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Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2006) -- IMAGICA Technologies Corp., the engineering solutions division company of IMAGICA Robot Holdings, Inc. announced today that leading Indian post facility, OCHER Studios PVT Ltd. has purchased an IMAGER XE Advanced Plus scanner to drive its growth into digital intermediate (DI) services. The deal was brokered via Aditya Infotech, Ltd, IMAGICA‘s distributor in India.

"As more and more of the international film market turns towards DI, it's important to have the most advanced technologies available so that the DI process is more streamlined for our artists and more cost-effective for our customers. As we focus to provide valued services to our clients, the IMAGICA scanner has been an integral addition to our VFX and DI pipeline providing top quality throughput,” said Ms.Soundarya Rajinikanth, managing director, Ocher Studios.

“We are very pleased to have completed our second scanner installation in India with such an esteemed facility,” said Makoto Tsukada, president and CEO of IMAGICA Technologies Corp. “The post production community in India has embraced DI and digital cinema workflows very rapidly and IMAGICA systems are tailor made for these pipelines.”

OCHER Studios is the commercial production wing of The Ashram Group of Institutions (ASMG) and completed its first film project in April of 2005, Indian action film “Chandramukhi” featuring “Superstar” Rajnikanth. The production tapped OCHER‘s efficient workflow pipeline and talented team to deliver the highly successful and visually impressive feature. The facility staffs a talented team of visual effects artists, animators and producers who specialize in high-end video post-production and DI services for some of the regions biggest film and commercial projects.

The IMAGER XE Advanced Plus scans 35mm motion picture film with scan rates of 1.9 seconds per frame for 4K and 1.3 seconds per frame for 2K. 35mm 3 perf and 16mm/Super 16mm are also available as options. IMAGICA recently rolled out a Wetgate option that reduces the cost of dust and scratch removal for restoration and remastering projects.

About OCHER Studios Pvt Ltd.

OCHER is the project wing of The Ashram Group of Institutions, and Ocher Studios was founded in 2005 to specialize in visual effects and post-production. With 2D, 3D and a complete slate of post-production services, OCHER is well positioned to serve top productions both in India and abroad. Serving as a one-stop-shot for clients, the studio‘s capabilities span film scanning, film recording, DI, visual effects and non-linear editing.

About IMAGICA Techologies Corp.

IMAGICA Technologies Corp. (ITC) is a division of IMAGICA Robot Holdings, Inc., one of the largest entertainment technology companies in Japan. ITC provides front and back-end digital imaging solutions for feature film with the Imager XE and HSX Film Scanners and the HSR Film Recorder. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, ITC also maintains a sales and support office in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit http://

or call +81-3-3238-2677.


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