(Amsterdam IBC, Netherlands--September 11, 2012) L’Immagine Ritrovata, one of Europe’s leading film restoration and conservation laboratories, has purchased an ARRI Wet Gate system to enhance the archive and restoration capabilities of its ARRISCAN film scanner.
The Bologna-based lab relies on the ARRISCAN to digitize cellulose nitrate, diacetate and triacetate films in extremely poor preservation states. The ARRI Wet Gate, which can accommodate color and black & white film stocks, washes away dust and conceals scratches before images are scanned, dramatically reducing digital cleaning times.
Davide Pozzi, Director of L’Immagine Ritrovata, notes: “The Wet Gate system, together with the ARRI Sprocketless Transport, will make a real difference in the restoration of our film heritage. Since we are exclusively dedicated to restoration, the acquisition of the Wet Gate was a natural choice; it will allow us to further differentiate our services and offer clients the wet scan option, leading to important benefits in qualitative terms and also in workflow management.”
As the ideal option for film archives worldwide, the ARRI Wet Gate system will contribute to L’Immagine Ritrovata’s mission to preserve and promote the world’s cinematic legacy.
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.
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About L'Immagine Ritrovata:
L'Immagine Ritrovata is a highly specialized film restoration laboratory collaborating with the Fondazione Cineteca of Bologna. As a leading restoration and archival facility, the laboratory relies on technological innovation to accommodate all workflows and continues to develop and research the restoration of world cinematographic heritage.
For more information, go to http://www.immagineritrovata.it