JCA TV facilities restore cartoons with Snell & Wilcox Archangel Ph.C

Archangel Ph.C eliminates noise, dirt, scratches, as well as unsteadiness and flicker using motion compensation technology. Copyright © 1972-1984 William H. Cosby, Jr. Under license to Entertainment Rights PLC. All rights reserved. "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and all related titles, logos, character names and likenesses are trademarks of William H. Cosby, Jr

Vintage cartoons including “The Archies” and “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” are being restored using the Snell & Wilcox Archangel Ph.C real-time restoration system. The restoration project on Entertainment Rights’ Filmation archive is being carried out by JCA TV in London.

Filmation catalog owner Entertainment Rights commissioned JCA TV to provide new DigiBeta masters, ready for international distribution.

Jim Duncan, chief engineer at JCA TV, said some of the Filmation catalog was transferred from film to D1 tape in 1994 using telecine technology. Until then, JCA TV hadn’t undertaken restoration work, but in this case it seemed a necessary part of the job, and something that would add value to the Entertainment Rights’ Filmation catalog.

Offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional restoration solutions, Archangel Ph.C works in real time to correct artifacts including noise, dirt, and scratches, plus unsteadiness and flicker using Snell & Wilcox’s Ph.C motion compensation technology. Archangel Ph.C cleans up, fixes, and stabilizes video material that has deteriorated or been damaged, either by age or other factors. The process is real-time, and including set-up time, typical material can be processed in two to three times its running length.

For more information, visit www.snellwilcox.com.

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