Our tape digitisation capacity includes both standalone and robotic (cart) based ingest – the former for legacy formats (including D3, u-matic, DV and HDV) and audio tapes such as DA88 and DAT, and the latter suitable for any digibeta variant (starting from Beta SP through to HDCAM-SR). The use of Sony Flexicarts allows us to digitise on a 24x7 basis at a very cost effective rate – and provides a high level of accuracy and quality. All ingests are frame accurate, and a monitored by our automation for any issues including video and audio channel conditions (digital formats only). This means should any issues occur during ingest, the orchestration will attempt another ingest, and then flag the tape for intervention should the issues persist. Metadata regarding any channel conditions and drop outs will be stored in our asset management alongside the media, and so can be presented / exported later in the process.
Through our shared services agreement with Kodak, Spot and Spin offers unique combinations of highly skilled film operators, an advanced content management system and range of the latest in scanning technology for digitising film to the following formats;
The Kodak Digital Lab located in Park Royal is equipped with the following scanning technology;
These set of hardware includes the following scanning capability;
Kodak employ both line array and full sensor scanning equipment. Line array scanners such as the Digital Vision will be employed for formats such as VistaVision. A&B rolls are scanned and digitally assembled on a timeline. Intermediate IP’s and prints should be scanned in HDR to maximise range.
All these different types of film can be natively captured to;
As well as transcoded to other formats as required downstream as part of our solution. As with our tape processing – physical scans are also taken of the film cans and stored as part of the process.