No other company in the world has more experience at scanning film than Cintel, and now that knowledge has been combined with cutting edge technology to produce the new Blackmagic Cintel film scanner! The new Cintel scanner has been designed with an architectural aesthetic and it’s so thin it can even be wall mounted! It features totally redesigned digital servos, high intensity diffuse light source and imaging systems, so you get a real time scanner that scans 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution! Now you can use film for post production or unlock millions of hours of film based content for scanning to Ultra HD masters for a new future world of exciting Ultra HD distribution!
Convert Existing Film to Ultra HD
With consumers purchasing large Ultra HD televisions in massive quantities right now, the demand for great Ultra HD content has never been greater and will become a boom market in the next few years. Ultra HD is incredible quality and there are millions of hours of Ultra HD content that’s been generated over the last 100 years locked up in 35mm film that is stored in vaults worldwide! The new Cintel scanner will scan negative and positive 35mm film into amazing quality Ultra HD and you can unlock the extra resolution from 35mm film that no one has been able to see until now! 35mm film is natively 4K so the extra quality is already in the film. There is no easier way to generate Ultra HD feature films and television programming for customers to view on their new large screen televisions!
The new Cintel film 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 features a Thunderbolt 2 connection so you can connect it to your Mac and scan the film directly into your color correction system. That makes setup and use extremely fast plus eliminates slow file copying after scanning. Because Cintel is a Mac OS X Thunderbolt 2 peripheral, you get easy to install software updates that add new features and it also means you can even upgrade your computer whenever you need!
The Cintel Film Scanner is the world’s first real time 4K film scanner to use Thunderbolt 2, making it super easy to set up and install. The new 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 2 connection features a massive 20 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. If you’re wall mounting then you can use the longer 30 meter Thunderbolt cables to connect to your grading computer even when hiding the cabling in the wall. With the Cintel scanner, you get the high resolution of a film scanner with the real time use of a traditional telecine!
Renowned Cintel Quality
The Cintel Film Scanner features a super bright spherical RGB LED illumination and an extremely sensitive imaging sensor. That means you get high quality scans that are super sharp even when running at full real time speed. The spherical RGB LED illumination ensures your priceless film is never exposed to unnecessary thermal stress and color fading effects of traditional scanner lamps. In addition, Cintel’s patented diffusing sphere technology reduces the visibility of dust and scratches, giving you stunningly beautiful film scans every time. If you’re looking for super stable scanning then the optional pin registration gate means you can run non real time frame by frame scanning and get even tighter stability than possible when running real time!
Maintenance Free Connections
The Cintel film scanner is easy to set up and configure thanks to it’s Thunderbolt 2 interface. Simply connect the scanner to your Mac OS X workstation, install the software, and start scanning! That means you don’t need a dedicated engineer to operate and support the scanner. The Cintel scanner has been designed to give you the freedom to move it between machines or even plug into laptop computers so you can scan your film directly into the computer you’re going to use the content on. The HDMI output supports Ultra HD televisions for perfectly accurate focusing and film alignment using a local monitor. The HDMI output can even be converted into SDI video using Blackmagic Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K, perfect for connecting into your system for client monitoring!
Fast Easy Control
Using the Cintel film scanner is easy and intuitive. You get scanner control software for your Mac that includes everything you need to transfer and capture films to Ultra HD or HD files. Scanned files can also be opened with DaVinci Resolve for further color, restoration and mastering work.
Includes DaVinci Resolve
In the past when film was the main way to get high quality images for post production, Cintel telecine’s and DaVinci color correction was the standard combination used worldwide! Now these two wonderful brands are back together again because the Cintel film scanner includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve Studio software! Now you get full color correction features included so you can take advantage of the Cintel scanner’s amazing image quality. You will never be limited creatively by your equipment because you’ll have incredible film looks combined with the same powerful color correction toolset used by the world’s leading cinematographers!
Founded by John Logie Baird in 1927
Cintel has been providing high resolution film scanning tools to the film and television industries longer than any other company. Cintel is recognized as one of the world’s most trusted researchers, designers and manufacturers of motion picture film scanners. With over 85 years of experience, Cintel has developed and patented key technologies for the highest quality digital imaging of film for broadcast, post production, and digital intermediate workflows. Now combined with Blackmagic Design’s experience in cameras, image processing and DaVinci color correction, the new Cintel scanner is a perfect blend of film tradition, advanced reliable technology combined with elegant industrial design.
Print, Negative, Interpositive, Internegative.
Mono and Color.
35mm (2, 3, 4 perforations) Super 35mm (2, 3, 4 perforations)
16mm, Super 16mm
4096 x 3072
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
3840 x 2160 Ultra HD
1920 x 1080 HD
(Auto selected to match monitor resolution)
Extraction from scanned image.
Dirt and Scratch Reduction
Diffuse light sources. Cleaning rollers.
Wall Mount. Desk Mount (with included stand)
1 - 30 fps
1 - 100 fps (35mm)
1 - 200 fps (16mm)
1 - 30 fps/s
Film Shrinkage Tolerance
Up to 2 % guaranteed, more may be possible if user care is taken.
HDMI Video Output
1 x HDMI 1.4 10-bit 4:2:2 for preview purposes only.
Thunderbolt 2 port for capture of image and audio.
Programmable sync output.
Balanced line level Analog Audio in
AES Digital Audio in
16mm accessory pack.
90 - 240V AC
Ideal Film Conditions
18 - 28C
Maximum 65% non - condensing
Cintel Film Scanner
Spare Set of Rollers
8 x 1mm Reel Spacers
DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Software
Cintel Software and Manual
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
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