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Company Name
IMAGICA WEST Corp.
Established
2000 (Founded in 1935)
Capital
100 million yen
Presidence & CEO
Katsumi Obayashi
Services
Production, Editing, Sound Services ,Digital Cinema, Film Processing, Film Development, Film to Video Transfer, Scanning , Digital Intermediates, Digital&Optical Composite, VFX, CGI, Image Restoration
Locations
1-8-14 Doshin, Kita-ku, OSAKA 5300035 JAPAN
Tel
+81-6-6353-2195

IMAGICA WEST Film Laboratory Services

Basic process of film making

Processing

  • 16mm/35mm Color negative/positive (including camera negative)
  • 16mm/35mm B&W negative/positive (Under maintenance)
  • Push & Pull
  • IMAGICA TONE (low contrast color film processing for telecines)
  • Bleach-bypass

Printing

  • 16mm/35mm Wet gate / Dry gate
  • Blow-up(8mm/9.5mm/16mm → 35mm)
  • Reduction(35mm→16mm)

Timing (Film Grading)

Preparation

Repairing / Cleaning

Sound

Re-recording (sound formats(film, tape, data, etc)→sound negative),
SO print


Formats (original material)

Base
Nitrate/Acetate/Polyester
Size
35mm/16mm/9.5mm/8mm
Color
B&W/Color Tinting/Toning/Stencil
Generation
ON/DN/IN/SN/MP/P

Damaged Film

Fading/Scratch/Shrinkage/Vinegar Syndrome and more…

There is a possibility that deteriorated film could be restored.
Please let us know before you give up!

Example
Before After

Restoration techniques for classic films

Tinting / Toning (Traditional film techniques)

Before the introduction of color films, tinting and toning are techniques to add color to black & white films during the silent film era. Tinting is the technique of adding color to the film base by using dyes. Toning is the technique of changing the color of the silver particles that formed the images by using chemical solutions. The combination of both techniques is possible. There are many ways to duplicate these films but we use the same authentic method from that era to restore the films. We have developed a tinting machine capable of handling long film lengths with added stability.

Desmet Color Method(Restoration of original tinting film by using color film)

Three-Color Separation

Kodacolor digitization

Kodacolor film is one of the short-lived film formats from 1925 to 1935. This film uses black & white 16mm film stock and the film base was embossed with more than 200 tiny lenticular lenses. The lenticular lenses capture color information from objects or scenes through a color filter with red, green and blue stripes.
During projection, a similar color filter is needed in order to see the colors on the screen. This film was phased out after the introduction of color films.

Inquiries on matters other than the above are also welcome. Please feel free to contact us.


Services for archives

Inspection(condition report, image capture, visit service)

TETELE (handy viewer for multi-format)

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Film preservation

  • Nitrate film storage
  • Environment measurement for film storage
  • Acid gas adsorbent
  • Coating BW film to protect silver
  • Binary fluid water cleaning
  • Acid gas removal

Digital Archiving Services

Scanning

  • 16mm/35mm
  • 4K / 2K / HD
  • Wet gate / Dry gate
  • Cine Vivo®, Movie-TONE,

Grading

  • DaVinci Resolve

Digital Restoration


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