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Archival Film Scanning

Archival Film Scanning

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Gamma Ray Digital specializes in archival film scanning for all gauges from 8mm through 35mm.

We currently have two film scanners, a Northlight 6k scanner for 35mm, and a Lasergraphics ScanStation for 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm. Between these two machines we're well equipped to handle your archival film scanning needs. The ScanStation has rapidly become the archival film scanner of choice, and we have one of the very first ones, making us uniquely familiar with the machine and its strengths. It's completely sprocket-free, and can work with shrunken, warped and damaged film, in all but the most extreme cases.

For audio, we can scan any gauge with optical soundtracks, variable area or variable density. We're also able to scan 8mm and 16mm film with magnetic sound stripes (sound-on-film, A.K.A "commag"). We can clean your film before scanning either in our Lipsner-Smith film cleaner, or by hand. Any splicing we do is always done with adhesive tape splices, so that they can be easily removed without damaging the film.

We work with many film archives and libraries and we're comfortable handling delicate and one-of-a-kind film, with the utmost care. We're also able to handle any specific naming conventions for resulting files. We offer special rates for high resolution scanning with simultaneous lower-resolution access copies in any of a variety of formats, with or without metadata burn-ins. We'll work with you to make sure we meet your existing requirements, or we'll help you decide what makes sense for your situation.

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