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New digital film scanner designed for digital intermediate market (August 13, 2004)

IMAGICA, the leader in digital film scanners, announced that the newest film scanner in its product line, the IMAGER XE -ADVANCED, is now shipping. The new IMAGER XE -ADVANCED is two times the production speed of the current IMAGER XE, and incorporates the latest in high quality scanning technology that IMAGICA has developed.

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.

IMAGICA will be releasing the 10K CCD option in October 2004, which enables 8K oversampling to create a high image quality 4K master and allows customers to obtain the highest quality scanning image. The camera is inter-changeable with the 5K CCD camera, and users can easily switch between the two cameras depending on the scanning project they're working on.

Fotofilm Madrid, Spain, and FotoKem, Burbank, California, have recently purchased the new IMAGER XE - ADVANCED scanner.

Mr. Makoto Tsukada, Director of the Engineering Solutions Division at IMAGICA, says, "IMAGICA is committed to the motion picture industry and continually develops new products to meet the ever-changing needs in this marketplace. The digital intermediate (DI) process is increasingly being used by filmmakers worldwide, and the new IMAGER XE - ADVANCED film scanner has the speed and quality that is demanded in the DI process and is a perfect part of the DI solution."

IMAGICA scanners have been used on such films as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, Intolerable Cruelty, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Badboys II, Charlie's Angels 2, Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Men in Black 2, I Spy, We Were Soldiers, Spiderman, Stuart Little 2, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Cats & Dogs, Enemy at the Gates, The Planet of the Apes, Scary Movie 2, Cast Away, 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., 2-14-1 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 3-3280-1119 telephone, 3-3280-7527 fax,


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