4KMT is bringing the highest quality 4k digital captures of 8 to 16mm film to the Pacific Northwest. We work with new negative or reversal film fresh from the lab or treasured archive film, whether in pristine condition or shrunk, warped or torn and faded. Our rates will reflect the extraordinary savings made possible by the latest scanning equipment. We’’ll also have the capability to transport our portable system directly to archives, for capturing treasured materials that can’t leave their institutions.

Indiegogo campaign to bring a 4k Kinetta film scanner is now Live!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/affordable-8mm-16mm-to-4k-ultrahd-film-captures/x/73769#/

Perks allow you to pre order 8 and 16mm 4k digital captures AND archive DVDs of your Digital pics and files for great pre opening prices!


Watch this space for when we are fully up and running. Send a message to bradford@seanet.com to be placed on our notification email list.

-Steven Bradford

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Film images are made of grain, not pixels.

 

If you enlarge a scanned image, either by zooming in on a detail, or showing it on a large screen, you don’t want to see enlarged pixels obscuring the image. 

 

Here’s a frame of grainy 16mm B&W negative, scanned as both pillarboxed HD

(to capture the entire 4:3 image without cropping) and at the normal Kinetta resolution of 3296 x 2472. Portions of each frame have been enlarged to show the same detail.

16mm frame scanned as pillarboxed HD, yielding an image of 1440 x 1080 inside the 1920 x 1080 HD frame. Frame sizes shown are proportional to the actual scan.

16mm frame scanned as pillarboxed HD, yielding an image of 1440 x 1080 inside the 1920 x 1080 HD frame. Frame sizes shown are proportional to the actual scan.


The same 16mm frame scanned at 3296 x 2472. Both frames scanned on a Kinetta, with the same lens. Scanning resolution makes the difference.

The same 16mm frame scanned at 3296 x 2472. Both frames scanned on a Kinetta, with the same lens. Scanning resolution makes the difference.

The devil is in the detail.

 

Sample Scans from Kinetta

Our Indiegogo Campaign allow you to pre order scan as perks for great introductory pricing:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/affordable-8mm-16mm-to-4k-ultrahd-film-captures/x/73769#/updates/1

 
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Demos
Super8 home movies of Nixon and LBJ

 

These are not newsfilm, instead they’re home movies shot on $200 super 8 cameras by Haldeman and Colson, and scanned at the Nixon archives on a Kinetta for the documentary Our Nixon, broadcast on CNN.

 

 

More Samples

Below, in the upper left a transfer of contrasty kodachrome, demonstrating how well the Kinetta process captures details in highlight and shadows that are normally lost in other transfers. Top right is severely damaged film—perforations on the right are sometimes totally gone and this film wouldn’t play in normal equipment without jamming and stuttering.

Everything FILM is New Again

 

Coming: more samples of how warped, shrunken, torn and faded film can be recovered and stabilized. 

 
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