X-Rite offers a recertification program to verify sensitometer calibration. Recertification is recommended every 24 months and can be arranged through X-Rite's Instrument Services Department.
Selecting Exposure Color - The film manufacturer will recommend the proper color light to expose the film. Select the same color as emitted from the intensifying screen. When using blue emitting intensifying screen-- use the "BLUE" position. When using green emitting intensifying screen--use "GREEN".
Adjusting Exposure Setting - The sensitometer has the capability of seven different exposure times for both blue and green sensitive film. The factory preset exposure setting is #3. If different exposure times are required, refer to the chart below. Each exposure setting will move the speed index on the film approximately one step. The dip switchs used to change the exposure time are located on the bottom of the unit. When adjusting exposure for BLUE sensitive film use the switches labeled A thru D bracketed by BLUE. Similarly, for GREEN sensitive film, use the switches labeled A thru D bracketed by GREEN.
|Exposure Setting||Dip Setting "ON"|
|#3 (Normal)||Switch B|
|#5||Switch A, B, & C|
|#7 (Max)||Switch C & D|
Exposing Film -