FilmLight announces distibution of Point.360 IVC’s Visionary Archive at IBC 2010


Last Updated: September 10, 2010 4:51 pm GMT
(Amsterdam-IBC, The Netherlands--September 10, 2010) FilmLight, the leading manufacturer of film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems, has announced a partnership to provide distribution of Point.360 IVC’s revolutionary Visionary™ Archive technology to all countries outside of the United States.

Visionary™ Archive is based on an entirely new technology for the archiving of colour motion images. It is a unique process using only a single strip of black-and-white film as opposed to the traditional YCM (yellow,cyan, magenta) 3-strip separations. This results in a saving of 2/3 in stock and processing while giving even better picture quality. The detailed alignment and calibration patterns encoded on film ensure sub-pixel accurate registration of restored colour images, with colour reproduction very close to the original.

Wolfgang Lempp,Technical Director of FilmLight comments that “this is a natural relationship for FilmLight and complements our existing partnership with Aaton. Visionary™ Archive is an ideal application for the AatonK film recorder already distributed by ourselves, taking full advantage of its superior resolution and 3-fold black-and-white recording speed. Our partnership with Point.360 IVC is a dynamic fit which provides a new long-term business opportunity for FilmLight’s international customer base.”

Sean McKee, Director of Point360. IVC, adds “Visionary™ Archive gives a great future for long term archival storage in both the digital and analogue worlds. We are delighted to be working with FilmLight who share our passion for film quality and technical excellence.”

About IVC Digital Film Center - a Point.360 Company (NASDAQ,PTSX):
IVC is an internationally acclaimed Digital Intermediate and Digital Cinema Mastering facility, with a 25-year reputation for technical excellence. IVC's services include: 4K/2K film scanning; film-to-HD; data-to-HD; 35mm Filmout; advanced digital restoration; closed captioning, quality assurance, and conversion for worldwide technical deliveries. IVC’s client list includes every major Hollywood studio.

About FilmLight
FilmLight is a manufacturer of film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems that are helping to transform film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading post production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2001, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Auckland.


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