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Siam Film Development Purchases IMAGICA Film Scanner

First sale of the new IMAGER XE-ADVANCED (March 02, 2005)

IMAGICA Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, announced today that Thailand-based Siam Film Development Co. Ltd. has purchased IMAGICA's newest digital film scanner, the IMAGER XE-ADVANCED. This is the first sale of the new scanner into Southeast Asia.

Founded in 1971, Siam Film Development Co. Ltd. is a leading film laboratory and post-production facility, offering negative and positive processing, printing, visual effects, editing, negative cutting, sound production, high resolution film scanning and film recording.

Vipada Bodhidatta, International Business Manager of Siam Film Development said, "We are pleased to add 16mm and 35mm scanning with the installation of the IMAGICA IMAGER XE-ADVANCED film scanner to compliment the wide range of film related services that we offer. We were impressed with both the scanning speed and the quality of the scans that we can achieve from the film scanner."

Mr. Makoto Tsukada, Director of the Engineering Solutions Division at IMAGICA, says, "We're pleased that Siam Film Development has purchased the IMAGER XE-ADVANCED. Siam Film Development is viewed as one of the top facilities in Southeast Asia, and we know our scanner will add greatly to the services it offers its customers."

?More and more facilities in the Southeast Asian region are looking at implementing Digital Intermediate workflows into their post production pipelines. Imagica, with it's impressive track record, is well positioned to take on a leading role in this growing market, says Patrick de Silva of The Media Village Pte Ltd, Imagica's distributor for Southeast Asia.

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 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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