Cintel Scanner

Technical Specifications


The Cintel Scanner is a complete solution to realtime film scanning and grading that features precision mechanical film handling components, optics, a high intensity diffuse light source and a built in camera. The Cintel Scanner includes a 35mm film gate, film spools, a set of four cleaning rollers, desk mount feet and DaVinci Resolve Studio software. Cintel transfers film directly to DaVinci Resolve which gives you the power to edit film rolls back together, scans to be color graded, reframed, noise reduced and audio extracted. Using DaVinci Resolve to operate the scanner means you have much more creative control than a simple telecine because DaVinci Resolve has many more features than is possible to do in hardware.


Excludes freight cost

Scanner Features

Film Stocks

Print, Negative, Interpositive, Internegative.

Mono and Color.

Film Gauges

35mm (2, 3, 4 perforations) Super 35mm (2, 3, 4 perforations)

16mm, Super 16mm

Native Resolution

4096 x 3072

Effective Resolutions

3840 x 2880 - Super 35

3390 x 2864 - Standard 35

3390 x 2465 - Anamorphic 35

1903 x 1143 - Super 16

1581 x 1154 - Standard 16

HDMI Formats

3840 x 2160 Ultra HD

1920 x 1080 HD

(Auto selected to match monitor resolution)


Extraction from scanned image.

Dirt and Scratch Reduction

Diffuse light source. Cleaning rollers.

Mounting Options

Desk Mount. Wall Mount.

Transport Features

Continuous Motion

Run speed:

1 - 30 fps


1 - 100 fps (35mm)

1 - 200 fps (16mm)


5 - 30 fps/s

Film Shrinkage Tolerance

Up to 2% guaranteed, more may be possible if user care is taken.


2000 ft


HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI 1.4 10-bit 4:2:2 for preview purposes only.

Computer Interface

Thunderbolt 2 for capture of image and audio.

Options Interface

XLR6 connection for optional accessories.

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Operating Systems

Mac Icon

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.


16mm accessory pack.

Audio and KeyKode Reader.

Audio and KeyKode Reader


Optical audio SMPTE, Magnetic audio IEC.

Supported KeyKode Scan Speeds

All scanner speeds.

LED Type

Optical audio and KeyKode Deep RED.

Supported Audio Scan Speeds

6fps-125% chosen film rate i.e. 24fps film frame rate has a 30fps maximum scan speed.

Supported Optical Audio Types

Variable Area. Variable Density.

Optical Audio 35mm

Bandwidth: 40Hz-16kHz +-2dB

SnR Signal to Noise Ratio: Transparent film base -65dB

Wow and Flutter: < 0.15%

Optical Audio 16mm

Bandwidth: 40Hz-7kHz +-2dB

SnR Signal to Noise Ratio: Transparent film base -65dB

Wow and Flutter: < 0.3%

Magnetic Audio

Engagement Pressure: 15 grams

Bandwidth: 32Hz-14kHz +-2dB

SnR Signal to Noise Ratio: -55dB

Wow and Flutter: < 0.3%

Full Modulation Level


Headphones Level

-18dBu at 50Ω load

Computer Interface

Generic USB C Cable. Not Thunderbolt.

Power Consumption

Voltage 12V. Power 10W.


Height: 156 mm

Width: 92 mm

Depth: 106 mm

Weight: 1.35 kg

Power Requirements

Voltage Range

90 - 240V AC



Physical Specifications

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Ideal Film Conditions

Operating Temperature

18 - 28C

Relative Humidity

Maximum 65% non - condensing

What's Included

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Desk Stand

8 x 1mm Reel Spacers

Cintel Scanner 35mm Gate

DaVinci Resolve Studio Software

Cintel Software and Manual


12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Cintel Scanner

Cintel Scanner

Cintel Scanner

Real time film scanner for transferring 35mm and 16mm film at up to 30 frames per second via Thunderbolt 2 at full Ultra HD resolution. Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio Software.

Excludes freight cost

Cintel Scanner Accessories

Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader

Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader

Capture professional, high quality audio and KeyKode information along with images directly from film with the Cintel Scanner.

Cintel Scanner 16mm Gate

Cintel Scanner 16mm Gate

This optional kit includes a 16mm skid plate, 2 inner spacers, 2 outer spacers and 2 x 3” film cores.

Cintel Scanner 35mm Gate

Cintel Scanner 35mm Gate

Replacement 35mm skid plate for use with the Cintel Scanner.

Cintel Cleaning Roller Kit

Cintel Cleaning Roller Kit

Replacement set of 4 sticky rollers for particle, dust removal and film cleaning during scanning.