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Kodak to provide digitisation service for UK market

New venture with Prasad Corporation will also include archiving services

Kodak and the Prasad Corporation have announced a joint strategic initiative to provide digitisation and archive services to the UK market.

The new facility includes a state-of-the-art 4K Scanity HDR film scanner with full Wetgate functionality which is the first of its kind to be available in the UK. Manufactured in Germany by Digital Film Technology (DFT), a subsidiary of Prasad, the new scanner provides complete scanning solutions for dailies, mastering, and archive film in a range of resolutions from 0.5K to 4K. 

The scanner employs unique triple exposure technology to facilitate constant scanning speeds, and has been designed to manage even the most delicate film including notched or damaged edges, warped and severely shrunken film.

”Employing state of the art technology, capable of capturing the very highest quality digital images from film, along with offering highly optimised services to our customers is key. This is a great opportunity for Kodak Digital Services to accelerate our archiving business in the UK market and beyond,” said Antonio Rasura, director motion picture services, Kodak.