ARRISCAN Film Transport
Soft Archive Mode
Every ARRISCAN comes with a soft archive mode, allowing adjustment of the film transport to the source material. Together with the specially designed sprockets of the ARRISCAN, this permits even shrunken or degraded material to be scanned without additional specialized hardware.
With the soft archive module, material with up to 3.5% shrinkage and up to six consecutive missing perforations can be scanned. This minimizes manual repair work, resulting in faster turnaround times, reduced costs and less exposure of fragile film to mechanical stress.
There are many different types of material: black-and-white and color films, unique and non-standard formats, films on a cellulose-nitrate, cellulose-acetate or triacetate base. Both emulsion and film carrier are subject to degradation and are affected by different types of problems (torn or missing perforations, scratches, warping, shrinkage etc).
Depending on the storage conditions and age of archive film material, various degrees of shrinkage are common.
- Pinless scanning of shrunken film with all ARRISCAN gates
- Easy framing adjustment for non-standard frame positions
- Frameline correction during the scanning process
- Variable winding speed and step transport speed
- Electronically controlled reduction of film tension for brittle material
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For feature film scanning as well as in a wide range of commercials, film restoration and in digital dailies applications, more than 100 ARRISCANs are in use worldwide. Constant evolution since its introduction in 2004 has made the ARRISCAN the futureproof investment in film digitizing.