FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVE SELECTS THE DIRECTOR SCANNER FOR MAJOR FILM RESTORATION PROJECTS
Paris, France, January 24, 2011 — After an extensive selection process that included all leading scanner manufacturers, the Lasergraphics Director was selected as the scanner of choice for a multi-year plan to restore many of the 100,000 titles in the French Film Archive, including the 1902 classic “Le voyage dans la lune” (“A Trip to the Moon”).
The French Film Archive (Les Archives Françaises du Film) carries out the mission of the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), established by the French government in 1946, to manage the preservation, safeguarding, restoration, and cataloguing of films that are deposited with the CNC. Several of the films scanned by the Lasergraphics Director are extremely valuable and exist only on the original nitrate stock.
The Director's optical pin registration feature, with its exceptional ability for handling damaged, spliced and shrunken film, was a key factor in the decision. Other criteria that set the Director apart from competitors were the fidelity of image quality, on-the-fly dust and scratch detection/reduction capability, scanning speed, easy of use, modularity, and affordability.
Lasergraphics, Inc., founded in 1981 and headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading designer and manufacturer of high resolution, high speed film recording and scanning systems for the motion picture industry.
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