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Telecines/film scanners serve multiple markets in post production with projects like digital dailies, real-time color/contrast correction, background grading, color isolation and film scanning for video, DVD, SD, HD, HD DVD, digital projection and world distribution.
These devices make it possible for cinematographers to directly control post-production costs by involving themselves with post houses before a final cut is made.
The newer PC-based technologies have streamlined the scanning process, with digital dailies previewed on 2K telecines by cinematographers. HD dailies are also highly in demand as masters for testing to preview audiences. When you add in the newest 3D technologies, telecines / film scanners are simply indispensable.