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Film Preservation by Experience

For over 45 years, a wide selection of KEM STUDIOTECHNIK products have been essential tools for film studios, laboratories and archives around the world helping to preserve our valuable film heritage.

KEM STUDIOTECHNIK is located in Hamburg, Germany. It has a rich tradition of quality and innovation in the design and manufacturing of film editing and inspection tables. As one of its origins KEM is well known for the groundbreaking Idea of its forefather and founder Amandus  Keller: the Cinette-System - a modular system of independent components of editing tables - to be assembled as needed.

Thus, multitrack processing was easily made possible: Since the seminal editing of Michael Wadleigh's split-screen film "Woodstock" in 1970, using a KEM-Universal-8-plate equipped with three picture modules, the designs of KEM have always been at the forefront of motion picture editing. This was proofed again in 1983 with Don Zimmerman's use of 3 inter-locked 8 plate KEM-Universals to view 9 in sync picture heads simultaneously for editing the material of the 9 cameras that captured the moves of John Travolta's dance performances for Sylvester Stallone' s "Staying Alive".

The KEM products are spread worldwide as far away as Channon in Northern NSW Australia where the K800 that edited Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society" (by the help of William Anderson) in the 80s is still running.

KEM tables can be found in virtually every country on the planet and they are still working as well as the day they were delivered. KEM's high-quality designs have always been engineered to obtain decades of minimal service.