Increase your productivity by digitizing film and sound in the same process in up to 4K resolution and with a pace on more than a 100fps! All 16mm audio formats are supported.
Lower cost of digitization by utilizing existing Steenbeck tables and their film transport functionality. Steenbeck is well known for its durability and quality mechanics and used to be a leader in European film production. Should you need a re-furbished table lets us help you! We have access to re-furbished tables, spare parts and we service several of our clients Steenbeck tables.
FASTFORWARD’s solution is born with a Media Asset Management System used by Danish Broadcast Corp., EBU, Danish universities and museums, etc. The solution supports easy integration with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for tagging of content or others external services.
Our workflow and technology can be learned to operate in a couple of hours, for both experienced and new digitization operators.
FASTFORWARD has collaborated with the Danish Broadcast Corp. (DR) from 2012 to 2015 and digitized more than 8.500 hours of film. FASTFORWARD’s solution is being used by the Swedish Television (SVT) to digitize more than 40.000 hours of film and others broadcast archives in Europe.
The Steenbeck viewing tables can handle old splices, brittle and warped film to a certain degree. If the film can run on a Steenbeck we can digitize it!
We are experts in large scale digitization projects and have been responsible for digitizing more than 420.000 hours. Our knowledge and strong focus on value creation are part of all our collaborations - we do not consider a project to be successful until you do!
"The FASTORWARD approach is the answer for our long-sought vision of digitally securing our film collection. Their very easily accessible solution supports our workflow, and accelerates the digitization process in an up until now unprecedented manner - holding the potential of securing the accessibility and value extraction to film archives worldwide!"
Irene Tostar Head of Archives & Rights, SVT
"FFW’s technology is a full order of magnitude beyond everything else we have seen in digitization technologies for film so far. In fact, we had to see to believe that such a disruptive step in performance, digitization speed and overall costs was at all possible!"
Rossa Lyons Manager Television Broadcast Libraries and Film Archive
FASTFORWARD is on a mission to digitize the world’s film archives in an easy, fast and affordable way. Our vision is to enable organizations with film archives utilize own resources and create new access and value for society at large!
FASTFORWARD was established as a consultancy and film digitization service provider which helped the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) reinvent their film digitization workflow and digitization project.
In 2015 Tobias Golodnoff, former head of Digitization at DR, and his wingman Ivan Dehn, former head of Innovation technology at DR, joined FASTFORWARD after having successfully managed one of the world’s largest broadcast archive digitization projects. At DR they and their teams secured and digitized and created access to more than 420.000 hours of AV content, finishing with a staggering 8.500 hours of 16mm film.
The digitized project was funded by the government and aimed at creating more and better access to our national cultural heritage. To ensure this Tobias and his team developed the guiding principle of: USE=VALUE and created access to almost the entire collection through a series of products like “Bonanza – the best and the some of the worst from DR’s archives” (Winner of the FIAT/IFTA innovation award 2009), and national collaborations with both the largest National Cultural Institutions (www.danskkulturarv.dk) and the university sector (www.larm.fm) which now gives the research environment access to more than 2 million hours of AV content online. Results that lead to Tobias Golodnoff being co-opted in FIAT/IFTA’s executive counsel in 2010 and elected as a member and General Secretary in 2012, a position he held until he joined FASTFORWARD as CEO in 2015.
Tobias, Ivan and the FASTFORWARD team are now working tiredly on helping others have successful film digitization projects. We continously establish new collaborations and we are proud that we have already helped so many organizations and keep spreading our message: it’s no longer an impossible mission to digitize your film archive. Regardless of collection size, challenges in budget or the state of your film FASTFORWARD can digitize the world’s many collections!