There is a quiet tragedy unfolding each day in archives around the world. For over 100 years humanity has recorded every aspect of its existence on motion picture film for the benefit of future generations. Decades of entertainment, arts, politics, sports and industry that were captured on motion picture film for posterity lie rotting, having never been viewed – and with each day more is lost forever.

  • Advanced Film Capture
  • Advanced Film Capture
  • Advanced Film Capture
  • Advanced Film Capture
  • Advanced Film Capture

Introduction

There is an urgent need to digitize archived motion picture film worldwide; every day untold amounts of footage becomes irreparably damaged.  We believe that Advanced Film Capture’s AnthroCine archival film scanner will usher in an era where the world’s motion picture film heritage finally makes it into the digital realm, preserving the captured images for posterity and allowing them to be distributed within modern content ecosystems.

Advanced Film Capture (AFC) has developed an unprecedented product, the AnthroCine, which finally makes it practical to scan the world’s motion picture film archives. The design of the AnthroCine incorporates advances in technology from several fields and combines them into a unique, proprietary system that is unlike any other film digitizer/scanner.

Our business model is based on usage; a per-frame charge for digital transfers, which will be performed on-site at the archives.  This fee structure covers the use of the AnthroCine, its operation and maintenance.  The efficiencies of the AnthroCine allow us to reduce the cost of film digitizing by up to 90% of what is currently being charged for a 4k or 6k digital deliverable.

We believe this price breakthrough will mark a tipping point, making it financially feasible for owners of motion picture film libraries to monetize their assets with a digital master.  Residual income will be generated by offering the AnthroCine to archive owners without a digitization budget, and then dividing revenue from the newly created digital content.

The Problem