Ocean Telecine Controller Now Supports Cintel DSX C-Reality

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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Marquise Technologies has announced that its Ocean telecine controller now supports Cintel DSX and C-Reality telecine family. Many prestigious clients of Cintel own a DSX telecine it’s a very impressive machine in terms of features and quality. Now relying on an up-to-date and maintained telecine controller they can continue to benefit from their initial investment says Laurence Stoll CEO of Marquise Technologies. The support for DSX also includes the ability to remote control Cintel’s Oliver system (dust and scratch removal tool). Simon Clark Cintel’s business development manager says The Ocean system is an extremely competent telecine suite controller at an extremely competitive price. Now that Marquise Technologies have added control for the DSX C-Reality and Rascal family of data-cine’s we can provide a solution to facilities who are having to rely on obsolete and unsupported controller systems as well as offering very powerful SD HD and Data primary and secondary color correction.” Ocean is meant to be a universal controller and because DFT’s Telecines and DataCines represent an essential part in the telecine market it was a natural evolution for our controller to have support for these systems too. We are very happy to be able to answer the numerous requests from our customers says Laurence Stoll CEO of Marquise Technologies. Support for Spirit and Shadow includes Scan Effects Primary Color Corrections and Secondary Color Corrections controls. Marquise Technologies has designed a very inexpensive telecine controller that nicely covers the need of cost efficient telecine film to video transfers in conjunction with the Spirit DataCine or Shadow Telecine. DFT can now offer very attractive factory refurbished telecine packages together with an Ocean controller that will fit into everyone’s budget. With a worldwide installed base of more than 450 units in the market the Spirit family is still covering the majority of transfer bulkwork today for broadcast commercials and DI says Michael Schneider sales manager EMEA at Digital Film Technology Munich GmbH. ,2338
Cobb Theatres Expands Deal with GDC,2011-04-14,Cobb Theatres selected GDC servers in July 2010 for its CinéBistro Theatres and under the terms of a new contract will see the completion of Cobb Theatres’ digital conversion program with servers installed at an additional 115 theatres serving Florida Alabama and the Southeast. “Cobb Theatres knows only the best will suffice when building premier-grade cinemas that attract sophisticated moviegoers who seek the ultimate cinematic experience ” says Jeremy Welman COO of Cobb Theatres. “This is exactly why GDC servers were selected and we are happy to say that they have fully lived up to our expectations. Success of the first supply contract has certainly cemented GDC’s position as a server provider for Cobb Theatres and we have great confidence in GDC’s high quality products and reliable services to complement our premier theatres.” “GDC is proud to be the server partner of Cobb Theatres and is delighted to be chosen again as the exclusive server provider for its premier theatres ” says Dr. Man-Nang Chong founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “This is a show of recognition of the quality of our products and a strong vote of confidence in us. GDC looks forward to further strengthening the partnership with Cobb Theatres in bringing the best in digital cinema to all moviegoers.” ,2339
Codex Digital to Manufacture an ArriRaw Recorder,2011-04-14,Codex Digital has reached an agreement with Arri to manufacture a Codex ArriRaw recorder for use with Arri’s Alexa and Arriflex D-21 film-style digital cameras. The new recorder will be marketed both directly and through Arri’s worldwide reseller network. Arri and its resellers will also be selling Codex camera mounts data packs and transfer stations. “We are pleased to work with Arri in introducing this new product to the market ” says Codex Digital managing director Marc Dando. “We have seen a huge interest in ArriRaw from directors and cinematographers worldwide with several movies already shooting. The Codex ArriRaw recorder will give them confidence that there is a complete workflow available with the backing of Codex and Arri.” Earlier this year Codex Digital became the first company to receive Arri’s ArriRaw format T-Link (Transport Link) certificate confirming the ability of its recorders to record raw data from the Alexa camera. Codex recorders have been used in combination with the Alexa camera on several film productions including Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Bros./Paramount) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Fox) The Wettest County in the World (Benaroya Pictures) and Gravity (Warner Bros.).  Alexa and the Codex Onboard recording system have been used on significant feature films TV series and high-end commercials during the past months and the feedback was extremely positive ” says Stephan Schenk general manager business unit camera and DI systems at Arri. “Codex is not only delivering a reliable product but also immediate and effective support on set. With the Codex ArriRaw Onboard recorder and workflow tools Arri can now offer a technically and commercially attractive solution to its customers around the world through a single locally established point of contact. ,2340
DCIP Gets Additional Funding of $220 Million,2011-04-14,Digital Cinema Implementation Partners has announced that it has closed on a new $220 million term loan facility that will be utilized to deploy digital projection systems. The new debt has been rated Baa1 by Moody's Investors Services. I'm thrilled to make this announcement today which underscores the success of our digital rollout over the past year says Rich Manzione CEO of DCIP.  With this transaction we are one step closer to our goal of bringing digital projection technology and all of its benefits to movie-goers across North America. Combined with its original capital funding in March of 2010 DCIP has now successfully raised a total of $880 million which will be sufficient to complete the deployment of nearly 15 000 digital projection systems in the United States and Canada including screens operated by Regal Entertainment Group AMC Entertainment and Cinemark Holdings. For the new term loan facility J.P. Morgan Securities and GE Capital Markets served as co-lead arrangers and bookrunners. Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse were also bookrunners for the financing.  J.P. Morgan Securities acted as financial advisor to DCIP for the financing. DCIP has deployed more than 7 000 digital projection systems to more than 1 000 theatres since March 2010 and is tracking well ahead of its planned deployment schedule to digitize nearly 15 000 screens in the United States and Canada over the next several years. ,2343
EFA Partners Secures Funding for Malco Theatres,2011-04-14, EFA Partners has announced that it led and advised the recently closed financing facility for Malco Theatres to fund the conversion of more than 320 screens at 30 locations throughout the Southeastern United States.   “EFA’s unique knowledge and experience with film exhibition and digital cinema was extremely helpful in leading our financing process ” says Bobby Levy executive vice president of Malco Theatres.  “Malco prides itself in providing the latest technology to its patrons and we are excited that this financing will allow us to continue our conversion to digital.” “We are extremely pleased to help the team at Malco with its digital initiative ” says Brandt Gully principal of EFA Partners.  “Malco has been committed to providing the highest quality movie presentation to its customers for decades and we are excited to be the company’s exclusive advisory partners for its financing needs.” ,2346
Laser Illuminated Projector Association Launched,2011-04-14,The Laser Illuminated Projector Association has launched with the goals of explaining the benefits of laser-lluminated projectors advocating for a positive regulatory environment and developing appropriate training guidelines. The announcement was made t by the LIPA Advisory Committee composed of industry leaders Barco Christie Digital Eastman Kodak IMAX Corporation Laser Light Engines NEC Display Solutions Necsel/Ushio and Sony. LIPA will provide an important and appropriate vehicle for the industry to work cooperatively in fostering a welcoming business and regulatory environment says Pete Lude of Sony a member of the advisory committee. We are excited about actively participating in accomplishing LIPA's objectives. In a laser-illuminated projector the light source is a system of red green and blue lasers. Experts have stated that the use of lasers as the illumination source in digital cinema projectors has several important financial and quality benefits over current illumination technology. These benefits include dramatic reduction of operating costs through increased lifetime and reduction of maintenance uniform image color and intensity as well as increased 3D brightness. The use of lasers however currently requires obtaining a variance from various regulatory agencies – in the U.S. this is known specifically as a laser light show variance.” This process does not reflect the industry's maturation or its move into theater settings. Even though the emitted projection doesn't have safety issues associated with conventional laser light outdated regulations still require this emitted light to be legally treated as a high-powered laser light show because the light was originally generated with a laser device. LIPA will develop unified messages in rationalizing laser regulations and in communicating laser benefits to key constituencies. Also companies will need a venue like LIPA to create and provide evaluation methods. LIPA's founding companies believe that key groups such as theatre owners/operators and regulatory officials will be willing to work with the new association.