Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner G3 HDR+


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Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner G3 HDR+

  • Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner G3 HDR+
  • Cintel Scanner C-Drive HDR
  • Desk Stand
  • 8 x 1mm Reel Spacers
  • Cintel Scanner 35mm Gate
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio Software
  • Cintel Software and Manual

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Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner G3 HDR+

The creativity of film combined with a revolution in design!

No other company in the world has more experience at scanning film than Cintel. That knowledge has been combined with cutting edge technology to produce the Cintel Scanner! Designed with an architectural aesthetic, the Cintel Scanner is so thin it can even be wall mounted! It features redesigned digital servos, a high-intensity diffuse light source, and advanced imaging system so you get real-time HDR scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution! The Cintel Scanner is perfect for creating digital film files you can use in post-production or for unlocking vast film libraries and converting them to Ultra HD masters for streaming and online distribution!

Preserve Historical Footage

Cintel Scanners include the most advanced Image Mill processing technology. This means you always have optical stabilization technology available, making the Cintel Scanner a perfect choice for historical archive conversions and restoration projects. Cintel’s ultra-thin size means you can install it desk-mounted or even wall-mounted. There are even multiple accessory mount points for adding audio pickups or key-code readers. Now you can purchase your own scanner so you don’t have to transport precious film out of house to be transferred. The Cintel Scanner lets you produce stabilized files that are ready for digital restoration and mastering.

Create Stunning HDR Images

35mm film has an extremely high dynamic range and a native resolution of 4K. Cintel Scanner features a 35mm skid plate, with optional 16mm gate purchased separately, for HDR scanning so you can create high dynamic range digital masters with better color, more texture and more detail than ever before! This makes it possible to meet the growing demand for 4K HDR content on streaming services such as Netflix, AppleTV, HULU and others. Cintel Scanner is designed to work with DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is included. In addition to advanced color correction, DaVinci Resolve Studio also features Revival tools for automatic dirt removal, dust busting, deflickering, spot patch repair with smart fill technology, and advanced temporal and spatial noise reduction. Cintel Scanner with DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you everything you need to scan, color correct, restore and master your film library for high dynamic range Ultra HD distribution!

Innovative Design

Designed to hang beautifully on your wall, the Cintel Scanner is constructed using aircraft design techniques for a stiff and vibration free main deck so you get smooth film handling. The core chassis is a super rigid structural space frame, which results in a dramatically lighter and more durable body than older simplistic heavy plate designs. This means the Cintel Scanner is light enough to be wall mounted in your facility, making it part of the environment of your color correction suite. Being super thin and wall mounted, it’s out of the way until you need to use it, and then it springs to life and performs! Whether you mount it on a wall or use it on the desktop, its innovative design includes sliding doors, built in cleaning rollers and new digital servos that gently handle your valuable negatives and keep your film clean.

Latest Technology

The Cintel Scanner is an innovation in technology. Film traditionally has been a mechanical technology and film products have suffered from poor quality electronics that required experienced engineers to keep them working. The Cintel Scanner has been designed with the latest Blackmagic Design image processing technology and feature a PCIe connection as well as Thunderbolt 3. This means you can connect it to your Mac, Windows or Linux computer and scan the film directly into your color correction system. That makes setup and use extremely fast plus eliminates slow file copying after scanning. You get easy to install software updates that can add new features in the future. It also means you can upgrade your computer whenever you need!

Realtime Scanning

The Cintel Scanner is the world’s first real time 4K film scanner to use Thunderbolt 3, making it super easy to set up and install. The diffuse high intensity light source means the Cintel Scanner runs at a smooth real time speed keeping film handling gentle and transfers super fast. The Thunderbolt 3 connection features a massive 40 Gb/s speed so you can transfer all this data direct into your computer without quality limitations. You can even change computers simply by unplugging the single Thunderbolt cable. In addition, there’s also an external PCIe interface for connecting to Windows and Linux based computers that don’t have Thunderbolt 3. 

Fast Easy Control

Using the Cintel Scanner is easy and intuitive. You get scanner control software that includes everything you need to transfer and capture films to Ultra HD or HD files. Scanned files can be opened with DaVinci Resolve for further color, restoration and mastering work. You can learn more about how to set up your Cintel Scanner by downloading the user guide.

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Maximum ResolutionNative Resolution: 4096 x 3072. Effective Resolutions: 3840 x 2880 - Super 35, 3390 x 2864 - Standard 35, 3390 x 2465 - Anamorphic 35, 1903 x 1143 - Super 16, 1581 x 1154 - Standard 16

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