Olympusat Expands Film Restoration Efforts

Opens Extensive In-house Restoration Facilities to Outside Companies
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After completing the restoration of a library of classic Spanish-language films, Olympusat Inc. has announced that their digital film production facilities Olympusat 360 will be opening up its operations to outside companies looking to restore films, TV shows, commercials, documentaries and other content.

The Spanish-language films were restored by Olympusat 360 as part of the company's launch of new HD channels for the Hispanic market. Olympusat owns one of the largest independent film libraries of Spanish-language films in the world.

"We needed classic movies for our new Classic HD film network, Ultra Clásico," noted Albert J. Estrada, senior vice president of business development in a statement. "And we found that none of the movies that we wanted to include on our network were in the proper video and audio condition for HD delivery, so we decided to develop our own facility to master this process. Since then we have restored classic as well as contemporary Spanish-language films, which include optical scanning, restoration and color correction."

Olympusat 360 services now being offered to outside companies include cleaning and scanning 35MM or 16MM film into a HD-2K or 4K DPX file; a restoration process that removes imperfections in the form of film grain, dust, dirt, and scratches, and fixes flicker, registration and weave problems; color correction; and remastering to multiple formats, including HD broadcast and Blu-ray.