dft launches OXScan large format, high resolution film scanner

13 September 2019

IBC 2019 , RAI Amsterdam, 7D29
dft, the world leading provider of high-end film image and audio scanning solutions will be launching a brand-new large format, high resolution, film scanner, called the OXScan.

OXScan has been designed in response to a growing trend of new ‘ScanOnce’ large film format productions, within the feature film industry. Producing exceptionally high-quality, high resolution images, OXScan is a true 14K, 16Bit RGB scanner – the first commercially available scanner at this level.

Designed initially for 65mm Original Camera Negative film, OXScan will be extending its capabilities over the coming period to manage other large formats, such as 70mm 15 perf, for the post and archive sectors.

OXScan will be available after IBC, initially on a rental only basis.

Alongside OXScan, dft will be showing their flagship film scanner, Scanity HDR, with proven 35mm and 16mm WetGate technology. The WetGate technology provides a fast organic delivery for the ingest and management of difficult to solve historical film transfer issues – such as dust and scratch removal, and 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. Scanity HDR will also be showcasing its latest operating software, on Ubuntu, providing improvements for changing deliverables.

Simon Carter, dft Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are very excited to be unveiling OXScan, our newly developed large format film scanner, for the first time at IBC. The new scanner enhances our existing product range, whilst providing the ever-evolving ScanOnce market with a new large format ideal scanning solution for their needs.”

“We are also very proud to be detailing the Scanity WetGate solution , which has evolved in accordance with the requirements of the archive markets, to become both easier and faster to use. 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 valuable time and money.”

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, 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 80 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

Further information:

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