Rancho Cucamonga, CA, September 11, 2009…CELCO is introducing at IBC2009 the FireStorm EX, a new entry level Motion Picture Digital Film Recorder to complement the latest in its highly successful line of Firestorm Digital Motion Picture Recorders, and announced its immediate availability. The FireStorm EX is ideal for SD, HD, 2K, and 4K acquired productions, digital intermediates (DI), digital trailers, tape-to-film transfers, archive-to-film, and digital film restoration.
The new FireStorm EX offers top end Digital Intermediate image quality at an entry level price point, allowing startups or anyone who needs to add capacity to do so at low acquisition price without having to sacrifice image quality. The FireStorm EX offers CELCO’s no-compromise flexibility with capability to image to any film stock including fine grain intermediate, color camera negative, and black and white films at any resolution from SD to 4K.
In addition, CELCO has implemented its latest generation film imaging technology offering enhanced image sharpness and quality of the image output. The system is powered by CELCO’s new Linux host computer and film recorder driver software, making it easy to integrate into production workflows.
The very affordable FireStorm EX comes as a complete system which includes the film recorder, host computer, driver software and GUI.
The Firestorm EX 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.
John Constantine, Director of Marketing, states, “With today’s budgetary concerns and throughput requirements we realized there was a need for a low cost, entry level Motion Picture Digital Film Recorder that didn’t sacrifice image quality or capabilities. The new FireStorm EX is the perfect solution for emerging companies entering the Digital Intermediate arena as well as existing post productions facilities needing to increase capacity without large budgets. The new FireStorm EX offers affordability with 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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