This upgrade enables us to perform scans in near-real time, resulting in much shorter turnaround times (now down to 3-5 days in most cases). Furthermore, we can now capture a higher-quality scan suitable even for use in broadcast all the while keeping our prices competitively low.
It is important to know the difference between film scanning and lower-quality transfer methods…
Scanning involves taking a full high-resolution image of every single frame of your film. This results in a sharper image; better colour reproduction; no blurred frames; zero flicker; detailed whites and deeper blacks; and no fading towards the edges of the video where an uneven bulb is lighting it.
Lower-quality methods include filming a projector screen or pointing a MiniDV camera into the end of a projector (a poor telecine technique) – nearly all home-based services employ one of these two methods or a variation of the two.
Our new scanner is used by huge players in the film industry, such as the Academy of Motion Picture Film Archives in Hollywood.
Take a look at our new showreel below: