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French restoration service adds Snell Archangel Ph.D-HD

VectraCom, a provider of restoration services for AV archives in France, has added Snell's Archangel Ph.C-HD real-time video restoration system to its lineup of post-production tools.

Powered by Snell's Ph.C motion-compensation technology, Archangel Ph.C-HD enables VectraCom to meet the quality demands of customers who require the remastering and delivery of historic film footage in HD formats.

A long-time user of the Archangel system for SD restoration, VectraCom served as the second beta test site for the Archangel Ph.C-HD and provided significant input into the development of the new system. Prior to adopting Archangel Ph.C-HD, VectraCom relied solely on a software-based restoration system for HD projects, which often required up to three weeks to complete restoration for a typical feature-length film.

In addition to the time savings, Archangel Ph.C-HD offers VectraCom a real-time window into the restoration process by enabling technicians to monitor the output continuously to ensure optimal restoration and to guard against the introduction of artifacts.

See Snell Group at 2011 NAB Show Booth N1820.