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KODAK & CINTEL TEAM TO IMPROVE FILM SCANNING
|June 19, 2007
Through the new initiative, Kodak will provide factory
calibration support for all new diTTo motion picture scanning systems. This
factory calibration is an extension of the professional service offerings
provided through Kodak Motion Picture Services and consists of customized color
patches and film stocks that will characterize each scanner. Data generated via
the characterization will be analyzed and used to generate a color transform
that will ensure that each scanner is calibrated to accurately record the color
gamut associated with color negative films.
In addition, diTTo will optionally feature a built-in version of Kodak’s
Display Manager (KDM) software within each on-scanner host computer display - Cintel's
Realtime Image Viewer. Using patented film emulation technology, this custom
version of KDM will allow diTTo customers to pre-visualize what their scanned
film will look like when printed.
The diTTo scanner can also be configured with the D/SCO
option, which provides optical correction of dust and scratches within the
scanner. A D/SCO-equipped diTTo also provides an output defect file generated
by the scanner, which allows efficient additional downstream dust-busting.
As part of the overall agreement, Cintel has licensed Kodak intellectual
property associated with Cintel’s production of the D/SCO output map and the
use of the map by Cintel’s end user customers.