Product:
Spirit DataCine
It's versatility, flexibility, performance and track record has propelled the Spirit to the clear market leader in this field.
Dr. Aki Ross

Since the product introduction in 1996 the Spirit rapidly became the new benchmark for high quality film transfers. The all-digital CCD scanning approach delivers crystal clear transfers with no noise. Combined with the host of new features and creative tools this opened a whole new level in creative latitude.

The Spirit was the first multiformat machine capable of delivering SDTV, HDTV and high speed Data transfers and fits into any modern digital post production application. This versatility, flexibility, performance and track record has propelled the Spirit to the clear market leader in this field. There are over 200 machines installed worldwide, being used in a wide variety of applications:

  • Short form SDTV commercial post production
  • HDTV episodic television
  • HDTV feature mastering
  • Digital Cinema mastering
  • High speed data scanning for the emerging Digital Intermediate film production process

The Spirit DataCine is still unique as it's the only machine, which scans the film at full resolution regardless of the output format. The scanner digitally captures the full 2K canvas and all signal processing and image manipulations are performed in this native format. The final step is to convert the image into the required television format or Data file. This over sampling of the image dramatically reduces alias artifacts and improves overall image quality and performance.

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Main Brochure
Data Output
HDTV Output
Steadiscan
Technical Specification
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There are over 200 machines installed and operational worldwide. Click here to see or download the latest user list with contact information (MS Word 2000 doc)

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