Cucamonga, CA, September 6, 2007 - CELCO introduced today the CineSafe 4K
Digital Archive Recorder. The new CineSafe 4K has been specifically designed
to output color separations on to black and white film stocks at the highest
speed and resolution.
properly, black and white film will last in excess of 500 years, making it
the perfect medium for deep archive image storage. With the increasing
amount of digital image data and higher resolution image-capture systems,
there is an immediate need for an insurance policy for digital imagery.
Current digital storage methodologies have numerous drawbacks, such as
obsolescence, limited lifespan, and constant migration.
4K is the perfect solution for digital image data archiving with its ability
to image to fine grain black and white color separation, intermediate and
high contrast stocks. It can image a high resolution 4K frame in just over 2
seconds, which is twice the speed of laser recorders.
is powered by CELCO’s new Linux host computer and film recorder driver
software, making it easy to integrate into production workflows.
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, comments, “Imagine being a studio and
losing some of your most precious image data because of difficulties
encountered with digital storage mediums. The new CineSafe 4K will give
studios the ability to make safe archives of their valuable image assets at
the fastest speed and highest resolution. The black and white color
separation images that the Cinesafe 4K provides will give them a 500 year
insurance policy that is resolution independent and nearly impervious to the
ravages of time and machine obsolescence.”
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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