cinelab london installs dft 4k hdr scanity

30th January 2018

Cinelab London has just completed the installation of a new dft Scanity 4K HDR scanner, alongside a 300TB Pixit Media Pixstor SAN, which creates a high-tech, unmatched, capability in film scanning for new and archive film projects.

Cinelab celebrates its 5th Anniversary in June 2018, and has, in a relatively short time, established itself as a leading international film facility, working on major studio and independent feature films, commercials and pop promos. All sectors have seen growth in acquisition on motion picture film during this 5 year period, and coupled with an extensive capability for both photochemical and digital remastering and restoration, Cinelab London has become the unrivalled expert in film.

Adrian Bull, Managing Director and co-founder, comments: “the revival of film is no doubt in part due to the demand for 4K and HDR, which as an acquisition format film delivers with ease. The aesthetic look of film continues to prove favourable against digital acquisition. The addition of the Scanity 4K HDR film scanner to our comprehensive line-up will assist in delivering on projects where a “scan once” approach is preferred, particularly where a VFX intensive feature may want to work with 2K or 4K images from the start of production. We have also seen a tremendous increase in demand from archive clients wanting to remaster in 4K, in some cases going back to the original camera rushes to create the best possible results and in some cases completely different edits.”

Simon Carter, Sales & Marketing Director for dft added: “dft, which is part of the Prasad Corporation Pvt Ltd , is delighted that Cinelab London have chosen Scanity 4K HDR for its facility. Scanity has been specifically designed to manage the accurate digitisation of film – whether as part of a fast and precise ‘scan once’ process during film production, or in the gentle handling and scanning of aged and treasured materials during film restoration.”

Top directors Ralph Fiennes, Paul Thomas Anderson, Chris McQuarrie, Rian Johnson and Sir Kenneth Brannagh have all shot film projects in the past year using the services of Cinelab London including 16mm, 35mm and 65mm processing. The lab is the only facility in the world providing processing for all motion picture film formats from Super8 to 65mm, and includes full dailies, scanning and film deliverables services.

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

Roger Harlow, Sales Director, Cinelab London