Cinesite describes the process as:
Cinesite provides highly adaptable scanning and recording services for feature films, trailers and commercials. Our service forms a vital part of the digital intermediate and visual effects pipeline for companies all over the world. We scan from either 35mm or 16mm and record from any data source.
Our image engineers are constantly pioneering innovative new code to optimise image quality. We offer pioneering "super2K" scanning and recording services.
As a Kodak company, Cinesite understands the idiosyncrasy of film emulsions. As a cutting edge digital imaging company, we are also pioneers in digital processing technologies. This unique combination gives us unprecedented knowledge and expertise in the merging of these two complementary technologies.
Cinesite has previously provided VFX Scanning and Recording for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Da Vinci Code, Alien vs. Predator, V For Vendetta and Batman Begins.