16mm Transfer Station

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Getting Ready


  1. Turn on power strip
  2. Start the computer
  3. Turn on the projector (Back right)
  4. Log into computer


  1. Open StCamSWare from the desktop
  2. Turn projector to Still to turn on the light.
  3. Look at StCamSWare and if the image is dirty you need to clean the projector.
  4. Pull the light away from the projector and clean with canned air.


  1. In StCamSWare go to Option > Settings and a new window will open.
  2. Click the Advanced button in the bottom right. If the bottom right button is "Simple" than you are already in the Advanced window.
  3. Go to the Trigger tab and configure the following settings.
    • Operation Mode : Trigger
    • Trigger Source : Hardware
    • Trigger Mode : Edge Preset
  4. Go to the IO tab and configure the following settings.
    • I00 : Trigger Input [10]
    • Polarity : Negative
    • Trigger Mode : Edge Preset

Threading the Projector

  1. Make sure that you have 4ft of leader to the heads and tail of the film.
  2. Push the autoloader
  3. Trim the film if needed.
  4. Put the film on the supply reel arm.
  5. Set projector to Forward and insert the film.
  6. When there is enough film to thread turn off the projector and thread onto the take up reel.
  7. Pull the film to make sure the autoloader is off.



  1. Go to Capture > Video Capture.
  2. Browse to the desktop
  3. Give the file a name and click Save.
  4. The Record Setting window will open. Configure the following settings:
    • Compressor : Motion JPEG
    • Quality : 75
    • Frame Count : Leave the slider at the right side.
  5. Click ok and start the projector.
  6. When the film is done turn the projector off.
  7. Click the X in the top right of the window to stop the recording.
  • You can open the file in VLC to watch it but the motion will be a little fast.
  • You might need to record multiple passes with different exposure settings.


  1. Thread the film straight across the top of the projector.
  2. Set the projector to Reverse and press the Rewind button on the projector.

Converting the Frame Rate

  1. Open AVIFrameRate from the desktop.
  2. Click the folder icon and select your video
  3. Set the New Frame Rate to 24.000 and click Apply
  4. Click OK to close the new window that will open.
  • Now if you watch the clip in VLC the motion should be correct.
  • You need to do this to all of the video you recorded.

Converting the Frame Video

  1. Open Adobe Media Encoder
  2. Drag a video into the Queue window.
  3. In the Preset Browser click System Presets > Broadcast > H.264 and choose HD 1080p 23.976 or HD 1080p 29.97
  4. Drag the preset over the exhausting preset on you clip in the Queue
  5. Click on the path in the Output File column to set the save location.
  6. Repeat the above steps to add multiple videos with the correct preset.
  7. Click the green play button to covert all of the clips in the Queue