iMetaFilm is set to revolutionise the film archive industry with its unique take on digitisation, storage and distribution. This will not only change the way we rediscover degrading or ‘lost’ film footage, but will allow us to enhance its quality, preserve its content, and share it forever.
Every single day, we lose film footage of enormous historical and cultural importance, because up until now, we have been unable to salvage or properly preserve its invaluable content – images that will never be seen nor shared, and ones that can never be replaced.
iMetafilm provides the solution with their 3 unique innovations. The MetaScanner is the first part of a radical digitisation process where existing 8, 16 or 35mm film travels quickly through a simple, sprocket-less system. this film-friendly approach is exceptionally gentle, and ensures that any contact is kept to an absolute minimum. Images are captured at speeds of up to 25 frames per second, shooting in super high definition up to 8K to ensure every detail is preserved. Innovative MetaWeaver software then enhances the image before vital information such as content descriptions, film languages, or subtitles are stored in ‘digital air’. This clever management of metadata makes the content searchable, accessible and shareable.
iMetaFilm has created a film archiving process that is fast, cost effective and ultimately future proof, making the unseen available to all, and for future generations to experience and share.