Case Study Collection
In the Heat of
the Night (1967) – an American
neo-noir mystery drama film, tells the story of a black Philadelphia police detective who is
mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile
Mississippi town - and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police
chief to investigate the case.
digital was created in 4K resolution on a DFT Scanity
film scanner from the original 35mm camera negative at Deluxe in Culver City,
La Bamba (1987) - follows
the life and short-lived musical career of American Chicano rock and roll star
Ritchie Valens, who at the height of his popularity in 1958 with three
hit records and a promising career ahead when he died in a plane crash. La
Bamba tells the story of his rise from the farm labour camps of California, his
strained relationship with his half-brother, and his rise to rock ’n roll
headliner.In 2017, La Bamba was included in the annual
selection of 25 motion pictures added to the National Film Registry of the U.S.
Library of Congress being deemed "culturally, historically, or
aesthetically significant" and recommended for preservation.
The Blu-ray print was restored by Sony
Pictures Entertainment and scanning was done in 4K on a Scanity film scanner...
from the 35 mm original camera negative. Digital image restoration was
completed by the Prasad Corporation in Chennai, India.
to reviews: “Picture quality is fantastic. The colour is bold and vibrant, and
outdoor scenes are especially rich. Ritchie and Bob running up a hill, scenes
in a labour camp, and Ritchie and Donna driving in his convertible are filled
with lush greens, bright yellows, vivid reds, and soft blues. Details such as
strands in Ritchie’s hair, wooden shower stalls, recording studio
paraphernalia, Bob’s crowded trailer, and Rosie’s tear-streaked face are well
delineated. Clarity is pristine, grain quality exceptional, and there are no
imperfections to speak of, making the Blu-ray a true visual treat.”
Hour of the Wolf (1968) - Swedish psychological horror, explores the disappearance of an artist who
lives on a remote island with his wife.
Troubled by disturbing visions and paranoid
delusions, he and his wife begin to suspect that the haunting memories are the
machinations of a bizarre, perverted cult that reside on the other side of the
to reviews, this remastered version, released by the Criterion collection: “…
fairly bursts with fascinatingly dense and multilayered imagery…As
[the artist’s] mental state begins to deteriorate, the imagery becomes more and
more surreal, but detail levels are beautifully precise looking almost all of
the time, buoyed by really expressive contrast and very well modulated gray
Lost TV series ‘The Complete And Utter History
Of Britain’ (1969) has been unearthed in the ITV archives, despite previous
public consensus believing only the first two episodes survived. The episodes
had been mis-catalogued for 54 years, but have now been restored for the world
to watch again. ITV turned to R3store for help, relying on
their expert advice and service to provide only the best care to bring back
this important piece of history to the public. The film was scanned, using
DFT’s Scanity, once it had been cleaned and repaired.
Requiem for a Dream (2000) - an American psychological drama that
depicts four characters affected by drug addiction and how it alters their
physical and emotional states. Their addictions cause them to become imprisoned
in a world of delusion and desperation. As the film progresses, each character
deteriorates, and their delusions are shattered by the harsh reality of their
situations, resulting in catastrophe.
ITV Archive have shared a rare clip featuring King Charles III and the Royal Family. The footage was scanned from 16mm on DFT Scanity on-site at the ITV Archive, and then expertly graded and restored using Filmworkz Phoenix by ITV Content Services.
(Swedish: Till glädje) is a 1950 Swedish film directed and written by Ingmar
Bergman about a young married couple who play together in a Swedish orchestra. Restored by the
Swedish Film Institute and scanned at 2K using Scanity, To Joy is now released on
Blu-ray courtesy of The Criterion Collection.
Bergman’s ‘A Lesson in Love’ is an elegant marital comedy about a gynaecologist
who attempts to win his way back into his wife's affections during a journey to
by the Swedish Film Institute and scanned at 2K using Scanity, A Lesson in Love
is now released on Blu-ray courtesy of The Criterion Collection.
Crisis (Swedish: Kris) is a 1946 Swedish film directed and written by Ingmar Bergman. In the film, a small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter´s real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption. Restored by the Swedish Film Institute and scanned at 2K using Scanity, Crisis is now released on Blu-ray courtesy of the Criterion Collection.
debut at the London Film Festival in October 2022 and nominated for the Best
Film at Venice Film Festival, this film features Tilda Swinton in the lead role
in a story of a middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother as they confront
long buried secrets as they return to their former family home. Directed by
Joanna Hogg and shot on 16mm, the film was scanned by Digital Orchard at 4K
by Hazel McKibbin and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2022,
this film captures the story of a young woman, Stella who brings her new
boyfriend, Luke to his first family visit. In a complicated dance of dominance,
deference and self-diminishment, the couple's dynamic is revealed in an
innocuous game of backgammon. Shot on 35mm and scanned by Digital Orchard at 4K
God's Creatures is a psychological drama set in
an Irish windswept fishing village where a mother tells a lie to protect her
beloved son that rips apart their family and close-knit community. Directed by Saela
Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, this film was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival
in May 2022, and now available for streaming on Prime Video and Apple TV. Shot
on 35mm and scanned by Digital Orchard at 4K using Scanity
The Net is a rediscovered 5-reel feature melodrama 1916 film
from Thanhouser Film Company and Preservation. In ‘The Net’, a muscular young
fisherman rescues two girls from drowning and soon finds himself engaged to
both girls, one of whom is a big-city thief. The "bad" girl really
goes to town when the fisherman inherits a fortune, but it is the
"good" girl -- who happens to be his childhood sweetheart -- who wins
out in the end.
was largely forgotten until a pristine nitrate print, complete with all five
reels that included original colour tints, was unearthed in the National
Library of Norway archives. The nitrate print was scanned using Scanity at 4K
resolution and 25% overscan.
Criterion has recently remastered and issued Sound of Metal
as a 4K Blu-ray release. In this film, a heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown
into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. This new digital transfer was
created in 4K resolution on Scanity film scanner from the 35mm original camera
Landmark Labour Movement documentary “The
Wobblies” makes its return to theaters over 30 years after first premiering at
the New York Film Festival in 1979. The film has undergone a 4K restoration,
which was digitally scanned by the DuArt Digitization Center using DFT’s Scanity.
"Dune" tells the story of a
brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his
understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to
ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode
into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource
in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest
potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Interpreting this epic sci-fi novel for the
screen saw a team with imagination and tenacity unify to present a shared
vision of an otherworldly adventure.
As part of the process, after the primary
creative color pass was approved, FotoKem shot to 35mm negative film and scanned it
back to digital on a Scanity film scanner.
In acclaimed director Edgar Wright’s
psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously
able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie.
But the glamor is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to
crack and splinter into something far darker.
provided both full film laboratory services processing 35mm and graded film
dailies and graded digital dailies for the film, and used DFT's Scanity HDR for
Jerusalem Cinematheque - Israel Film Archive recently launched an innovative
website featuring Israeli cinema through its generations. The new website
provides a unique opportunity to browse through Israel’s visual history as
documented in newsreels, home movies, and rare films from the late 19th
is a sample of some of the rare historical videos demonstrating just a fraction
of the vast wealth of historical materials that the Jerusalem Cinematheque -
Israel Film Archive website contains.
The Central Post
office in Tel Aviv, Rosh Hashana (1952) - Postman
leaves the central post office in Tel Aviv, carrying bags for distribution on
New Year. In the central post office, many clerks and sit in front of piles of
mail, sorting it out and preparing it for distribution.
Showcases 100 years of Jewish New-Years Greeting Cards (1961) - An exhibition featuring 100 years of Rosh Hashanah greeting
cards opens at the Youth Culture House in Jerusalem. The cards are from the
private collection of Yaakov Zidkoni.
Synagogues and Chief of Staff's Greeting for New Jewish Year (1958) - In the Jewish month of Elul, Jewish believers say Selichot
prayers in a synagogue. Prior to the New Jewish Year, a Judaica market opens
outside the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv. Close by, citizens buy happy new year
cards at stalls on the street. Finally, the Chief of the General Staff
Lieutenant General Haim Laskov delivers a happy new year greeting to the
soldiers of the IDF and citizens of Israel.
David Ben Gurion Delivers a New Year's Speech to the Nation (1958) - Prime Minister David Ben Gurion delivers a speech for the
new Hebrew year.
in Israel (1964) - Israeli Jews
perform the Tashlich ritual during High Holy Days and pray near bodies of water.
on film for Morly’s debut album, this black & white video for 'Jazz Angel'
beautifully captures the feelings of loneliness expressed in the lyrics. Shot
on 16mm film, processed by Kodak Film Lab & scanned at 2k using Scanity by
on S8mm film, processed by Kodak Film Labs & scanned at 2k using Scanity byDigital Orchard.
Harold and Maude (1971) is an American
coming-of-age dark comedy–drama film directed by Hal Ashby and released by
Newly restored and remastered in celebration
of its 50th Anniversary, the original negative was scanned in 4K and careful
colour correction and cleanup were undertaken to pay homage to director of
photography John Alonzo's memorable work and honour the look of the film.
digital transfer was created in 2K resolution on a SCANITY film scanner from a
35mm interpositive, which had to be wetgated from the original negative since
it was severely scratched and not suitable for scanning. Colourist Sheri
Eisenberg, who worked on a previous transfer of the film with the late director
of photography John Alonzo, referenced Alonzo's original notes and the previous
telecine to generate this version.
After Life (1998) has been restored and released on
Blu-ray. The premise is that after death, people have a week to choose only one
memory to keep for eternity.
After Life is presented in its original aspect ratio of
1.66:1. Approved by director Hirokazu Kore-eda, this new 2K digital restoration
was created by TV Man Union. A new digital transfer was created in 2K
resolution on a DFT Scanity film scanner, from a 35 mm duplicate negative made
from the Super 16 mm original camera negative, at IMAGICA Lab in Tokyo.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a
collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in
a fictional 20th-century French city.
Wes Anderson wanted to do this film in 4K,
so rather than producing dailies on 2K and rescanning for the final DI, the
dailies process used proper 4K scans on a Scanity.
Shot on film, in one take, here’s
Billie Marten’s dreamlike video for the single 'Liquid Love'.
Shot on 16mm film, processed by Kodak
Film Lab & scanned at 4k using Scanity by Digital Orchard.
video for British singer songwriter RAYE, ‘Call on me’.
Film Process & 2K Scanity HDR Scans at Cinelab London.
Music video for ‘White Picket Fence’,
taken from the debut album, Agor.35mm Film Process & 2K Scanity HDR Scans
at Cinelab London.
Australia's national film archive (NFSA) has
released colourised footage of the last known surviving Tasmanian tiger - or
Thylacine - for National Threatened Species Day.
The NFSA scanned the original film
negative using a Scanity HDR (High Dynamic Range) film scanner.
The 4K scan was absolutely stunning for a
35mm negative from 1933… and because of the resolution and quality of the
picture, there were a lot of details…
comedy-drama series, Master of None, was shot on celluloid film, with
dailies processed, scanned, and graded at Cinelab London. The story follows a
complicated relationship of a queer Black couple going through both personal
and professional obstacles.
and star Aziz Ansari said “For Master of None we wanted this combination
of really natural, raw acting with the mystical quality of film...We shot on a
416 on 16mm for its texture and nostalgic look. It’s also a lot easier to pick
up and play with colour contrasts on film… I think for this project in particular,
it might be the best result I’ve ever had on 16mm.”
None was scanned using a 2K Scanity 'scan once' workflow at Cinelab
London and was released on Netflix in May 2021.
1992 erotic thriller, Basic
Instinct, has been restored from the original 35mm negative by the restoration
team at Hiventy.
Using Scanity, the first step
was to scan the 35mm image negative in 4K – including previously censored shots
that were missing from the negative but later
discovered in the internegative.
manager, Sophie Boyer: “Thanks to this, we were able to restore the full length
version of the film, the only version that Paul Verhoeven (the director) wanted
to have restored.”
sports journalist, Ned Boulting, famous for his coverage of the Tour de France,
bought an old film reel of the race at a London auction house. Curious about
what was on the reel, Ned began looking for a company to scan and digitise the
footage. In his search he was advised that scanning the film may result in
irreparable damage. “I was very worried when I was told that the sprockets were
so torn it might not be possible to scan the film, because it might be
destroyed in the process”.
Studios was recommended for the scanning due to their sprocket-less scanner
which allows them to scan and digitise even the most delicate and damaged film
up to 4K.
Award-winning film Australia Daze, which documented the bicentenary of European settlement in Australia, has been
digitally restored by the NFSA.
The film looks behind the curtains of the official celebrations of the
Bicentenary of European settlement in Australia. Cameras rolled for 24 hours, capturing
everything from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protests to Royal visits
and backyard barbies; from the spectacle of Tall Ships coming through the
Sydney Heads to re-enactments on dry riverbeds in outback Australia.
The original print negatives were scanned in-house at the NFSA in
Canberra, using the Scanity digital scanner, before being cleaned and fully
German post production house, OMNIMAGO, has recently completed work to
digitise 35mm films with a native resolution of 8K for NHK, Japan’s
known for its world-class documentaries and factual series, NHK has
also become synonymous with high-resolution broadcasting, pioneering the
move to higher resolutions.
Bruce Beresford’s epic Black Robe (1991) has been digitally restored by Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive.
Originally shot in Canada and post-produced in Sydney, the master
materials were returned to Canada on completion of post-production with
just a safety inter-negative and sound master being held in Australia.
The inter-positive was found in a storage facility in Toronto and
original negatives were never found, and the reel four was missing...
Prasad has recently digitised and restored the
1982 Richard Attenborough classic film Gandhi, winner of eight Academy
Awards including Best Picture and five Golden Globe Awards including
Best Foreign Film. The original negative scan was done on Prasad's own
flagship film scanner at 4k/16 bit resolution. Thanks to Grover Crisp
and Sony Pictures they were able to restore this classic to its original
Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film
is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of
hippy Hollywood. The film is set in 1969 Los Angeles, where an actor and
his stunt double navigate the changing Hollywood film industry. The
Hollywood Reporter called it "Tarantino's love letter to '60s L.A." and
praised its cast and setting.
‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ was shot on film, and the film dailies
were also later used for an edited workprint. The negative was processed
at FotoKem, who also printed the dailies and did a 4K scan of the
negative using a Scanity
Newly restored in 4K to mark its 30th
anniversary, Terence Davies' acclaimed Distant Voices (1988) has been
restored from the original camera negative. This classic British film
evokes post-war working-class Liverpool life in a two-part film, by
turns lyrical, humorous and horrific.
This black and white, hand coloured silent comedy has been restored by the National Library of Norway
WetGate technology is designed specifically for DFT’s Scanity HDR model
providing a real-time organic solution for the ingest and management of
difficult to solve historical film transfer issues – such as dust and
scratch removal – surpassing prior transfer standards. The WetGate is
ideal for archive owners who need a scanner that’s able to handle a
range of problematic and historically-aged film issues.
Created by the
Lumière brothers over 100 years ago, and discovered by La Musée Suisse
de l’Appareil Photographique de Vevey, this short, 20 second film
depicts a French family outing.
Mission: Impossible -
Fallout was shot on film and then edited in 4K with IMAX and stereo
deliveries. Film was processed at Cinelab (London) and scanned at
Pinewood Post on a Scanity at 4K for an eventual 4K delivery.