MOTION PICTURE FILM SCANNING SYSTEM    
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Director 10K - Motion Picture Film Scanning System
Telecine is Dead!Telecine is Dead!
Moore's law in computing performance and storage capacity has made the traditional telecine model obsolete.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

The Director 10K's double and triple-flash scanning offers the best capture of print film shadow detail of any film scanner on the market!


Often, part or all of the original negative is missing when it comes time for an older film to be scanned.  This requires that print film be scanned for the missing portions.  Whereas the highest density on negative film is about 2.0, the highest density on print film is 4.0 or more.  Thus, scanning print film requires up to 1,000 times more dynamic range than negative film.

Unfortunately, conventional film scanners (e.g. ARRISCAN, DFT Scanity, and others) have been optimized to primarily scan negative film.  Consequently, these scanners are simply incapable of properly scanning print film.  The result is that shadow detail is either entirely missing, or very noisy.

In contrast, the Director 10K's triple-flash scanning capability can easily capture shadow details on print film at densities well beyond 4.0.
Print vs. Camera Negative
Print vs Negative Film
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Scan comparisons between the ARRISCAN and the Director 10K from the same print film using double and triple-flash scanning.
ARRISCAN
Double-Flash scanning


Arri Double-Flash
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Arri Double-Flash
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Director 10K
Double-Flash scanning


Lasergraphics Double-Flash HDR
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Lasergraphics Double-Flash HDR
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Director 10K
Triple-Flash scanning


Lasergraphics Triple-Flash HDR
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Lasergraphics Triple-Flash HDR
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