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Proxima Adds Northlight Film-Scanner

Latest technology compliments production range (June 11, 2004)

Rome-based Proxima has just announced the purchase of a Northlight Film-Scanner. This recent purchase extends the variety of services offered by the well-known Italian company creating visual effects for cinema and television. This development can thus guarantee maximum control for digital operations, right from the first phase, when material is transferred from film and transposed onto the digital platform.

The Northlight Film Scanner was created to enable whole feature films to be digitised in the highest possible quality, exceeding the current market standards, both in image resolution and speed. In fact Northlight can scan images at a resolution of 2K and a speed of 24 frames a minute, and it can go up to a resolution of 8K.

Companies like ILM, Cinesite (with bases in London and Los Angeles), Framestore CFC, Pacific Title and ╔clair have bought Northlight in its first year of distribution.

This is an extremely important acquisition for Proxima. The decision was taken with a view to widening the spectrum of post-production services on offer to the market. It will enable the company to maintain the highest quality standards in the visual field, continually sustained by constantly updating the technology, and it will also strengthen production capacity, especially for the cinematographic sector.

About Proxima
Founded in 1991, Proxima handles the realization of digital visual effects and digital post-production for cinema, television and advertising.

During its first decade of activity within the industry, Proxima has achieved a leading position in its sector and can now claim credit for the production of digital visual effects for over 130 films for cinema and television. Located at the heart of CinecittÓ, Italys most prestigious film studios, Proxima is equipped to operate in any production context.

Proxima is closely partnered with both CinecittÓ Digital and the Terni Multimedia Centre (Centro Multimediale di Terni) and belongs to CRS Holding, which also controls Ox Art (creation of digital cinema sets and artistic reproductions from digital devices), Cydonia (Cinema production for special projects), Officina 59 (TV Post-Production and training for editors), and Proxima Milano (digital Post-Production for TV commercials).

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