DFT will announce new technology developments for its latest Scanity HDR film scanner at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters show April 13-16 in Las Vegas. This will include DFT’s Wetgate technology and its latest small gauge film gate strategy.
DFT’s Scanity HDR, developed in response to the changing needs of the film market, will be demonstrated with the latest Scanity software release. Scanity HDR now offers a host of new user friendly features, that serve a variety of film scanning applications, including – but not limited to: film archive scanning for mass digitisation; EDL/conform scanning; low resolution browsing for archive and restoration; short-form commercials; and 4K UHD ready and digital intermediate scanning.
The company says Scanity HDR has a number of key advantages over other scanners solutions for the archive and restoration market, namely its touchless patented capstan drive Lens Gate Assembly system. This provides both automatic shrinkage compensation and gentle film handling, whilst delivering industry leading image stability, perfectly designed to liberate data from old films.
Key features include its patented black and white HDR function, a new triple exposure – executed once – in real-time 2K or 4K data ingest. This means the scanner speed remains constant, instead of having to slow down, creating significant time and cost benefits and allowing access to previously unseen details from the high and lowlights of the film faster than ever.