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. ...read 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.

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

Film Title: MUHSINBEYONCESONRAM-ERKSANSIZ

 

Restoration Project by Filmoteka Narodowa

Film Title: MANIA. THE HISTORY OF A CIGARETTE FACTORY WORKER [1918]

"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.

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Restoration Project by Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona

Film Title: SEMAINE SAINTE EN ESPAGNE, LA. SÉVILLE: PROCESSION

SEMAINE SAINTE EN ESPAGNE

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.

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

Film title: "A Travel through Austria - Wachau"

KREMS

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.

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FIAF Members go for DIAMANT-Film Restoration

 FIAF

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,www.filmmuseum.nl
  • British Film Institute (BFI), London,www.bfi.org.uk
  • Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona,cultura.gencat.net/filmo
  • China Film Archive, Beijing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Beograd,www.kinoteka.org.yu
  • Archives Francaises du Film du Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC),www.cnc.fr
  • Archivo Audiovisual de Venezuela Biblioteca Nacional, Caracas,www.bnv.bib.ve/archivo.htm
  • Scottish Screen Archive, Glasgow,www.nls.uk/ssa
  • George Eastman House, Rochester,www.eastmanhouse.org
  • Filmoteka Narodowa, Warszawa,www.fn.org.pl
  • Filmarchive Austria, Vienna,www.filmarchiv.at
  • Filmmuseum Austria, Vienna,www.filmmuseum.at
  • Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna,www.filmmuseum.at
  • Cinemateca Brasileira, Sao Paulo,www.cinemateca.gov.br
  • Korean Film Archive, Seoul,www.koreafilm.or.kr
  • Fundación Cinemateca Nacional, Venezuela, Caracas,www.cinemateca.gob.ve
  • Cineteca Nazional, Italy, Rome,www.snc.it
  • Cineteca Nacional de Chile, Santiago de Chile,www.ccplm.cl
  • UCLA, Los Angels, USA, www.cinema.ucla.edu
  • 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

 

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