Cinelab London has just completed the installation of a new DFT Scanity 4K HDR scanner alongside a 300TB Pixit Media Pixstor SAN.

Cinelab says it’s installed the scanner as a response to the increasing popularity among directors for working on film.

Adrian Bull, Managing Director and co-founder of Cinelab, comments: “the revival of film is no doubt in part due to the demand for 4K and HDR, which as an acquisition format, film delivers with ease.

"The aesthetic look of film continues to prove favourable against digital acquisition. The addition of the Scanity 4K HDR film scanner to our comprehensive line-up will assist in delivering on projects where a “scan once” approach is preferred, particularly where a VFX intensive feature may want to work with 2K or 4K images from the start of production.

"We have also seen a tremendous increase in demand from archive clients wanting to remaster in 4K, in some cases going back to the original camera rushes to create the best possible results and in some cases completely different edits.”

Simon Carter, Sales & Marketing Director for DFT added: “Scanity has been specifically designed to manage the accurate digitisation of film – whether as part of a fast and precise ‘scan once’ process during film production, or in the gentle handling and scanning of aged and treasured materials during film restoration.”

Directors Ralph Fiennes, Paul Thomas Anderson, Chris McQuarrie, Rian Johnson and Sir Kenneth Brannagh have all shot film projects in the past year using the services of Cinelab London including 16mm, 35mm and 65mm processing. The lab boasts it is the only facility “in the world” providing processing for all motion picture film formats from Super8 to 65mm, and includes full dailies, scanning and film deliverables services.

Jon Creamer

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