DFT has announced the global launch of its Scanity HDR film scanner at NAB. Scanity HDR provides a solution for content owners who require a scanner able to handle problematic and historically-aged film issues. It facilitates the ingest of dense black and white materials at realtime speeds using DFT‘s new triple-exposure technology.
Scanity HDR serves a number of film scanning applications including: film archive scanning for mass digitisation; EDL/conform scanning; low resolution browsing for archive and restoration; short-form commercials; 4K UHD ready and digital intermediate scanning.
The new scanner has a number of key advantages over other scanners, the company claims. These include its new triple exposure, executed once, in realtime 2K or up to 15fps in 4K. This means that instead of slowing down, the speed remains constant, with the aim of creating time and cost savings and allowing access to unseen details from the high and lowlights of the film.
Scanity HDR can be fitted with DFT‘s new optional proprietary wet-gate technology, which fills surface deficiencies with environmentally safe fluid at the point of scan. The scanner also provides an audio scanning option facilitating the ingest of analogue optical mono or stereo sound tracks from 16mm or 35mm PRINT and magnetic tracks on 16mm film.