Inside Lowry Digital
BURBANK, CA — In this past Sunday’s edition, the New York Times profiled the work of Lowry Digital, a state-of-the-art film scanning and restoration facility that’s been creating phenomenal digital transfers of classic films like “North by Northwest,” “Casablanca,” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Using its own proprietary software system, a fleet of super-fast G5 Power Macintoshes, and its 4K Imagica film scanner (which can scan film at twice the typical resolution), Lowry is able to provide unparalleled negative scanning and restoration services.
Not only does Lowry create DVD transfers that have more detail, clarity, and color saturation than most other DVDs, but the firm is also helping studios create digital masters of their films that will be used for several generations of formats (DVD, HDTV, and beyond).
Also — Apple Computer has posted interesting interview with John Lowry, the founder of Lowry Digital Images, that details some of the typical challenges involved in digitizing film and how Apple is helping the company.