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ATLAB Group Purchases IMAGICA Imager XE Digital Film Scanner

Atlab First In Australasia With Integrated Digital Lab (October 05, 2001)
IMAGICA Corp. announced today that the Atlab Group, Australia, recently purchased and installed the IMAGER XE digital film scanner. This was part of $2million AUD digital hardware purchases by Atlab to establish a fully integrated digital laboratory facility within its Sydney operations.

The IMAGER XE scans 4096 pixels across a 35mm Academy frame and provides true bit depth of FIDO 10-bit with a full RGB color space, as well as consistent color and density, frame after frame. It scans 4 seconds/frame for 2K and 8 seconds/frame for 4K resolution. In addition to 35mm, the IMAGER XE also supports 16mm and Super 16. Super 16 is used frequently for independent films, and having this option allows film facilities to meet both independent and larger production needs.

The IMAGER XE features a precision pin-registered movement and proprietary film gate transport to ensure smooth, safe shuttling to the film with high speed advancement to the middle of the film roll. The new 2000 foot film reel ensures that film facilities never have to cut a roll. The IMAGER XE is designed to handle both 35mm 4 perf and 35mm 8 perf (VistaVision) images, and also 16mm. VistaVision scans can be done at resolutions as high as 4096 x 6144 pixels. The scanning resolutions are switch selectable between 2K, 3K and 4K, for 35mm film.

IMAGICA scanners have been used on such movies as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Mission To Mars, Stuart Little, and many others. Installed in August 2001, the high end digital IMAGICA scanning, ARRILASER recording and substantial digital image processing infrastructure will provide full film resolution digital services for Atlab's local and international clientele. This seed digital facility is the core of Atlab's development strategy towards full resolution Digital Mastering and D-Cinema Distribution pipelines.

About Atlab Group:

Atlab has been in business for over 75 years operating film laboratories throughout Australia & New Zealand. Atlab has serviced almost all feature product in the region, including most recently providing all laboratory services from rushes through to release printing for Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" and Philip Noyce's "The Quiet American". For further information, contact: Atlab Australia, 47 Hotham Parade, Artarmon, New South Wales 2064 Australia +61 2 9906 0100 telephone, +61 2 9906 7048 fax,

About IMAGICA Corp.:

IMAGICA Corp., Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1935, is one of the largest post-production facilities in Japan, and a leader in the entertainment industry in providing the best 3D computer graphics tools. For further information, contact: IMAGICA Corp. Japan, 2-14-1 Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, +81-3-3280-1375 telephone, +81-3-3280-1308 fax,

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