Rancho Cucamonga, CA, September 10, 2010... CELCO is
introducing at IBC2010 their Next Generation FireStorm4KXG and
FireStormEXXG Next Generation Motion Picture Digital Film
Recorders. This Next Generation technology increases throughput
by more than 25% onto fine grain intermediate film stock. This increased
performance is achieved without compromising the superior image quality,
resolution, and flexibility that customers demand.
The new next generation technology FireStorm4KXG and FireStormEXXG
Motion Picture Digital Film Recorders are ideal for top end Digital
Intermediate (DI), 4K, SD, HD, 2K, and 4K acquired productions, digital
trailers, tape-to-film transfers, archive-to-film, and digital film restoration.
Included is 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 economic
concerns and market demand we realized there was a need to increase
efficiency in the film out arena. What was needed was an increase in
performance without an increase in cost. This Next Generation technology
enables companies to operate more efficiently by increasing throughput
without increasing cost or sacrificing quality enabling every job to be more
profitable. The new Next Generation FireStorm4KXG and FireStormEXXG are the
perfect solution for emerging companies entering the Digital Intermediate
arena as well as existing post productions facilities needing to increase
capacity without increasing budgets. The new FireStorm4KXG and
FireStormEXXG offer efficiency with pristine high resolution digital image
transfers to film."
CELCO manufactures the award-winning FURY and FireStorm line of Motion Picture Digital Film Recorders. These high-speed film recorders utilize CELCO’s Next Generation 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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