IDEA Chair Award: Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner

Cintel is the world’s first affordable motion picture film scanner, acquiring stunning, real-time, Ultra HD scans for under $30,000. Light and easy to use, it replaces bulky, complex units costing hundreds of thousands of dollars—eliminating the need for expert assembly and operation. Libraries and museums now can affordably scan fragile archival film that would otherwise degrade; independent filmmakers can harness the timeless quality of film with drastically reduced production costs and lead times. An intuitive design pared back to its essential elements, Cintel’s architectural form fits effortlessly in the most confined space. Tuned to stop unwanted resonance and paired with high-end image stabilizing software, it offers gentle film handling and accurate, high quality, real-time 4K scans.

Designed by: Blackmagic Industrial Design Team

Contact: simonkidd@blackmagicdesign.com