Digital Film Technology has introduced the Polar HQ film scanner, which the company says uses a new DFT Polar platform technology, that “represents a next generation film scanner specifically designed to address the unique needs of film archives.”
According to DFT, the Polar HQ provides users with the tools to handle difficult to scan film material by introducing a revolutionary new film handling system called Smart Motion.
Combined with a high resolution RGB 9.3K field array sensor, Smart Motion enables the user to both handle problematic film materials and enable mastering to Super 4K, deriving from a native 8K scan, as well as to native 8K without slower micro-scanning in full 16-bit RGB.
DFT managing director Norbert Hinckers said, “DFT Polar technology gives our customers a secure foundation when purchasing film scanning technology by enabling them to build and evolve as needs change. DFT Polar HQ promises to revolutionize the way our customers approach scanning technology.”
DFT counts major archives and post-production facilities worldwide among its customers, including the BFI, YLE, Bundesarchiv, Technicolor, the Library of Congress, and Imagica.
Digital Film Technology www.dft-film.com