September 12, 2003, IBC, Stand 7.640...CELCO
(www.celco.com), Rancho Cucamonga,
CA, the leader in digital film recording systems, today formally introduced to the
international community the newest digital film recorder in its product line, the Firestorm.
Firestorm was launched in the United States at NAB 2003; since that time, several
Firestorms have been sold, indicating its rapid acceptance in the post-production
community. IBC 2003 is the first time the Firestorm has been shown outside of the United
States. Oriental Post, a leading post-production facility in Bangkok, Thailand, recently
purchased a Firestorm after seeing it at NAB.
The Firestorm is a low cost, high-speed film recorder that utilizes CELCO's new XCRT
Advanced Imaging Technology, resulting in unsurpassed image quality. The new system
is a continuation of CELCO's advancement of their proven, award-winning electron beam
control technology for transferring digital images to motion picture film.
The Firestorm will output a high-resolution frame of film in 2.5 seconds, almost 40% faster
than other film recorders in this range and two times faster than earlier generation film
The Firestorm's 2.5 second per frame speed includes high definition images onto Kodak
5245 camera negative stock. The system is also capable of imaging to intermediate stock
and high-speed output of any resolution up to 4K or higher for larger format purposes such
as 65mm. It takes only 15 seconds per frame to output a 4K 15-perf IMAX frame onto
Kodak 5245 low ASA camera negative stock. The Firestorm can output any type of film
stock, including color and black and white intermediate and camera negative stocks. In
addition, the new system can also output to multiple film formats including 16mm, 35mm,
and 65mm 5, 8, 10, and 15-perf (IMAX format).
John Constantine, Director of Marketing, states, "There are many facilities worldwide that
require both speed and quality yet don't have the budget for our FURY film recorder and
don't want to compromise with film recorders of lesser quality and performance from other
manufacturers. These facilities also want the peace of mind knowing that they’re investing
in technology provided by a well-established company who will continually improve its
digital film recording products far into the future. CELCO has been providing digital film
recording technology to this market for many years, and we're continually advancing the
technology to meet the rigorous demands required by post-production facilities around the
globe. We're experts in this field, not newcomers, and we provide unparalleled support
and service, which is why facilities continually invest in our digital film recorders to meet
their imaging needs."
CELCO was founded in
1950 by John M. Constantine Sr. as an engineering laboratory dedicated to
high resolution display technology. CELCO’s innovations in the field of
electron beam control soon made the company a leading producer of electron
optics including deflection yokes and focus coils used in high resolution
display systems. Its display components have been used for an abundance of
military and civilian applications in everything from fighter jets, flight
simulators, medical imaging systems, electron beam welders, to the space
shuttle. CELCO also became known for its lab standard test equipment
including high performance deflection amplifiers and precision display
systems. The technologies evolved into the production of complete digital
imaging systems starting in the 1970s with large format satellite imaging
systems to the first motion picture digital film recorder used for
Disney’s TRON in the early 1980s.
Clients have included Disney Feature Animation,
PIXAR, Industrial Light & Magic, Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Tippett Studio, CFI/Technicolor, Double Negative, The Mill, Éclair Labs, AAV Digital Pictures, Klasky
Csupo, and Fotokem, just to name a few.
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