Rochester, N.Y. - Kodak has introduced an enhanced version of its
proprietary Digital Ice Technology.
The software is designed to
automatically detect and eliminate dust, scratches, and other anomalies
while film images are being converted to digital files for
postproduction. Kodak Digital Ice Technology Version 2.0 more efficiently integrates with other postproduction applications and offers more
“This technology is being
enthusiastically embraced by postproduction facilities that work with
high-end digital film scanners,” says Kim Snyder, general manager,
Worldwide Origination Products, and vice president for Kodak’s
Entertainment Imaging Division. “This upgrade enables facilities to
create pristine digital picture files faster and more efficiently. It
will speed up and enhance the workflow for digital intermediate, visual
effects, film restoration, and other applications.”
Version 2.0 incorporates an option for providing “untouched” image data
along with the output defect matte generated by the software. Snyder
notes that the “untouched” information feature can be more efficient
for facilities that have invested in other dust-busting workflow
The Digital Ice tri-level output
defect matte and dirt/scratch utilities are included in Version 2.0.
These features offer a first level in-scanner correction option for
less significant defects.
“This advanced technology is a
great example of how the convergence of film and digital postproduction
are serving the art form,” Snyder adds. “We are committed to exploring
new frontiers in imaging technologies that serve the needs of our
customers in the motion picture industry.”
Version 2.0 is available to current licensed scanner partners for
integration during the first quarter of 2007. Scanner manufacturers
should be contacted directly for additional information.