The following steps should NOT be performed in bright light. Find a place out of bright sunlight or other bright light sources.
1. Fold black sleeve under camera to prevent light from entering. Insert
Polaroid 600 film pack into the Polaroid conversion unit. Push the
film pack ALL THE WAY into the unit. Close the film door. The cover sheet
will emerge after you close the film door.
2. Plug the Polaroid Conversion unit into the CV5000 Power Unit's RED HIGH VOLTAGE OUTPUT JACK.
3. Connect the ground probe wire the black ground output on the CV5000
and have the subject hold tightly to the metal probe.
3. To use your camera, place your hand through the sleeve making sure no light is entering. The film fogs very easily if light enters through the sleeve. Place three or four fingertips on the film surface inside the camera. Try to keep the fingertips centered on the film. KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM THE EDGES OF THE FILM CHAMBER SINCE THE VOLTAGE MAY JUMP AS FAR AS 1/4" AND CAUSE A SLIGHT BURN TO YOUR FINGER.
Push the CV5000 PULSE button -the little red button on the CV5000 power unit- holding it for one second at a time and releasing it 5 to 10 times. Larger fingers require more pulses than smaller ones (do not push the Polaroid shutter button yet!) You will need to experiment to find out exactly how many pulses are required for different people's fingertips.
4. Remove hand, being careful not to let any light get into the end
of the sleeve. You may wish to squeeze the sleeve closed as the hand is
withdrawn, and fold it over so that no light will get inside.
5. Push the white Polaroid shutter button and the film will eject and develop in about a minute.
When not in use, keep sleeve tucked into unit to prevent light from
entering and fogging the film.
It's best not to expose the unit to bright light to prevent film from fogging. Fogged film has red or yellow streaks on it.
A good way to determine if an image has formed is by the amount of heat that is being produced under the fingertips as it is beign photographed. As soon as the person begins to feel heat under his fingertips as they rest on the film, the image is beginning to form. Press the pulse button on the CV5000 2 or 3 more times and the image should be done.
If the image is not bright enough, then you did not press the pulse button enough times. If the image is too bright, then you pressed the pulse button too many times.