dft demonstrates latest additions to film image and sound scanning range at IBC 2018

IBC, RAI Amsterdam, 7D29

dft, the world leading provider of high-end film image and audio scanning solutions will be unveiling a number of new technological advances for it’s flagship Scanity HDR film scanner at IBC.

New options for Scanity HDR include the addition of Resonances, an image sound track scanning system, as well as a brand new operating platform that delivers significant operational benefits. Alongside Scanity HDR, dft will also be revealing it latest Sondor Audio system with a new graphical user interface that provides greater intuitive control.

Scanity HDR is a versatile, high speed film scanner that can manage a wide variety of film gauges and conditions, and it’s touchless design ensures that even the most delicate or damaged film can be handled with ease. At IBC we will be showing Scanity HDR with improved WetGate technology; enhanced drier performance now provides a faster delivery for those wishing to solve difficult historical film transfer issues – such as dust and scratch removal.

New for Scanity HDR is the option to include Resonances, an image soundtrack scanning system. Previously only available for Sondor systems, the new option enables Scanity HDR to manage the removal of defects on the film from within the soundtrack at the time of transfer, before they are converted to audio files.

Scanity HDR will also be demonstrating its new operating platform, UBUNTU, an extremely flexible and stable platform which can provide users with access to a greater range of third-party plug-ins and codecs.

Alongside Scanity HDR, dft will also be showing a brand new graphical user interface for the Sondor audio scanner. The GUI enables intuitive remote operation of the Sondor sound system, unlike the existing push button approach, giving users more control over the machine’s performance. This is a significant step forward for users, providing for the first time a sophisticated mode of operation – similar to that seen in Scanity.

Simon Carter added: “We live and operate in an ever-demanding film archive environment, so it is of critical importance that all dft products are continually improved for performance and agility. Our new universal product operating platform UBUNTU enables a range of new features and deliverables previously unseen from both Scanity HDR and Sondor – we urge you to come along and take a look.”

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 Institute (KAVI), Russian state archive Gosteleradiofond (GTRF) , Israel Film Archive (IFA) ,the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) , the Royal Thai Archive & Thai Film Archives, The National Film Board of Canada, Library of Congress.

Editors notes:

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. www.dft-film.com

Company Details

Digital Film Technology
Borsigstrasse 13,
64291 Darmstadt,

Simon Carter, Sales & Marketing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853
Mob: +44 (0) 7776 297371
Email: simon.carter@dft-film.com