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DIAMANT-Film Restoration Solution

The DIAMANT-Film Restoration Software is a professional solution for automatic, semi-automatic and interactive film restoration, cleaning, enhancement and repair. Since 2001 DIAMANT-FILM Restoration is being used successfully in film archives, post production houses, studios and laboratories around the world.

With the DIAMANT-Film Restoration Software you can handle almost any kind of film defects

  • Dust & Dirt
  • Flicker (local and global color and brightness instability and color breathing)
  • Instabilities or shaking
  • Line scratches
  • Grain & Noise
  • Any single frame defects like dust, dirt, blotches, mold, bacteria, hairs, scratches, …
  • Warped or distorted images
  • Color degradations
  • Stains
  • Misaligned channels (channel separation)
  • Camera or gate hairs
  • Destroyed images or parts of images like bad splices, tears, burned frames, warped images, dead pixels, punch holes, …
  • Infrared mask matte defects (IR Cleaner)

The SUITE contains a number of automatic, semi-automatic filters and interactive tools for manual work.

Now additional optional tools dedicated for video restoration are available

  • DigiBeta drop-out
  • Analogue vertical drop-outs
  • Noise
  • Field issue repair
  • Reverse telecine
  • De-interlace
  • Re-timing
  • Most film centric algorithms have been adopted to work on video also

DIAMANT-Film Restoration Suite

The DIAMANT-Film Restoration suite consists of several software components to deal with various restoration projects. They allow to organize the restoration work, define restoration jobs, real-time viewing, batch rendering and generating of automatic restoration reports. The Annotator is fully integrated into DIAMANT-Film Restoration which allows to prepare, estimate and document all restoration steps in reports. The Filters (plug-ins) are dealing with the different restoration issues and are for automatic and semi-automatic restoration.
For interactive restoration all DustBuster+ features are included in the new RestorationManager+.

Automation tools included

The “Batch Renderer” allows to prepare, schedule and render several restoration projects automatically in the background. This allows for easy automation of common restoration tasks and automatically rendering them in background on a workstation or on the render farm.

Workflow integration and automation

We do have several options to add “automatic” film & video restoration into third party workflows.
Please contact us to learn about the possibilities.

Technical characteristics:

  • Resolution independent (SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 6K, 8K or any format in between)
  • 8, 10, 12, or 16 bit color depth (lin/log)
  • Multi GPU support
  • Render farm support
  • Inexpensive hardware
    • Off the shelf workstations with Windows
    • Standard disk storage or SAN support


DustBuster+ LT
Diamant-Film Suite LT
Diamant-Film Suite
Interactive Tools (Tool Track)
Paint Tools Clone X X X X
HistoryBrush X X X X
Paint X X X X
Repair Tools Dust (single image dirt, scratches) X X X X
Interpolate (frame repair) X X X X
ExInPaint (auto healing for camera hairs and static defects) X X X
Scratch (vertical line) X X X
SpliceRepair X X X
Inpaint X X X
Repair X X X
Distortion (image deformation by manual grid) X X X
Enhance Tools Enhance X X X X
Primary CC X X X
Grain Sample X X X X
Automatic Filters (Filter Track)
Paint HistoryFilter X X X X
TimeClone X X X
TimePaint X X X
Repair DFlicker X
DFlickerFlow X
Dust X X X
IR Cleaner X
Repair X X X
Scratch X
ExInPaint (Camera hair removal) X X X
DeadPixel (digital cameras) X X X
InterpolateSequence X X X
Stain X X X
Stabilisation Stabilize X
StabTracking X
Transform X X X
DWarp X
StabBorder X
StabPinhole X
SpliceBump X
Distortion X
Warp X
Noise/Grain Noise X
DE Noise (OPTION: Dark Energy from Cinnafilm)
Enhance X X X
NoiseTV X X X
Neat Video OFX Plugin Option X X X
OmniClean X
Regrain X
Grain Overlay X
Color Brightness/Contrast X X X
Primary CC X
Align Color Channel X
Auto Contrast X
Color Registration X
DropOut Line Dropout X
Tracking Tracking X
Import Points X
Misc Zoom X
Blanking X
Flip X X X
Invert X
FieldSplit X
Annotation Track
Pre-Defined Annotations X X X X
User Defineable Annotations X X X X
MovieManager (Repository management)
Multi clip import X X
Multi clip export X X
Project backup/restore as ZIP archive X X
Multi generation handling X X
Restoration report in HTML, XML and XLSX X X
Custom comments for clips X X
Repository sharing between several workstations X X
Crop, Pan & Scan X
TimeStrech (re-timing) X
Batch (re-) rendering X
Qualtity control features
Split Screen for dynamic comparison of two sequences X X X X
Side by Side X X X
Difference mask X X X X
Onion skin X X X X
Before & After toggle X X X X
Compare with additional sequence X X X X
Interlaced & Field View X X X X
Individual channel inspection including alpha channel X X X X
Windows 10/8/7 (64 bit) X X X X
MAC OSX 10.8 or higher X X
Multi thread support X X X X
Render farm support X
GPU support X X X X
Multi GPU support X X X
Full metadata mode for all functions X X X X
Non destructive working mode X X X X
Destructive working mode X X
High quality GPU based optical flow motion analysis X X X X
Animated ROIs, brushes, rectengulars, polygones X X X
Support of dust & scratch clean mattes or infrared masks from DFT SCANITY, ARRIScan, Lasergraphics, Cintel and NorthLight Scanners X X X
Undo support for all actions X X X X
LUT & 3D LUT support X X X X
Title & action safe area display X X X X
View guides X X X X
Timeline concept X X X X
EDL support for cuts and markers X X X X
Single and dual monitor support with full screen mode X X X X
Optional video output via BlackMagic and AJA boards X X X
Bookmarks X X X X
Histogram view X X X X
RGB value view X X X X
Waveform view X X X X
Magnifier view X X X X
Individual color channel views & grey view X X X X
Automatic cut detection X X X X
Installation on ASSIMILATE Scratch and R&S CLIPSTER X X X X
R&S CLIPSTER Plugin mode (Optional) X X
ASSIMILATE Scratch Plugin mode X X
Open API and SDK X X X X
Proxy support for faster playback X X
Grain template manager X
Image format support
Resolution independent: Anything from SD – 6K X X X X
DPX, CIN, TIFF, TGA, OpenEXR, DCI JPEG 2000, JPEG, BMP and many more X X X X
8bit, 10bit, 16bit, LIN/LOG, monochrome X X X X
Support for QuickTime, AVI and MXF X X X X
Infrared dust/dirt map support X X X X
Timcode handling X X X X
Errors and omissions excepted


For printing, please download the PDF version of the feature list.

DIAMANT-Film Restoration Updates

The DIAMANT-Film Restoration software is evolving constantly. Please check out our new versions.

What’s new in our latest DIAMANT-Film Restoration V12

The V12 has been released on the 15th April 2020 including many new features. See the following documents for further details:

What’s new in our latest DIAMANT-Film Restoration V11

Please have a look on the WhatsNew_DIAMANT_V11 article.

What’s new in our latest DIAMANT-Film Restoration V10

Please have a look on the WhatsNew_DIAMANT_V10 article.

What’s new in our latest DIAMANT-Film Restoration V9

Please have a look on the V9 release information.

What’s new in our latest DIAMANT-Film Restoration V8

Please see the PDF release information  for more information.

System Requirements

For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer meets the following minimum system requirements.

Recommended configuration (up to 6K)

  • OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
  • Workstation: HP Z-8/HP Z-840/SuperMicro/Dell 2xIntel XEON >3 GHz 12-16 physical cores with AVX support
    It is more efficient to focus on processor speed than number of cores
  • Memory: 96GB RAM or more
  • Graphics Card: 8GB RAM, OpenGL 3.0, CUDA (3.0 compute compability) : Nvidia Quadro RTX5000/P5000 or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GTX 1080 Ti/TITAN with 8 GB RAM or better.
  • Internal SSD Hard Drive 512GB + Internal RAID or SAN with ~600-1600 MB/s read/write depending on resolution

Minimum requirements (up to 2K)

  • Windows 10/8/7 64bit
  • Intel i5/i7/i9/XEON or comparable (AMD) with AVX support (CPUs from 2011 or newer)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: 2GB RAM, OpenGL 3.0, CUDA (3.0 compute compability): Nvidia Quadro K4200 or GeForce GTX750 with 2 GB RAM or better
  • Internal Hard Drive: Minimum 120 GB 7200 rpm

Recommeded configuration for MAC for DustBuster+

  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • 3 GHz Intel Xeon W processor
  • 10 cores
  • 64 GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16gb of VRAM
  • 2TB internal SSD

Video output option

  • BlackMagic DeckLink