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.
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.
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!
Sprockets and edges removed from view. AI stabilizes the imagery to reduce jitter commonly visible in 16mm film.
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.
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 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.
Suitable for desktop use, unit weighs about 40lbs (18kg)
Movie – active image area only
Inspection – edge-to-edge
Full – what the EZ16 camera saw
Single pass extraction from either an optical channel or optional magnetic audio head
Print, reversal positive, negative, color, black and white
8mm, 16mm, S8mm, S16mm, 9.5mm
4 x USB 3.1
4 x Displayport (HDMI)
1 x 1GbE Ethernet port
1 x 10GbE RJ45 Ethernet port
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
4 x 2.5in. SATA drive bay
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
Run speed is selectable up to 36fps for digitizing, up to 96fps for winding
Sprocket-less, algorithm-controlled torque motors with 3 winding tensions
As the transport and videos are independent of the film’s dimensions, the amount of shrinkage no longer matters
50g – best for distressed films, long term storage
200g – suitable for most projects
350g – ideal for films that will be shipped