|Issue: IBC 2007 - Day 2
CINTEL'S DIGITAL SERVO IMPROVES SCANNING
— Cintel (www.cintel.co.uk) is at IBC with its new Digital
Servo system for the DataMill 4K scanner and the Millennium 4K data-cine, which
the company says features a custom-designed servo processor PCB that constantly
monitors and recalculates servo information during the scanning process,
adjusting the speed, velocity and tension of the film transport. Users see
increased stability and improved throughput speed, which allows for realtime
film transfers in SD and HD modes, up to 15fps in 2K data mode, as well as a
very fast 4fps pin registration mode.
Cintel is also
showing a Kodak-calibrated scanner on its stand. This is the result of its
collaboration with the company, which saw it offer Kodak factory-calibration on
all new Ditto 2K/4K scanners starting in June. Ditto - which is being
shown in a 16mm configuarion - has an option of shipping with built-in Kodak
Display Manager technology. This allows customers to previsualize what scanned
film will look like when printed on Kodak stock.
There are also two
new additions to Cintel's multi-standard image manipulation and enhancement
tool, ImageMill. Grace SR, a spatial filter-based grain reduction product, now
offers recursive filtering for the optimum reduction of video noise.