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ScanStation - 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.

Ultimate Flexibility

8mm to 70mm and everything in between

The ScanStation can now be configured to include only the options you need, making pricing flexible to your budget. And you can add options later as needed. Unlike traditional telecines and real-time scanners, the ScanStation allows minimally-trained operators to convert film directly into digital form at unmatched resolution and speeds of up to 60 fps.  Simultaneous image scanning and soundtrack reading with output to multiple formats including UHD/HD ProRes, DPX, or TIFF — all in a single pass!


  • 6.5K resolution NEW!
  • Film Gauge Versatility (video) 65/70mm (5-perf), 35mm, 28mm, 17.5mm, Super 16mm, 16mm, 9.5mm, Super 8mm, and 8mm
  • Single pass color and B&W High Dynamic Range (HDR) scanning for the best capture of print film shadow detail. No need to scan the film many times to get HDR.
  • Magnetic Soundtrack Reader - commag or sepmag rolls (no need for separate magnetic soundtrack reading equipment)
  • KeyKode Reader
  • Film Gates for Severely Warped Film Handling (video)

Standard Features:

  • Up to 30 fps at 5K and 60 fps at 2K
  • 2D optical pin-registration (no edge-guiding)
  • Automatically adjusts for shrunken film and soundtrack aperture position
  • Cool LED light source protects film from heat damage
  • On-the-fly color and dye fade correction
  • Optical Soundtrack Reader featuring:
    • Simultaneous image scanning and soundtrack reading
    • Synchronized image and audio output direct to ProRes (no post-processing and no third-party tools required)
    • Read soundtrack at any speed (no requirement to read in real-time)
    • Variable area or density soundtracks
  • Diffuse light source for optical scratch and fingerprint reduction
  • Fully motorized auto-focus eliminates manual focus guesswork.
    Some competing scanners offer only manual focus which does not allow for optimal focus at 4K resolution.
  • Built-in splicing table with two light boxes

    Splice broken film without removing it from scanner
  • Automatic Failed Splice RecoveryTM (U.S. Patent No. 8,681,213)
    This patented feature eliminates the need to pre-inspect film.  After operator repairs splice, ScanStation automatically finds proper frame and continues.  Video and sound remain synchronized.
  • Safe handling for damaged, warped, and spliced film - no pre-inspection required (video)
  • Seamless and easy integration with popular restoration systems including support for a secondary (reference) monitor and popular color grading panels
  • Intelligent Noise Reduction (INR) option dramatically reduces noise in high density negative and print film.
  • Host computer pre-configured and ready-to-use with MS Windows and Lasergraphics Motion Picture Film Scanning System software featuring:
    • Full transport and scanning control
    • Adjustable horizontal and vertical framing with visual selection of scan area
    • Aperture and shading correction
    • Automatic or manual DMin calibration
    • Fast interactive gray balance and base calibration
    • Shuttling from 1 to 100 frames/second (200 frames/second for 16mm) with image preview and KeyKode recognition.
    • Selectable imaging speed from 1 to 15 frames/second
    • KeyKode-based job management
    • Multiple simultaneous output resolutions and data formats including DPX and all popular QuickTime codecs.
    • Fast HD QuickTime Dailies
    • Per-clip color correction
    • RollView with thumbnail preview and automatic clip/splice detection at up to 100 frames/second (200 frames/second for 16mm).

Other Features:

  • Power requirements similar to a standard PC workstation
  • Operates in normal office environment (no special cooling required)
  • Meticulously calibrated, aligned and tested at the factory
  • Extensive after-sale support
  • Full one year warranty (parts and labor)
  • Extended warranty available

Feature Comparison
Feature ScanStation ScanStation Personal
Resolution 35mm1.2K to 6.5K5K
Resolution 16mm1.2K to 6.5K2.5K
Resolution 8mm1.2K to 6.5K1.2K
Automatic optical zoomIncludedNot available
Max scanning speed (fps)6030
Film format options8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 17.5mm, 28mm, 35mm, 65/70mm (5-perf)8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 17.5mm, 28mm, 35mm
Film gates for severely warped filmOptionalNo
Film transportSprocketlessSprocketless
Host computerIncludedIncluded
All-chrome film pathIncludedOptional
Optical sound readerIncludedOptional
Magnetic sound readerOptionalOptional
KeyKode readerOptionalOptional
Free standingYesNo
Built-in editing tableIncludedNot available
Automatic Failed Splice RecoveryIncludedOptional
Generate ProRes and DPX without postprocessingYesYes
Tradeup programYesYes