Cucamonga, CA, September 6, 2007 - CELCO introduced today the Firestorm 4K,
the latest in its highly successful line of Firestorm Digital Motion Picture
Recorders. The Firestorm 4K is ideal for HD, 2K, and 4K acquired
productions, digital intermediates (DI), digital trailers, tape-to-film
transfers, archive-to-film, and digital film restoration.
Firestorm 4K offers significantly faster speed than the previous Firestorm
2X recorder when recording HD, 2K, and 4K resolution images onto
intermediate film stock.
CELCO has enhanced the image sharpness and quality of the image output with
its latest generation film imaging technology. The system is powered by
CELCO’s new Linux host computer and film recorder driver software, making it
easy to integrate into production workflows.
affordable Firestorm 4K comes as a complete system which includes the film
recorder, host computer, driver software and 2000’ film magazines.
Firestorm 4K also has CELCO’s FilmOut Pro Advanced Film Recording Software.
FilmOut Pro is an intuitive Graphical User Interface that controls the film
recorder and includes imaging tools such as sharpening, degrain, image
formatting, resizing and color management functions. A unique feature is the
interactive A/B image comparison slider that allows the user to view images
before and after different image processing tools have been applied. FilmOut
Pro also includes FinalView, a viewing tool that displays the final image
and its exact position on film.
Constantine, Director of Marketing, states, “We realized there was a need
for a low cost, high performance film recorder to address the global move
into digital intermediate and higher resolution film finishing. The new
Firestorm 4K is the perfect solution for post production facilities,
offering affordability, speed, and pristine high resolution digital image
transfers to film.”
manufactures the award-winning FURY and Firestorm film recorders. These
high-speed film recorders utilize CELCO’s XCRT Advanced Imaging Technology,
resulting in unsurpassed image quality. CELCO film recorders are a core
component of the digital intermediate process, which is increasingly being
utilized in motion picture making. In 2002, CELCO 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.
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 Rainmaker, Cinema
Concepts, Disney Feature Animation, PIXAR, Industrial Light & Magic,
Warner Bros., Tippett Studio, CFI/Technicolor, Double Negative, Cine
Image, Éclair Labs, AAV Digital Pictures, and Fotokem, just to name a
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