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.
There are over 200 machines installed and operational worldwide.
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