Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 9, 2011 — Introduced at IBC, Lasergraphics' unique double and triple-flash High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology is a new enhancement to its Director film scanner that captures dramatically more shadow detail from print film than any other scanner on the market.

Conventional film scanners (e.g. ARRISCAN, DFT Scanity, and others) are not able to capture shadow detail on print because they are optimized to primarily scan negative film.  The result is that shadow detail is either entirely missing, or very noisy.

The Director film scanner also features several other important enhancements for scanning archival film:

  • Excellent warped film handling - each frame is positively held on all 4 sides, far superior to continuous motion scanners which rely merely on tension.
  • Optical pin registration for best stability of shrunk, poorly spliced, and damaged film.
  • Infrared dust and scratch detection and removal
  • Single-pass image and soundtrack scanning directly to synchronized Quicktime output. For delicate film, can capture sound down to 1 fps.
  • No-risk system integration.
    Because of close cooperation with all leading restoration workstation vendors (HS-ART, DaVinci, etc.), the risk and complexity of integrating multi-vendor components and the need for scanning/recording technical gurus is eliminated.  The Director film scanner can send image files directly into the workstation's attached storage at full scanning speed.  Work can begin immediately, without time consuming copy operations.  In single-workstation environments, this eliminates the SAN entirely, dramatically lowering overall system cost.

For more than 30 years, Lasergraphics has been at the forefront of film imaging system technology. The explosive growth in storage and computing power enables file-based workflows to vastly outperform conventional methods.

The Lasergraphics Director scanner was designed from the ground-up to fit seamlessly into this new paradigm, resulting in better quality and throughput while simultaneously slashing costs.

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.

For information contact:
Public Relations
Lasergraphics, Inc.
20 Ada
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: +1-949-753-8282

The Director is a trademark of Lasergraphics, Inc.