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Mercury Post Installs SCANITY Film Scanner


DFT Digital Film Technology, provider of high-end film and digital post production systems that preserve, manage, and deliver your pictures, announces that Mercury Post Production has purchased a SCANITY high-speed 2K film scanner.

Mercury Post is a boutique advertising post house based in Seoul, Korea, and is the first facility in Korea to purchase a SCANITY film scanner. SCANITY serves as the hub for its commercial Digital Intermediate workflow, alongside a Blackmagic DaVinci 4K Resolve Color Corrector.

Mercury Post Production purchased the SCANITY film scanner after seeing it in action at the 2010 International Archival Culture Exhibitor (IACE), a Korean exhibition with the goal to raise awareness of the value and importance of records and archives management.

SCANITY was installed in August, 2010, and alongside the DaVinci Resolve, Mercury Post has scanned and finished over 20 DI advertising projects including; Samsung “Galaxy Phone,” McDonalds, Hyundai Motors “K7,” and various other local commercials.

One of the key reasons that Mercury Post chose SCANITY was due to its high-speed film scanning. SCANITY scans 4K scanning at up to 15 fps, 2K at up to 25 fps, and 1K up to 44 fps, 0.5K up to 69 fps, and 0.25K up to 96 fps (depending on workstation file systems and SAN).

Scanning on the SCANITY is accomplished in the smoothest way possible as no moving parts, except the film rollers, touch the film. Optical pin registration ensures an image stability that is comparable with mechanical systems yet allows for much faster scanning speeds and safe film handling. SCANITY utilizes a customized TDI (Time Delay Integration) sensor from Dalsa to capture the complete densities from film with a sensitivity of 50 times higher than CCD technology.

“We chose the SCANITY film scanner because it provided us with excellent image steadiness as well as sharp high quality images,” comments Mr. Nam, ByungWoo, senior colorist at Mercury Post. “We are also impressed with its high speed 2K scanning at 25 fps.”

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