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CLOSE-UP RESTORING RUSSIAN CLASSICS

August 23, 2010
CLOSE-UP RESTORING RUSSIAN CLASSICS The company turned to Digital Vision and its DVO (Digital Vision Optics) for its restoration technology.

“We did a lot of research,” says Close-Up CEO Mikhail Sheydin. “We met with all of the companies who offer restoration products and looked at their technologies. After careful analysis, we chose Digital Vision’s DVO. Now that we’ve completed work on some of Russia’s most classic films, we feel strongly that we made the right decision.”

The first project Close-Up completed was Cinderella, a 63-year-old black & white Russian classic.  It was destined to go to Legend Films in San Diego for colorization, but it was scratched, filthy, and missing frames. Before it could be colorized, frame-by-frame restoration was required.