The history of the new CINEVIA Professional is strongly connected to the history of one man: Gottfired Klose from GK Film GmbH, Germany. A man who dedicates all his energy and thinking to reach his big aim: Adding new perspectives to modern cinematography by producing the best film materials possible. It all started in Waghäusel in the autumn of 2004, when the idea was born to keep the Super 8 format alive by introducing a second Super 8 cartridge with the same quality as the Kodak K 40 to market.
After testing all film materials, Klose decided to use the Fuji - Velvia ASA 50/18 DIN daylight reversal film with the E6 developing process.
During the following weeks and months connections, contacts and appointments were made. In June of 2005 Gottfried Klose finally managed to get a 35 mm wide roll of cast Velvia raw material via France. The material was processed for Super 8 by GK-Film with the help of Frank Bruinsma's Super 8 Reversal Lab in Rotterdam. They loaded reloadable cartridges and immediately began testing, shooting and development. The results were astounding and the enthusiasm about the new CINEVIA was boundless regarding the fine grain, the sharpness and the color rendering. In 2006 the first Cinevia products were introduced with big international success. Never the less Gottfried Klose never stopped improving his product.