Installation Guide for
Phase One
iXG Camera
Developed for Phase One
Cultural Heritage, Scientific and
Industrial Imaging Solutions
Installation Guide for
Phase One
iXG Camera
Developed for Phase One
Cultural Heritage, Scientific and
Industrial Imaging Solutions
As new features are introduced through firmware
updates, we change the downloadable version
of this document, which is available from the
Download sections of www.industrial.phaseone.com
and www.phaseone.com
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Contents
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1. What's in the Box?.................................................................................... 6
Selecting Camera Controls and Settings........................................29
Optional Accessories.................................................................................. 6
Working with Live View...........................................................................29
2. Overview...................................................................................................... 7
6. Capturing Images..................................................................................32
iXG Camera Parts.......................................................................................... 7
Shooting a Test Shot.................................................................................32
3. Mounting/Dismounting a Lens.......................................................... 8
Evaluating Your Shot.................................................................................32
Dismounting a Lens from the iXG Camera....................................... 9
Setting White Balance..............................................................................33
Mounting a Lens on the iXG Camera................................................. 10
7. Video Display........................................................................................... 34
4. Connecting Peripherals......................................................................... 11
Activating HDMI Video Output........................................................... 34
Attaching the Camera to a Copy stand............................................. 11
Configuring HDMI Control......................................................................35
Camera Remote Triggering.....................................................................14
Configuring HDMI Mode..........................................................................36
Connecting the Remote Shutter Trigger..........................................14
Selecting HDMI Crop.................................................................................36
Connecting a Foot Pedal.........................................................................15
Selecting Video Exposure Mode.........................................................37
Connecting Flash Sync Cable................................................................16
Adjusting Lightness...................................................................................37
Connecting the Power Supply...............................................................17
Adjusting ISO................................................................................................38
Connecting a USB 3.0 Cable to a Computer..................................18
Adjusting Exposure Time........................................................................39
5. Installing Capture One..........................................................................19
8. Firmware................................................................................................... 40
Activating Capture One............................................................................19
Checking the Camera Firmware Version........................................ 40
Activating Capture One CH for Mac...................................................19
About the Phase One Firmware Updater Application..............41
Activating Capture One PRO for Mac...............................................21
Installing the Firmware Updater Application................................42
Activating Capture One DB for Mac..................................................23
Mac.....................................................................................................................42
Activating Capture One Pro/DB for Windows.............................24
Windows..........................................................................................................42
Starting a Tethered Session...................................................................27
Updating the iXG Camera Firmware.................................................42
Selecting Next Capture Adjustments................................................28
Restoring the iXG Camera Firmware................................................ 45
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1. What’s in the Box?
• Phase One iXG camera
• Schneider Kreuznach RS 72mm/ f5.6 Lens
• ø40.5mm threaded adapter ring for 72mm lens
• Collapsible ø40.5mm lens shade for 72mm
• 24 V DC power supply with international outlet adapters, 5m
• USB 3.0 cable, 3m
• Flash sync cable, 5m
• Hand release unit with 30cm cable
• Hand release trigger cable, 5m
• iXG L-shaped camera mount adapter
• Screwdriver, Allen 4mm
• Microfiber Cloth
• USB drive with documentation
• Installation Guide
• Warranty certificate
• Suitcase for iXG camera
Optional Accessories
• Schneider Kreuznach RS 120mm/ f5.6 APO Macro lens
• Collapsible ø46mm lens shade for 120mm lens
2. Overview
The iXG cameras are integrated into a Cultural Heritage
digitization system offering high resolution capturing capabilities
with the Phase One image capture and processing software,
Capture One CH.
This iXG Installation Guide guides you through the required
procedures for installing the iXG cameras.
iXG Camera Parts
1. Lens locking lever
2. HDMI port cover
3. Top Universal 3/8” threaded mount and registration holes
4. Bottom Universal 3/8” threaded mount and registration holes
5. Play button
6. Menu button
7. USB 3.0 port
8. Data terminal A
9. Data terminal B
10.Power terminal
11. Video button
12.Setup button
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3. Mounting/Dismounting
a Lens
Dismounting a Lens
from the iXG Camera
NOTE: Before mounting or dismounting a lens, ensure that
the power cable is not attached to the camera.
Lenses on the iXG series of cameras are easily dismounted.
Note: Ensure that you only dismount lenses in a clean
environment. Place the detached lens on a soft cloth on the
table to avoid scratching the lens.
To dismount the lens:
1. Release the lens' locking levers.
Lens Locking
Lever
2. Remove the lens by pulling it gently away from the camera.
Lens
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Note: If no lens is being mounted, ensure that the camera is
stored in a way to protect it from dust, moisture and other
damage. When the IXG camera is mounted facing down
always make sure (double check) that the lens is well secured
by having the lens locking levers engaged.
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Mounting a Lens on the iXG
Camera
4. Connecting Peripherals
Lenses of the iXG cameras are easily mounted.
Attaching the iXG camera to a copy stand
Note:
This section describes the different peripheral devices, which
can optionally be connected to the iXG camera.
•Ensure that you only mount lenses in a clean environment.
•Place a soft cloth down on the table to avoid scratching the lens.
•Ensure that you remove the rear lens cap (if attached)
before mounting the lens.
To Mount a lens:
1. Place the Lens over the iXG camera body and guide it
into position against the camera body using the two large
positioning pins.
Two Positioning
Pins
1. If not already attached, use the supplied 4mm Allen
screwdriver to attach the L-bracket to the iXG camera by
its two (hidden) screws.
L Bracket
2. Close the Lens locking levers.
Hidden Screws
Lens Locking
Lever
Note: The Lens is a-symetrical, and can only be fitted in ONE
position.
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Thread for the
Copy Stand
Main Screw
Camera attached
to the Copy Stand
using the L-Bracket
L-Bracket
Attached to the
iXG Camera
Note: The L-bracket allows the camera to be attached in
either "portrait" or "landscape" position.
2. Fasten the Copy stand main screw to the L-Bracket.
Main Copy
Stand's Screw*
* (3/8” or 1/4” thread with an adapter)
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Camera Remote Triggering
The iXG camera can be triggered by the following options:
•Remote Shutter Trigger
2. Connect the 30 cm cable to the Hand Release Trigger
3. Connect the other end (female Audio connector) of the
iXG Hand Release Trigger cable to the 3.5 mm male audio
jack of the 30 cm cable.
•Foot Pedal
Connecting the Remote Shutter Trigger
Hand Release
Trigger
The Remote Shutter Trigger is used to remotely trigger the
iXG camera. Use the 5-meter trigger cable to connect the
Hand release trigger with 30cm cable to the iXG camera.
30cm Cable
iXG 5-Meter
Trigger Cable
To connect the Remote Shutter Trigger:
1. Connect the LEMO-of the iXG 5 meter trigger cable to one
of the data terminals of the iXG camera.
LEMO
Connector
Female
Connector
Connecting a Foot Pedal
The Foot pedal is used to remotely trigger the iXG camera.
Use the 5 meter trigger cable to connect a Foot pedal unit to
the iXG camera
To Connect a iXG Foot Pedal:
Power Input
Data
Terminals
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1. Connect the LEMO-of the iXG trigger cable to one of the
data terminals of the iXG camera.
2. Connect the other end (female Audio Connector) of the
iXG hand release trigger cable to the 3.5 mm male audio
jack of the foot pedal.
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Connecting Flash Sync Cable
Connecting the Power Supply
The Flash Sync Cable is used to trigger a Flash device (a
generator or a wireless transmitter).
To connect the camera to the iXG power supply:
To connect the Flash sync cable:
•Connect the Lemo connector of the iXG power cable to the
power terminal of the iXG camera.
1. Connect the Lemo connector of the Flash sync cable to
one of iXG camera’s data terminnals.
Note: When not in use, always disconnect the power from the
iXG camera.
2. Connect the cable’s other end (Audio connector) to the
Flash device.
Power
Input
LEMO Connector
Audio Connector
Power
Supply
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Connecting a USB 3.0 Cable
to a Computer
Connecting iXG to a computer using a USB 3.0 cable:
5. Installing Capture One
Activating Capture One
The following section provides the required procedures to
activate Capture One application.
Activating options include:
•Activating Capture One CH for Mac
•Activating Capture One Pro for Mac
•Activating Capture One DB for Mac
•Activating Capture One Pro/DB for Windows
Note: Ensure that you have an Internet connection to activate
Capture One (CH).
Activating Capture One CH
for Mac
USB Port
To activate Capture One CH for Mac:
1. Launch the software from the Finder and IMMEDIATELY
press and hold the “C” key.
2. You should then see the COCH activation screen with the 3
options “Try, Buy or Activate”.
1. Insert the end of the USB 3.0 cable to the USB 3.0 port of
the camera.
2. Connect the other end of the USB 3.0 cable to the USB
port of your computer.
Note: Make sure you are using the computer’s USB 3.0 port.
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3. Press Activate.
4.It may take a few tries just to get the timing right. Repeat
steps 1-2 as needed.
Note: If you already have a running, licensed version of
Capture One PRO, you need to de-activate it before you
perform the above (see Activating Capture One Pro for Mac).
Activating Capture One PRO
for Mac
To activate Capture One Pro for Mac:
1. From the Capture One 10 menu, select Licence.
The License dialog opens.
The following message appears:
5. Enter the Capture One CH license key you were provided
with by your Phase One CH partner and enter your email
address that is used in your Phase One user profile, then
press Get Profile.
6.Click Activate License. Your license is validated by Phase
One’s Activation Server.
Your software is now activated and ready for use.
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2. Click Change Licence.
Capture One application is closed.
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3. Relaunch Capture One, and click Pro.
Activating Capture One DB
for Mac
To activate Capture One DB for Mac:
1. From the Capture One 10 menu, select Licence.
The Activation Capture One window appears.
The following message appears:
2. Click Change Licence.
Capture One application is closed.
4. Enter your Capture One PRO license key and your e-mail address
provided for your Phase One user profile, and click Get Profile.
5.Click Activate. Your license is validated by Phase One’s
Activation Server.
Your software is now activated and ready for use.
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3. Relaunch Capture One, and select DB.
2. Fill in the License Activation form and click Activate.
Activating Capture One Pro/
DB for Windows
3. If current license is not as desired, press stop running
current license.
The following message appears and Capture is closed.
To activate Capture One Pro for Windows:
1. In the Help menu, select License Information.
4.Relaunch Capture One and the following window appears:
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5.Select Pro or DB.
If Pro license is selected, the following window appears:
Starting a Tethered Session
To start a tethered session:
1. From the File menu, select New Session.
2. Fill in the information to customize your session.
6.Press Activate
7. Fill in the License Activation form and click Activate.
3. Click OK to start your session.
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Selecting Next Capture
Adjustments
Selecting Camera Controls
and Settings
In the Next Capture Adjustments section, configure the following:
In the Camera Controls Section, make selections for:
•ICC Profile
•Shutter speed
•Orientation
•Aperture
•Metadata
•ISO
•All Other
•White Balance (from the list or manually)
•Styles
•File Format (IIQ-L or IIQ-S)
•Auto Alignment
Working with Live View
To work with Live View:
1. Start a Tethered session as described above.
2. Choose Window > Live View or press the Live View icon
The Live View session starts.
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3. Press RGB icon to switch between an RGB and a Black and
White view.
4.Adjust Lightness and Quality as desired.
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5. Set White Balance using the White Balance picker (WB is
only for Live View).
10. A Focus Meter frame will appear in the center of the
image preview, you can grab and move it to the area in
the image that you wish to place focus on. The camera
will automatically move the lens Up/Down untill focus is
achieved and the frame is shown in Orange.
6.Adjust the composition.
7. In the Camera focus tool, click on the focus arrows to
focus the camera’s lens.
8. Click single arrows for fine focusing and multiple arrows
for medium or large focusing.
11. To use Fine Auto Focus, press and hold the Alt Key and then
press the AF button. The sign on the button will change and
the camera will make small adjustments to focus.
Fine Focus
AF Button
9.To use Auto Focus, press the AF button.
If the camera is already set to a close range from the focus
plane, you can hold the Alt key and then press the AF
button. The sign on the button changes to µAF and the
camera refocus by smaller focusing steps.
To set Fine Focus as the default mode, click on the “…” sign at
the top right corner of the Camera Focus Tool and select AF
Mode: Fine. The sign of the AF button changes as shown above.
Changing the
default mode
to Fine Focus
Note: For optimal results, reduce the Focus Meter frame’s
size and zoom in to 100% on the area of interest.
12.Close the Live View window.
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6. Capturing Images
This section describes the basic steps required for capturing
images, optimized in terms of exposure resolution and
sharpness. For more advanced instruction, please refer to
Capture One’s manual.
2. Check your exposure with the over-exposure and underexposure warnings and make any necessary corrections.
The following figure is an image with a warnings of white
areas that are over exposed.
Shooting a Test Shot
To shoot a test shot:
1. Choose Camera.
2. Click Capture or press the Capture button in the Camera Tool.
The following figure displays the Warning On/Off toggling
option at the upper tool bar.
Capture Button
Note: At this stage it is recommended to use the zoom tool
at 100% to check and confirm sharpness of the image.
The image appears on your monitor.
Setting White Balance
Note: You can also trigger the camera by using the hand
release or foot paddle units.
To set the white balance:
Evaluating Your Shot
2. Click the White Balance icon in the Camera Tool.
To evaluate your shot:
1. Take a first shot of the Tethered session.
3. Use the White Balance picker to set White Balance from a
neutral area of an image file.
1. Check your exposure with the histogram and picker tool.
4. Click Set when the desired White Balance setting is achieved.
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7. Video Display
3. Return to Home screen. LV changes to HDMI
The iXG camera is built with HDMI output capability, offering
a choice of viewing the video feed on the camera’s LCD or
outputting to an external display. Follow the instructions
below for working with the different video modes.
Activating HDMI Video Output
To configure the iXG video output:
1. Go to Menu > HDMI Video Output.
Configuring HDMI Control
Before configuring HDMI control, HDMI video output must
be activated. See “Activating HDMI Video Output”.
The HDMI controls can be reached by clicking HDMI on the
Home screen or in the contextual menu. Clicking the HDMI
button starts the video streaming.
The HDMI Video Output screen appears.
2. From the HDMI Video Output screen, select On.
The Menu screen appears with On displayed.
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Configuring HDMI Mode
Selecting Video Exposure Mode
To configure the HDMI output:
To select the HDMI Exposure Mode:
Go to Home screen > HDMI > HDMI Mode.
1. Go to Home screen > HDMI > Exposure Mode.
The Exposure Mode screen appears.
The HDMI Mode screen appears.
Selecting HDMI Crop
2. From the Exposure Mode screen, select either:
To select the HDMI crop:
• Manual
1. Go to Home > HDMI > Crop.
The HDMI Control screen appears with your selection displayed.
The Crop screen appears.
Note: If Auto is selected, follow the instructions in “Adjusting
Lightness” below.
2. From the Crop screen, select one of the available crops:
• 16:9
• Full sensor 4:3
• Zoom 100%
The HDMI Control screen appears with your selection displayed.
• Auto
If Manual is selected, follow the instructions in TBD to
achieve an optimum balance for display.
Adjusting Lightness
The HDMI output can be changed to be lighter or darker.
To adjust the lightness:
1. Go to Home screen > HDMI.
The HDMI Control screen appears.
2. Adjust the lightness by dragging your finger along the lightness
scale (0 to 100) and viewing the results on your external display.
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Adjusting ISO
Adjusting Exposure Time
When using Manual Mode, the sensitivity can be raised or
lowered to produce different results on your monitor.
When using Manual Mode for video, the exposure time can
be adjusted to produce different results on your monitor.
To adjust the ISO:
To Adjust Exposure Time:
1. Go to Home screen > HDMI > ISO.
1. Go to Home screen > HDMI > Exposure Time.
The ISO screen appears.
The Exposure Time screen appears.
An asterisk appears next to the suggested exposure time,
which is based on the HDMI Mode that was previously selected.
2. Select a desired ISO. (50 to 12,800).
The HDMI Control screen appears with your selection displayed.
2. Select a desired exposure time.
The HDMI Control screen appears with your selection displayed.
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8. Firmware Handling
The display on the back of the iXG camera back can displays
technical information about the hardware and embedded
firmware of both the camera body and back. This is
especially useful if support is needed or if you want to check
if Phase One is offering a newer firmware update.
2. Check to see if the firmware version installed on the camera
is the same as the latest version available in the Downloads
section of industrial.phaseone.com website.
Please make a note of the firmware menu contents before
contacting your dealer or Phase One Support.
Checking the Camera
Firmware Version
To determine if you have the latest camera firmware installed:
1. Go to Menu > About System.
About the Phase One
Firmware Updater Application
The Phase One Firmware Updater application is used to
update your Phase One iXG camera with new firmware. The
Firmware Updater for Mac or Windows is available at the
Downloads section of the industrial.phaseone.com website.
The Firmware Updater does not in itself contain any firmware— it
detects the camera attached, checks online for the latest firmware
and retrieves and installs the firmware packages for your device.
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Installing the Firmware
Updater Application
Download the Firmware Updater from the Downloads
section of the industrial.phaseone.com website and follow
the appropriate installation instructions below:
Mac
To update the iXG Firmware:
1. Start the Firmware Updater application.
2. The Firmware Updater automatically checks online for a
new version of camera firmware and displays a download
button if your camera requires an update.
3. If displayed, click the link to download the firmware. The
firmware is saved locally.
To install the Firmware Updater on a Mac:
1. Open the zip file and copy the Firmware Updater
application to your Applications folder.
2. Double-click the icon to start the Firmware Updater Setup
Wizard.
Windows
1. Open the zip file and store the FWUpdater.msi.
2. Double-click FWUpdater.msi to start the Firmware
Updater Setup Wizard.
3. When installation completes, click Start > Phase One >
Firmware Updater.
Updating the iXG
Camera Firmware
4.After downloading the new firmware, the download
button becomes a Release Notes button.
Steps for updating are the same on both Mac and Windows
— screenshots come from the Mac version
Before starting, ensure that:
•The camera is powered ON.
•USB 3.0 is connected to the back and to the computer.
•Your computer has the Firmware Updater application
installed and the computer is connected to the Internet.
5. Click the Release Notes button to download the release
notes for the newest firmware.
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6.To update the camera to the latest firmware, click Update.
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The firmware is written to the camera and a cog icon
displayed next to the MAIN component and a progress bar
displays the progress of the update.
Restoring the iXG Camera
Firmware
7. Upon a successful completion of the update, the MAIN
component is marked with a green check mark icon.
In the event you need to restore the camera’s firmware to the
factory version.
8.If the update fails, disconnect both the USB and the cables
and reconnect them again, then repeat the procedure
described above.
1. Go to Menu.
9.Select Update Firmware from the Firmware menu and the
back automatically detects and implements the update
from the card.
A progress bar appears on screen during installation.
2. Select Restore Firmware.
The original firmware is installed.
3. Click the check sign to approve.
The original firmware is installed.
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