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Rajtaru Adds Imagica Scanner to DI Facility

Purchases Imager XE digital film scanner (January 30, 2006)

IMAGICA CORP. announced today that Rajtaru, Mumbai, India, has purchased IMAGICA's newest scanner, the IMAGER XE ADVANCED PLUS. The new scanner has been installed and is already in use by Rajtaru.  The IMAGER XE-ADVANCED PLUS-scans 35mm motion picture film at the speed of 1.9 seconds per frame for 4K and 1.3 second per frame for 2K.

Rajtaru is a leading visual effects facility with numerous prestigious awards to its credit, such as 3 IIFA Awards and several RAPA Awards.  Rajtaru has a presence in Mumbai, Chennai & Hyderabad serving various production houses.  It is the only company in India to have a complete facility in Dubai Media City catering to markets in the Middle East.  Rajtaru has a team of over 60 compositors & animators in Mumbai, & about 12 in its Middle East operation.  It also has a marketing office in London, where it is creating business in the advertising & commercial market for its Middle East operation.

Rajtaru recently executed a very prestigious project for the Sheikh of Saudi Arabia, which was the largest project ever executed by an Indian Company. For this project, Rajtaru composited over 500 shots on 2k & over 10 minutes of realistic computer graphics were executed on 2K.  Rajtaru also was involved with the visual effects of Mr Shanker's "Aaniyan" & another Telugu film, "Atthadu", where it created a 120 camera shot similar to that in the MATRIX movie.

Rajtaru has installed a complete digital intermediate (DI) facility, comprised of the IMAGICA scanner, Celco FURY film recorder, and two Autodesk Lustre systems.  In charge of the DI facility is Mohan Ram who brings with him vast experience from his background at Weta Digital, where he worked on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Van Helsing, I Robot, and King Kong.

Ramesh B. Agarwal, Co-Managing Director, Rajtaru Studios Limited, states, "Rajtaru has a highly skilled workforce and a philosophy to invest in good talent as well as the best technology.  The right combination of technology and people can ensure results of the highest levels our customers expect.  Investing in the IMAGICA scanner offered us the best scanning technology available, and it is already in use on multiple products.  IMAGICA had a strong reputation, and we were confident they would meet our needs".

Makoto Tsukada, Managing Executive Officer of Engineering Solutions Division of IMAGICA Corp. commented, "India produces many feature films each year, and as such, is a natural market for IMAGICA's scanners.  We're pleased that Rajtaru, which has worked on many prestigious projects and won multiple awards, chose the IMAGER ADVANCED PLUS(r) to meet its scanning needs."

About IMAGICA Corp.

IMAGICA Corp., Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1935, is one of the largest film lab. & post-production facilities in Japan . Imagica has been a leader in the entertainment industry by providing the best solutions for digital intermediate and digital cinema productions.

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