Blackmagic Design Updates Cintel 2.1

Blackmagic Design’s free Cintel 2.1 software update adds powerful new features such as compressed RAW recording, live audio preview and small film reel support, plus enhanced film stabilization for Cintel Scanners.

Cintel KeyKode Reader

Cintel KeyKode Reader

Blackmagic Design's Cintel 2.1 Update adds fully automatic image stabilisation with sub pixel accuracy to Cintel Scanners. The new stabilisation even works if source film has badly damaged or missing film perforations. 

This update also adds two new features designed to reduce file sizes. Images can now be cropped so only the active image area is saved in the file. In addition, Cintel film scanner customers can now choose to save images using Blackmagic Design’s visually lossless compressed RAW format. The combination of these two features results in dramatically smaller file sizes.

When used with the Cintel Audio and KeyKode reader, customers will now get a live audio preview while scanning. This works similar to a traditional tape recorder where customer can scrub back and forth and hear the audio speed up and slow down.

Cintel Scanner

Cintel Scanner

Additionally, this update adds new optical audio equalization for flatter response and a new slow advance feature so customers can slowly advance the film by simply holding down the frame advance buttons.

Cintel 2.1 Update also improves artifact handling in the highlight areas of negative images, supports small film reels, better keykode alignment so now keykode is aligned to the back edge of code instead of the front, and an image flipping option when reading audio from negative.

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