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Exceptional Film & Video Restoration

Simply the best suite of film & video restoration tools in the world.

Phoenix Touch

Phoenix Touch contains powerful automatic dust-busting capability alongside a high quality manual repair toolset that can turn around intensive repair tasks quickly. Phoenix Touch can also act as assist station to Phoenix Refine and Phoenix Finish.

Phoenix Video

Phoenix Video is a highly automated restoration and enhancement solution for handling video content stored on tape formats such as 1¨, U-Matic and Betacam SP.. The system handles common image defects such as dropouts, severe noise, cross colour artifacts, line sync problems and more. Additional features include motion compensated frame rate conversion and high-quality upscaling, as well as full support for common broadcast codecs.

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Golden Eye 4
4K Archive Scanner
8mm to 65mm
Universal Optics
Phoenix Restoration
Restore and Enhance
DVO Restoration Tools
Nucoda Colour Grading
Advanced colour grading
HDR and Dolby Vision
4K and UHD

Restoring with Phoenix

Fixing general Film defects…

The normal approach for film restoration is to address global issues (i.e. problems affecting the whole image such as unsteadiness or flicker), then tackling localized defects and finally and optionally enhancing the image.
Unsteadiness is first removed using the automated DVO Steady, in combination with correcting any splice bumps. Then flicker (including chroma breathing) is reduced with DVO Flicker, also automated. Once the global issues have been addressed, tram lines can be removed using DVO Scratch. The typical time-consuming dust-busting process is done swiftly with the motion compensated DVO Dust, optionally complemented with manual DVO Fix.
DVO Fix to touch up, either using “include” or “exclude” modes. Although most of these processes are automated, the operator can override them and fine tune for an even better result. Finally a bit of gentle grain reduction using DVO Clarity and some sharpening using DVO Sharpen can be added for that extra crispness. Both Phoenix Refine and Phoenix Finish are suitable for this type of work.

Restoring with Phoenix

Dealing with digital material

Digital camera noise and dead pixels is the most common issue with digital files today. Other problems are sensor patterning and chroma artifacts on high contrast edges, this is very common on debayered material.
Patterning can usually be resolved by sharp cut-off low pass filtering using the generic DVO Brickwall or DVO Alias tools.
DVO Pixel will automatically detect and repair dead pixels – manual location is available.
DVO Chroma can take care or those nasty coloured edge lines.
Digital noise can be reduced by DVO Clarity, and some grain added back with DVO RGB Regrain

Restoring with Phoenix

Old and damaged film…

In addition to the above, old and severely damaged film may need additional treatment. The complete range of tools may need to be used and Phoenix Finish is the best choice here. For example, frame reconstruction can be done in a number of ways, with a motion compensated “fill-in” using DVO Fix.
Time stretching can be achieved with DVO Twister, using multiple layers/tracks and compositing tools. Colour/density matching can be performed using the advanced grading tools available in Phoenix Finish.
The negative, parts of a print or even material previously put on tape can be used to match to the negative by image enhancement such as using DVO Sharpen, DVO Clarity or DVO Grain. Image resize/positioning is achieved using Pan & Scan or DVO Upscale.