dft, the leading provider of high-end film scanning solutions that
preserve, manage, and deliver pristine film quality, in archives and
post production facilities worldwide, will be showing it’s
state-of-the-art WetGate™ technology for its latest Scanity HDR film
scanner at NAB 2016.
dft’s newly patented 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
Simon Carter, dft Sales Director, said, “We’ve responded to the needs
of the archiving market by evolving our technology to address its
requirements, first with the Scanity HDR, and now by including our
WetGate™ technology. By enabling many of the issues associated with
historically-aged film to be addressed at the scanning stage, our
customers have less work to do downstream, saving valuable time and
Also on view at NAB 2016 will be dft’s Scanity HDR, which was
developed in response to the demands of the film market. It will be
demonstrated with the latest Scanity software release. Scanity HDR now
offers a host of new user friendly features, that serve a variety of
film scanning applications, including – but not limited to: film archive
scanning for mass digitisation; EDL/conform scanning; low resolution
browsing for archive and restoration; short-form commercials; and 4K UHD
ready and digital intermediate scanning.
Scanity HDR has a number of key advantages over other scanners
solutions for the archive and restoration market, namely its touchless
patented capstan drive Lens Gate Assembly (LGA) system. This provides
both automatic shrinkage compensation and gentle film handling, whilst
delivering industry leading image stability, perfectly designed to
liberate data from old films.
Key features include its patented Black & White HDR function, a
new triple exposure – executed once – in realtime 2K or 4K data ingest.
This means the scanner speed remains constant, instead of having to slow
down, creating significant time and cost benefits and allowing access
to previously unseen details from the high and lowlights of the film
faster than ever.
In addition to Scanity HDR and the new production ready WetGate™, dft
will be showing a new solution for storage. As alternative to the more
traditional SAN solution, ‘Space SSD’ is a new NAS (Network Attached
Storage) solution, from GB Labs, which can be integrated into Scanity
HDR and will be shown at NAB for the first time.
dft counts major archives worldwide among its customers, among them
the British Film Institute (BFI), the Korean Film Archive (KOFA),
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), the Royal Thai Archive and the
Thai Film Archive.
Simon Carter, Director, dft email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853 Mob: +44 (0) 7776 297371