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IMAGICA Technologies Corp. is showcasing black and white film stock support for its IMAGER HSR Film Recorder, which can accommodate fine grain black and white as well color intermediate stocks.

The Imager HSR film recorder delivers high speed and high quality for the final, typically time-crunched phase of DI: recording projects back to film. The system can record three frames of 2K-formatted files per second in color, and 6 frames per second in black and white, up to six times faster than current laser film recorders operating at 2K.

“Black and white archival separations are nothing new--they‘re the most reliable method of guaranteeing the stability of your media assets, and studios have been making them a part of their delivery requirements almost since the development of color film,” commented Richard Antley, Vice President, IMAGICA Corp. of America. “What we bring to the concept is a whole new level of productivity--six frames per second as opposed to the industry standard of two seconds per frame.”

The IMAGER HSR Film Recorder combines a newly developed optical engine with JVC's D-ILA LCOS imaging device and LED illumination to record motion picture data to Eastman Kodak 5242 intermediate film as well as Kodak 2238, 5234 and 2369 black and white film stocks. The IMAGER HSR supports 10-bit Cineon and DPX files, further meeting the expanding demands and requirements of DI.

Visit the IMAGICA booth at IBC 2007 in Hall 7, stand 400.

About IMAGICA Techologies Corp.

IMAGICA Technologies Corp. (ITC) is a division of IMAGICA Robot Holdings, Inc., one of the largest entertainment technology companies in Japan. ITC provides front and back-end digital imaging solutions for feature film with the Imager XE and HSX Film Scanners and the HSR Film Recorder. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, ITC also maintains a sales and support office in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit or call +81-3-3238-2677.