Film on a shelf has no value…
With the help of Vintage Cloud, you can bring your film archives back to life through digitization and even monetize those assets with the use of metadata.
All our solutions are built on the famous Steenbeck film transport which has more than 60 years of mechanical expertise.
Broadcasters and film archives are struggling with the fact that they need to transfer their audio-visual treasures before it is too late. Transfers are traditionally undertaken by Telecine hardware or data scanners, both of which are slow and costly. Broadcasters estimate that they are looking at a 25 to 40-year timespan in order to complete this task.
It is our belief that after the decision to digitize film archives has been made, the transfer period should not exceed a 5-year period, due to the complexity of migrating digital formats in the future.
We at Vintage Cloud have spent several years investigating film archive needs, testing equipment and building workflows to do the job. We found there was no specialized equipment available in the market, so we decided to build the first truly dedicated film archive digitization system. Together with DTU (Technical University of Denmark) we have developed a new super-efficient light source. We found a sensor fast enough to transfer moving images at the highest quality. Finally, we improved the stability of the Grand Master of film transport – Steenbeck, with over 60 year of time proved safe film handling, fast yet gentle.
With Vintage Cloud Steenbeck, the speed of transferring film archives has been radically improved. It is easy to use, it is fast and it is safe – and not to forget – very cost-effective. Your film footage never looked better this fast.