Kodak and Lasergraphics Collaborate to Improve Motion Picture Film Scanning

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 14 – Continuing in its efforts to support the advancement of high quality scanning within the motion picture industry, Kodak has recently collaborated with Lasergraphics to provide customers with Kodak Digital ICE Technology for efficient dust-busting. Through this new arrangement, Lasergraphics will be offering Digital ICE Technology on their DIRECTOR series of film scanners.

“This is a great example of Kodak providing access to innovative technology within the motion picture industry,” says Kim Snyder, President, Entertainment Imaging. “Digital ICE Technology provides an important level of quality assurance in today's evolving film/digital workflow.  This technology further supports our customers' efforts to maintain standards for image quality, improve overall efficiency and protect the creative integrity of motion picture content." 

The software is designed to automatically detect and eliminate dust, scratches and other anomalies while film images are being converted to digital files for post-production. KODAK DIGITAL ICE Technology Version 2.0 incorporates an option for providing “uncorrected” image data along with the output defect matte generated by the software which can be used with other post-production applications, making it a state-of-the-art tool for creatives and end users.  

“We are pleased to offer our customers automated dust-busting capabilities,” says Dr. Stefan Demetrescu, CEO Lasergraphics Inc. “This upgrade enables facilities to create pristine digital picture files faster and more cost-effectively. Digital ICE Technology streamlines the workflow for digital intermediate, visual effects, broadcast, film restoration and other applications.”

Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging is a world-class leader in providing film, digital, and hybrid motion imaging products, services and technology for television, feature film, commercial, music video and documentary industries.  For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.

Lasergraphics, Inc., founded in 1981 and headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading designer and manufacturer of high resolution, high speed film scanning and recording systems for the motion picture industry.  For more information, visit www.lasergraphics.com.