Our most popular scanning service is our 4K film transfer, scanning at 4086x3112 resolution, delivering in uncompressed .DPX sequence. We’ve broken down our scanning services into categories, which we feel offer a comprehensive offering to both individuals and production companies alike.
Film is beautiful and truly unique. The ‘look’ is a truly evocative way to record our lives and entertainment, and much like the vinyl record, its fragility and temperamental nature is an apt metaphor for our lives. Why do we engage with these analogue formats and why do we try so hard to emulate them in the digital realm, rather than settle for
the raw perfection of digital formats?
We believe that by definition, Film presents a true analogue of the memories and emotions that make us human. There is an immediate emotive response to the colours, saturation and movements captured in film that digital somehow struggles to emulate. And it’s trying very hard. Have you ever heard of a film maker insisting on that ‘digital look’?
We’re constantly expanding our services. We’ll happily take any challenge or difficult film you may have. In the meantime, our core service remains 4K 35mm films scans, with the recent addition 8mm and 16mm film scanning. Additional services include Film Digital Restoration and colour correction. We scan Films in 4K resolution. We digitise all film types including: colour, black & white, print & negative film emulsions.
Our prices are very competitive and our attention to detail, second to none!
Scanned as uncompressed 4K (4096 x 2160 px)
Able to scan 4:3
Genuine frame-by-frame scanning
Full colour correction for reversal & negative films
Digital image stabilization, sharpening and film grain removal
Film cleaning, new leaders & splices where required
Multiple output format & resolution – 4K , HD 1080p scan (1920 x 1080 pixel), .dpx
Restoration & Image Enhancement
Unlike Digitization..., RESTORATION is more of Art Work. It happens to be a very Artist oriented activity. Many digital image painters together work on a single piece of film called scene. Studying the Filmmakers expressions in every frame, retaining the originality while fixing the damages in the image due to age related deterioration of due to improper handling.
Restoration is ESSENTIAL to bring back the Masterpieces to its Originality. A honest restoration keeps the aesthetics intact without making it loud and plastic. Every piece of Restored work is a pleasure for both the Artist and the recipient of the final Restored Film.
The art form being painstaking in nature is a high cost domain for facilities providing pristine results. Mostly all forms of Image imparities can be taken care here due to exclusive human intervened skilled labour. But before this an extensive analysis and multiple stages of image processing takes place to fix visible surface defects;
The main defects needing restoration:
Scratches, tears / burned frames
Color fade, color change
Excessive film grain (a copy of an existing film has all of the film grain from the
original as well as the film grain in the copy)
Missing scenes and sound (censored or edited out for re-release)
Modern, digital film restoration takes the following steps:
Expertly clean the film of dirt and dust.
Repair all film tears with clear polyester tape or splicing cement.
Scan each frame into a digital file.
Restore the film frame by frame by comparing each frame to adjacent frames. This can be done somewhat by computer algorithms with human checking of the result.
Fix frame alignment ('jitter' and 'weave'), or the misalignment of adjacent film frames due to movement of film within the sprockets. This corrects the issue where the holes on each side of a frame are distorted over time. This causes frames to slightly be off center.
Fix color and lighting changes. This corrects flickering and slight color changes from one frame to another due to aging of the film.
Restore areas blocked by dirt and dust by using parts of images in other frames.
Restore scratches by using parts of images in other frames.
Enhance frames by reducing film grain noise. Film foreground/background detail about the same size as the film grain or smaller is blurred or lost in making the film. Comparing a frame with adjacent frames allows detail information to be reconstructed since a given small detail may be split between more film grains from one frame to another.
ENDLESS are the ways when ‘MATCHLESS’ (Anupama) QUALITY is all you seek...
Delivery of Final Restored Documentaries & Film Masters can be provided in multiple devices viz. Hard Disk, LTO Tapes, Pen Drive, DVD.
We provide Film Reconstruction as a services to our customers based on their specific requirements. We have in-house capabilities to handle & provide all types of reconstruction services and provide them on on all media formats.
Broadcast Mastering Services
We provide telecast/broadcast mastering services to our customers based on their specific requirements. We have in-house capabilities to provide all types of mastering services on all media formats.