Helping archives and libraries preserve history
Archives, libraries, and museums are stewards of volumes of visual history — and much of it is degrading by the minute. With Astral technologies, they can cost-effectively restore the visual assets they hold — creating an enduring digital record that preserves each image for generations to come. Astral Images understands the financial challenges with restoration projects, and has specifically developed systems that assist institutions in creating ways to fund their digitization and restoration efforts.
A National Geographic Special hosted by Max Holland titled JFK: The Lost Bullet contained excerpts from restored films processed with Digital ICE. This technology was applied to the various 8mm films from Zapruder, Nix, Bell, Hughes, Dorman, and Towner to remove the defects and correct for color fading and other film issues. The producer was extremely pleased with the results of the restoration of these treasured films.