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(909) 481 4648

Media Contact: Sharon Adcock

CELCO and SGI Collaborate to Power Fastest Film Recorder

Fastest speed, highest resolution, most cost-effective solution

NAB Booth C387, April 5, 2003 …CELCO (, Rancho Cucamonga , CA , the leader in digital film recording systems, today announced that its newest film recorder, the FURY, is powered by the Silicon Graphics® Octane2™ visual workstation. The combined speed and power of products from two leaders in the marketplace will allow premiere post-production facilities worldwide to meet the demanding timeframes of their digital workflow.

The Octane2 visual workstation offers high-performance graphics in a high-bandwidth system for maximum performance and interactivity. The data management capabilities supported by a fast Gigabit Ethernet connection to the FURY, as well as the stability of the SGI® IRIX ® advanced, high-performance 64-bit operating system make it an ideal choice for the rigors of continuous high resolution, high bandwidth film recording.

High-speed, configurable graphics memory allows customization and varying the resolution and the size of the frame buffer for the requirements of particular imaging operations, such as those found in digital cinema mastering.

“SGI is very pleased that CELCO has selected the Silicon Graphics Octane2 visual workstation to be the graphics and data interface to the FURY Film recorder,” said Louise R. Ledeen, director of production, Media Industries, SGI.” The high-performance image processing, as well as the stability and the reliability of Octane2 help ensure that our customers get fast, high-quality film recording with a system architecture that is robust and can provide continuous productivity.”

The FURY, CELCO’s latest advance in digital film recording technology, will output a high-resolution frame of film in one second. Facilities will be able to output approximately 60 minutes of high-resolution digital film per day. The FURY’s one-second speed includes high-definition images onto Kodak® 5245 camera negative stock, and less than 2 seconds per frame for a full CineonÔ density range 2K image onto Kodak® intermediate 2242 film stock. The system is also capable of very high-speed output of any resolution up to 4K or higher for larger format purposes such as 70mm. The FURY 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).

About CELCO:

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 Fotokem, Post Logic, CapitalFX, Disney Feature Animation, PIXAR, Industrial Light & Magic, Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Tippett Studio, CFI/Technicolor, Double Negative, The Mill, Éclair Labs, AAV Digital Pictures, and Klasky Csupo, just to name a few.

For further information, contact CELCO, 10291 A Trademark Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730, USA, tel +1.909.481.4648, fax +1.909.481.6899,,

About SGI:

SGI (NYSE: SGI), also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is the world's leader in high-performance computing, visualization, and the management of complex data. SGI's vision is to provide technology that enables the most significant scientific and creative breakthroughs of the 21st century. Whether it's sharing images to aid in brain surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studying global climate, or enabling the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, SGI is dedicated to addressing the next class of challenges for scientific, engineering, and creative users. SGI was named on FORTUNE magazine's 2003 list of "Top 100 Companies to Work For." With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Mountain View , Calif. , and can be found on the Web at

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Silicon Graphics, SGI, IRIX, Octane, and the SGI logo are registered trademarks and Octane2 is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.



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