BBC Studios and Post Production Acquire Scanity

BBC Studios and Post Production is expanding its digital restoration and archive services by investing in Digital Film Technology’;s Scanity. Part of a total investment of £750,000, this will enable the team to offer high quality film scanning services and high-resolution capture to file.

According to BBC S&PP, Scanity is ideal for content or library owners which want to preserve or restore footage, delivering highly cost effective restoration workflows in the process. As well as acquiring Scanity, BBC Studios and Post Production is investing in PF Clean, a suite of restoration tools to rectify severe film damage including tears, warps and other complex film defects. It is also installing Dark Energy, the latest in grain and noise management software.

The new digital archive and restoration services will be available from April and integrate fully with BBC S&PP’;s existing film and tape restoration products. Clive Hodge, head of digital media services says: “This enables us to offer cost effective restoration services to customers at the highest quality. Scanity adds speed and flexibility to our systems with the ability to add additional capacity with ease and provides an upgrade path to 4K scanning when requested.”

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