Digital archiving solution for film, video and audio
CineTape™ is a particular type of bits-on-film, optimised for archiving, storing and accessing of moving pictures and audio.
- Digital masterfiles (AIP) are transformed into a bitcode and recorded as a digital code on conventional film.
- The code on film can be read by widely used devices and film materials of the cinema industry.
- The bitcode is based on the process of Monolith™.
- We use an ARRI laser for recording, and you can rescan the code on any scanner (minimal requirements: 4'000 RGB and respective MTF in the three channels).
CineTape™, consisting of bit pattern, is resistent against scratches and color-fading, if we compare it to classical digital intermediates (direct recording of the images on film). The digital code contains a lot of redundancy, whereas every scratch involuntarily leads to a loss during the processing of an analogue film.
- In comparison with a digital intermediate, CineTape™ only uses 30 to 80% of the film length – and sound is integrated on the same medium.
- The high efficiency of CineTape™ directly corresponds to the archiving costs.
For service enterprises
We offer partnerships and license models for interested persons as well as for internationally operating service companies and manufacturers via www.bitsave.ch.