Film Restoration, or film preservation, is a series of ongoing efforts among studios, film historians, archivists, museums and non-profit organizations to rescue decaying film stock and preserve their images.  In the widest sense, preservation assures that a movie will continue to exist as close to its original form as possible.

Modern VideoFilm employs the latest scanning technologies, digital restoration software and color correction systems to preserve and protect the classics. A typical workflow might include scanning the original cut negative in the highest resolutions possible, processing the images in our DRS department to remove dirt, scratches, bumps and artifacts, then grading in the latest DaVinci Resolve color correction system, and finally creating deliverables, which might consist of archiving to LTO tape, creating DCPs and other file-based deliverables, as well as recording the high-resolution digital images back onto film using an Arrilaser digital film recorder.

Restorations Modern VideoFilm has performed include:

The General

Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL (1926)
Color corrected by Gregg Garvin

Intolerance_(film)
Color corrected by Gregg Garvin

Hoop Dreams
Color corrected by Gregg Garvin

thief_of_bagdad
Color corrected by Gregg Garvin

steamboat bill jr
Color corrected by Gregg Garvin

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