KODAK PROFESSIONAL HR 500 Film Scanner
HR 500 Plus Film Scanner
KODAK PROFESSIONAL HR Universal Film
Updated 30 May 2003
Each HR Film Scanner contains data specific to that particular
scanner (critical optical characteristics, color characteristics,
focus characteristics and other important information). This data
is stored on the scanner's internal hard drive which, like
any computer hard drive, could encounter problems from unexpected
power or electronic/mechanical failures.
When you backup the scanner data to the host computer, you save
machine-specific information to a second location. This greatly
improves the security of the data. You may also want to back up
these files from the host computer to another media, such as a tape
drive or CD ROM.
Backup should be done at installation (use the Service Assembly
Module (SAM) to back up critical scanner files), and at regular
intervals after installation (perhaps once a month).
Note: The scanners are shipped with a
floppy disk which contains the original factory data. We recommend
you store this floppy disk in a secure location. This disk is
not a substitute for performing a backup of
data to the host computer!
Open the SAM software.
If a "HR 500 SAM" icon does not appear on the
host computer's desktop, use the
Find" utility to locate: sam.exe. Create a desktop icon
for future use.
Select "View/Operations Controls".
Select the Backup tab.
Click the Backup button. The following files will transfer
to the host computer:
Magnification Table (HR500Scanner.mag)
Scan Engine (Service IDs) (HR500Scanner.pss)
Color Negative, Ektachrome, and Kodachrome Matrices (HR500Color,
HR500Ekta, HR500Koda with a .mat or .mtx extension)
The factory files are backed up to the following directory:
current files (containing changes you have made) are backed up to
the following directory: C:\HR500 SAM\BACKUP\CURRENT\
Backup Tab for additional information.
WARNING: The Restore button is also located on the
Backup tab. The
only time this function
is used is to reinstall machine-specific data onto the HR 500 Film
Scanner hard drive.
Do not use the Restore function
unless you are instructed to do so by Kodak Technical Support personnel.
WARNING: Do not perform the Restore
Procedure unless you are instructed to do so by Kodak Technical
Click the Restore button to transfer
the files to the scanner
Reboot the scanner to restore the files.
See the additional information provided on the Backup tab
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