, 6 × 8, or 6 × 9).
Medium-format slides Slides with mounts 1.0–3.2 mm thick can be scanned with optional FH-869M
film holder.
16-mm film
1–3 strips of 1–20 frames can be scanned with optional FH-816 film holder.
Glass microscope
1–3 prepared glass microscope slides (26 × 76 mm, 0.8–1.5 mm thick) can be
slides
scanned with optional FH-8G1 film holder.
Aperture/scan range
Aperture (mm)
Scan range (pixels)
FH-869S, FH-869G
FHFHFHFH835S 835M 6 × 4.5 6 × 6 6 × 7 6 × 8 6 × 9 5.9×8.2 816
8G1
25.4 37.5 56.9 56.9 56.9 56.9 56.9 56.9 15.0 46.02
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
37.5 25.6 42.5 56.9 70.0 77.5 83.7 83.7 21.48 24.0
4000 5905 8964 8964 8964 8964 8964 8964 2362 7248
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
5904 4032 6696 8964 11016 12204 13176 13176 3384 3780
Scanning system
Fixed optical, movable media, parallel single-pass scanning system
Light source
Red, Green, Blue, and Infrared (RGBIr) LEDs; slit light source with rod and
disperser
Image sensor
10,000 pixel three-line monochrome linear CCD image sensor
Color separation
Performed by RGB LEDs
Optical resolution
Up to 4000 pixels per inch
Analog-to-digital (A/D) 16 bits per color
conversion
Output
Full color or greyscale at 8 or 16 bits per channel
Focus
Auto and manual
Interface
IEEE 1394
Power consumption
27 W or less; 14 W or less in standby mode
Power supply
AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
Operating environment +10–+35 °C (+50–+95 °F) at a humidity of 20–60%
Size and weight
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249 × 498.5 × 202 mm/9.8˝ × 19.6˝ × 8.0˝ (W × H × D), 9 kg/19.8 lb (approx.)
Scanning time
(Time to display image Scan Image
when Preview button is Enhancer
clicked, or when Scan
Off
button is clicked folOn
lowing preview. Times
Off
do not include autofoOff
cus or holder positionOff
ing.)*
Off
On
With FH-835M 35-mm slide mount holder
ICE
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
On
Scan Image
Enhancer
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
ICE
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
On
ROC
GEM
DEE
Preview
Scan
Off
Off
Off
13 s
40 s
Off
Off
Off
12 s
41 s
Off
Off
Off
14 s
57 s
On
Off
Off
28 s
52 s
Off
On
Off
26 s
1 min 31 s
Off
Off
On
14 s
1 min 27 s
On
On
On
33 s
2 min 33 s
With FH-869S 120/220 film holder
ROC
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
On
GEM
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
Off
On
DEE
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On†
Off
Preview
38 s
38 s
40 s
1 min 26 s
1 min 26 s
38 s
2 min 24 s
Scan
3 min 05 s
3 min 14 s
7 min 05 s
8 min 55 s
11 min 40 s
2 min 20 s
16 min 00 s
* Times for positive film scanned at input resolution of 4000 dpi (2000 dpi when FH-869S is used with Digital DEE) and bit depth of 16
bits (CMS on) using Nikon Scan 4 on Pentium 4 3.06 GHz FSB 533 MHz computer with 1 GB RAM, Windows XP Professional, IEEE 1394
interface, and 1024 × 768 display.
† Input resolution set to 2000 dpi
Supplied Film Holders
FH-835S 35- MM STRIP FILM HOLDER
Film
1–2 strips of 35-mm film, each with 1–6 frames
Size and weight
130 × 320 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 12.6˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 200 g/7.1 oz. (approx.)
FH-835M 35- MM MOUNTED FILM HOLDER
Film
1–5 35-mm slides with mounts 1.0–3.2 mm thick and 49.0–50.8 mm wide
Size and weight
130 × 345 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 13.6˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 180 g/6.3 oz. (approx.)
FH-869S 120/220 STRIP FILM HOLDER
Film
6 × 4.5
6×6
6 × 7, 6 × 8, 6 × 9
Medium-format (120/220) film, 5.9 × 8.2 cm electron microscope film
1–4 frames
1–3 frames
1–2 frames
Size and weight
130 × 320 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 12.6˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 290 g/10.2 oz. (approx.)
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Optional Film Holders
FH-869M 120/220 MOUNTED FILM HOLDER
Film
One 6 × 4.5 or 6 × 6 slide and one 6 × 7, 6 × 8, or 6 × 9 slide
Size and weight
130 × 320 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 12.6˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 170 g/6.0 oz. (approx.)
FH-869G 120/220 STRIP FILM HOLDER WITH GLASS
Film
6 × 4.5
6×6
6 × 7, 6 × 8, 6 × 9
Medium-format (120/220) film, 5.9 × 8.2 cm electron microscope film
1–4 frames
1–3 frames
1–2 frames
Size and weight
130 × 300 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 11.8˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 300 g/10.6 oz. (approx.)
FH-869GR ROTATING 120/220 STRIP FILM HOLDER WITH GLASS
Film
6 × 4.5
6×6
6 × 7, 6 × 8, 6 × 9
Medium-format (120/220) film, 5.9 × 8.2 cm electron microscope film, 35mm panorama film with frame size of 24 × 48 mm or 24 × 65 mm
1–4 frames
1–3 frames
1–2 frames
Angle adjustment
±5 °
Size and weight
130 × 320 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 12.6˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 330 g/11.6 oz. (approx.)
FH-816 16- MM STRIP FILM HOLDER
Film
1–3 strips of 16-mm film, each with 1–20 frames
Size and weight
130 × 375 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 14.8˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 250 g/8.8 oz. (approx.)
FH-8G1 MEDICAL HOLDER
Media
Slide
Slide cover
Total thickness
1–3 prepared glass microscope slides
26 × 76 mm, 0.8–1.5 mm thick
25 × 60 mm with thickness of 0.18 mm or less
No more than 2 mm, including adhesive
Size and weight
130 × 345 × 17 mm/5.1˝ × 13.6˝ × 0.7˝ (W × H × D), 190 g/6.7 oz. (approx.)
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Index
Symbols
2¼˝, see Film, medium format
16-mm, see Film, 16-mm
35-mm, see Film, 35-mm
120/220, see Film, medium format
A
Acquire plug-in, 17, 30
Adobe Photoshop, 8, 17, 30
Analog gain, 50
Aperture, 76
Autoexposure, 45
Autofocus, 45
B
Bit depth, 38, 50
Brownie, see Film, medium format
C
Calibrated RGB, 34
Calibration, 32
Color balance, 49
Color model menu, 34, 45. See also
Calibrated RGB; Grayscale.
Color-space profile, 13, 17–18
Color values, 46, 48
Control area, 33, 44, 45
Crop, 37–38, 48
Curves, 49
D
Device drivers, 12, 74–75
Digital DEE, 2, 50, 58, 60
Digital GEM, 2, 50, 58, 60
Digital ICE, 2, 50, 60
Digital ICE4 Advanced, 9, 50
Digital ROC, 2, 50, 58, 60
E
Eject button, 41
Nikon Scan, 41, 45
scanner, 3, 41
Ejecting film, see Film, ejecting
Electron microscope film, see Film,
electron microscope
F
File size, 48
Film, 5, 9, 25–29, 42, 52–60
16-mm, 58–59
35-mm, 9, 26–27
slides, 9, 28, 60
base, 26
caring for, 5, 25
color, 34
curl, 29
ejecting, 41
electron microscope, 9, 25, 28,
52, 54, 56
emulsion surface, 26
inserting, 26–29, 53–60
Kodachrome, 34, 50
medium format, 9, 25, 28–29,
52, 54–56
slides, 52, 53
monochrome, 34
negative, 26, 29, 34, 53, 55, 58
panorama, 52, 56
positive, 26, 29, 34, 53, 55, 58
removing, 42, 53, 55, 57, 59, 60
Film holders, 9, 25–29, 51–60, 77–78
ejecting, 41
FH-816, 52, 58–59, 76, 78
FH-835M, 9, 25, 28, 76, 77
FH-835S, 9, 25, 26–27, 76, 77
FH-869G, 29, 52, 54–55, 76, 78
FH-869GR, 29, 52, 56–57, 78
FH-869M, 52, 53, 78
FH-869S, 9, 25, 28–29, 76, 77
FH-8G1, 52, 60, 76, 78
inserting, 32
Film type menu, 34
Firewire, see IEEE 1394
Flipping images, 9, 36, 46, 48
Frame size menu, 34
G
Grayscale, 34
H
Help button, 45
Holder slot, 3, 32
I
IEEE 1394, 5, 10, 15, 22, 64–69
cable, 4, 5, 8, 22
driver update (Windows 98 SE),
10, 13, 24, 65
interface board, 10, 64–69
interface drivers, 66–69
Imaging applications, 8, 30
Image windows, 9, 39
Information palette, 48
Information panel, 33, 44, 46
Install, see Nikon Scan, installing
K
Kodachrome, see Film, Kodachrome
L
Layout Tools, 36, 48
LCH Editor, 49
M
Mac OS, 2, 15–19, 30, 41, 64, 71–73
Maintenance, 62
Medium format, see Film, medium
format
Multi-sample scanning, 50
N
Natural, 33, 47
Nikon Scan, 8–9, 10–18, 30–31,
33–41, 43–50, 63, 64, 70–73.
See also Scan window
installing, 10–18
custom install, 73
plug-in, 17, 30
starting, 30–31
uninstalling, 70–72
Nikon View, 8–9, 10, 15
O
Orientation, 36, 46
Output size, 38, 48
P
Panorama film, see Film, panorama
Power switch, 3, 21, 24, 41
Power cable, 4, 21, 63
connecting, 21
Preferences, 45
Prefs button, 45
Preview area, 36–38
Preview button, 33, 36, 44, 46
Previewing images, 9, 35–36
Printing images, 9, 40
Processed, 33, 47
Progress window, 33, 39, 44, 47
R
Resolution, 38, 48
Rotating images, 36, ,46 ,48
S
Saving images, 39, 40
Scan button, 33, 39, 44, 46
Scan Image Enhancer, 2, 38, 50
Scan window, 8–9, 30–31, 33–39,
44–47
Scanner extras, 50
Settings menu, 45
Status LED, 3, 5, 24, 32, 41, 63
T
Thumbnail, 35
drawer, 35, 47
drawer tab, 33, 35, 44, 47
Tool Chest, 9, 33, 36, 37–38, 45,
48–50
Tool palettes, 48–50
Tools button, 37, 45
Transport, 62
TWAIN, 30
U
Uninstall, see Nikon Scan, uninstalling
Unsharp Mask, 49
USB, 5, 22
W
Windows, 10–14, 30, 41, 63,
64–69, 70, 74–75
98 SE, 2, 10, 12, 13, 24, 41, 64,
65, 68–69
2000 Professional, 10, 12, 24, 64,
66–67, 70, 74–75
Me, 2, 12, 41, 64, 66–67, 74–75
XP, 2, 10, 12, 64, 66–67, 70,
74–75
Z
Zoom buttons, 45
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