FIELD TEST: Cintel Film Scanner Still Impresses, Now with Keycode and Audio Improvements

By Charles Haine

Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner still blows our minds years after release.

Blackmagic keeps up such a rapid pace of updates with Resolve and the URSA line of cameras that it’s easy to forget that the company is simultaneously keeping alive one of the coolest pieces of technology around.

You buy the scanner, move it in, and plug in a simple wall cable and a Thunderbolt 2 cable. That’s it.

After buying DaVinci and rebuilding Resolve from scratch, Blackmagic bought scanner company Cintel and released the Blackmagic Cintel Scanner, a $30,000 4K film scanner that connects to your computer with a single Thunderbolt cable. Now, a brand new KeyKode and Audio reader is available, adding improved functionality for an additional $3500.

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From:: No Film School