READING, U.K. — Jan 5, 2012 —Snell today announced that Omnimago, a German leader in film restoration, has added an Archangel Ph.C – HD real-time video restoration system to its array of state-of-the-art post-production tools. The Snell system will provide Omnimago with efficient real-time processing critical to the company's day-to-day business.
"With our recent installation of a Scanity film scanner, we've realized a much faster workflow that makes Snell's Archangel a must for our operations," said Peter Fries, managing director at Omnimago. "Our equipment is the foundation of all our work, and we take great pride in using tools that best allow us to meet our clients' needs. Like other Snell solutions in our arsenal, the Archangel Ph.C – HD offers unique functionality that drives our business forward while ensuring the high-quality results that set our work apart."
In its restoration and digitization of both public and private archives, Omnimago will use Archangel Ph.C – HD to address issues such as noise, instability, scratches, dust, flicker, grain, and other defects, performing the extensive restoration often required to preserve assets and bring them up to current expectations of visual quality. Because the Snell system performs processing in real time, Omnimago will achieve significant time savings that will be key to taking full advantage of the Scanity system's speed and to deliver restored content to clients more quickly and cost-effectively.
"Archangel Ph.C – HD unlocks the value of existing assets and ensures that SD and HD content can be repurposed or distributed in superb quality," said Paola Hobson, senior product manager at Snell. "The system promises considerable improvements to Omnimago's daily operations by maximizing the amount of restoration that can be completed in real time, and by facilitating this processing at a lower cost than is demanded by frame-by-frame restoration."