In every archive, there are hopeless cases – unusual, early, non-standard film formats and material with no remaining perforations. In order to handle even these extreme cases, ARRI has developed a completely sprocketless transport.
This modular system can be installed on any ARRISCAN and for the first time allows severely damaged material to be digitized in perfect quality. As opposed to the capstan transport of telecine-style scanners, the framing can be adjusted electronically, without the need of any sprocket or optical perf detector.
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.
- Variable step sizes
- Support for non-standard perforations
- Easily exchangeable rollers
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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.