Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner S-Drive HDR G2 - CINTELSCAN4K/S2 (Discontinued)

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About Blackmagic Design Cintel

The creativity of film combined with a revolution in design!
No other company in the world has more experience at scanning film than Cintel. That knowledge has been combined with cutting edge technology to produce the Cintel Scanner! Designed with an architectural aesthetic, the Cintel Scanner is so thin it can even be wall mounted!

It features redesigned digital servos, a high intensity diffuse light source and advanced imaging system so you get real time HDR scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution! The Cintel Scanner is perfect for creating digital film files you can use in post production or for unlocking vast film libraries and converting them to Ultra HD masters for streaming and online distribution!

Convert Existing Film to Ultra HD
With consumers purchasing large Ultra HD televisions in massive quantities, the demand for great Ultra HD content has never been greater. Studios have generated millions of hours of film over the last 100 years and now it's stored in vaults around the world. All of that 35mm film is 4K resolution, which makes converting older film libraries the fastest and most inexpensive way to deliver Ultra HD content to consumers!

The Cintel Scanner will scan negative and positive 35mm film into amazing quality Ultra HD, unlocking the extra resolution from 35mm film that no one has been able to see until now! There is no easier way to generate Ultra HD feature films and television programming!

Create Stunning HDR Images
35mm film has extremely high dynamic range and a native resolution of 4K. Cintel Scanner features a 35mm skid plate, with optional 16mm gate purchased separately, for HDR scanning so you can create high dynamic range digital masters with better color, more texture and more detail than ever before! This makes it possible to meet the growing demand for 4K HDR content on streaming services such as Netflix, AppleTV, HULU and others. Cintel Scanner is designed to work with DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is included.

In addition to advanced color correction, DaVinci Resolve Studio also features Revival tools for automatic dirt removal, dust busting, deflickering, spot patch repair with smart fill technology, and advanced temporal and spatial noise reduction. Cintel Scanner with DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you everything you need to scan, color correct, restore and master your film library for high dynamic range Ultra HD distribution!

Innovative Design
Designed to hang beautifully on your wall, the Cintel Scanner is constructed using aircraft design techniques for a stiff and vibration free main deck so you get smooth film handling. The core chassis is a super rigid structural space frame, which results in a dramatically lighter and more durable body than older simplistic heavy plate designs. This means the Cintel Scanner is light enough to be wall mounted in your facility, making it part of the environment of your color correction suite.

Being super thin and wall mounted, it's out of the way until you need to use it, and then it springs to life and performs! Whether you mount it on a wall or use it on the desktop, its innovative design includes sliding doors, built in cleaning rollers and new digital servos that gently handle your valuable negatives and keep your film clean.

Latest Technology
The Cintel 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 feature a PCIe connection as well as Thunderbolt 3.

This means you can connect it to your Mac, Windows or Linux computer and scan the film directly into your color correction system. That makes setup and use extremely fast plus eliminates slow file copying after scanning. You get easy to install software updates that can add new features in the future. It also means you can upgrade your computer whenever you need!

Realtime Scanning
The Cintel Scanner is the world's first real time 4K film scanner to use Thunderbolt 3, making it super easy to set up and install. The 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 3 connection features a massive 40 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. In addition, there's also an external PCIe interface for connecting to Windows and Linux based computers that don't have Thunderbolt 3. With the Cintel Scanner, you get the high resolution of a film scanner with the real time use of a traditional telecine!

Audio and KeyKode Reader
The optional Audio and KeyKode Reader lets you capture high quality audio along with KeyKode information from the film. The reader features a magnetic audio head or deep red LED illumination with advanced optics, electro formed slits, and precision mechanical adjustments for azimuth, zenith and yaw to give you the best possible audio capture with incredible high frequency response.

The KeyKode Reader provides you with unique identification numbers for each film frame so they can be easily correlated with the corresponding video timecode. Installation is easy and all you need to do is bolt the reader onto the front of the chassis and it will automatically be detected.

Renowned Cintel Quality
The Cintel 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.

Maintenance Free Connections
The Cintel Scanner is easy to set up and configure thanks to its Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe interfaces. Simply connect the scanner to your Mac or Windows workstation, install DaVinci Resolve Studio, 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 Cintel Scanner also features a bi-phase and timecode output connection to connect to external equipment such as audio followers and more! 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 Scanner is easy and intuitive. You get scanner control software that includes everything you need to transfer and capture films to Ultra HD or HD files. Scanned files can be opened with DaVinci Resolve for further color, restoration and mastering work.

Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio
In the past when film was the main way to get high quality images for post production, Cintel telecine and DaVinci color correction was the standard combination used worldwide! These two wonderful brands are back together again because the Cintel 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.

DaVinci Resolve Studio also includes OpenFX specifically designed for restoration work, including dust buster, automatic dirt removal and patch replacer. 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!

Cintel Pedigree
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 Cintel Scanner is a perfect blend of film tradition, advanced reliable technology combined with elegant industrial design.

Complete Solution
The Cintel Scanner includes everything you need to scan and grade film with your computer

Cintel Scanners feature powerful built in Image Mill stabilization, a single 35mm HDR film gate (16mm purchased separately), two film spools, a set of four cleaning rollers, desk mount feet and DaVinci Resolve Studio software, which is used to operate the scanner. DaVinci Resolve also includes grain reduction, dust busting and dirt removal tools. The Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner is a complete solution. There are no hidden installation fees, no software update fees, and no ongoing license fees. You may also transfer your scanner to another user absolutely free.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
  • For 35mm, Super 35 & Anamorphic 35mm
  • 4096 x 3072 1.33 (4:3) Native Resolution
  • Thunderbolt 3 or PCIe Output
  • Sprocket-Based Movement
  • Raw Output to DaVinci Resolve
  • Optional Plate for 16mm/Super 16mm
  • Optional Audio/KeyCode Reader Unit
  • UHD 4K & 1080p HDMI Monitor Output
  • 12-Stop Dynamic Range, 14-Stop HDR
  • For Print, Negative, Color & B&W Film
Film/Print Format 35mm (2, 3, 4 Perforations) Rolls, Super 35 (2, 3, 4 Perforations) Rolls, 16mm Rolls, Super 16 Rolls
Light Source 1 x LED
Scan Quality
Output Video Resolution 4096 x 3072 at 30 fps
Host Connection USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)
Proprietary (PCIe 2.0 x4)
Video I/O HDMI
OS Compatibility Linux
macOS 10.14.15 or Later
Windows 10
Power Source AC Adapter
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 200 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 79.13 x 34.64 x 14.17" / 200.99 x 87.99 x 35.99 cm
Weight 132 lb / 59.9 kg

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