What is This Stuff APX or IX240 or Advantix film is basically a film developed to make managing of films and negatives easier. I've seen Kodak and Fuji products. The film came in cartridges similar to most 35mm film except the negatives stayed in the special cartridges even after processing. The customer typically gets the cartridge and a proof sheet of all the photos. This cartridges may be stored in a special case that can handle many cartridges and their proof sheets. The negatives are not 35mm and in fact are smaller than 35mm in size. The smaller negative size also impacts the quality....ie. not as good as 35mm. In order to get prints or digital copies of the film you have either send it to a lab or we handle scanning these using the special Nikon adapter.
Scanning APX or IX240 or Advantix Film Using the Nikon Super Coolscan and the IA-20 adaptor:
- Push power button to turn unit on
- Unit is connected to Xavier.
- Make sure the IA-20 adapter is installed into the Nikon scanner.
- Open Nikon Scan 4 software.
- When the light on the scanner is solid green, load film cartridge and close door.
- Nikon Scan 4's scanner preview window.... a) setting should be set to "APX film" - go to "setting" - saved setting, "APX film" will be at the bottom of list....click on this b) Make sure the next setting is "Neg (Color)" and NOT "Positive".
- Click on the thumbnail tab.
- Select all thumbnails (click on 1st thumbnail, then shift+click last thumbnail)
- Make sure that "Neg (color)" is still selected.
- Go to "settings" and click "APX film" profile to apply to current selection
- Then hit the green scan button and all the negatives will be scanned and saved.
- The batch scan window will appear....check the setting and scan.
- After the first negative has scanned, confirm scan looks good (ie. go to folder and open tif or jpg)
- 35 minutes to scan 25 negatives (typical cartridge size)
- 1.4 minutes per negative