Restoration

With the highest standard work ethic and years of experience IMAGICA holds, we reproduce image from your valuable media that matches today’s visual standards.


Digital restoration

We have lined up multiple levels of restorations based on budget and different variations of dust / scratch removal qualities based on its intended use of the content.
Fully utilizing our techniques for digital remaster, utilizing deflickering and stabilization.

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provided by: National Film Center at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


Color grading by our experienced staff

Still color correction

Still color correction

The color specialists at IMAGICA will color grade the faded images.


Upconverting to super high resolution

Converting to Blu-ray and HD broadcast for contents existing only on SD.

  • Oshin (1983-1984; NHK Enterprises)Remastered in 2013
  • The Fox in the Quest of the Northern Sun (1978; Koreyoshi Kurahara) Remastered in 2013

Damaged Film

There is a possibility that deteriorated film could be restored.
Please let us know before you give up!

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Restoration techniques of IMAGICA for classic films

  1. Tinting / Toning (Traditional film techniques)
    Before the introduction of color films, tinting and toning are techniques to add color to black & white films during the silent film era. Tinting is the technique of adding color to the film base by using dyes. Toning is the technique of changing the color of the silver particles that formed the images by using chemical solutions. The combination of both techniques is possible. There are many ways to duplicate these films but we use the same authentic method from that era to restore the films. We have developed a tinting machine capable of handling long film lengths with added stability.

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  2. Desmet Color Method
  3. Kodacolor digitization
    Kodacolor film is one of the short-lived film formats from 1925 to 1935. This film uses black & white 16mm film stock and the film base was embossed with more than 200 tiny lenticular lenses. The lenticular lenses capture color information from objects or scenes through a color filter with red, green and blue stripes.
    During projection, a similar color filter is needed in order to see the colors on the screen. This film was phased out after the introduction of color films.
  4. Three-Color Separation

★Inquiries on matters other than the above are also welcome. Please feel free to contact us.


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