illuminate has more than 23 years of experience in the restoration of old film images and tape-based television shows.
PROPRIETARY IMAGE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE
iConform®, our proprietary image translation software, creates a new EDL using our image recognition software. From there we can automatically edit together 4K scanned camera-original images using existing reference material, but without the need for the original EDL. We then apply Color Correction and other enhancements to generate a new file ready for distribution in today’s viewing standards.
iConform® is a restoration tool that gives content owners a new and economical way to transform top SD content into beautiful HD and 4K ready-to-go masters. illuminate has already used this restoration tool to remaster TV series for major studios and distribution companies such as Sony, CBS, 21st Century Fox. Such restorations include many popular TV series, including “The X-Files”, “Baywatch”, “24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and “The Shield”, among others.
THE TOOL OF CHOICE FOR SD AND HD IMAGE TRANSLATION
SmartRez IT™, another powerful restoration tool, replaces upconversion as the tool of choice for SD to HD image translation. It uses sophisticated and proprietary algorithms to enable content owners of standard and high-definition material to convert it to 2K, 4K, UHD and HDR. This is a non-real-time process, utilizing numerous filters to sharpen the images, reduce noise and composite artifacts, address aliasing problems, eliminate 3:2 pulldown, and fix broken cadences through advanced, frame-by-frame motion tracking. In the past, SD-to-HD image translations used dedicated hardware approaches that were hampered because they required real-time processing. SmartRez IT™ restoration technology allows for the necessary process time and automates the refining stages.
illuminate has already applied the SmartRez IT™ restoration process to convert such notable series as “Larry Sanders Show”, “Living Single”, “Love and War,” “Married with Children” and “Who’s the Boss,” so audiences can enjoy them in an all-new clarity.
These restoration processes allow our clients to repurpose their valuable library assets to current viewing standards for both traditional and emerging video-on-demand platforms. As a result, content owners reap the benefits of new revenue streams.