The Hasselblad Flextight X5 scanner is to be used only by qualified and trained photo students. The scanner is located in the closet in the PEL which should be locked at all times except when in use.
Hasselblad X5 Demo Video Timecodes
Assumes you know how to scan on a flatbed scanner
Source/Target Scanning Sizes
Working with Large Files
What is different:
00:56 Film Holders
001:54 Software Interface
001:58 File Sizes
02:04 Quality & Speed
02:15 Dust Cover
02:28 Opening Scanner
02:35 Power Button
03:10 Select Negative Carrier
03:54 Clean/Dust Film
04:11 Load Negative Carrier
05:56 Mount Carrier onto Scanner
06:32 Launch Flextight Software
07:59 Scanning Settings (resolution, color, scan area, etc)
09:13 Do Not Change ‘Frame’ Setting-Leave it On
10:26 Corrections Windows
13:55 color correction
15:10 Output Size
16:09 note: Image orientation options are available below the resolution settings under “view”
16:12 Save File & Final Scan
17:27 Verify File (color, file size, resolution) in Photoshop
20:20 Copy File to External Drive
20:18 Removing Carrier, Close Scanning Bed and Powering Scanner Down
20:48 Un-mounting/Re-sleeving Negative
21:20 Replace Dust Cover
The computer connected to the Hasselblad scanner is the computer second nearest to the closet labeled as "Hasselblad Scanning Station". Make sure the Firewire cable is fully plugged into the back of the computer before launching the software.
1: Open the closet and remove the plastic cover from the scanner and flip down the front panel.
2: Hit the red power button to turn the scanner on.
3: Take the original holder saying "FLEXTIGHT" (white box) from the closet and select the holder that fits your negative (35mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x9, and 4x5). 6x7 negative can be scanned with 6x9 holder. Always store with the plastic clip up.
4: Wear gloves when handling negatives.
5: Insert your negative into the holder by using the light table to make sure the negative is aligned. Be careful not to pull up too far on the flexible black part of the holder.
6: Use canned air and the orange cloth to keep the film dust free.
7: Bring the holder over to the scanner.
8: Align the sides of the holder to the track and slide forward. The notch at the top lines up with the post and is magnetic so it should click into place. Make sure it is flush and straight.
9: Launch "FlexColor" application on the scanning station.
Make sure Automatic Framing is on. (slightly darker grey)
In the app, hit "Preview" to start scanning.
11: Choose the type of your film under "Setup", "Frame", and "Mode" (should be RGB 16 Bit).
12: Drag a rectangle or square around the image you want to keep (Use the Rotate button to flip).
13: Change PPI as 3200 (if you want to get a high quality image)
14: Use "Corrections" tools to do basic color correction. Disable "Unsharp Mask" under the "Texture" button.
15: Hit "Scan"
16: Send it to the Desktop to save. Choose the TIFF format.