Blackmagic Design has acquired Cintel International’s portfolio of products.
Blackmagic has acquired Cintel’s range of film scanning products, including the IP, name and brand ownership and product development rights for the firm’s line of digital scanners, URSA, C-Reality, DSX, and Millennium telecine lines and imageMill data management products for an undisclosed amount.
Cintel went into liquidation last month. It followed the May comments from chairman Peter Giles that the level of demand for film scanning and imaging equipment was “not sustainable”.
Blackmagic chief executive Grant Petty said although the film market is undergoing “massive changes” it is still “an extremely creative way to capture images”.
He said: “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.”
Blackmagic said that service and support for existing Cintel customers will be looked after by Cine Solutions.
The company will supply replacement parts and repairs and engineering services.