Aerial Videographer Integrates Real-Time Video Restoration System Into Daily Production Workflow
BURBANK, Calif. — July 6, 2011 —Snell today announced that Aerial Filmworks, a leading provider of aerial HD videography, has chosen Snell's Archangel Ph.C – HD real-time video restoration system to provide the highest quality image output for its clients including Disney, the Discovery Channel, the BBC, the History channel, and National Geographic.
"Our clients crave the best quality possible, and they're making a significant investment in helicopter time and production costs — so we owe it to them to provide output that is absolutely pristine. The ability to run all of our footage through a top-of-the-line restoration system helps us deliver on that promise," said Susan Dempster, senior video editor at Aerial Filmworks. "Of all the restoration systems we evaluated, only Archangel Ph.C – HD produced the high-quality result we were looking for, and the fact that it works in real time means we can turn projects around much faster. We have been delighted with the results so far, across a wide diversity of projects."
Aerial Filmworks specializes in helicopter-based, extreme environment video capture for entertainment, advertising, and corporate clients. The company offers a turnkey package that includes experienced full-time camera operators and helicopter-mounted, gyro-stabilized Cineflex HD camera systems, with complete flight planning and logistics management. Powered by Snell's Ph.C motion compensation technology, Archangel Ph.C – HD allows Aerial Filmworks to meet the exacting quality demands of customers who require the stunning aerial pictures that helicopter shooting offers without any of the characteristics that one associates with this extreme shooting environment.
Archangel Ph.C – HD is an advanced SD and HD restoration system with real-time dirt, dust, grain, noise, scratch, instability, and flicker removal. It unlocks the value of existing assets and ensures that SD and HD content can be distributed in superb quality. The restoration system also brings significant improvements to users' workflows by maximizing the amount of restoration that can be completed in real time. Available at a price point considerably lower than frame-by-frame restoration, Archangel Ph.C – HD enables virtually any content to be cost-effectively treated.
"Aerial Filmworks' use of the Archangel Ph.C – HD is one of the most exciting and innovative that we've seen so far. It's a prime example of how our advanced motion compensation technology can be applied to ensure the finest possible output for customers, which ultimately translates into the best possible viewing experience for the audience," said Paola Hobson, senior product manager for conversion and restoration at Snell. "Just as Aerial Filmworks is committed to delivering highly successful projects in extreme environments, we are committed to constantly improving the Archangel to offer ever newer and more advanced ways to improve and repair footage."