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Super Star Power Productions Relies on Qube Cinema Server and IMB for Its New 4K DI Suite
News: Super Star Power Productions Relies on Qube Cinema Server and IMB for Its New 4K DI SuitePowering Full 4K Color Grading and DCP Review of Feature Films
Qube Cinema has installed its XP-I server and Xi 4K integrated media block (IMB) in Super Star Power Productions’ new 4K DI suite in Los Angeles. The combination postproduction facility and theater offers a seamless 4K pipeline from review of uncompressed 4K image files taken directly from 4K cameras, through color grading at 4K, to the Qube XP-I server and Xi IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Hollywood producers and directors of feature films will now be able to review 4K images, color grade at 4K in real time and generate 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector in a home-like setting.
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TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid Sydney
News: TDC Provides Core Video Expertise for Largest-Ever Light Festival Vivid SydneyThe Technical Direction Company is proud to be deploying the full range of its professional and technical expertise in providing core technology and services to Destination NSW for the sixth annual Vivid Sydney festival.
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Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping Spectacle
News: Mirada Transforms UCLA's Royce Hall with Projection Mapping SpectacleShort Film Celebrates University's Upcoming Centennial to Kick Off New "Let There Be" Fundraising Campaign
Mirada teamed up with UCLA to create a one-of-a-kind film designed specifically for projection onto the façade of the University's iconic Royce Hall. The 10-minute film produced at 5K+ resolution was developed from beginning to end by Mirada, and became a true passion project for the creative team; Mirada co-founder Javier Jimenez is a UCLA alum, and the company has participated in mentorship programs with UCLA students for several years.
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Unified Video Technologies Strengthens R&D and Client Solution Teams for Cable, Satellite and Mobile TV Markets
New Appointments Fast-Track Product and Feature Development, Bolster Customer Support in North and Latin America
Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), a provider of complete media ecosystems and software services for broadcasters, enterprises and the entertainment industry, has strengthened its research and development team to accelerate the design of innovative new managed video and OTT solutions for cable, satellite and mobile TV markets. The company has also appointed two new seasoned client solutions managers to ensure its customer support is as strong as its technology roadmap.
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IMAX And Formula Kino Sign Three-Theatre Agreement; Includes First IMAX Laser Deal In Russia
Exhibitor to Bring IMAX Groundbreaking Laser Projection System to New Landmark Complex in Moscow
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Formula Kino, one of Russia's leading exhibition chains, today announced an agreement to install three IMAX® theatres in new construction projects across Russia. Under the terms of the agreement IMAX theatres will be installed in Moscow and Novokuznetsk, with IMAX's next-generation laser digital projection technology to be added to a new complex in Moscow expected to open in 2015, marking IMAX's first laser system deal in the country.
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2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership
News: 2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic PartnershipPost Facilities to Work Cooperatively to Deliver Digital Supply Chain and Traditional Post Services to Clients Nationwide.
2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
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Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx Sydney
News: Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC Delivers Tech And Crew to Ground-Breaking Australian Movie Production for TEDx SydneyDelegates at the forthcoming TEDx Sydney conference onSaturday 26 April are set to be wowed by a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide – thanks in no small part to projection technology and technical support services supplied by the TDC - Technical Direction Company.
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Cinemark Chooses Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution For Cinemark’s Starcreek 16 In Allen, Texas
News: Cinemark Chooses Christie Vive Audio Cinema Solution For Cinemark’s Starcreek 16 In Allen, TexasCinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema Auditorium Features Powerful Combination of Auro 11.1 by Barco and Christie’s Immersive Line Array Technology
Christie®, a dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, today announced that Cinemark Theatres has installed the Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound system in its state-of-the-art "Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema" auditorium at the Cinemark StarCreek 16 in Allen, Texas. The 282-seat premium auditorium, which includes Auro 11.1 by Barco audio platform, features a huge, wall-to-wall screen and plush seating for maximum comfort; and now, Christie’s leading-edge immersive line array technology that makes every seat the best seat in the house.
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Swedish Feature Film Ömheten Graded in Mistika at Europa Sound and Vision Wins The Guldbagge Award (The Swedish Oscars)
News: Swedish Feature Film Ömheten Graded in Mistika at Europa Sound and Vision Wins The Guldbagge Award (The Swedish Oscars)Swedish Feature film "Ömheten" was conformed, graded and finished in Mistika by Colourist Sebastian Guest for DCP deliverables, at Europa Sound and Vision’s brand new picture facility in Stockholm. "Ömheten" also recently won The Guldbagge Award (Sweden's equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Cinematography which was awarded to DoP Petrus Sjövik.
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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By Barco
News: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2™" Gets State-Of-The-Art Sound As Filmmakers Mix In Dolby Atmos And Auro 11.1 By BarcoSony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it is teaming with both Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Barco to mix "The Amazing Spider-Man 2™," the highly anticipated next chapter in the story of Peter Parker, in both the Auro 11.1 system and the Dolby® Atmos™ cinema sound system, to deliver a more natural and realistic soundtrack that moves sound around and above audiences. These innovative technologies open new possibilities to enhance storytelling through sound, giving the moviegoer a more immersive, exciting and compelling experience. The picture will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.
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Qube Cinema Adds Support for Auro 11.1 by Barco Sound System
XP-D and XP-I Digital Cinema Servers Implement New Cinema Audio Format
Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Auro 11.1 by Barco playback in its flagship XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers. Auro 11.1 by Barco provides movie-going audiences with the most natural 3D acoustics. Exhibitors now have the means to deploy this new sound system from Barco with Qube Cinema servers.
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Technical Direction Company (TDC) Delivers Projections Across Australia Celebrating The Festive Season
News: Technical Direction Company (TDC) Delivers Projections Across Australia Celebrating The Festive SeasonThe team at Technical Direction Company (TDC) delivered spectacular projections at multiple iconic locations during December 2013 including; St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Melbourne Town Hall and the Old Post Office, Newcastle.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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TDC Wraps Sydney Opera House And Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylons In Projection For Australian Naval Spectacular
News: TDC Wraps Sydney Opera House And Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylons In Projection For Australian Naval SpectacularAchieving the very first projection onto both sides of the epic proportions of Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House, as well as onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge, was by no means a small challenge for any technology company.
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Cinelicious Acquires High Hat Post; Welcomes Craig Rogers as Lead Restoration Artist
News: Cinelicious Acquires High Hat Post; Welcomes Craig Rogers as Lead Restoration ArtistIn a move to support its growing film restoration and remastering department, Cinelicious has acquired boutique film restoration company High Hat Post Inc. The deal comprises all aspects of High Hat's business, equipment, and talent, including High Hat principal Craig Rogers as Cinelicious’ Lead Restoration Artist.
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Danmon Systems Group completes HD studio for TV2|DANMARK HD news
News: Danmon Systems Group completes HD studio for TV2|DANMARK HD newsDanmon Systems Group announces the completion of a new high-definition news studio at the Odense headquarters of publicly-owned Danish television network TV 2|DANMARK A/S.
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Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum Theater
News: Qube Cinema True 4K 3D System Installed for Giant Screen at Air Force Museum TheaterBringing High Frame Rate 3D Movies to the Largest Screen in SW Ohio
Qube Cinema has once again partnered with D3D Cinema to install its single-server True 4K 3DTM system, this time at the newly renovated Air Force Museum Theater (AFMT) in Dayton, Ohio. The museum has upgraded from 15/70 film projection to the Qube XP-I server and dual Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) and is the fifth giant screen installation in North America to use this Qube system. Visitors to the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum can now enjoy stunning True 4K 3D digital imagery on the giant screen from a system that is much easier to operate than the 70 mm film setup the museum used previously.
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Walking on Water: projectiondesign® Powers Interactive Portable 360-degree Igloo Experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013
News: Walking on Water: projectiondesign® Powers Interactive Portable 360-degree Igloo Experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013Reliability, quality and colour ability are key to immersive installation
Immersive specialist Igloo Vision was commissioned by United Arab Emirates to create a 360-degree immersive installation for the La Biennale di Venezia 2013, 53rd annual art exhibition that incorporates F22 projectors from projectiondesign®. Mounted in the Sale d’Armi at the New National Pavilion, Mohammed Kazem’s realization called ‘Directions 2005/2013’ makes a brilliant contribution to ‘Walking on Water’.
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Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS Production
News: Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS ProductionMistika brings Real-time Stereo broadcasting from stage to screen in Russia
Moscow-based RSS Production has invested in SGO's Mistika system to upgrade their newly launched post production studio predominantly for colour grading in 2D and Stereo 3D work. The Company provides technical and creative expertise in 2D and Stereo 3D film and television productions for commercials and documentaries and they also specialise in delivering corporate media events.
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ReaLED technology from projectiondesign powers ‘Earthquake’ exhibit at California Academy of Sciences
News: ReaLED technology from projectiondesign powers ‘Earthquake’ exhibit at California Academy of SciencesFL32 projectors chosen for accuracy, sustainability, and low cost of ownership
Norway’s projectiondesign is delighted to announce that it has supplied its FL32 DLP® projectors to the California Academy of Sciences for use in its ‘Earthquake’ exhibit.
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DLP Cinema® Technology Empowers Exhibitors With The Tools To Harness Digital Cinema’s Instant Opportunities And Future Innovations
Full Range Of DLP Cinema Intelligent Display Solutions Ensures Any Theatre Can Go Digital And Reap The Rewards
As nearly 85,000* movie theatre screens around the world showcase the digital cinema revolution using Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology, the benefits of digital are becoming more apparent every day to both exhibitors and audiences – and even more is possible. Whether exhibitors are looking to improve their bottom line, or want to wow with the new experiences and technologies that surpass home and mobile entertainment, DLP Cinema can provide a forward-facing solution. Together with partner licensees Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema is helping to enhance theatres with the brightest 3D showings, high frame rate (HFR) content playback, large screen laser projection, and other advantages today.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013
News: Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013Provides a Seamless Connection Between the Camera and the Big Screen
Qube Cinema will provide its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB), with Quad 3G inputs, to Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for its 4K Digital Intermediate (DI) theater at NAB 2013. The 4K DI theater will demonstrate a seamless pipeline from reviewing uncompressed 4K image files from the Canon EOS C500 4K digital camera, through the Quantel Pablo Rio high-end color and finishing suite with new 4K output, to the Qube Xi 4K IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Attendees to Canon’s booth will be able to see a live demonstration where 4K images will be reviewed, color graded at 4K in real time and review 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector.
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Qube Cinema Installs 4K 3D System at Moody Gardens
Single-Server Setup Enhances Viewing Experience on Giant Screen
Qube Cinema installed its single-server 4K 3D system at Moody Gardens in advance of the GSCA Film Expo and Digital Symposium happening now in Galveston, Texas. The single Qube XP-I server delivers 4K stereoscopic imagery to two Barco 4K projectors each with its own embedded Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB). Moody Gardens now joins the ranks of giant screen theaters in North America with 4K 3D capabilities, offering visitors stunning stereo digital imagery.
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AJA Ki Pro Facilitates Preview Screening of A Good Day to Die Hard for Troops in Kuwait
News: AJA Ki Pro Facilitates Preview Screening of A Good Day to Die Hard for Troops in KuwaitAJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, recently delivered AJA Ki Pro portable tapeless recorders to the editorial team of A Good Day to Die Hard to facilitate preview screenings of the film to United States troops stationed in Kuwait. A Good Day to Die Hard stars Bruce Willis returning in his iconic role as John McClane; the film opened in theatres on February 14, 2013.
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32TEN Studios Hosts 2012 MMTB Awards Event, And Begins Indie Film Showcase
News: 32TEN Studios Hosts 2012 MMTB Awards Event, And Begins Indie Film ShowcaseStudio Also Upgrades Its Historic Theater with 2K/3D DLP Projector
32TEN Studios recently hosted the Movie Makers Throughout the Bay (MMTB) 2012 Annual Awards ceremony, which was held in the historic 32TEN Theater. In addition, the studio has also begun playing host to its new series of regularly held Indie Showcase Screenings, presenting a variety of independently produced films shot in and around the Bay Area.
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Qube Cinema Delivers HFR 3D Technology for World Premieres of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
News: Qube Cinema Delivers HFR 3D Technology for World Premieres of The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyQube XP-I Server and Xi Integrated Media Blocks Used at Wellington and London Premieres
Qube Cinema provided the High Frame Rate (HFR) server technology for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), on the Titan XC screen at the Reading Courtenay theater in Wellington, NZ on Nov. 28. The Qube equipment was also used for the London premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on Dec. 12. The Qube XP-I server was chosen to stream a high bit rate DCP at 48 fps stereoscopic 3D to two Qube Xi Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film to be distributed at this new higher frame rate, among all of the standard formats.
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The Magic Of Cinema Powers On Worldwide With DLP Cinema’s® Comprehensive Suite Of Leading Digital Projection Technology
Delivering High Frame Rates, The Brightest 3D, 4K For The Largest Screens, Innovative, Compact 2K Solutions And More; China Driving Digital Forward With Nearly 75,000 DLP Cinema Screens To Date
The benefits and longstanding promises of digital cinema continue to be realized around the globe in theatres new and old, and of all sizes, with Texas Instruments (TI) NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema® technology used to illuminate nearly 75,000 movie theatre screens. Together with its OEM licensees, Barco, Christie and NEC, DLP Cinema has been able to further meet the ever-changing needs of exhibitors and filmmakers with a complete family of products and technology to share the highest quality, most immersive content and visual experiences possible with audiences. DLP Cinema offers four different chipsets specifically engineered for specific exhibitor preferences and venues – from 4K resolution for screens as wide as 105 feet, to cost-effective 3D- and High Frame Rate-capable (HFR) projection for independent single-screen theatres – that each ensures award-winning image reproduction, longstanding reliability, and forward-thinking upgradability.
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Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI Compliance
News: Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI ComplianceDual Projector, 4K 3D and HFR Technology Leader Now DCI Compliant
Qube Cinema announced that its XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) have passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). The high performance, security and reliability of the XP-I and Xi IMB have been confirmed by these tests. This server-IMB combination accommodates 4K resolution and is the ultimate setup for high frame rate (HFR) exhibition, making it essential for today’s digital cinema.
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Barco and DreamWorks Animation Forge Alliance to Bring Premium 3D Audio Experience to Theaters Worldwide
Global digital cinema technology leader Barco, and the world’s leading animation studio, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), have formed an alliance in which DreamWorks Animation’s next fifteen animated feature films will be mixed in the revolutionary Barco Auro 11.1 3D sound format for global distribution. The studio’s ‘Rise of the Guardians’, which comes to theaters on 21 November 2012, will be the first DreamWorks Animation movie featured in this new agreement.
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MTV Uses Teranex for Live 2D to 3D Presentation of “2012 Video Music Awards”
Blackmagic Design today announced that MTV used Blackmagic Design’s Teranex video processing technology for a 3D screening of the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” (VMAs). Recorded live at STAPLES Center, MTV simultaneously broadcast the VMAs in 3D to 600 fans at the nearby Regal Cinemas’ L.A. LIVE Theater.
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Director Jeffrey Karoff Joins Bi-Coastal Original
News: Director Jeffrey Karoff Joins Bi-Coastal OriginalDirector Jeffrey Karoff, known in the advertising world as a visual storyteller and for his work with real people, has joined Original for exclusive national representation. Karoff, who directs branded content and documentaries in addition to spots, is seeking greater exposure and expanded opportunities by tapping Original’s bicoastal production resources and national sales network.
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Lumières Numériques Acquires ARRISCAN Archive Package
ARRI is pleased to announce that Lumières Numériques is the first facility in France to purchase the full ARRISCAN Archive package. The sale includes an ARRISCAN 4K with all available archive options like the ARRI Wet Gate, and Kodak Digital ICE system. In addition, the Lyon-based post house is the first in Europe to purchase ARRI’s stabilization function. Lumières Numériques plans to implement the ARRISCAN into their workflow for restoration of 35 mm full-length films along with 16 and 35 mm short films.
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Qube Cinema Brings Single-Server 4K 3D to Giant Screens
News: Qube Cinema Brings Single-Server 4K 3D to Giant ScreensDual Projector System Opens Up Opportunities for Digital Conversions
Giant Screen theaters are rapidly converting to digital cinema and at the GSCA Conference later this month in Sacramento, CA visitors can see the latest technology from Qube Cinema. The Qube XP-I server will stream a single high bit-rate 4K 3D DCP through two Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) in two Barco DP4K-23B projectors. This high bit-rate, 4K 3D projection from a single DCP through a single server greatly simplifies exhibition for Giant Screen theaters.
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Pula Film Festival Sets Outdoor Cinema Record With Harkness Stagelite Stereo 3d Screen
News: Pula Film Festival Sets Outdoor Cinema Record With Harkness Stagelite Stereo 3d ScreenThe 59th Pula Film Festival, held in the ancient Vespasian’s Amphitheatre (dating back to the 1st Century) set a new standard for outdoor 3D film presentation.
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MOOVed by video as well as voice – Dataton’s WATCHOUT powers vide for Andrea Bocelli in Poland
News: MOOVed by video as well as voice – Dataton’s WATCHOUT powers vide for Andrea Bocelli in PolandThe new DMX capabilities of WATCHOUT version 5.2 are put through their paces
Through the Polish systems integration and live-events show specialist MOOV working forlocal events production company Prestige MJM, Dataton WATCHOUT was used to sync and drive multi-screen video content for a spectacular concert by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
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Qube Cinema Demos Multi-IMB Synchronization, IMB-Supported Laser Projection and HFR 3D at CinemaCon 2012
New Technologies Represent Major Milestones in Digital Projection
Qube Cinema demonstrated a series of industry firsts at CinemaCon in Las Vegas recently, including multi-IMB sync, 3D projections running at 120 fps per eye (240 fps total), and a special demonstration of new laser projection technology from Barco.
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Converting The Uncertain Dream Of Digital Cinema Into A Future Reality For Even More Theatres In The U.S. And Around The Globe
All-New Chip Specifically Developed For Screens Up To 20 Feet Wide
As the transition to digital cinema continues to build across the U.S. and the world, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP Cinema®, the worldwide leader in digital cinema imaging technology, today announced the new S2K chipset, optimized for theatre screens up to 20 feet (six meters) wide in size for 2D presentations.
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Marquise Technologies partners with Barco Silex for real-time JPEG2000 encoding
Marquise Technologies announced today the partnership with Barco Silex, provider of real-time JPEG2000 encoding technology for the brand new DCI mastering features of the DI deck M I S T.
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Colorfront On-Set Dailies Advances Realtime 4K Workflows and High Frame-Rate Cinematography
News: Colorfront On-Set Dailies Advances Realtime 4K Workflows and High Frame-Rate CinematographyNew 2012 Winter Release supports Sony F65 RAW, RED Epic R3D and Alexa ARRIRAW 4K workflows
Academy Award-winning developer Colofront has released the Winter 2012 version of its On-Set Dailies system, introducing real-time 4K display of dailies for motion picture productions using the new generation of high-end cameras flooding the digital cinematography market.
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Qube Cinema Delivers 4K 3D From a Single Server
Qube Cinema made history by delivering 4K 3D from a single server at the Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium in Galveston, Texas. "Space Junk 3D" was projected onto an 80 by 60-foot giant screen at high bit-rate 4K stereoscopic DCP through two Barco projectors.
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HPA Tech Retreat Preps Attendees for Ongoing Industry Climate Changes
Inspiring Demonstrations, Collegial Atmosphere and Unparalleled Sessions Bring Experts from Entertainment, Government and Research Together in Vibrant Exchange
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced the lineup for the HPA Tech Retreat®, set to take place February 13 -17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, to academic research.
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High-frame rate projectors a highlight at ShowEast
High-frame rate cinema is coming, and Digital Cinema system manufacturers are getting ready. In an industry focused on the challenges and issues surrounding 3D capture and distribution, high-frame rate cinema opens up a new arena of research and discussion.
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ASSIMILATE Expands European Sales Channels with Appointment of Ezequiel Sarser
ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today announced the appointment of Ezequiel Sarser as Director of European sales. As the company leverages recent sales successes of its SCRATCH Six and SCRATCH Lab data workflow product line, Sarser will be responsible for the expansion of ASSIMILATE’s European sales channels, supporting the reseller network and strengthening customer relationships across the region.
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Barco joins forces with China Film Group to develop digital cinema market in China
New company – CFG Barco Electronics Co. Ltd. – is formally established
(Beijing, China--August 23, 2011) Renowned visualization company Barco and China Film Group are pleased to announce the formation of CFG Barco (Beijing) Electronics Co. Ltd. The new company is a joint venture among two Barco subsidiaries – Barco Visual (Beijing) Electronics Company Limited and Barco China (Holdings) Limited Company – and China Film Equipment Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China Film Group.
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Hollywood-DI Grades “Guido” and “And They’re Off” with DaVinci Resolve 8
Blackmagic Design today announced that West Hollywood based Hollywood-DI completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve Software Version 8 for the upcoming feature films “Guido” and “And They’re Off”.
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Barco prime choice for Dutch cinema exhibitors
Digital cinema pioneer Barco is proud to announce that Dutch cinemas are resolutely choosing Barco's digital projection technology. Until now, Barco has been selected by almost 20 exhibitors – including major cinema chains like the Wolff Cinema Group – to convert over 200 screens. The rapid conversion is being made possible thanks to a nation-wide VPF-funding program.
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Cinema India Expo Strengthens Event Line Up Following Strong Year for Cinema Industry
Texas Instruments Demonstrates Global Commitment as Title Sponsor
Cinema India Expo 2011, the only Hollywood/Bollywood event of its kind, has announced that Texas Instruments (TI) DLP Cinema has come on board as the Title Sponsor for the event which is set for June 24th and 25th in Mumbai. For more than a decade, Cinema India Expo has been recognized as a premier gathering for theater owners and content holders. The commitment of TI, the worldwide leader in digital cinema imaging technology, underscores the growing importance of the event in the global digital cinema arena.
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Barco expands its digital cinema financing program
With this latest $15.6M in financing completed for use with Cinedigm's Phase 2 deployment, Barco brings its total funding to over $65 million for 1,100 systems, continuing to deliver on its commitments to bring viable, turnkey solutions to exhibitors as they make the move from film to digital cinema projection systems.
Barco, a worldwide leader in digital cinema, continues to expand its financing program with Cinedigm, recently completing another $15 million in funding to provide off-balance sheet, non-recourse financing for exhibitors converting their projection equipment to digital cinema platforms. This latest round of funding will convert 249 full digital cinema systems.
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Vizrt to Employ AMD Professional Graphics to Power High Resolution Video Wall Display at 2011 NAB
News, sports, and elections coverage are among the live telecasts that heavily rely upon captivating, interactive video wall displays, such as Viz Video Wall ER by Vizrt, to keep viewers engaged. High-resolution graphics, such as pie charts, bar graphs, and tables, are fed to the video wall in real-time from multiple sources and continuously updated with fresh data to keep viewers fully informed of news as it unfolds.
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Barco showcases integrated broadcast visualization solutions at NAB 2011
On display at this year's NAB show, will be a visually rich wall of content enabled by Barco's latest event projectors and LED displays, driven by recently upgraded display presentation systems.
Visualization pioneer Barco is set to impress the broadcast industry with an expanded array of visualization products designed to optimize and deliver content for a variety of applications. Offering superior brightness, contrast and color rendition, as well as enhanced presentation capabilities, Barco's projectors, LED displays and image processing tools seamlessly mesh with broadcast production platforms to enable single-point control and programming flexibility for live and taped shows.
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DLP Cinema® Leads Delivery Of Digital Cinema to Exhibitors Worldwide With The Brightest And Broadest Range Of Digital Cinema Projection Options
DLP Cinema Projectors Clearly the Leader Worldwide With Installations from Barco, Christie, and NEC
Following an unprecedented year of growth and success in 2010, as well as through the first three months of 2011, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP Cinema®, the worldwide leader in digital cinema imaging technology, announced today that its OEM licensees, Barco, Christie, and NEC, installed more digital cinema projectors in every region of the world in the last 12 months than in the last 12 years. Movie theatre owners from around the world will be able to see the most advanced yet cost-effective DLP Cinema projectors this week at CinemaCon 2011, all of which deliver superior brightness, industry-leading uptime, proven reliability, and unmatched preference by the industry.
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Barco Enhanced 4K digital cinema projectors: DCI certified and available now
Digital Cinema pioneer Barco has announced the commercial launch of its new range of 4K cinema projectors, including the DP4K-32B (for screens up to 32 meters) and the DP4K-23B (screens up to 23 meters). In addition, Barco reported that its Enhanced 4K DP4K-32B projector has obtained DCI certification and that the DP4K-23B will finalize DCI certification soon. As such, Barco further expands its offering of DCI certified cinema projectors – the most comprehensive family of DCI certified projectors on the planet.
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Barco broadens its Digital Cinema offering through the acquisition of the XDC CineStore knowhow
Digital Cinema pioneer Barco has announced the extension of its digital cinema product offering through the acquisition of the CineStore activities of cinema solutions provider XDC. The acquisition fits within Barco's broader strategy to move up in the value chain from digital projection supplier to provider of total cinema visualization solutions.
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Barco's 4K DLP Cinema® projector takes on 15/70mm film at Digital Cinema Symposium
A symposium showcasing the latest in large-format digital cinema technology for museums and major attractions featured an exclusive demonstration in which Barco's DP4K-32B was matched against a conventional 15/70mm film projector, representing a shoot-out between tradition and innovation with surprising results.
Digital cinema pioneer Barco chalked up another round of industry firsts at the inaugural Digital Cinema Symposium presented by D3D Cinema and Moody Gardens held in Galveston, Texas on January 24th and 25th.
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Berlinale 2011 partners exclusively with Barco for digital screenings
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema projection technology, is proud to announce that it is an official partner of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, one of the world's leading film festivals, taking place from 10 - 20 February. This year's edition features more than 80 digital screenings, a record number in the history of the Berlinale.
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Barco helps China National Film Museum create 3D Fever
Barco, a global leader in visual technology and display solutions, is proud to announce that the China National Film Museum has deployed the DP2K-32B – the world's brightest digital cinema projector – to create the ultimate 3D viewing experience in the museum's IMAX Theatre.
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Barco releases dedicated Digital Cinema projector for post-production
Digital Cinema pioneer Barco has announced the commercial release of its DP2K-P, a digital cinema projector specifically designed for the needs of the post-production community. Featuring a greatly expanded color gamut, superior contrast, exceptional brightness uniformity and specialized post-production software, the DP2K-P effortlessly meets the stern performance demands of post-production houses as well as the review room requirements outlined in the DCI specification. The new projector will immediately be available for commercial distribution.
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Barco releases upgrade kits to convert lamp-lit video walls to LED technology
Visualization pioneer Barco offers an all-in-one technology refresh program to upgrade its lamp-based video walls to its latest series of LED-lit rear-projection video walls, enabling customers to maximize their initial investment in Barco control room visualization technology for critical 24/7 applications.
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Cobb Theatres selects Barco for conversion of its circuit
Cobb Theatres will complete the digital conversion of its entire circuit with the purchase of an additional 100+ Barco digital cinema projectors for eight of its theatres serving Florida, Alabama and the Southeast.
Digital cinema pioneer Barco announced today that Cobb Theatres of Birmingham, Alabama has purchased an additional 105 digital cinema projectors to complete the digital conversion of its entire 19-theatre chain with Barco's Series 2 projectors.
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Barco introduces range of large-screen, high-resolution LED backlit LCD displays for control room applications
Visualization specialist Barco is proud to announce its new NSL-5521 display for video walls and its stand-alone LDX series for control room applications. The new displays feature LCD technology with LED backlighting to produce brighter images and a wider color gamut, while providing a smart and space-saving design. The new LED backlit LCD displays will be showcased for the first time at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), from 1 to 3 February 2011.
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3D digital cinema debuts on Allure of the Seas cruise ship with Barco products onboard
Visualization pioneer Barco is supplying integrated creative lighting and projection solutions for multiple live stage and cinematic shows presented on Allure of the Seas. The cornerstone of the deployment is a 3D digital cinema theatre – the first installation on a new cruise ship – leveraging Royal Caribbean's pioneering alliance with DreamWorks Animation to showcase first-run movies produced by the company.
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Barco to deploy 120 Series II digital cinema projectors in LuXin Cinema complexes
Barco, a world leader in visualization and display solutions, proudly announces that it has signed a contract to deploy 120 Series II digital cinema projectors in the LuXin Cinema complexes, a subsidiary of Shandong Trust Corporation.
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GDC and Barco succeeded in deploying more than 300 systems of Barco Series 2 DLP Cinema® projector integrated with GDC Integrated Media Block and SX-2000 servers
GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, and Barco, a digital cinema pioneer, are pleased to announce today the successful deployment of over 300 units of Barco Series 2 DLP Cinema® projectors with GDC Integrated Media Block (“IMB”) and SX-2000 servers.
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Adisar Media purchases eQFX for launch into post services
Spanish production house chooses Quantel for one stop, full-service finishing solution
Adisar Media, the Madrid production company, has chosen Quantel's eQFX to spearhead the extension of its business into post production. The eQ is equipped with the QColor in-context grading option.
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Adisar Media purchases eQFX for launch into post services
Spanish production house chooses Quantel for one stop, full-service finishing solution
Adisar Media, the Madrid production company, has chosen Quantel's eQFX to spearhead the extension of its business into post production. The eQ is equipped with the QColor in-context grading option.
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Barco’s DP2K-32B officially ‘the brightest digital cinema projector on the planet’
Digital Cinema pioneer Barco has achieved a notable Guinness World Record. Its DP2K-32B digital cinema projector, already recognized as 'the brightest projector on the planet', can now officially claim this title after succeeding in a world record attempt. With a measured and validated brightness of over 43,000 center lumens in color-calibrated mode, the record-holding Barco DP2K-32B is able to perfectly project 3D content even on the largest screens, giving moviegoers all over the world the ultimate viewing experience.
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Point.360 / IVC Introduces Visionary™ Color Match Technology
IVC (a Point.360 company) is now offering the Visionary™ Color Match technology and service.
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FotoKem Selects Baselight for New Post Production Facility in Budapest
FilmLight today announced that FotoKem has installed Baselight EIGHT and Baselight HD colour grading systems at its newly-built post production facility in Budapest. The systems will anchor two Digital Intermediate theatres with Baselight Eight used for 2K/4K grading of conventional and stereoscopic films.
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Baselight HD moves into The Refinery
Responding to a surge in client demand for the highest-quality digital film grading, full-service South African post-production facility The Refinery has invested in a Baselight HD colour grading system from FilmLight.
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AMD to showcase its latest professional graphics cards and customer demonstrations at IBC 2010
New high-end graphics card increases multi-monitor support for HD video walls and stereo 3D applications
AMD today unveiled its line-up of technology and customer demonstrations scheduled to take place at the company’s booth (Hall 7, J30) at IBC 2010.
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Barco dazzles theaters around the globe with DP2K digital cinema projectors
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema projection technology, announces that the first half of 2010 has brought impressive results for its digital cinema business thanks to the worldwide deployment of the DP2K series. This year has taken off with a significant increase in sales, orders and production capacity.
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Barco releases DCI compliant Series 2 projectors with integrated CineCanvas™ subtitling
Digital cinema specialist Barco announced today that its DP2K family of digital cinema projectors is now available with integrated CineCanvas™ subtitling support. The new functionality can be installed via a simple firmware upgrade.
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Barco Wins Six Awards at CRTA Science and Technology Innovation Award 2010
Barco, a global technology company, won six awards at the China Radio and Television Equipment Industrial Association's (CRTA) Science and Technology Innovation Award ceremony. The awards were announced in Henan Hall in the Beijing Great Hall of the People.
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Barco RHDM-1701 - amazing color accuracy in a compact size
News: Barco RHDM-1701 - amazing color accuracy in a compact sizeBarco will premiere the RHDM-1701 at the 2010 NAB Show, Las Vegas, USA. This new 17-inch high-definition reference monitor is a more compact version of the current RHDM-2301, a display solution that has already proven its color accuracy and versatility.
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Barco 'Series 2' digital cinema projector first to pass DCI compliance testing milestone
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema announced today that its 'Series 2' digital cinema projector has successfully passed the procedural test for DCI compliance administered by CineCert, the leading 3rd party authorizing test facility. With these tests completed, Barco has reached another important milestone in the rollout of its brand-new DP2K projector series.
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Barco unveils advanced digital cinema diagnostic application
At ShoWest 2010, Barco introduces the Diagnostics Companion, an optional new software module purpose-built for intelligently troubleshooting Barco digital cinema projectors.
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, proudly announces the Diagnostics Companion, a new optional software module that enables users of Barco Series I and Series II projectors to identify, diagnose, troubleshoot and remedy error conditions — without technical support assistance. The Diagnostics Companion is integrated in Barco's Communicator software, starting with version 4.0. The Communicator runs as a standard PC application, or more conveniently, runs on Barco's Communicator Touch Panel, a multi-user projector control center that's optimized for quick and efficient operations.
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DIVE Helps Bring ‘Lebanon, Pa.’ to South by Southwest
“Lebanon, Pa.” Director Ben Hickernell wanted Hollywood-quality post production while maximizing the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit. He naturally chose DIVE for feature film expertise and precision in visual effects, RED digital cinematography and the Digital Intermediate (DI) process.
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Barco announces significant expansion of NOC services for digital cinema
At ShoWest 2010, Barco unveils a major expansion of its nationwide digital cinema NOC, with enhanced remote services, diagnostics and monitoring.
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, proudly announces an expansion of its advanced NOC (Network Operations Center), a comprehensive set of monitoring tools and services available to all Barco digital cinema customers.
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Barco completes DCIP purchase agreement for large-scale Cinemark digital cinema rollout
Digital cinema leader Barco has completed the previously announced purchase agreement with Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) for the supply and installation of more than 3000 digital cinema projectors to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK).
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Barco presents brand-new line of Series-II digital cinema projectors
On the occasion of ShoWest 2010, digital cinema leader Barco has unveiled its brand-new line of Series-II digital cinema projectors, based on the latest DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments.
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2009 best year ever for Barco's digital cinema business
Digital cinema pioneer Barco announced that 2009 has been a record year for its digital cinema business, with a very significant growth of more than 100% in sales, orders and production capacity. By the end of 2009, Barco had reached a total install base of 6500 projectors worldwide.
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Cobb Theatres select Barco for luxury theatre launch
New upscale CineBistro venues elegantly combine dining and movies, with projection provided by Barco DP-1500 and DP-2000 digital cinema projectors.
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, announced today that Cobb Theatres of Birmingham, Alabama has selected and installed Barco digital cinema projectors into its first three “CineBistro” theatres located in the Tampa and Miami, Florida areas.
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Barco announces new targeted presentation package for its 3Gbps multi-format video switcher
At ISE 2010, Barco will introduce PlusPAK, a powerful new configuration package for the FSN Series switcher.
Image processing pioneer Barco is proud to announce the introduction of PlusPAK for the FSN Series multi-format switcher at ISE 2010 (2-4 February at the Amsterdam RAI). Tailor-made for the flexibility and agility needed in the events industry, PlusPAK is a new hardware and software suite comprised of four components — a new Universal Output Card (UOC), the system's new Multiviewer (MVR), a Digital Video Effects Card (DVE) and new software capable of controlling 2.5 M/E's from the compact FSN-150 Controller.
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Barco and Cinema West partner in California's largest 3D digital cinema multiplex
Cinema West, an independent California exhibitor, chooses Barco DP-2000 digital cinema projectors for every screen in their new Palladio 16 multiplex in Folsom, California.
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, today announced that Cinema West has selected Barco DP-2000 projectors for their new Palladio 16 Cinemas site located in Folsom, California.
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Tours by Sloan Selects Broadcast Pix™ 2 M/E Slate™ 5016HD
Live Production System for Live Performances by Donny & Marie Osmond
Broadcast Pix™, the company that redefined the production switcher as a live integrated production system, announced that Tours by Sloan, a live event production company based in Las Vegas, selected its Slate 5016HD switcher for use during live performances by Donny & Marie Osmond at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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Spain’s Kodak Cinelabs Installs Digital Vision Film Master
Digital Vision, premiere provider of picture enhancement systems for film and television post production, is pleased to announce that Europe’s latest state-of-the-art film lab, Kodak Cinelabs in Spain, has installed a Digital Vision Film Master.
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News: TFS Installs FrameCycler DDS for 2K Screening Theater
France's Digital Acquisition Pioneer Selects IRIDAS for Review
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News: Vizrt and Barco Demo Integrated Backdrop Solutions
At IBC 2007, Barco (Hall 1, Stand 235) and Vizrt (Hall 2, Stand 219) will demonstrate the two company's best-of-breed backdrop solution. Vizrt and Barco recently completed the integration of Barco's displays and processors with Vizrt's 3D graphic renderer, Viz|Engine.
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News: Cahuenga Rue Productions Selects For-A Switcher For Rod Stewart's 2007 World Tour
HANABI HVS-3800HS Chosen for its Power, Compact Design and Reliability
Cahuenga Rue Productions, the concert production company handling famed rocker Rod Stewart's 2007 World Tour, has selected the HVS-3800HS from the FOR-A line of SD/HD Hanabi switchers.
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News: Dutch facility Valkieser Capital Images orders systems from Digital Vision for new grading theatre
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, revealed today that Valkieser Capital Images, the Netherlands, has purchased a Nucoda Film Master and Nucoda Film Cutter – providing the facility with superior equipment for working on commercials, documentaries and feature films.
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News: Thomson Unveils World's Largest Digital Cinema Test Center
Technicolor Digital Cinema Unit Opens Testing Facility in Preparation For Extensive North American Digital Cinema Deployment
Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) has opened the world's largest digital cinema research and equipment testing facility at the Technicolor campus in Burbank, Calif.
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