dft at NAB 2018

12th March 2018


DFT, the leading provider of high-end film image and audio scanning solutions will be describing its latest MAX8mm/S8mm/8mm lens gate assembly (LGA) and S16mm/16mm WetGate options, launched at IBC last year, which are now being delivered successfully.

These latest options are for DFT’s flagship film scanner, Scanity HDR, which works with latest WetGate technology to provide a fast organic delivery for the ingest and management of difficult to solve historical film transfer issues – such as dust and scratch removal. The WetGate is ideal for archive owners who need a fast, touch-less scanner that can also manage the range of problems associated with old and aged film.

Unlike traditional WetGate systems, DFT’s innovation makes wet scanning as easy to use as standard dry scanning - combining the speed and gentle film transport of a dry gate with all the advantages of scratch removal of a wet gate. It also enables fast and easy switching between the dry and the wet gate scanning modes. Using an aquarium style design, dirt particles are removed by the fluid in a gate pre-chamber and so the film is cleaned before scanning starts; combining the primary dust and scratch removal processes reduces both time and costs substantially.

Simon Carter, DFT Sales Director, said, “Scanity WetGate was developed as a response to the requirements of the archive market. The WetGate has demonstrated remarkable results for our customers, enabling many of the issues associated with historically-aged film to be addressed at the scanning stage – saving them valuable time. Adding the S16mm/16mm WetGate options to the Scanity HDR capability has been an obvious next step.”

DFT counts major archives worldwide among its customers, including but not limited to the British Film Institute (BFI), Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, the Korean Film Archive (KOFA), Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) , National Library of Norway (NBR), National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and The Slovak Film Institute (SFÚ), the Film Institute Netherlands (EYE), National Audio-Visual Archive of Finland (KAVA), Russian state archive Gosteleradiofond (GTRF) , Israel Film Archive (IFA) ,the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) , the Royal Thai Archive & Thai Film Archives.

Notes to Editors

DFT (Digital Film Technology) has been at the forefront of film scanning technology for over 75 years, supplying the film post production market with a range of high quality, leading edge products and services. With a reputation for quality, DFT is head quartered in Germany and has a network of sales, service and support centres worldwide. DFT is a subsidiary of the Prasad Corporation Ltd, India.


Further information:

Simon Carter, Sales & Marketing Director, DFT
email: simon.carter@dft-film.com