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Digital FilmWorks Upgrades to Newest Imagica Scanner

(March 28, 2005)

IMAGICA Corp., Tokyo, Japan, announced that Digital FilmWorks, a leading visual effects company in Hollywood, CA, recently upgraded its IMAGER XE(r) film scanner to the newest model, the IMAGER XE(r)-ADVANCED.

Digital FilmWorks is a full service, visual effects facility catering to the feature film market with high resolution film scanning, laser film recording and the latest in both 2D and 3D effects technology. Featuring a dedicated team of artists using cutting edge technology and proprietary in house software, Digital FilmWorks is committed to providing solutions to all of its customers' visual effects needs.

Cosmas Paul Bolger, Jr., Vice President of Digital FilmWorks says, "In today's market, short deadlines are the norm and not the exception.  The increased speed of the IMAGER XE(r)-ADVANCED allows us to meet these tight timeframes.   The scanners we have purchased from IMAGICA have been great, which is why we continue to invest in their newest models.  In addition, we really like the IMAGICA staff.  They go the extra mile".

Koji Ichihashi, CEO & President of IMAGICA Corp. of America, says, "We're delighted that Digital FilmWorks has upgraded its scanner to our newest model, the IMAGER XE(r)-ADVANCED.  Digital FilmWorks and IMAGICA have enjoyed a strong relationship lasting many years.  Digital FilmWorks purchased IMAGICA's first model of scanner in the early '90s and subsequent models since then.  They have been a pioneer of visual effects and digital mastering in Hollywood.  We know the increased speed and quality of the IMAGER XE(r)-ADVANCED will help Digital FilmWorks expand its quality of services to the industry."

Recent Digital FilmWorks features that used the IMAGER XE(r) and IMAGER XE(r)-ADVANCED include Imax's "Magnificent Desolation", Disney's "Dark Water", DreamWorks' "The Ring 2",  Parmount Pictures' "The Longest Yard", 20th Century Fox's "Hide & Seek" and MGM's "Into the Sun".

The IMAGER XE(r) -ADVANCED scans 4096 pixels across a 35mm Academy frame and provides cineon format with full RGB color space (14bit A/D). The IMAGER XE(r) - ADVANCED scans 2 seconds per frame for 2K down sampling and 4 seconds per frame for 4K original sampling with a new 5K- camera system.

IMAGICA scanners have been used on such films as The Sea Inside, Ocean's Twelve, Spider-Man 2, The Lord of the Rings Trilogies, Van Helsing, The Village, Finding Neverland, The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou, The Passion of The Christ, America's Heart and Soul, National Treasure, and many others.

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 solutions for digital intermediate and digital cinema productions.

For further information, contact: IMAGICA Corp. of America, 5301 Beethoven St., Ste. 109, Los Angeles, CA, 90066, USA, telephone +1.310.306.4180, +1.310.306.2334,

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