The Blackmagic Design Cintel Film Scanner 2 with 35mm Gate is the latest film scanner which allows you to run film in real time so you can transfer film much faster than a traditional scanner that runs non real time using a constant start-stop motion. The Cintel Film Scanner 2 transfers film via Thunderbolt 3 or PCIe directly to DaVinci Resolve Studio where you have the power to edit the film rolls back together and the scans can be color graded, reframed, noise reduced and the audio extracted. With DaVinci Resolve Studio to operate the scanner means you have much more creative control than a simple telecine because DaVinci Resolve has many more features than is possible to do in hardware. Plus because Cintel takes advantage of the power of the DaVinci Resolve system and the GPU or eGPU of the host computer, this scanner itself does not need to be cluttered with bulky expensive electronics assemblies.
The Cintel Scanner 2 is smaller, lighter and has more value engineered into the parts of the scanner that result in better quality film scans, such as precision mechanical film handling components, optics, high intensity diffuse light source and the built in camera. The scanning workflow is simple as all you need to do is scan your film with standard or high dynamic range into intermediate RAW files and then once you have joined the film rolls back together in the timeline, added noise reduction, color grading and reframing, you can use DaVinci Resolve’s deliver page to render out files to any format you like.
Cintel Scanner 2 features entirely new high speed interfaces for connecting to Mac and Windows computers. With incredibly fast 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 innovation, the Cintel Film Scanner 2 can connect to the latest Mac computers for realtime 4K film scanning. In addition, there’s also an external PCIe interface for connecting to Windows and Linux based computers that don’t have Thunderbolt 3.
The new bi-phase sync and timecode output connection lets you sync the Cintel Film Scanner 2 with external equipment. This is ideal for use with devices such as audio followers that playback mag sound track reels in sync with the film and that often don’t have timecode inputs, as they use an electronic tach pulse to follow sync. When used with equipment that supports timecode, the scanner can provide a timecode output to allow the audio device to match both position and sync. The addition of bi-phase sync support makes the Cintel Scanner 2 compatible with a wider range of historical audio devices than ever before.
Featuring a new skid plate that enables HDR (high dynamic range) film scanning of 35mm film. This makes it possible to meet the growing demand for 4K HDR content. Since the native resolution of 35mm is 4K with high dynamic range, you can scan your existing film libraries with the Cintel Scanner 2 and recover vibrant 4K high dynamic range images for distribution on the latest streaming services such as Netflix and Apple TV. Support for 16mm HDR scanning will be added in a future update.
The HDR scanning features of Cintel Scanner 2 are available through DaVinci Resolve Studio, which will be included with the scanner. DaVinci Resolve Studio features full GPU accelerated color grading and mastering support for DolbyVision, HLG, HDR and HDR10+. In addition, DaVinci Resolve Studio adds new ResolveFX Revival tools for automatic dirt removal, dust busting, spot patch replacement with smart fill technology, and advanced temporal and spatial noise reduction.