Features  |  Specifications

Director 10K - Motion Picture Film Scanning System

The Director 10K is a modular system. It can be ordered in a wide variety of feature combinations.

Imaging System
  • Horizontal resolution: 5K (10K optional)
  • Triple-Flash Color and B&W High Dynamic Range (HDR) option
  • Scans beyond density 4 in 3-flash HDR mode
  • 10-bit or 16-bit log or linear bit depth (data format dependent)
  • Film base calibration, color grading and focus independently adjusted by shot/clip/scene
  • High MTF resolution motorized focus lens
  • 4:3, 16:9 and 1.85 aspect ratios

Film Format Options
  • 35mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm
  • 28mm, 17.5mm, 9.5mm

Built-in Color Grading
  • Ungraded or primary-color graded via Lift/Gamma/Gain or Black/White/Contrast color controls.
  • Support for optional 3-ball color grading panel

Light Source
  • Ultra stable, high intensity, low heat RGB LEDs
  • Custom integrating sphere for uniform illumination.
  • 100,000 hour lifespan

Film Capacity
  • 2,000 feet

Film Transport System
  • Continuous motion servo film drive for constant film tension.
  • Warped film held flat on 4 sides with pressure plate for superior full-frame uniform focus
  • Adjustable film tension option
  • Handles up to 4% shrunken film
  • Sprocketless capstan drive system with 2D optical pin registration (no edge-guides)
  • Selectable transport over particle transfer rollers
  • Automatic Failed Splice Recovery option

KeyKode Reader
  • 16mm or 35mm

Optical Soundtrack Reader (optional)
  • 35mm, 16mm, Super 8mm, 17.5mm, 9.5mm
  • Variable area and variable density
  • Silver and cyan
  • Automatic alignment
  • Diffuse light source minimizes ticks and pops
  • Positive or negative
Film Types
  • Negative, Intermediate, Interpositive, Print, Reversal
  • Color and B&W

Output Data Formats
  • 10K, 5K, 4K, 2K, UHD, 1080p, 720p, SD, and others
  • DPX color/B&W 10/16-bit (conforms to SMPTE 268M for compatibility with graphics, compositing, and other post production systems)
  • TIFF (8/16-bit)
  • QuickTime (ProRes 4444 HQ/XQ, ProRes 422, and others)

Built-in Control Panel
  • LCD display on scanner deck with buttons for loading, unloading, and shuttling film

Host Computer (included)
  • High-performance host computer preconfigured with Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC and all required scanner control software
  • Software support for reference monitor (not included) via secondary display port (HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI)
  • Host computer can be operated remotely via KVM and/or Remote Desktop software
  • 2 PCIe slots available for optional high speed connectivity and storage (e.g. 10GbE/40GbE NICs, Fibre Channel, RAID HBA, etc.); all controllers support LACP
  • Optional internal RAID storage up to 60TB
  • Rack-mounted chassis

Scanner Base Cabinet
  • Dual 19" rack-mounts for host computer and customer-supplied subsystems.

  • Scanner & Base Cabinet w/Host Computer - 441 lbs. (200 kg)

  • 65" H x 45" W x 27" D (165 cm x 114 cm x 69 cm)

Operating Environment
  • 15ºC to 30ºC
  • 15% to 85% relative humidity non condensing
  • 90-250V ~50/60Hz 750W