Blackmagic Design Acquires Assets of Cintel International

24 Jul

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Blackmagic Design has acquired the intellectual property and all aspects of Cintel’s entire portfolio of film scanning products, following the liquidation of Cintel International earlier in 2012. This includes all of the IP, name and brand ownership and 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. With this acquisition Blackmagic Design moves into yet another Digital Cinema field after the announcement of a new Digital Motion Picture camera at NAB and the previously acquired DaVinci color correction technology. They’ve come a long way from only making inexpensive converter boxes just a few years back.

“This is a very exciting acquisition for Blackmagic Design. Cintel products are the most trusted names in the film scanning business, and the incredible design expertise that has been built into every one of the Cintel products is amazing,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design.

“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,” continued Petty.

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