What Digital Resolution is Needed to Scan Motion Picture Film: 4K, or Higher?

In the last few years, both digital intermediate (DI) postproduction systems and digital projection have advanced to full 4K resolution, avoiding the generation losses of traditional photo-chemical workflows. This leads to the question of how high a resolution is necessary to scan the film at the beginning of such a production chain. In fact, with the possibility that further improvements …

Digest: Film scanning considerations

This PrestoCentre digest summarises the considerations and decisions made in the context of a large-scale film scanning operation by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Sound and Vision guarantees the sustain- able preservation of the Dutch national audio-visual heritage and makes it accessible to professionals, educational institutes and the general public. The considerations presented by the authors (Tom de …

White Paper: Film scanning considerations

Sound and Vision is one of the six original partners of the programme ‘Images for the Future’ which started in 2007 and finishes in 2014. The main goal of the programme is safeguarding Dutch audiovisual material by realizing maximum accessibility to the material for the targeted user groups. Within the scope of the programme archive material is conserved, digitised and …