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Capital FX Adds Fury Film Recorder

Leading London facility purchases first FURY film recorder in Europe

Rancho Cucamonga , CA , April 1, 2003 …CELCO (, the leader in digital film recording systems, announced that Capital FX, London , England , has purchased CELCO’s newest film recorder, the FURY. The FURY joins three other CELCO film recorders already in use at Capital FX, and is the first FURY installation in the European market.

Capital FX is a digital and optical effects company offering a variety of services for film post-production, and utilizes the latest technology in addition to traditional film techniques. Capital FX specializes in front and end titles, front-end visual effects work, trailers and foreign versions of each as well. With CELCO film recorders, the company can accommodate all digital film-out requirements on variable film stocks. Capital FX recently merged with GSE, which was part of Deluxe London; the two facilities will work closely together to provide traditional and digital services throughout the UK and Europe .

Capital FX added the FURY because of the increasing amount of output with complete short and feature films from DV, Digi-beta, HD with S16 and S35 from data it was receiving from clients. The FURY’s ability to use any film stock, plus its quality and superior sharpness, were additional reasons why Capital FX invested in the FURY. The four CELCO film recorders are set up on the same system so that Capital FX can shoot the same data on all of them if necessary.

Jim Davey, Director of Digital Services at Capital FX, states, “We think the FURY is the finest film recorder on the planet. It is so fast we watch in amazement; we can get a day’s work completed in just over an hour! I have worked on laser and CRT film recorders, and feel the look from the CELCO film recorder is the closest to the original shot. The superior sharpness of the FURY, combined with its unprecedented speed, has put us in front and by a long way.” He continues, “We are still growing and have not finished our expansion. Another FURY is in the pipeline and a scanning system to encompass our current E-lab work.”

John Constantine, Director of Marketing for CELCO, comments, “Capital FX’s clients in the UK and Europe have demanding time schedules. Adding the FURY, which is superior in both speed and sharpness to laser recorders, allows Capital FX to not only meet these short time schedules but also provide the highest quality images to their clientele.”

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,,



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