(Coral Springs, Florida--August 28, 2008) da Vinci Systems, LLC, today announced that Technicolor Asia, part of the services division of Thomson S.A. (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), has selected two of the company's highly advanced Resolve® R350 digital mastering suites to provide color grading and digital intermediate (DI) finishing for feature films made throughout Asia.
Technicolor Asia is a full-service post-production facility located in Bangkok, Thailand.
"Technicolor Asia has long been in both the film post-production and digital sound businesses, but is now adding digital image post-production," said Ian Maycock, managing director of the facility in Thailand. "Now Technicolor Asia also offers DI services, providing filmmakers with a comprehensive range of creative options for post-production, regardless of how or on what medium content was originated. Technicolor's facilities worldwide rely on the best, most efficient tools for the job, and we believe that means deploying the new da Vinci R-series systems."
The da Vinci Resolve suite offers flexible, real-time throughput of nonlinear images in film, television, and commercial applications. The da Vinci R-series is based on an innovative new processing engine, C.O.R.E. (CUDA™ Optimized Resolve Engine), that leverages the power and efficiency of GPUs not merely for graphics display, but also for processing, which enables it to work faster than any system da Vinci has ever delivered.
The R-series is available in eight configurations, with the top-of-the-line Resolve R350 incorporating four C.O.R.E.s and two da Vinci Transformer™ boards, which provide hardware acceleration for image processing.
At Technicolor Asia, content is digitized on an IMAGICA scanner and then ingested into a Bright Systems SAN. A unique contribution to workflow efficiency which was pioneered by da Vinci is the Resolve's ability to share simultaneous access to SAN content with other Resolve suites and with the da Vinci Revival™ image restoration system used by Technicolor.
"The name 'Technicolor' has been synonymous with movie color since the pioneering days of cinema, so it is especially gratifying that da Vinci continues to be associated with its worldwide post-production enterprise," said Bill Robertson, vice president and general manager of da Vinci Systems. "At the Thailand facility, the new da Vinci R-systems will contribute to efficient business operation, but more importantly to the high artistic quality that has always characterized Technicolor."
For more information on the da Vinci R-series, visit www.davsys.com
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About da Vinci Systems®, LLC
da Vinci Systems, a JDSU company, is the leading provider of color enhancement and image restoration products used in post-production facilities worldwide. Incorporating the company's Emmy® Award-winning technology, da Vinci's products support SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film. Since the introduction of the company's first color corrector in 1984, da Vinci has been a front-runner in the field of image enhancement, shaping color enhancement into the vital role it holds in post-production today. The company is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, France, Germany, and Singapore.