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Snell Archangel Ph.C – HD Enables Real-Time Restoration on a Scene-by-Scene Basis
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Timeline Controller Facilitates Scene-by-Scene Restoration Control for Superb Results in Even Less Time

READING, U.K. — March 22, 2011 —Snell today announced the launch of the new timeline controller feature that adds scene-by-scene restoration control to the company's industry-leading Archangel Ph.C – HD real-time film and video restoration system. The new timeline controller enhances Archangel Ph.C – HD's already highly effective processing capabilities by allowing users to apply processing in real time on a scene-by-scene basis — rather than to all parts of the sequence equally — and to change filter parameters on the fly rather than at breaks in processing. As a result, restoration teams working with Archangel Ph.C – HD get superb quality results in real time and spend less time on the overall restoration process.
"Using the timeline controller for Archangel Ph.C – HD, operators can selectively increase or decrease the amount of processing applied to the content, depending on the defects present in each scene, and thereby achieve faster end-to-end restoration and a better-quality outcome with fewer processing artifacts," said Paola Hobson, product manager for conversion and restoration at Snell. "This unique capability brings substantial improvements to workflow efficiency and makes a real impact on a facility's bottom line."
Archangel Ph.C – HD is the only real-time restoration solution on the market to offer timeline control for the entire gamut of film and video defects. The new feature enables scene-by-scene user-controlled restoration processing that yields a more streamlined workflow for removal of dirt, dust, noise, grain, scratch, flicker, instability, and dropout. In fact, the resulting savings in time and labor are so significant that media and broadcast companies, content owners, and post-production houses can undertake projects that might otherwise be cost-prohibitive.
The timeline controller complements the Archangel Ph.C – HD toolset and adds value across a variety of restoration applications. Film and TV program producers seeking to integrate archive material into their new HD productions can use Archangel Ph.C – HD to remove defects in the archive content rapidly, which means that even poor-quality archive sources can be integrated smoothly into new productions. Broadcasters and content owners wishing to reuse existing content assets in new HD services and Blu-ray distribution use Archangel Ph.C – HD to eliminate defects in the content and ensure effective monetization of existing content in the HD market.
In post-production for new content, Archangel Ph.C – HD enables real-time removal of defects — unstable shots, excessive noise and grain, and scratches introduced at the scanning stage — resulting from production issues. The Snell restoration system also provides "dust-busting," or removal of dust defects from new content in the first post-production stages.