(Los Angeles, CA) Cinema Gotika, one of the most respected digital film restoration and mastering facilities in Latin America based in Argentina, recently completed the re-mastering of almost 250 features films for the Argentinian Film Institute television channel, and is currently working on the restoration of hundreds of hours of film for the Malaysian Film Institute. The company relies on Digital Vision's Phoenix Finish restoration tools to manage the work with a seamless workflow.
"Integrating restoration and color grading empowers our artists to work on parallel paths, creating beautiful images and solving the wide range of needs that come with these archival films at the same time," says Sergio Rentero of Cinema Gotika. "Phoenix Finish has unbeatable speed and processing, which is absolutely critical in projects of this size."
The work for the Malaysian Film Institute presented a number of challenges for the team at Cinema Gotika, in addition to the sheer quantity of assets. "The first part of the work to Malaysia were more than 120 hours, and we performed high-end image and sound scanning, restoration, and mastering. It was great footage, but the entire project had to be turned around in less than10 weeks."
"The combination of the talent of our artists with the powerful grain reduction, color grading, and Phoenix restoration toolset, meant that we were able to complete a massive assignment, beautifully, in a very tight timeframe," adds Sergio Rentero. "I don't believe that any other system except Phoenix Finish could have done it."
Cinema Gotika's decision to go with Digital Vision tools came after careful analysis of the options. "We tried almost all the possibilities, and analyzed them carefully. There were clear differences in the quality of the final output and the integration of toolsets. After close inspection, we felt strongly that Phoenix Finish was right for us, and working with them on these recent projects has made us certain we made a great choice."
Schel Kuehnert, Head of American Sales of Digital Vision said, "Cinema Gotika is doing beautiful work and we're delighted to support their efforts. Digital Vision has seen a marked increase in sales in Latin America over the past six months, and the marketplace is vibrant with companies, talent and content." Kuehnert highlighted recent sales of Nucoda Film Master, Phoenix, and Golden Eye to TV Globo, Universidad de Panama, and Estudios Churubusco.
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About Cinema Gotika
CINEMA GOTIKA is a 16 years old company dedicated to feature film mastering, remastering and restoration. It was pioneer in Latin America with the first Digital Intermediate (El Tigre Escondido, 2005), the first film shot and finish in HD (Nicotina, 2002) and the first Digital Remastering (La Ciénaga, 2004). Is one of the restoration companies in the world that provides integrated state-of-the-
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