September 11, 2009


DFT will ship Scanity this month and the company has already received commitments from Digimage Cinema in France and Sony Pictures Technologies in Hollywood for purchases.

The price of Scanity is $468,000, and DFT sees it as a solution for a multitude of applications, including archiving and restoration, dailies scanning, feature film mastering, EDL/conform scanning, low- resolution browsing and short-form commercials, as well as digital intermediate scanning. The scanner uses LED light sources with optimized spectral wavelengths, specifically designed for a variety of film stocks. No mechanical pins are used, helping to ensure high image steadiness. An optical perforation detection system comprising of an IR light source, and a separate line camera reads and measures the perforations, providing touch-free pin registration.

DFT is also at IBC with it Spirit HD Scanner and Bones transfer system. A Bones Dailies set-up is being used to demonstrate the latest dailies software features in Version 4.5.