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With the EZ,

it’s reel easy.

We make it simple for our clients to assess, access, and possess their film collections digitally, courtesy of our unique EasyReel™ Technology and the Filmic EZ16, the most effective machine on the market. Digitization, especially at scale, can seem daunting. But our tech is the simplest way to digitize “miles in minutes” and reveal the reel. It’s so easy, it’s like magic.

No need to spend many hours preparing films before they go onto a machine. Simply take the film out of the can, and thread it onto the EZ. 

The EZ16 uses three different winding tensions and super gentle handling so even highly distressed films can be successfully digitized.

The EZ is small and light enough to be easily portable and fit comfortably on your desktop or worktable. 

Our EasyReel™ Technology uses an algorithm to control the torque motors, taking the guesswork out of revealing the reel. Just load your film and press Go!

Our AI does the heavy-lifting, analyzing your film frame-by-frame to detect damage so you can digitally triage your collection before sending it to a specialist or hosting in an online archive.

The EZ16 doesn’t need an expert operator. With minimal setup, your EZ16 will be ready to roll – and you can leave the room without worry. The EZ16 is designed to stop automatically if it senses a change in tension.

EasyReel™ Technology

We use computer vision to develop an objective analysis of the state of your film. Our AI detects perforation integrity, shrinkage, stretch, and edge deviation, then builds a condition report on your film, offering a detailed assessment of damage. The AI also controls the transport, making the EZ16 suitable for film in any condition. Fun fact: the motors in the EZ16 were first developed for hoverboards! 

Film Crops

“Movie” crop

Sprockets and edges removed from view. AI stabilizes the imagery to reduce jitter commonly visible in 16mm film.

“Inspection” crop

Similar to the Movie crop except the video shows edge-to-edge overscan so archivists and others can examine edge codes, edge damages, sprockets, type of sound, etc. To show the film’s real condition, AI stabilization is not applied.

“Full” crop

This is the camera’s full field of view including two adjacent film frames. Overlays can be applied to identify frame numbers, time, and Reel ID (film’s unique identifier).

Film Condition Reports

Film Condition Reports are developed automatically by the EZ16. They include the Reel ID, any operator observations like odor, and detailed analysis made by our AI, including lengthwise and lateral shrink/stretch, vertical and horizontal perforation distortion, and edge damage. The Condition Reports also include technical metadata for importing into your systems to help catalogue and archive efficiently.

Digitization Features

Portability

Suitable for desktop use, unit weighs about 40lbs (18kg)

Output Views

Movie – active image area only

Inspection – edge-to-edge

Full – what the EZ16 camera saw

Audio

Single pass extraction from either an optical channel or optional magnetic audio head

Film Types

Print, reversal positive, negative, color, black and white

Film Gauges

8mm, 16mm, S8mm, S16mm, 9.5mm

Connections

4 x USB 3.1

1 x Displayport (HDMI)

1 x 1GbE Ethernet port

1 x 10GbE RJ45 Ethernet port

1 x 3.5mm headphone jack

1 x 2.5in. SATA drive bay

Transport Features

Capacity

Platters can hold up to 2000’

The amount of film that can be digitized in a single session depends upon the user’s storage capacity

Continuous Motion

Run speed is selectable up to 36fps for digitizing, up to 136fps for winding

Transport Type

Sprocket-less, algorithm-controlled torque motors with 3 winding tensions

Film Shrinkage Tolerance

As the transport and videos are independent of the film’s dimensions, the amount of shrinkage no longer matters

Winding Tensions

50g – best for distressed films, long term storage

200g – suitable for most projects

350g – ideal for films that will be shipped