NAB 2014: The triple-exposure Scanity HDR film scanner from DFT is intended to solve a range of problematic and aged film issues.

Scanity HDR offers film archive scanning for mass digitisation, EDL/conform scanning, low resolution browsing for archive and restoration as well as 4K UHD ready and digital intermediate scanning.

It facilitates the ingest of difficult dense black and white materials at real-time speeds using DFT’s new proprietary, patented triple-exposure technology.

The triple exposure is executed once, in real-time 2K or up to 15 fps in 4K.

DFT said that instead of slowing down, the speed remains constant, creating significant time and cost benefits and allowing access to previously unseen details from the high and lowlights of the film.

Scanity HDR can be fitted with DFT’s new optional proprietary wet-gate technology, which fills surface deficiencies with environmentally safe fluid at the point of scan.

It is intended to provide near-perfect quality transfer results, saving time and downstream processing.

An audio scanning option facilitates the ingest of analogue optical mono or stereo sound tracks from 16mm or 35mm print and magnetic tracks on 16mm film.

At NAB, DFT is showing the Scanity HDR with a cosmetic black look finish and detailing.

The production model that will ship later in the summer will include new features that enables users to obtain greater information on the status of on-going jobs.

DFT is also showcasing Phantom II, a new software transfer engine solution developed for existing Spirit users. This hybrid software development takes elements from DFT’s Flexxity and Bones playout tools.