dft AT NAB 2019
08 April 2019
NAB, Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel hospitality suite 439, 8th April 2019 – dft, the leading provider of high-end film image and audio scanning solutions will be describing its latest technology for image scanning – including the WetGate option, a variety of lens gates and the addition of image sound track scanning.
dft’s flagship film scanner, Scanity HDR, works with tried-and-tested WetGate technology to provide a fast-organic delivery for the ingest and management of difficult to solve historical film transfer issues – such as dust and scratch removal. The WetGate is ideal for archive owners who need a fast, touch-less scanner that can also manage the range of problems associated with old and aged film.
Unlike traditional WetGate systems, dft’s innovation makes wet scanning as easy to use as standard dry scanning - combining the speed and gentle film transport of a dry gate with all the advantages of scratch removal of a wet gate. It also enables fast and easy switching between the dry and the wet gate scanning modes. Using an aquarium style design, dirt particles are removed by the fluid in a gate pre-chamber and so the film is cleaned before scanning starts; combining the primary dust and scratch removal processes reduces both time and costs substantially.
Simon Carter, dft Sales Director, said, “Scanity WetGate was developed as a response to the requirements of the archive market. The WetGate has demonstrated remarkable results for our customers, enabling many of the issues associated with historically-aged film to be addressed at the scanning stage – saving them valuable time.”
dft counts major archives worldwide among its customers, including but not limited to the British Film Institute (BFI), Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision, the Korean Film Archive (KOFA), Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) , National Library of Norway (NBR), National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and The Slovak Film Institute (SFÚ), the Film Institute Netherlands (EYE), National Audio-Visual Archive of Finland (KAVA), Russian state archive Gosteleradiofond (GTRF) , Israel Film Archive (IFA) ,the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) , the Royal Thai Archive & Thai Film Archives, The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) , Library of Congress (LOC).Editors notes:
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. www.dft-film.com
Simon Carter, Sales & Marketing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853
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