DIGITAL ORCHARD BRINGS SCANITY HDR ONLINE AT ITS LEAVESDEN FACILITY
03 December 2019
Digital Orchard is an industry-leading film and digital service provider that offers a unique end-to-end workflow and colour-management solution, from capture to post for the film and television industry.
Pioneers in the digital side of the industry with experience in a wide range of high-end productions, Digital Orchard’s highly-skilled technicians focus on workflows that are as seamless and as cost-effective as possible, making film more accessible to everyone.
Sam Margaritis, managing director, comments: “Fitting with Digital Orchard’s forward-thinking ethos, the Scanity HDR film scanner now sits at the centre of our 16mm and 35mm workflows. We are now able to offer the highest possible 4K deliverables to all our clients as standard. Having the Scanity gives us the ability to further develop our relationships with major Hollywood studios, who see the Scanity as a pre-requisite on tent-pole productions.”
Dan Redrup, senior film supervisor, has worked with Scanity on many projects and explains: “Scanity increases both the quality and pace of our work. Traditionally, 4K scanning has been a slow process, but with Scanity, we can maintain that quality and also keep up with our clients’ demanding schedules. This is especially true in the expanding commercials and music promo sector.” On a practical level, Dan comments: “As we’d expect from Scanity, image quality, stability and grain reduction are exceptional. We are also using UBUNTU, the latest operational software, and it is very well organised and user friendly. Set-up and calibration now takes half the time and features, such as the detail tool, which is used to indicate individual pixel position and colour values within an image, are very useful.”
Simon Carter, Director at Digital Film Technology (dft) comments: “Digital Orchard are well known for their high-end services, and so we are delighted that they have chosen to include Scanity HDR in their Leavesden facility. Scanity is our ‘flag ship’ film scanner, and because it combines versatility with high performance, it is a perfect fit.”Editors notes:
Digital Orchard is an industry-leading film and digital service provider that offers a unique end-to-end workflow and colour-management solution, from capture to post. From expert technicians on-set, right through to film processing, scanning, picture post and deliverables, they pride themselves on having the right knowledge and attitude to ensure every production gets exactly the people, equipment and services it needs.
Recent projects include: Fast and Furious – Hobbs and Shaw, Murder on the Orient Express, Bond - No Time To Die, The Kings Man, Pennyworth, Avenue 5, A Discovery of Witches S2, Riviera, Peaky Blinders.
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 (Digital Film Technology) has been at the forefront of film scanning technology for over 80 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. www.dft-film.com
Simon Carter, Sales & Marketing Director
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