Large format area imagers are far superior to line imagers used by telecines and real-time scanners.

Area Imager

(Lasergraphics)

Line Imager

(The Competition)

ScanStation Director 10K
MotionContinuousFrame by frameContinuous
Light integration for dirt/scratchVery goodPoor
Splice toleranceVery goodPoor
Banding due to dirt in apertureNo problemBig problem
Variable speed sound scan for old filmYesNo (24 fps only)
Warped film toleranceGoodVery goodPoor
3-flash High Dynamic Range (HDR)NoYesNo
HDR for color filmNoYesNo