Cine-Film Processing requires a fine anti-scratch supervision!
If during the film processing a film scratching accident occur, in the standard commonly adopted procedure, only a following checkup will enhance and reveal the defects and any subsequent countermeasure already costs a lot in terms of lost raw stock material. With the Scratch Finder it is possible to reveal and optionally even to acoustically alarm the presence of a scratch on the film surface so to draw the operator attention on the problem so to activate the necessary proper countermeasures. This check can be done directly on the film running just after the drying cabinet. Its installation can be done on virtually any model of processor on the market.
Worldwide used profitably by many top cine-processing laboratories (front end as well as release print labs).
Scratch Finder ensures a high standard quality of processing reducing waste materials.
Easy to fit on any 35/16 cinema film processor (negative and positive), ensures non stop quality monitoring during all film processing phases.
A perfectly clear vision is provided by a special led backlight-based video strobo system that visualizes, while processing, the total film surface, scene and perforations up to the border line without flickering at any transport speed through a 1032*778 CCD sensor.
Possibility to crop into the film details such as perforations, analog & digital sound tracks (Dolby-DTS-Sony) to better control the standard quality of processing.
The negative-film, black and white or colour, is displayed on the monitor in positive with the possibility to control the colour (separate gamma and gain RGB), to better enhance otherwise invisible defects, including pressure marks typical of high sensitive film.
The zooming capability allows observation in real time, during the processing operations, of little details “as through a lens”, to quickly and easy find dust, blemishes, damage perforations, scratches or processing problems. The SF Analogue Optical Unit, made-up of a special CCIR and Infrared 950nm lighting source, enhances any surface fault during all processing phases.
Also available on option, the SF SOS Automatic Scratch Detector (Cat PH 116-B) to identify and alert the operator with an acoustic alarm in case of a scratch.
The sensor group containing the two CCD (colour and b/w), with their respective light sources, is ready to be easily fixed after the dryer of any processor.
FSC FilmStroboChecker is an impressive quality checking system to guarantee a high quality standard level to the whole negative and positive processing line
The D-Observer FSC 70mm version is a special recently introduced version especially developed for the 70mm 15perf IMAX format prints and negative control.
It comes equipped with a full HD Kodak CCD digital sensor that, with all the colour matching tools of the DObserver digitally evolved version, shows through a PC Windows based video buffering system the film perfectly steady up to 30 fps on a large 42” lcd monitor.
Thanks to the IR system that equips (standard on the D-Observer 70mm IMAX version), it is easy to quality control the film surface while the film is running.
SF SOS Automatic Scratch Detector (Cat. PH116-B) connected to FSC FilmStroboChecker emits an acoustic signal for any identified scratch, showing it clearly on monitor screen during processing.
Its logic it is based on the video analisys of the signal coming from the Optical Scratch Finder unit. Through a fields comparison of the video signal, it is possible to detect all linear scratches so to generate a sound alarm useful in alerting the operator for the problem in progress.
The logic sensitivity can be freely adjusted according to the laboratory necessities and film running speed.