DFT Returns to NAB Show with Patented WetGate

DFT (Digital Film Technology) is to show a production-ready version of its WetGate technology at the 2106 NAB Show. Designed as a new take on the established method of fixing scratches and blemishes during the transfer process, the product is newly patented and will be shown along side a new network attached storage (NAS) system and additional features for the Scanity HDR film scanner.

The WetGate was shown by DFT at last year's NAB Show, aimed at the archive and post-production markets. It is designed to be used with the Scanity HDR for transferring old, damaged and historically important film footage to digital media, at the same time dealing with problems such as dust and scratch damage. This is done using a safe fluid, based on an organic solution.

"We've responded to the needs of the archiving market by evolving our technology to address its requirements, first with the Scanity HDR, and now by including our WetGate technology," DFT sales director, Simon Carter comments.  "By enabling many of the issues associated with historically-aged film to be addressed at the scanning stage, our customers have less work to do downstream, saving valuable time and money."

Also on display will be Space SSD, a NAS system developed by British storage specialist GB Labs. DFT has been a long-time user of Storage Area Network (SAN) devices but is now adopting GB Labs' NAS products to work with its scanner.

The Scanity HDR itself will be shown with updated software offering features for archive scanning and mass digitisation, EDL/conform transfers and low resolution browsing for restoration and library work. It also has capability to handle 4k and digital intermediate scanning.

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