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PICTORION Das Werk Upgrades IMAGICA Film Scanner

Installs new IMAGER XE-ADVANCED (February 01, 2005)

IMAGICA Coorporation, Tokyo, Japan, announced today that German-based PICTORION Das Werk has upgraded its IMAGICA digital film scanner to the latest model, the IMAGER XE-ADVANCED. PICTORION immediately used the upgraded scanner for a German novel-based film on which it is currently working.

PICTORION Das Werk is a digital picture and sound post-production house, which operates a German-wide network with offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich. It offers the full range of high quality digital postproduction services at all of its branches for the advertising, music, TV and film industries.

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.

Mr. Makoto Tsukada, Director of the Engineering Solutions Division at IMAGICA, says, "We're pleased that PICTORION has upgraded its scanner to the newest model. The increased speed and quality of the IMAGER XE-ADVANCED will help PICTORION meet its clients' stringent requirements. This is the second IMAGER XE-ADVANCED scanner to be recently installed in Europe."

IMAGICA scanners have been used on such films as The Aviator, 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., 2-14-1 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, +81-3-3280-1119 telephone, +81-3-3280-7527 fax,


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