BREDA, NETHERLANDS — FilmFabriek (www.filmfabriek.nl) presents the 2017 version of its frame-by-frame scanner at its NAB booth. The HDS+ film scanner, used by archives and scanning companies to replace their telecine scanner, offers a host of new features, including frictionless XL archival rollers for all formats (8 mm, 16 mm 9.5 mm Pathé) to digitize damaged, brittle or otherwise lost celluloid archives; realtime auto LED-leveling using the full dynamic range of the sensor to give lower noise, less banding and more detail in the shadow areas and motionless tension controllers.
Other features include 8mm magnetic sound head (16mm optical and magnetic also available); low noise external amplifier and reversal film scanning mode. Standard features of the scanner are: Wetgate module, to fill the scratches and vertical lines in the film emulsion; sprocketless transport for all film, no restriction on shrunken film; PTR rollers to remove dust and dirt; modular camera setup (2k, 4k, etc); archival film gates (full film scan, including sprockets and sound track possible) and zoom lens to capture each format at full resolution.
Prices start from $25,000 for the scanner with a 2K+ camera.