DuArt Media Services has added a Scanity 4K HDR film scanner to its facility, making the New York company one of the few on the east coast offering real-time 4K and 2K digitization with the Scanity HDR.
The Scanity is suitable for feature-film mastering, dailies, EDL/conform scanning, archive and restoration, short-form commercials and digital-intermediate scanning. The system facilitates scanning from 35mm, Super 16mm, 16mm, Super 8mm and 8mm with versatile and safe film handling that enhances productivity and efficiency.
The new film-scanning service is part of a DuArt partnership with Prasad Corp., which owns Scanity maker Digital Film Technology GmbH.
To complement the new service, DuArt has hired a second senior colorist, Scot Oliver, who joins Jane Tolmachyov in that role at the company.
“With Jane and Scot as senior colorists, we offer in our color-correction and grading suites the best talent you can find in New York City,” says Linda Young, president and CEO of DuArt Media Services. “They are experienced, knowledgeable colorists who also have a passion for restoring classic films.
“With the Scanity HDR, we now offer a complete experience for filmmakers, producers, archivists and anyone in the media industry looking to preserve valuable footage using the latest technologies for digitization,” Young adds.
Tolmachyov’s experience includes collaborations with ASC members Roger Deakins, Fred Elmes, Ellen Kuras and Ed Lachman, as well as Maryse Alberti, among others.
Oliver’s experience includes several collaborations with directors Alex Gibney and Michael Moore.