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Contact: John Constantine
(909) 481 4648

Media Contact: Sharon Adcock

CELCO Introduces New FURY Digital Film Recorder Internationally

Fastest speed, highest resolution, most cost-effective solution

September 13, 2002, IBC, Stand 7.541…CELCO, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, the leader in digital film recording systems, today introduced internationally the newest digital film recorder in its product line, the FURY. At IBC 2001 a prototype was shown to immense interest from studios and post-production facilities worldwide. IBC2002 is the formal introduction of the FURY, and it is available immediately.

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 both high definition and 2K images onto Kodak 5245 camera negative stock, and less than 2 seconds per frame for a full Cineon 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).

On March 2002, CELCO Engineers Paul J. Constantine and Peter M. Constantine received Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the design and development of the CELCO Digital Film Recorder Products. The Academy cited CELCO film recorder products having a significant impact on the industry through continual improvements in their technology. The FURY is a continuation of CELCO's advancement of its proven award-winning electron beam control technology, for transferring digital images to motion picture film with precision.

Marketing Director John Constantine states, “Never before has a film recorder been capable of achieving images of the highest quality at such an incredible speed. This changes the rules for imaging facilities, allowing massive digital film productivity. The FURY dramatically reduces the cost per frame, enabling a new era where all films will have a digital master negative.”

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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