27 July 2020
By Chris Squires
I will be taking delivery of my brand new telecine scanner – the 4K Memory Scanbox from Debrie Technology, Paris, in the next couple of weeks. I started inquiries for a new 4K machine with various companies in May 2019 and was initially hoping to get a new 4K machine installed by the end of 2019. However lead times on this type of machinery can be quite long and after many questions, trials and deliberations I delayed my decision to make sure I was getting the right machine. So with the Christmas 2019 shutdowns and then the February Covid-19 pandemic all having an effect, manufacture, testing and delivery has been delayed somewhat. I will be taking a couple of weeks to get to know my new machinery, finding out exactly what it can do and how far I can push it. Then I will start running new cine films that specifically need to be 4K towards the middle of September. I will still be running the brilliant Memory HD in the meantime as I will have both machines up and running in tandem for a few weeks. 4k – up to 4,096 x 3,000 and 2k – up to 2,048 x 1,536. Plus of course HD – 1,920 x 1,080 and SD – 720 x 576. Should be fun!