Fremont, CA—The Blackmagic Cintel film scanner G3 HDR+ features a completely redesigned light source that allows real-time HDR film scanning in Ultra HD. The high-intensity LED grid array light source enables users to get even better quality images from scanned film at much higher film scanning speeds.
Demonstrated earlier this year at the NAB Show, the Cintel scanner G3 HDR+ is now available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
“For decades, Cintel has been the leader in film scanning technology. Now, the new Cintel scanner G3 HDR+ advances the art of film scanning even further,” the company announced on its release.
“We’ve been demonstrating this new light source technology over this past year. We are now very excited to include it in our newest Cintel scanner G3 HDR+ model,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design’s CEO.
“The new Cintel scanner G3 HDR+ also has all the great features of our previous model. Plus, now it includes an all-new high intensity light source so our customers can get incredible image quality scans and also at higher speeds.”
Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner G3 HDR+ Features
The new film scanner also retains popular features of the previous Cintel scanners. They include digital servos, gentle capstan drives, advanced color science, as well as 35mm and 16mm film support. In addition, it has a wall-mountable architectural design.
Moreover, the Cintel scanner is a solution for unlocking archived film libraries for conversion into new Ultra HD masters. As such, users can then upload them for streaming as well as online distribution.
Notably, the Cintel G3 HDR+ scanner’s new high-intensity light source is six times more powerful than that of previous models. Further, the RGB LED grid array illumination source has a square array of 576 high-power LEDs arranged into a grid pattern.
What’s more, the LEDs are focused onto film using a new light cylinder. As a result, twice the silicon area for generating light is available. As a result, the scanner directs more light at the film. There are tens of kilowatts of power contained in each illumination flash to scan a single frame of film.
Additionally, HDR scanning speed is also now up to three times faster at a full real-time speed of 30 frames per second in Ultra HD resolution. The Cintel G3 HDR+ scanner features improved color science as well as up to an additional 3.5 stops of HDR range.
Furthermore, its new film inspection mode allows users to check the condition of the original film for scratches or dust. This feature is available by pressing and holding the stop button. The light source is also adjustable so light becomes focused in a single direction. This allows users to instantly see any dust and scratches. Finally, users can fully control the light source via software to check the film before scanning.
The Blackmagic Design Cintel G3 HDR+ film scanner has a suggested retail price of $32,045.