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ScanStation - Motion Picture Film Scanning System
Telecine is Dead!Telecine is Dead!
Moore's law in computing performance and storage capacity has made the traditional telecine model obsolete.

Ultimate Speed

The fastest way to make film available in digital form

Unlike traditional telecines and real-time scanners, the ScanStation allows minimally-trained operators to convert film directly into digital form at unmatched resolution and speeds of up to 60 fps.  Simultaneous image scanning and soundtrack reading with output to multiple formats including UHD/HD ProRes, DPX, or TIFF — all in a single pass!

  • 5K output resolution (optional package)
  • Color and B&W High Dynamic Range (HDR) scanning option for the best capture of print film shadow detail
  • Up to 60 fps simultaneous image scanning and soundtrack reading directly to UHD/HD ProRes, DPX or TIFF
  • 35mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm
  • 28mm, 17.5mm, 9.5mm (optional package)
  • 2D optical pin-registration (no edge-guiding)
  • Automatically adjusts for shrunken film and soundtrack aperture position
  • Soundtrack readers featuring:
    • Simultaneous image scanning and soundtrack reading
    • Synchronized image and audio output direct to ProRes (no post-processing and no third-party tools required)
    • Read soundtrack at any speed (no requirement to read in real-time)
    • Optical: variable area or density soundtracks
    • Magnetic: commag or sepmag rolls (no need for separate magnetic soundtrack reading equipment)
  • Diffuse light source for optical scratch and fingerprint reduction
  • Built-in splicing table with two light boxes
    Splice broken film without removing it from scanner
  • Video: Safe handling for damaged, warped, and spliced film (no pre-inspection required)
  • Video: Severely warped film handling option
  • Fully motorized auto-focus eliminates manual focus guesswork.
    Some competing scanners offer only manual focus which does not allow for optimal focus at 4K resolution.
  • Built-in color and dye-fade correction
  • Cool LED light source protects film from heat damage
  • Power requirements similar to a standard PC workstation
  • Operates in normal office environment (no special cooling required)
  • Automatic Failed Splice RecoveryTM (U.S. Patent No. 8,681,213)
    This patented feature eliminates the need to pre-inspect film.  After operator repairs splice, ScanStation automatically finds proper frame and continues.  Video and sound remain synchronized.
  • Meticulously calibrated, aligned and tested at the factory.
  • Full one year warranty (parts and labor)
  • Extended warranty available
  • Includes host computer pre-configured and ready-to-use with MS Windows and Lasergraphics Motion Picture Film Scanning System software featuring:
    • Full transport and scanning control
    • Adjustable horizontal and vertical framing with visual selection of scan area
    • Aperture and shading correction
    • Automatic or manual DMin calibration
    • Fast interactive gray balance and base calibration
    • Shuttling from 1 to 100 frames/second (200 frames/second for 16mm) with image preview and KeyKode recognition.
    • Selectable imaging speed from 1 to 15 frames/second
    • KeyKode-based job management
    • Multiple simultaneous output resolutions and data formats including DPX and all popular QuickTime codecs.
    • Fast HD QuickTime Dailies
    • Per-clip color correction
    • RollView with thumbnail preview and automatic clip/splice detection at up to 100 frames/second (200 frames/second for 16mm).

Feature Comparison
Feature ScanStation ScanStation Personal
Resolution 35mm5K5K
Resolution 16mm5K2.5K
Resolution 8mm5K1.2K
Automatic optical zoomIncludedNot available
Max scanning speed (fps)6030
Film formats: Included35mm, 16mm, 8mm, S8mm35mm
Film formats: Optional28mm, 17.5mm, 9.5mm16mm, 8mm, S8mm, 28mm, 17.5mm, 9.5mm
Pressure plate for severely warped filmOptionalNo
Film transportSprocketlessSprocketless
Host computerIncludedIncluded
All-chrome film pathIncludedOptional
Optical sound readerIncludedOptional
Magnetic sound readerOptionalOptional
KeyKode readerIncludedOptional
Free standingYesNo
Built-in editing tableIncludedNot available
Automatic Failed Splice RecoveryIncludedOptional
Generate ProRes and DPX without postprocessingYesYes
Tradeup programIncludedIncluded