May 7, 2009


Sony Pictures Technologies needed a versatile, fast, and stable scanning technology that can address multiple applications, including dailies, film mastering, grading, low resolution browsing and previewing, archive and restoration, and digital intermediate workflows. Scanity can scan 4K resolution at 15fps in order to capture all the data from original film negatives. Film is scanned once and stored as data files for future use in the workflow timeline. 

Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies at Sony Pictures Entertainment, says the studio was looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution that would allow them to scan content once and support many workflows. “Scanity,“ he says, “will facilitate the creative process and maximize the value of our content in a timely fashion.”

Scanity ( was shown fort he first time at the recent NAB show.