KOFA collects and preserves all materials related to the process of
producing films for the benefit of Koreans now and in the future. This
includes the acquisition of Korean film from the past, implementation of
world-class “cutting-edge digital restoration projects” at facilities
in Sangam Digital Media City and the Paju Preservation Centre, and
sharing of Korean film to national and international audiences through
the national film museum and multimedia library.
KOFA’s purpose is described by Ru Jae-lim, director of KOFA , as
committed to “contributing to the enhancement of national culture
sentiment by collecting and preserving Korean films and by recreating
dft’s Scanity HDR film scanner will be at the heart of KOFA’s digital
restoration process in the Paju Preservation Centre, which plans to
scan, at 4K, and digitize over 40 aged film titles each year. Scanity
HDR was chosen for its ability to gently handle delicate and damaged
film material, whilst at the same time getting the best possible quality
image from black and white stock.
Scanity HDR has been developed specifically for archives and
facilities handling delicate or damaged film materials. The patented HDR
technology is adept at capturing data from dense black and white
materials to deliver superb, crisp pictures at high scanning speeds.
KOFA will also benefit from Scanity’s renowned safe and gentle film
handling – ensuring even the most delicate of film can be scanned for
future generations to enjoy.
Kisoo Shon, head of the Paju Preservation Centre said: “We have had
many years of trouble-free service from our dft Sprit 2K scanner, so
choosing dft’s Scanity HDR 4K scanner was a natural progression for us.
Scanity HDR will give us higher quality images at faster speeds – which
is the standard of performance and quality we have come to expect from
Simon Carter, Director, dft added: “dft is delighted that KOFA has
invested in another dft scanner for their Preservation Centre. The team
has already seen what can be achieved using technology developed by dft –
in terms of picture quality and through-put – and we hope that this new
addition will further enhance their workflow, so that they can manage
and capture the best possible images from even the most damaged and
delicate film materials.”
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
dft is a subsidiary of the Prasad Corporation Ltd, India.
Simon Carter, Director, dft email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853 Mob: +44 (0) 7776 297371