Film scanning technical specifications

  • Wetgate for 8, 9.5 and 16 mm
  • Frame-by-frame scanning
  • Sprocketless transportation for shrunken and damaged film
  • PTR rollers for dirt and dust removal
  • 8mm film gate (r8 and s8), 16mm film gate (r16 and s16), 9.5 Pathé filmgate
  • Reversal and color negative film scanning
  • Transparent film
  • Auto Restoration Software (dust & dirt removal, sharpening, stabilization)
  • Scanner is configurable for hardware and firmware, e.g. new filmgates, lighting, camera, operation
  • Adjustable tension control for fragile film
  • Image output without compression for best quality
  • Auto balanced lighting for highest dynamic range capturing
  • Magnetic and optical sound
  • Easy exchangeable cameras
  • Laser stabilization
  • Constant speed capstan driven
  • Multi engine setup for fast forward and fast rewind
  • Adjustable amplifier for sound
  • Intensified LED (optimized for negative scanning)
  • High speed scanning (up to 50 frames per second for 8mm formats)

WETGATE

Our scanner provides a wetgate option for all formats of film.

When a scratch or vertical line in the film emulsion is filled with fluid, light will travel through the film with less refraction.

This results in less visibility of damaged parts of the film. We use standard film cleaner, Isopropanol 99.9%.
The high percentage of alcohol ensures that the fluid will evaporate before it winds up on the reel again.



SPROCKETLESS TRANSPORT

Our scanner is equipped with a complete sprocketless transport system.
As film can shrink over time and/or sprockets can be damaged a continuous
motion transport is required. Our scanner also comes with a tension
control sensor which will monitor the tension during scanning;
tension can be adjusted during scanning.
This is the best way to be able to digitize different types of films.



SOFTWARE

Integrated in our scanners is an RGB LED solution and custom software.

The hardware system comprises a high power RGB LED lighting head with pulsed lighting power equivalent to around 350W, mated to a microprocessor controlled precision power driver. Included is a trigger sensor and Neodymium magnet.

A custom software application specifically designed for film capture with ability to provide on-the-fly RGB gamma correction and more complex functions for live colour negative processing.

Features:
  • Adjustable colour balanced lighting to match every film type, including colour negative
  • Maximum dynamic range from the camera sensor
  • High speed flash for continuous transport system
  • Integrated capture solution with manual or real time automatic exposure control
  • Capture to 8 or 16bit still frames or direct to AVI in RAW or HQ Bayer conversion, in RGB uncompressed format or with a CODEC of choice
  • Live histogram, Colour Matrix and real-time RGB gamma controls
  • Adjustable framerate
  • Adjustable aspect ratio. Presets for 8mm and 16mm

RESTORATION

Auto restoration software comes integrated with the scanner
and is an available option for post-capture output
(along with RAW files) featuring:

  • Dirt removal
  • Stabilization
  • Sharpening
  • De-graining




HOW IT WORKS



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Logistics

Logistics

Visit one of our 3 GTA locations
Ship your materials to us
Have us pick up from you

Digital solutions

Digital Solutions

Digital files on:
USB / hard drive / the Cloud
DVD / Blu-rays



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We have a very rigorous Quality Control process which gives us the confidence to say that we completely stand behind our work and guarantee the results. If there are any issues with the quality or performance of the digital materials created (not having to do with the physical condition of your media) we will reprocess those materials at our expense, no questions / no hassles.

We are committed to ensuring the Privacy and Security of our clients information:

  • All client materials (both physical and digital) are tagged, tracked and stored in a secure location and returned to the client upon completion of the project.
  • All digital files are archived and securely stored offline (LTO-6 Tape Drive) for 14-days post receipt before our deletion protocol is initiated.
  • All services are performed in-house by Digital Treasury Group employees; no 3rd parties, no risks.
  • All Digital Treasury Group employees are required to sign a comprehensive Confidentiality Agreement.
  • We adhere to all aspects of the Canadian federal government's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).


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Toronto, ON, M8W 4W3
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265 Rimrock Rd. #2A
Toronto, ON, M3J 3C6
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Burlington, ON, L7N 3P2
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Canadian Museum Association


ABOUT DIGITAL TREASURES


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In 2014 Digital Treasures went fully commercial and became a part of the Digital Treasury Group (DTG). DTG is exclusively focused on being the highest-quality provider of full-suite media conversion and archiving services nationally. We operate under a fully integrated ‘lean’ business model utilizing industry best practices for providing low-cost/high-value digital solutions to the commercial, institutional and retail marketplaces. Our infrastructure has been purpose-built to (1) mitigate all potential risks associated with the handling and processing of a high volume of multiple media formats and (2) ensure the delivery of a best-quality digital solution fit to the client’s specific requirements. Our methodology is based upon 10 years of dedicated media conversion and archiving experience coupled with 15 years of leading-edge corporate experience resulting in the creation of what we know to be the “best in class” provider of these services in Canada.