Ok, maybe I'm being a bit harsh. It *is* a nice scanner. I just think you'd be nuts to spend the money they're asking for it - for one thing, it has the same problems with splice bumps that plague the Spirit, Shadow, GoldenEye and other continuous motion line scanners. I can't tell you how many films we have to fix this sort of thing on, in restoration. It's a huge pain in the neck and is inherent to the type of transport/sensor they're using, when you have spliced film. They're great scanners for Dailies and uncut film, no doubt, but they're much less desirable than the Lasergraphics, Xena and other area sensors, or even pin-registered line sensor scanners like the Northlight and Imagica.
One thing that really bugs me is that they advertise HDR capability, but that's only for B/W footage. They basically use each of the lines in the sensor for different exposures and then they merge them into an HDR output file. That's something the Director does, but the way the Scanity is designed, that can only work on B/W because you have to use the sensors that would normally be used for separate color channels for different exposure levels. It's clever, but limited.
The Director is less expensive, and does true RGB +IR scanning, and is multi-flash HDR (9 flashes total, three for each color channel), so it will pull more out of contrasty prints and reversal than just about anything else out there, color or b/w. I just don't get the Scanity, I guess.
Edited by Perry Paolantonio, 30 March 2016 - 06:54 PM.