Haghefilm installs Scanity film scanner
August 11, 2017
Film laboratory Haghefilm Digitaal, a prominent service provider in the field of cinematographic heritage preservation, receives films from the early days of cinema from all over the world. The company is known for its knowledge of obsolete film formats and the skills and motivation of its employees who often perform little wonders so that images that were thought to be lost still can be retained. Very often the films that are sent to Haghefilm Digitaal are in very bad shape and require serious attention from the Haghefilm Digitaal restoration specialists before they can either be printed to nowadays polyester-base film stock, if possible, or digitized.
The Scanity film scanner that was installed late last year, and extended with the wet gate option early this year, has already proven its value. Thanks to this equipment some rare images dating from the beginning of the 20th century could be scanned at the highest possible quality and thus be saved and made accessible again for use today and in the future. With the arrival of the Scanity, the Haghefilm Digital toolbox has been expanded with an installation that allows the company to help film archives preserve films from the past at the highest possible quality level today.
Company details:Haghefilm Digitaal b.v.
Willem fenengastraat 39
1114 AH Amsterdam-Duivendrecht
Contact:Peter Roelofs, commercial director
Telephone: +31 20 5685411
Notes to Editors
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.
Further information:Simon Carter, Director, DFT
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853
Mob: +44 (0) 7776 297371