The ARRISCAN’s archive transport mode allows the movement and tension to be tailored for a variety of distressed source materials, producing digital scans of the highest quality…
A former colorist and operations manager, John moved into the Digital Film Bureau at Soho Images as its first head in 2005. The DFB has since moved from the Ascent into the Deluxe empires. John is a specialist in scanning and laser recording using the ARRISCAN and ARRILASER, and works on new features as well as major archive restoration projects. He has scanned everything from the James Bond film QUANTUM OF SOLACE to 1920s Hitchcock nitrate stock.
More recently John was Head of Digital Film Services at Molinare and is now an independent consultant, still looking to push the ARRISCAN further to keep it at the forefront of film preservation.
The keyword behind our decision to go with ARRI is preservation…our fundamental concern when dealing with our collections is that we care for them properly.
The BFI is the lead organization for film in the UK and since 2011 has combined a creative, cultural and industrial role as a government arm's length body and distributor of National Lottery funds. Its key priorities are to support a vibrant UK film culture by investing in film education, audience access, filmmaking and film heritage. Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter.
We have scanned severely damaged films with the ARRISCAN sprocketless transport. In my opinion no other scanner on the market would be able to deal with such critically delicate material.
L'Immagine Ritrovata is a highly specialized film restoration laboratory. It was developed out of the work of the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, with which the laboratory is in continual close collaboration.
Today, L'Immagine Ritrovata is an international point of reference in the field due to its development of methodologies, its constant research work and the vast range of its activities in the restoration of world cinematographic heritage.
The facility’s resources, accommodating all workflows from 4K to photochemical, are at the forefront of technological innovation and allow the restoration of film materials from every cinematic age.
We believe in keeping intact the quality and integrity of the films ….. so it was important for us to have the full archive package available in the Philippines.
FPJ Productions is in the process of restoring around 168 films of the late National Artist of the Philippines, Fernando Poe Jr., which were produced as far back as 1961.
The Built-in Stabilization along with the Archive Gate are good improvements of the ARRISCAN for legacy material. Actually our ARRISCAN is dedicated to the most valuable part of our collection.
Since its creation in 1939 as Canada's public film production and distribution body, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has created a legacy collection of more than 13,000 films that have won some 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars®, and total approximately 6,000 hours of content.
Now the NFB is engaged in a complete digitization of its film and tape-based collection, developing innovative processes that have earned it a reputation as a global leader in digital preservation and archival management, including pioneering solutions for just-in-time delivery from mezzanine files.