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Cine Film Digitisation

Max provides a full range of cine film digitisation services for all types of formats including standard 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, S-16mm, 35mm and S-35mm, both prints and negatives. Our services also  include the digitisation and restoration of associated soundtracks.

Our main film digitisation unit is the Muller HDS+ sprocketless scanner. This scanner has been specifically designed and manufactured for the sensitive digitisation of archive material, successfully capturing highly fragile and shrunken footage.

Scanning up to 4K+ (4096 x 3000) the Muller HDS+ uses adjustable colour balanced lighting to generate a truly authentic copy of the original.

Output Formats

For the majority of our archive clients we provide two output format; one for preservation purposes and the other for access and easier dissemination. These are typically:

Preservation specification & format:

  • 2K or 4K uncompressed 8-bit
  • ProRes422-HQ format or DPX sequence

Access specification & format:

  • H.264 High Quality
  • MP4 format

We are always happy to go through these options and help you to select the best fit for your requirements.

 

Project Management

Our service covers all aspects of a successful A/V project, not just the digitisation element:

  • Initial conservation review, proposal and the undertaking of any remedial work
  • Preparation of material, cleaning, digitisation, edit of head & tail (clip to start and finish), encoding,
    and metadata harvesting
  • If required we can undertake colour grading and enhancements to improve the output quality
    (restore colour due to shift/casts, frame drop-out, stabilise, remove noise distortion etc).
  • Secure posting of material on-line for your pre-delivery review
  • Fully insured both while at our premises and in transit

 

Customers

We are privileged to have undertaken cine film digitisation for numerous clients, some listed here:

  • News International
  • King’s College London
  • Scout Association
  • Manx Heritage Centre
  • IET (Institute of Engineering & Technology)
  • MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club)
  • National Theatre
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Quinten Blake

 

 

Cine Film Digitisation

Max provides a full range of cine film digitisation services for all types of formats including standard 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, S-16mm, 35mm and S-35mm, both prints and negatives. Our services also  include the digitisation and restoration of associated soundtracks.

Our main film digitisation unit is the Muller HDS+ sprocketless scanner. This scanner has been specifically designed and manufactured for the sensitive digitisation of archive material, successfully capturing highly fragile and shrunken footage.

Scanning up to 4K+ (4096 x 3000) the Muller HDS+ uses adjustable colour balanced lighting to generate a truly authentic copy of the original.

Output Formats

For the majority of our archive clients we provide two output format; one for preservation purposes and the other for access and easier dissemination. These are typically:

Preservation specification & format:

  • 2K or 4K uncompressed 8-bit
  • ProRes422-HQ format or DPX sequence

Access specification & format:

  • H.264 High Quality
  • MP4 format

We are always happy to go through these options and help you to select the best fit for your requirements.

 

Project Management

Our service covers all aspects of a successful A/V project, not just the digitisation element:

  • Initial conservation review, proposal and the undertaking of any remedial work
  • Preparation of material, cleaning, digitisation, edit of head & tail (clip to start and finish), encoding,
    and metadata harvesting
  • If required we can undertake colour grading and enhancements to improve the output quality
    (restore colour due to shift/casts, frame drop-out, stabilise, remove noise distortion etc).
  • Secure posting of material on-line for your pre-delivery review
  • Fully insured both while at our premises and in transit

 

Customers

We are privileged to have undertaken cine film digitisation for numerous clients, some listed here:

  • News International
  • King’s College London
  • Scout Association
  • Manx Heritage Centre
  • IET (Institute of Engineering & Technology)
  • MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club)
  • National Theatre
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Quinten Blake