thai film archive installs dft’s state-of-the-art film scanner

February 25, 2016

The Thai Film Archive has installed a state-of-the-art film scanner, DFT’s Scanity, for film preservation and archive at its facility in Bangkok, Thailand.

Established in 1984, the Thai Film Archive is responsible for preserving and restoring Thailand’s rich cinematic legacy, for the benefit of the whole country. The archive researches, gathers, catalogues and conserves film, audio-visual material and other, related footage to provide a rich resource for educational and entertainment purposes.

An extensive review of all available technology by the Thai Film Archive, determined that DFT’s Scanity 4K film scanner suited the requirements perfectly. Scanity uses ‘touchless’ technology that safely and gently handles the most delicate and damaged film stocks. It can also ingest film at real time 2K and 4K speeds to produce outstanding image quality, even at high speeds – so it was an obvious choice. The Thai Film Archive worked closely with Bangkok-based Golden Duck International, a specialist local systems integrator who assisted in the installation, workflow design, systems integration and training. “We worked closely with DFT in this project,“ noted Chanunkarn Boonmarkmee, Manager, Golden Duck. “This project has been a great example of cooperation between the product developer, customer and local specialist, resulting in a very satisfied customer.”

Simon Carter, Sales Director at DFT comments: “We are delighted that the Thai National Archive chose to install Scanity for their film scanning requirements. They conducted an extremely thorough and lengthy review, so we are very pleased that Scanity fulfilled all of their requirements. Scanity provides a controlled, high speed, film ingest and also addresses a number of other key archive film issues – such as sensitive handling of issues, like warping, shrinkage and dust/scratch management. The film transfer process has ‘touchless’, reliable and repeatable outcome that should enable the National Archive to provide this valuable public service for many years to come.

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:

Chanunkarn Boonmarkmee, Golden Duck

Simon Carter, Director, DFT
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853
Mob: +44 (0) 7776 297371