(Stockholm, Sweden -- 14 March, 2007) Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video, announced today that Thailand-based Fame Post has purchased the Digital Vision Film Master and Data Conform systems with DVO as well as DVNR 2k AGR4 ME systems.
These are already in use at the company's Bangkok facility on commercial and feature film projects. The systems were purchased to enable the company to offer the highest quality Digital Intermediate colour grading and to augment their successful film effects services.
The Nucoda Film Master is a resolution-independent, end-to-end finishing system for feature films, commercials, long-form television, and restoration applications. The DVNR 2k Image Processing Workstation provides the industry's highest-performing motion-compensated grain/noise management and dust/dirt removal tools. Fame Post also purchased the AGR4 ME film grain and video noise management option, which enables them to produce cleaner, sharper pictures from film and video-originated material.
Fame Post, named one of Asia's top post facilities of 2006 by Asia Image magazine, originally purchased the Film Master system with DVO grain and dust tools to handle Digital Intermediate work on the Thai feature film trilogy The Legend of King Naresuan
. The company has completed Part I: Pegu's Hostage
and Part II: Reclaim Sovereignty
with the system. Part III will be completed for release in December of this year. The epic trilogy has been in production for three years and has a budget of US$ 20 million. It is already the most successful film ever released in Thailand, with Part I taking over US$3 million in the first four days and Part II on a similar track.
The DVNR 2K AGR4 ME system is integrated into Fame Post's Spirit 4k suite, to ensure pristine image quality on all of the facility's SD and HD commercial and video projects, for clients including TBWA Japan, Ogilvy & Mather/Shanghai, Procter & Gamble, and other leading agencies, companies, and production houses.
"We are experiencing a period of very high demand, from both local and overseas productions," said Fame Post Executive Director Wilaiwan Leelachart. "The Thai post market is booming, and it's becoming a centre for film DI. Having Film Master gives us all of the tools we need for conform and grading, and the DVNR 2k gives our customers the highest-possible image quality. We're confident that Digital Vision is a partner that will work with us as we grow over the long term."
Digital Vision President and COO Simon Cuff said, "King Naresuan was the first full DI project for Fame Post, and we're pleased that their expert consultants led them to Digital Vision to achieve high-quality results and the most efficient workflow." He added, "The Asian post market is absolutely in a growth period. With a strong reputation for customer service and many long-term clients, Fame Post is in an ideal position to serve that growth. With Film Master and the DVNR they'll capture even more projects and opportunities, and with our strong sales and support channel in Thailand we will be there to help them succeed."
Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, colour correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to produce and enhance feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company's Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for tapeless and non linear grading for HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions. The company's award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters around the world.
Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with two wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California, and Digital Vision UK in London, England. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. For further information, go to http://www.digitalvision.se