Cinelab Film & Digital has installed a new large format, high-resolution OXScan 12K film scanner. The OXScan has been designed for 65mm original camera negative film and has the capability to handle 65mm 5-perf & 15-perf IMAX, 70mm print and 35mm film.

This will be the first scanner in the UK to offer such high-resolution, high-quality scanning across formats for remastering. OXScan is a 12K, pin-registered scanner, 16bit RGB scanner – the first commercially available scanner at this level. It’s created by DFT.

Cinelab installed the OXScan due to a resurgence in shooting large format film within the features industry. They recently handled all 65mm, IMAX and 35mm processing for NO TIME TO DIE.

Adrian Bull, Cinelab CEO, said: “Since establishing our 65mm processing capability with Kodak back in 2016 we have worked on several inevitably high-profile features but there has been a lack of high-end finishing scanning available in the UK and Europe. This solution from DFT provides the highest quality pin-registered 65mm 5-perf and IMAX scans from this very special format. Additionally, we are looking forward to developing the market in 8K finishing and remastering of 35mm film.”

“Prasad is excited to introduce the OXScan 12K Film Scanner to the UK marketplace and thrilled to have Cinelab as our partner,” says Simon Clark, Vice-President at Prasad. “Together, we will be able to offer our unique capability, to offer 8K finishing and remastering across the 35mm/65mm formats.”

Jon Creamer

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