NAB Booth C387,
April 5, 2003 …CELCO (www.celco.com),
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.
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
“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).
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.
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.
information, contact CELCO, 10291 A Trademark Street, Rancho Cucamonga,
CA, 91730, USA, tel +1.909.481.4648, fax +1.909.481.6899, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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 www.sgi.com.
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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
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