Christmas With Walt Disney

A Pepper Tree Post restoration.

Christmas With Walt Disney is a biographic documentary that explores how Walt Disney celebrated Christmas in his work, and offers a very personal glimpse into the Disney household during the festive season. From all the wonderful ways he embraced the holidays to his very favorite way of celebrating Christmas…at Disneyland!


Training at Fluminense federal university in Rio de Janeiro

Toshi Segawa, digital cinema restorer from Brazil, did do the training and provided the following video.

D1 PAL Restoration by Milos Jez from Radia Television Serbia (RTS)

This story is about our practical experience with the DIAMANT-Film Restoration Software in the repair of some challenging examples of the RTS archive, explicitly focusing on restoring interlaced D1 PAL formats.

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4K HDR Restoration of "Heidi" (1952) by RoDo Works AG

Mit der 4K HDR-Bearbeitung des Spielfilms «Heidi» aus dem Jahr 1952 setzt Rodo Works neue Massstäbe in der digitalen Film-Restaurierung.

Das mit 4K-Auflösung gescannte originale 35mm-Filmmaterial wurde in bis zu 15 Durchgängen mit verschiedensten Arbeitsschritten behandelt, von der Bildstabilisierung über die Eliminierung von Schmutz und Beschädigungen bis zur aufwändigen Farbkorrektur. Dafür wurde jedes der 145'000 Einzelbilder und jede der 600 Einstellung des Films genau analysiert und mit Unterstützung der DIAMANT-Film Restoration Software automatisch sowie manuell bearbeitet. Trotz hoch komplexer Workflows und viel zusätzlicher Handarbeit konnte die Restaurierung dank effizienter und automatisierter Prozesse in wenigen Wochen abgeschlossen werden.

Watch a before&after from some selected scenes.

Origins Archival Restoration Demo Reel

Origins Archival from Beverly Hills, LA, is one of our latest clients for the DIAMANT-Film Restoration SUITE in the US. They have created a beautiful demo restoration reel which we would like to share here.

Restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Coda

Nikkie Jee from Paramount Pictures Archive says about the 4K restoration that clean-up and restoration kept the print flawless. Hardly a scratch, speck, or dust spot remain.

Photo: Paramount Home Entertainment

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Restoration Project by Mainspring Narrative Films

Mainspring Narrative Films, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit company, produces educational documentaries focusing on art, architecture and cultural history. The company strives to foster a greater understanding of our modern world by exhaustively researching the past, and releasing films that often include previously unknown archival imagery and documentation.

The footage featured in this promotional video was cleaned digitally using DustBuster+ for Mac.
Mainspring seeks to present the past in the clearest possible form. Therefore, they locate project-relevant archival films, and then conduct a cleaning and scanning process. The high resolution digital transfers are then further processed to remove imperfections in the original film, and to correct color and frame rate issues. This results in motion imagery that often looks better than when it was first produced in the early part of the 20th century.

Restoration of "Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe" (1940) by RoDo Works AG

The Swiss company RoDo Works AG, based in Zurich, restored in late summer 2019, the strongly damaged film "Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe" for a new cinema version. This film, originally shot in 1940, was a big success in Swiss cinema in a difficult time.

The restoration has been done by the experienced team of RoDo Works AG namely Roman Altenburg and Dominic Frey. For the digital restoration a specific workflow had to be developped. The main environment used to be DIAMANT-Film Suite,but  for additional de-graining NEAT video has been used as well as DaVinci´s RESOLVE  for grading and finishing the new digital master.

Watch a before&after from some selected scenes.

4K Restoration of Francis Ford COPPOLA's Epic Masterpiece

Apocalypse Now: Final CUT

Apocalypse Now Final Cut was restored from the original negative from 1979 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's historic Vietnam War epic with Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando. The digital film restoration was mainly done on a DIAMANT-Film Restoration SUITE by James Mockoski from American Zoetrope Film.
Coppola believes Apocalypse Now Final Cut “looks better than it has ever looked, and sounds better than it has ever sounded,” and he is “thrilled beyond measure to present the best version of the film to the world.” Watch trailer.

Martin Sheen as Captain Benjamin L. Willard.
Credits to Francis Ford Coppola and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro

Park Road restores hours of B&W film from WW1 and completes post production on Sir Peter Jacksons ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

   Photo from They Shall Not Grow Old

Park Road Post Production is an internationally renowned facility and was involved in the cleanup and restoration of 100 hours of scanned archive material from World War I. In such projects many different software solutions are used and we are happy to say that we could support Park Road with our DIAMANT-Film Restoration SUITE in this project. more

De quelques évènements sans signification
(Mostafa Derkaoui, 1974) by FilmoTeca de Catalunya

at 69. Berlinale. Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin Forum. Archival Constellations

The restoration project has been carried out “in house” by Filmoteca’s team and external collaborators Ferran Alberich and Manel Almiñana and had consisted of scanning the original negative 16mm, colour, edited in ab rolls, to 4 K (3996x2160 DPX 10 bit log) using a Northlight-I. Given the condition of the original negative with extensive damage and dust from the 1974 laboratory processing, it was neessary to undertook a digital restoration using DIAMANT software. A colour correction and sound restoration was done with the help and supervison of the film director Mostafa Derkaoui and photographer Abdelkrim Derkaoui. more

Restoration Project by Turkish Film and TV Institute (Mimar Sinan University)



Restoration Project by Filmoteka Narodowa


"Mania" is the result of an international cooperation between artists, from the time when silent movies crossed the national and linguistic borders. The Movie was shot in Berlin in politically turbulent times however its contents pertain to universal truths. The great artistic value of "Mania" comes from the lively narration, interesting acting and characters, as well as innovative operator's tricks, which make it a valuable relic of cinematography, among the most important silent movies. The elaborate scenery was designed by Paul Leni, later known for his direction of expressionist movies. more


Restoration Project by Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona



One of the earliest movies that has been preserved is the "Semain Sainte en Espagne", a documentary film, that preserves the whole week procession from 1898! in Sevilla. The film is in a very unstable state containing fragile and brittle materials.
One of the 2008 restoration project was the restoration of this very rare and valuable material in 4k resolution. more


Common project of Filmgalerie, Filmmuseum and Filmarchive Austria, Krems-Vienna-Austria

Film title: "A Travel through Austria - Wachau"


The film "A Travel through Austria - Wachau" is a 1920 color shot.
Since early 2008, Filmgalerie in Krems, Austria is well equipped with ARRIScan, ARRILaser and 2 DIAMANT-Film Restoration suites. The involved institutions Filmmuseum (Vienna-Austria) and Filmarchive (Laxenburg-Austria) have recently presented their first results on the digital restoration process. For the beginning highly valuable and endangered films have been selected for preservation. more


FIAF Members go for DIAMANT-Film Restoration

International Federation of film archives

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing films both as cultural heritage and as historical documents.

FIAF is a collaborative association of the world's leading film archives and many of their members have chosen DIAMANT as their favourite software for digital film restoration.

Among them are:

  • EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam,
  • British Film Institute (BFI), London,
  • Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona,
  • China Film Archive, Beijing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Beograd,
  • Archives Francaises du Film du Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC),
  • Archivo Audiovisual de Venezuela Biblioteca Nacional, Caracas,
  • Scottish Screen Archive, Glasgow,
  • George Eastman House, Rochester,
  • Filmoteka Narodowa, Warszawa,
  • Filmarchive Austria, Vienna,
  • Filmmuseum Austria, Vienna,
  • Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna,
  • Cinemateca Brasileira, Sao Paulo,
  • Korean Film Archive, Seoul,
  • Fundación Cinemateca Nacional, Venezuela, Caracas,
  • Cineteca Nazional, Italy, Rome,
  • Cineteca Nacional de Chile, Santiago de Chile,
  • UCLA, Los Angels, USA,
  • Cineteca Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Norway Film Institue, Norway
  • Turkish Film and TV Archive, Istanbul, Turkey
  • ANF, National Archive of Romania, Jilava, Romania
  • National Screen and Sound Archive, Australia
  • Vietnam Film Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Bundesarchiv, Germany
  • Tokyo Lab, Tokyo, Japan


Please read more about our customers in our customers section.

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We are happy to help you integrating restoration services into your workflow or consult you in building up a complete workflow from film scanning via restoration to printing and archiving.

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