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Filmlight Northlight 1

Item #:EQ503756U
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Equipment Description:
with 35 &16 mm, Forge, Rwd and more

Model Description:
Film Scanner 4K 35mm 4.7 sec/frame, 2K 35mm 2.6 sec/frame, 2K S16mm 2.1 sec/frame

Equipment Details

Complete NorthLight 1 scanning system for 35mm and 16mm film. Scanner with IR detection and Forge software for automatic dirt paint out, also includes MTI “Correct” software for damaged film repair and manual dirt paint out. Prista film cleaner from San Lab Systems. Custom film winder with built in Digisync key code reader allows film to be logged off the scanner to a project database to confirm shots, EDL etc. A complete package for scanning for features or commercials. All equipment is fully functional and in pristine condition.

NorthLight 1 Scanner from FilmLight
35mm scanning 2k 4k 6k (6k samplling for all)
16mm scanning 2k 3k (3k sampling for all)
IR Dirt detection
Built in 16 & 35mm Key Code readers
Dedicated Computer with filmlight software
Air Applitec Inc. VL630 Dust hood

Forge" software by The Foundry
Dedicated Dual Optron 2.85 computer
Running Red Hat Linux
5TB local storage
Applies automatic dirt paint out using NorthLight Infrared dirt identification technology.
Prista" film cleaner by San Lab Systems
State of the art film cleaner
35mm and 16mm
Surface dust removed by 6 PTR's
Sonic agitation further cleans film
Film dried and polished by 4 soft nap buffers
Custom built film winder with built-in DigiSync key code reader from FilmLab for logging film prior to putting film up on the scanner.
System logs key code directly to computer to be incorporated into DI database.

Model Details

Installed in over 40 high-profile studios worldwide, Northlight 1
handles any output format, crop, or aspect ratio up to 6K
resolution. Robust engineering ensures an exceptionally long
service life, plus on-site upgrades allow all Northlight 1 users
to enjoy the powerful new features of Northlight 2.

4K 35mm 4.7 sec/frame
2K 35mm 2.6 sec/frame
2K S16mm 2.1 sec/frame

EDL-based scanning
The Northlight can import CMX C-mode or FilmLight
EDLs, both with optional handles. EDL functionality is fully
compatible with the Baselight system and allows insertion of
scan control commands like format change, exposure setting
and scan orientation. An integrated film stock database
allows automated scanning of select rolls containing a variety
of film stocks.
Like all other Northlight control features, EDL operation can
be driven either from the command line, using scripts, or
from the graphical user interface. Single events, groups or
entire lists can be processed as required.
Keycode reader
The custom designed Northlight keycode reader is capable
of capturing perf accurate keycodes whether the film is
shuttling at full speed or scanning frame by frame. It is fully
integrated into the scanning process, allowing keycode
search, frame accurate keycode-based operation and
simultaneous embedding of keycodes and timecode into
DPX files.

16mm option
Film scanning becomes a viable alternative to telecine
transfer with the 16mm option for Northlight, providing
superb, dual-pin registered stability and up to 4K resolution.
Scanning at the highest quality captures the full detail
available on the latest 16mm stocks, enabling both the best
fidelity in terms of HD transfers and digital 35mm blow-up for
theatrical release. With a format changeover and setup of a
few minutes, Northlight caters for all common stocks.
Archive and restoration
New archive and restoration tools place Northlight firmly in
the emerging high-end film restoration market; these include
pinless scanning with extended image area (including perfs),
handling shrunken film and recombining separations.
Northlight integrates with other FilmLight or third party
applications to produce definitive, DCI-compliant masters
without dither or noise.


4K 35mm 4.7 sec/frame

2K 35mm 2.6 sec/frame

2K S16mm 2.1 sec/frame

Embedded defect map option assists with automated


True 16-bit colour depth

Ultra low noise linear motor scan action

Revolutionary, pin-registered projector design with fast


Easy to load, safe transport with push button re-racking

Unique projector action allowing all current film formats

– 16mm, Super16mm, 2/3/4/8 perf 35mm

8 perf VistaVision and 3 perf gate options

Stable 700W metal halide diffuse illumination system

Up to 8K 35mm or 4K 16mm

Academy/scope/full-gate/user-defined crops as required

Full resolution oversampling at all output resolutions

Full pin registration with exchangeable pin blocks

Fully indexed for scanning frame-accurate to EDLs

2000’ roll capacity

Automatic generation of high quality proxy images

Outputs 10-bit or 16-bit log DPX/Cineon files to standard file system

Designed to allow unattended roll end-to-end operation

Optional 16mm and 35mm keycode readers

Ability to output monochrome DPX files


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