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EFILM Upgrades To IMAGICA Imager-XE Advanced

Leading digital laboratory utilizes 4 IMAGICA scanners for DI (March 07, 2005)

IMAGICA Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, announced today that EFILM, a leading digital laboratory in Hollywood, California, upgraded its four (4) digital film scanners, the IMAGER XE, to IMAGICA's latest model, the IMAGER XE ADVANCED in 2004. The four IMAGER XE ADVANCED scanners have been used successfully in production since then, and are being utilized 24/7 in the DI pipe line at EFILM.

Bob Eicholz, Vice President of Corporate Development of EFILM, states, "EFILM has long been known for its imaging and recording services, and was one of the first facilities to focus on Digital Intermediate (DI). As our volumes increased, we needed to increase our capacity for high resolution scanning to meet our clients ever increasing deadlines. The IMAGER XE ADVANCED takes high resolution scanning to an even higher level than before, and offers EFILM greater speed and quality, which is necessary in today's market."

Koji Ichihashi, CEO & President of IMAGICA Corp. of America, says, "We're delighted that EFILM has upgraded its four scanners to meet its increasing scanning requirements. As the largest volume Digital Intermediate facility in Hollywood and the market leader in the DI process, we know the increased speed and quality of the IMAGER XE-ADVANCED will help it meet its demanding deadlines."

The IMAGER XE ADVANCED scans 4096 pixels across a 35mm Academy frame and provides cineon format with full RGB color space (14bit A/D). The IMAGER XE 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.

Recent EFILM Digital Intermediate features that used the IMAGER XE and XE ADVANCED include Assault On Precinct 13, Coach Carter, Are We There Yet?, Lemony Snicket, Ocean's Twelve (4K), Spanglish, Christmas With The Kranks, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Great Raid, Finding Neverland, The Forgotten, The Flight Of The Phoenix, , The Village, The Bourne Supremacy, Spider-Man 2 (4K), New York Minute, Assassination Of Richard Nixon, The Day After Tomorrow, Van Helsing, Hellboy, Ella Enchanted, The Alamo, Dawn Of The Dead, The Ladykillers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Live & Death Of Peter Sellers, The Passion Of The Christ, The Butterfly Effect, Peter Pan, Mona Lisa Smile, The Missing, , Angels In America (3 Part Series), 21 Grams, Cat In The Hat, Big Fish, Intolerable Cruelty, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself, The Rundown, American Wedding, Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bruce Almighty, Down With Love, Daredevil, 25th Hour, 8 Mile, Frida, Blue Crush, Spy Kids 2, The Crocodile Hunter, We Were Soldiers, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (winner of the 2004 Academy Award for best Cinematography), and visual effects scanning and recording for I, Robot and The Chronicles of Riddick.

EFILM, LLC, located in Hollywood, California is owned by Deluxe Laboratories, and has been providing digital laboratory services to the motion picture industry since 1993. Utilizing proprietary digital color timing systems and image processing tools, high resolution scanning & recording technologies, and a high speed network, EFILM's services include digital intermediate, high-resolution scanning and recording for the visual effects industry, digital opticals for features, trailers and commercials, and tape-to-film services including 24p HD, DV, NTSC, PAL.

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, fax +1.310.306.2334,


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Related Keywords:IMAGICA, Imager-XE Advanced, EFILM, DI, film scanner, Bob Eicholz, Digital Intermediate, Koji Ichihashi, cineon, Deluxe Laboratories,

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