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The Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner 2 is a complete solution to real-time film scanning and grading that features precision mechanical film handling components, optics, a high-intensity diffuse light source, and a built-in camera. The C‑Drive model handles the film gentler than ever before using precision rubber capstans. The Cintel Scanner includes a 35mm film gate, film spools, a set of four cleaning rollers, desk mount feet, and DaVinci Resolve Studio software. The Cintel transfers film directly to DaVinci Resolve which gives you the power to edit film rolls back together, scans to be color graded, reframed, noise reduced and audio extracted. Using DaVinci Resolve 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.
The new bi-phase sync and timecode output connection let customers 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.
The Cintel Scanner 2 also features 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 a high dynamic range, customers can scan their 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 15 Studio, which will be included with the scanner. DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio features full GPU accelerated color grading and mastering support for DolbyVision, HLG, HDR, and HDR10+. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 15 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.
“The combination of Cintel Scanner 2 with DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio gives customers the most advanced film scanning and restoration tools in the world,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “The Cintel Scanner 2 is exciting because it lets customers make their existing film libraries available in Ultra HD for HDR broadcast and streaming through services such as Netflix and Apple TV!”