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DFT unveils state-of-the-art Scanity HDR film scanner

Maximize quality of archival film.

Las Vegas —DFT, a provider of film scanning solutions that preserve, manage and deliver high-quality transfers, has announced the launch of its state-of-the-art Scanity HDR film scanner at the 2014 NAB Show. Scanity HDR provides a solution for content owners who require a scanner that’s able to handle a range of problematic and historically-aged film issues. It facilitates the ingest of difficult dense black-and-white materials at real-time speeds using DFT’s new triple-exposure technology.

Scanity HDR serves a variety of film scanning applications including, but not limited to: film archive scanning for mass digitization; EDL/conform scanning; low-resolution browsing for archive and restoration; short-form promotional material; as well as 4K UHD-ready and digital intermediate scanning. At the NAB Show, DFT will show the Scanity HDR with its new cosmetic black-look finish and detailing. The production model will ship later in the summer and will include a number of new features that enables users to obtain greater information on the status of on-going jobs.

Scanity HDR has a number of key advantages over other scanners, including is its new triple exposure, executed once, in real-time 2K or up to 15 fps in 4K. This means that instead of slowing down, the speed remains constant, creating significant time-and-cost benefits and allowing access to previously unseen details from the high and lowlights of the film at extraordinary speeds.

Scanity HDR can be fitted with DFT’s new optional wet-gate technology, which fills surface deficiencies with environmentally safe fluid at the point of scan. This provides for cleaner transfers with fewer artifacts and lower noise , saving time and downstream processing.

Scanity HDR also provides an audio scanning option facilitating the ingest of analog optical mono or stereo sound tracks from 16mm or 35mm PRINT and magnetic tracks on 16mm film.