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ScanStation Personal - Motion Picture Film Scanning System
Telecine is Dead!Telecine is Dead!
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Unlike traditional telecines and real-time scanners, the ScanStation Personal allows minimally-trained operators to convert film directly into digital form at speeds of up to 30 fps.  Image and soundtrack are simultaneously converted to multiple formats including QuickTime ProRes (UHD/HD), DPX, or TIFF — all in a single pass without the need for time-consuming post-processing!

With its many options, the ScanStation Personal is designed to be tailored to your individual requirements and budget.

  • 5K resolution for 35mm, 2K for 16mm, and 1K for 8mm
  • Up to 30 fps simultaneous image scanning and soundtrack reading directly to HD ProRes, DPX or TIFF
  • 2D optical pin-registration (no edge-guiding)
  • 35mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm, 28mm, 17.5mm, and 9.5mm film gate options
  • Optical and magnetic soundtrack reader options 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)
    • Optical: variable area or density soundtracks
    • Magnetic: commag or sepmag rolls (no need for separate magnetic soundtrack reading equipment)
  • 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.
  • All-chrome film path option
  • KeyKode reader option
  • On-the-fly color and dye fade correction
  • Cool LED light source protects film from heat damage
  • Seamless and easy integration with popular restoration systems including support for a secondary (reference) monitor and popular color grading panels
  • NEW! Intelligent Noise Reduction (INR) option dramatically reduces noise in high density negative and print film.
  • Power requirements similar to a standard PC workstation
  • Operates in normal office environment (no special cooling required)
  • Automatically adjusts for shrunken film and soundtrack aperture position
  • Safe handling for warped and spliced film (no pre-inspection required)
  • Meticulously calibrated, aligned and tested at the factory.
  • Full one year warranty (parts and labor)
  • Extended warranty available
  • Includes 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).

Feature Comparison
Feature ScanStation ScanStation Personal
Resolution 35mm5K5K
Resolution 16mm5K2.5K
Resolution 8mm5K1.2K
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