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Grading Restoration The BFI National Archive has installed a DFT Scanity HDR film scanner at its Conservation Centre in Berkhampsted to assist with the ongoing digitisation of the UK’s film and television archive. The scanner, purchased using Lottery funding, will be used to remove scratches and dust and enhance pictures stored on delicate and/or damaged film materials from a variety of film gauges and formats, some dating back to the 19th Century. In total, 10,000 titles will be digitised and made available online via the BFI Player in a project that runs through to March 2017. Heather Stewart, BFI Creative director, programme said: “Our Unlocking Film Heritage programme has changed public access to the UK national collection of film and television through the launch of Britain on Film. Many of the titles have been unknown and unseen for decades.” Blackmagic Design has announced a free DaVinci Resolve 12.2 update that adds support for the latest colour science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X and additional high dynamic range features. Additions include support for HDR Hybrid Log Gamma, conversion LUTs for Hybrid Log Gamma, ACES IDTs for Canon C300 Mk II clips, and updated ST 2084 HDR colour science. It is hoped that the enhancements will aid both theatrical and TV grading. Import support for NewBlue Titler Pro titles using Media Composer AAF sequences is also included. The update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12 and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website. blackmagicdesign.com/uk dft-film.com KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 110 FEBRUARY 2016 | 21