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Cintel to Intro 6K Film Scanner at NAB


Cintel International will launch a new 6K imaging sensor for the diTTo evolution film scanner at NAB next month, providing over-sampled 4K data files, as well as new timeline interface options and an extended vertical range option for the imageMill2 real-time data processing engine.

The diTTo evolution scans both 16mm and 35mm film with 2K speeds at up to 11fps. The new 6K imaging sensor provides high quality over-sampled 4K data files for postproduction and archival applications. It is instantly switchable from pin registration to non-pin registration, and includes integrated film grain management and image stabilisation tools.

diTTo evolution also provides a fast shuttle capability, a non-pin registration mode for archive scanning and the imageMill2 processing tools.

imageMill2 processes 2K and HD DPX files faster than real time. The ORIGIN application can fix dust, scratches and other image defects and can run simultaneously with GRACE – a noise and film grain management tool – and STEADY – a real-time image stabilization application. New at NAB will be a timeline interface called FLOW and an expanded interface called COLOURFLOW, which offers color correction and zoom/pan/rotate scan effects. In addition, Cintel will be showcasing a new extended vertical range stabilisation tool called SUPER-Y.

Cintel’s business development manager, Simon Clark, explained that “We have a number of imageMill2 customers and prospects requiring an extended vertical stabilisation range to address the instability from film scanners such as ARRISCAN when run in non-pin mode on archive film. In conjunction with ARRI we developed SUPER-Y which has a massive +/- 60 lines of stabilization range in both 2K and 4K.”

“ORIGIN can now fix a lot of image defects in real time, which is amazing considering many software-only systems can take up to a minute per frame,” said Simon Carter, sales director, Cintel. “We are currently processing 4K files at 10fps and can also deal with SD files at twice real time. Having ORIGIN alongside GRACE and STEADY on the FLOW timeline provides an extremely powerful data restoration system.”

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