Many large industrial, commercial or service companies have accumulated a variety of historical and contemporary audiovisual media assets, photos, documents, etc.
Some have archived their media inventory, others are faced with the question of how to most efficiently manage their film and photo data.
Intelligent, digital archive solutions not only save film and photo from decay or data loss, they are also easy to find, faster to access, both for internal purposes and for external requests from journalists, editors, film makers, agencies, customers, etc.

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Our service for your film, photo or audio archive: our experts identify, evaluate and group content according to its degree of importance, technical age or condition, thus preventing threatening data loss.

We answer your questions:

  • Which media assets should preferably be digitized?
  • Which resolution (HD, 2K, 4K or higher?) makes most sense when scanning film?
  • What's best for my archive: a scan solution on site or scanning by national/international partner labs
  • Which storage solution is the most appropriate and secure in cost-benefit terms?
  • What are the advantages of a Media-Gateway-Solution?

If you are considering monetizing your content, we can assess potential exploitation depending on delivery format, recording quality, content as well as trend aspects.

  • own vs. third-party use of footage?
  • how much revenue can be achieved through licensing in a global market?
  • which archive related services provide added value in the exploitation of entire cinematographic works?
  • strategies to develop (new) program formats from existing stock footage


Analog content stored on magnetic tapes or film rolls takes up space, causes administrative costs and is ultimately threatened by disintegration.
Not every tape format merits stocking the right technical equipment. As the tape formats become out-dated, corresponding players become less common and thus hard to come by. And existing players require continued maintenance and repair.

Digitized content means added value

Digitization not only preserves asset value.
Processing through archive related services can increase an asset's value.

Digitized content cuts costs

Costs for research, administration, maintenance are reduced.
Digitization can reduce warehousing and logistics costs for large asset collections.
The physical inventory of media assets may be either reduced or redistributed to deposits further away.

Digitized content is efficient

Specifically searched for content is easier to find (Metadata Management)
Preview and master files are immediately available (Storage Solutions)
The full potential of the media inventory can be tapped.

How Framepool RS contributes to the solution:


  • mobile or stationary scanning service for HD, 2K, 4k, 6K …
  • all film formats (35mm, 16mm, 8mm...) with/no audio
  • 3 TDI sensor
  • Wetgate-/Drygate scan
  • One-Ligth-/Best-Light scan
  • Simultaneous scanning of 35mm film (2K) and audio (magnetic or optical)
  • transcoding into standards-compliant formats, codecs, resolutions, etc.
  • frame rate conversion
  • colour correction
  • degraining/denoising
  • retouching
  • image stabilization
  • restoration
  • colour depth 10/12bit
  • aspect ratio adjustment (4:3 -> 16:9)
  • final digital product: TIFF or dpx

Scan-Solution on site:

  • no acquisition or maintenance costs
  • pay per use (i.e. billing per frame)
  • next to zero logistics costs and transport risk
  • complete control over handling, processes and quality
  • self-determined timing
  • installation of the workstation by technically qualified personnel
  • training of operating personnel
  • minimized costs through scanner sharing

How does the WETGATE technology work?

Data sheets


  • transcoding into standards-compliant formats, codecs
  • all tape formats (HDCAM, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO, DigiBeta, BetaSP, DVCAM, D1, U-Matic, VHS, Betacam)
  • final digital product: ProRes or user-specific


  • raw development, color correction, retouching etc.
  • all formats (glass slides, negatives, positives, slides framed / frameless, Polaroid)
  • exposure correction
  • re-sharpening
  • final digital product: TIFF (48 Bit) 2.400dpi - 4.000dpi, JPG or user-specific

Metadata Management

Depending on the circumstances, we offer Metadata Management as part of our keywording service or as a stand-alone licensable solution.
Our keywording service is run by a team of experienced documentarists at Framepool.

However, when sensitive data is involved, we recommend an independent stand-alone solution, to comply with possibly strict security requirements.

The software's thesaurus may be constantly supplemented with individual keywords and concepts. Also, a stand-alone tagging solution can be combined with your existing DAM system, via a software interface.

General keywording can be done by us as a first step and to provide a basic structure for further classification. Specific keywording, using technical terms, is then later done by the client.

Pricing is based on the scope of content to be indexed, on existing metadata, the degree of keywording and also the types of content.
These may be simple, requiring little research effort (e.g. nature) or historical and complex themes with high research intensity (e.g. historic moments in time, groups of different people).
Another factor to be calculated is the number of languages to used for keywording.

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Storage Solutions

For reasons of confidentiality and security, many businesses prefer to keep sensitive, product-related data in the company's own archive.
External storage solutions are typically out of the question, unless they are able to provide an adequate level of security (i.e. cloud storage).

Other companies may only be able to handle a certain amount of data. As a consequence, allegedly less important assets (for example raw film data) are irrevocably deleted.

Our experts will work with you to find the ideal solution for a cost-effective, yet secure storage (internal or external) to suit your needs

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Content Licensing

As an entrepreneurial company basing your productions on total buyouts, you are not only the owner and rights holder of corporate films and commercials but also of a substantial amount of unused raw material.

Non-company or product-related images (so-called neutral "establishers") lend themselves to further use.
And more specific content, or historical footage, can be in demand for non-commercial purposes such as documentaries, news programs, etc.

For content that is available for licensing online, clearly visible blocking notices (rights indication) restrict the use of footage for predefined purposes, territories, or entire economic sectors.
Discount limits guarantee a minimum revenue.

If you are considering the re-use of your content, you can find more information here

Our offer – Best consultation

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your current environment, your portfolio of assets, and jointly develop a migration to monetisation strategy that is customized to fit your corporate objectives and maximize the return on your investment.

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