• Restoration of King of Jazz uses Scanity

    1930’s two-colour classic ‘King of Jazz’ has been recently restored. This has been a lengthy and complex project, involving numerous parties. As part of the process, a surviving nitrate print from 1930 with a length of 83 minutes was found, and scanned at 4K by Prasad Corp. on a Scanity, because the print’s 1.8% shrinkage demanded sprocketless scanning.

  • Denzel Washington's intimate adaptation of Fences uses dft’s Scanity

    Nearly 30 years after its Broadway premiere, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences is the first August Wilson play to make it to the big screen. According to cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, Fences is a passion project for Washington, who also signed on to direct the movie. Footage was processed at Fotokem in Burbank, Calif, and the negative was scanned at 4K and oversampled down to 2K on a DFT Scanity film scanner.

  • Cinelicious uses Scanity in restoration of 'Private Property'

    Private Property was scanned in 4K resolution on the Scanity film scanner at Cinelicious from the earliest known existing element, a 35mm dupe negtive recently discovered and preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The resulting data was then digitally restored frame-by-frame using a variety of tools to remove dirt, scratches, flicker and other damage. While the full aperture elements were completely restored, the film is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1.

  • Cinelicious uses Scanity HDR for National Parks Adventure

    Greg MacGillivray has been working in the 15/70 (IMAX) film world for 40 years. His films demand the finest image quality possible and he gets that with our technicians and Scanity HDR scanner. We proudly provided scanning services for his films Humpback Whales and National Parks Adventure

  • Film maker Bill Morrison uses Scanity in film restoration project

    For over 30 years, the filmmaker Bill Morrison has been resurrecting forgotten footage and finding its place within often equally forgotten historical and cultural contexts.

  • WetGate scanning and digitisation of ‘Mama, ich lebe’

    Konrad Wolf’s 1977 film ‘Mama, ich lebe’, has been digitised for the DEFA Foundation at Omnimago. The project is the first to use dft’s new WetGate technology, in conjunction with dft’s Scanity 4K scanner.

  • Latest amazing WetGate comparison images from Scanity HDR at Omnimago

  • Dft’s Scanity used during restoration of ‘Memory of Justice’

    ‘The Memory of Justice’, created in 1976 by Marcel Ophüls, examines three of the defining tragedies of the Western world in the second half of the 20th century, from the Nuremberg trials through the French-Algerian war to Vietnam, building from a vast range of interviews, from Telford Taylor (Counsel for the Prosecution at Nuremberg, later a harsh critic of US’s escalating involvement in Vietnam) to Nazi architect Albert Speer to Daniel Ellsberg and Joan Baez.

  • Nice Shoes work on ‘Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell’

    A notable recent project for renowned color and finishing studio Nice Shoes was director Martin Bell’s upcoming documentary Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell, which is a follow-up to Bell’s 1984 film Streetwise. Utilizing the Scanity, 16mm footage from Streetwise was scanned in at 4K, to be cut into the new film as well as to be archived at a higher resolution.

    “With the Scanity, we were able to aid Martin in upgrading the material from Streetwise in the early 80s so that it would match well with the footage captured for Tiny which he’s shot over the past few years. It's great for us to offer this to documentary filmmakers like him, who are often working with beautiful archival footage," said Nice Shoes colorist/partner Chris Ryan.

  • Silent 1908 film ‘Les Lunatiques’ restored by National Library of Norway

    This black and white, hand coloured silent comedy has been restored by the National Library of Norway

  • Digimage restore French masterpiece

    In 2015 Digimage restored in 4K the French masterpiece “Fanny” (1932) by Marc Allegret. Unfortunately, the film negative doesn’t exist anymore and Digimage only had the nitrate fine grain dupe positive at their disposal. Thanks to the Scanity, Digimage reached a result that met their expectations.

  • Packard Humanities Institute uses DFT's Scanity in state-of-the-art film preservation facility

    The Packard Humanities Institute has recently completed its film study and conservation centre in Santa Clarita, which will also be the new home of the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The centre has a new DFT Scanity, which is currently being used to scan newsreels. The Los Angeles Times had an interesting story describing this new centre.

  • comparison video of dft's WetGate technology for its latest scanity hdr film scanner

    DFT’s new 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 issues.

  • Scanity used in Blu-Ray restoration of “IKIRU”

    IKIRU (translated as "To Live"), a 1952 Japanese film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa, describes the struggles of a middle-aged Tokyo bureaucrat and his quest for meaning after discovering he has terminal cancer. The film appeared in Empire Magazine's greatest 500 films of all time. Recently remastered and released as on Blu-Ray disc, this review states that “This new digital transfer was created in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner from a 35 mm fine-grain master positive, the best remaining film element of IKIRU, whose original negative no longer exists.”

  • Preserving 'The Dismissal' footage

    The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, also known simply as "the Dismissal", has been described as the greatest political and constitutional crisis in Australian history. It culminated on 11 November 1975 with the dismissal from office of the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. Much of the footage taken of the events mysteriously disappeared. The original footage that still remains was donated to NFSA to be digitally preserved. Using Scanity, the footage has been captured and presented in its original quality to ensure its safety for viewing by future generations.

  • 1980's classic thriller 'Dressed to Kill' remastered using Scanity

    Thriller 'Dressed to Kill' has recently been remastered and released. The release was supervised by Brian De Palma and is a new digital transfer created in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner from the 35 mm original camera negative as well as a 35 mm interpositive for additional footage for the unrated cut.

    Reviews state that "... the original release had major issues with stretching and color grading, which now appear to be corrected. Detail levels are fantastic throughout while the natural film grain only add to the appeal. Colours are finely balanced while never seemingly pumped up or oversaturated. There were no major instances of dust marks, scratches or other ailments making for the best this movie has ever looked, including the MGM/Fox Blu-ray release."

  • Scanity used in restoration of The Criterion Collection’s ‘The Black Stallion’

    1979 classic children’s film ‘The Black Stallion’ has been recently remastered and re-released as a Blu-ray disc. The new digital transfer was created in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner from the 35 mm original camera negative, which was then restored in 2K resolution.

  • See how BBC Studios and Post Production use dft's Scanity

  • Cinelicious on Sundance: Boyhood and Beyond

    Cinelicious (www.cinelicious.tv), with locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, is a creative studio that offers a host of post services that includes HD/2K/4K color grading for commercials, ...

  • Historic Lumière film comes to life with Scanity

    Created by the Lumière brothers over 100 years ago, and discovered by La Musée Suisse de l’Appareil Photographique de Vevey, this short, 20 second film depicts a French family outing.

  • Video and Film Solutions use a wetgate system to assassinate scratches

  • Lost 1927 Disney Christmas film found in Norway

    The film, an almost complete version of Empty Socks, was discovered during an inventory at the library’s facility in Mo i Rana, near the Arctic circle

  • Using DFT’s Scanity to restore classic BBC murder mystery Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple

    BBC Studios and Post Production’s specialist Digital Media Services team has completed full restoration work on the classic British murder mystery series Miss Marple, bringing the picture quality up to date for 21st century audiences.

  • Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive restores record of ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

    It's just over a year since the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) took delivery of the first Scanity in Australia. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we look back on the first 12 months of operation. ...

  • BBC Studios and Post Production Digital Media Services uses dft’s Scanity to put The Jewel in the Crown for ITV Studios Global Entertainment

    Thirty years after it was first broadcast on British television, BBC Studios and Post Production’s award-winning Digital Media Services team has digitally restored and remastered over 30 hours of film ...

  • BBC Studios and Post Production remasters ITV cult classic The Professionals using dft scanner

    BBC Studios and Post Production’s award-winning Digital Media Services team has restored the complete first series of the cult classic British crime-drama, ...

  • BBC Studios and Post Production restores The Sweeney using dft scanner

    Following the release of The Sweeny film, which saw Ray Winstone taking on John Thaw’s Regan role, home entertainment label Network Distributing decided it was time to bring the original...

  • BBC Studios breathes life into Trumptonshire trilogy

    For anyone above a certain age, the towns of Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley, with their weird and wonderful collection of characters, hold a special place in our hearts...

  • Malaysian National Film Development (FINAS) conserves film heritage of Malaysia

    The Malaysia National Film Development (FINAS) is the federal government agency for the film industry of Malaysia. It was established in 1981 by an act of Parliament...

  • Cinelicious invests in film's future

    Opening a boutique post house with a focus on film projects could be perceived as risky in this day and age, but Paul Korver, the principal officer at Cinelicious in Hollywood, ...