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Blackmagic Design acquires Cintel


Blackmagic Design today announced the acquisition of the assets of Cintel International, a leading manufacturer of motion picture film scanners.

The acquisition includes all product development rights for the Cintel diTTo and dataMill digital scanners lines, URSA, C-Reality, DSX, and Millennium telecine lines as well as imageMill data management products. Service and support for existing Cintel customers will be handled by UK-based Cine Solutions Ltd. and US-based Cine Solutions Inc.

“The film market is in the middle of massive changes and how film is used is changing everyday. What hasn’t changed is the acknowledgement that film is an extremely creative way to capture images. This acquisition gives Blackmagic Design the ability to combine our vision and expertise with Cintel technology to provide the best technology for artists using film, more efficient and affordable ways to bring film into a digital workflow and better ways to archive and restore existing archive film worldwide.” – Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO


One Response to Blackmagic Design acquires Cintel

  1. Alessandro Machi Reply

    July 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The statement “What hasn’t changed is the acknowledgement that film is an extremely creative way to capture images” is absolutely true.

    What is hurting film is the one thing that should have been saving film, low budget filmmakers cannot always afford the highest quality film to digital transfers. It will be interesting to see if BlackMagic can overcome this one issue for younger filmmakers who get that making a film, with film, will give them an edge over those who never shoot film.

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