September 1, 2010
London – Digital Vision is shipping its new Nucoda grading and Phoenix restoration product range including the latest 2010 software release. This announcement together with the unveiling of the company’s eagerly anticipated new Precision grading panel at IBC 2010 further highlights the company’s dedication to continually develop innovative solutions for the global post production community. To compliment its premium flagship Nucoda Film Master solution – as used by leading content creators including Pixar and Lucasfilms – Digital Vision is now shipping Nucoda Fuse and Nucoda Compose. A grading and finishing solution that sets the bar for functionality and performance Nucoda Fuse is based on the company’s leading image science technology and Nucoda colour tools. Nucoda Compose, an entry-level solution, provides a cost-effective, multi-faceted workstation to aid in the grading, finishing and mastering workflow for commercials, film and television post production. All grading solutions are equipped with a 3D toolset. To address the restoration market Digital Vision has introduced Phoenix Finish, its new flagship end-to-end restoration, re-mastering and delivery system. This focuses on creating the highest quality deliverables from film or tape-based materials. The new mid-range solution – Phoenix Refine – delivers the best in high-end restoration image processing tools to repair any defect or damage to film and video media. The new entry-level Phoenix Touch, which utilises DVO technology, is a cost-effective image restoration software solution for cleaning up VFX plates and DI scans, or can be used as part of large volume restoration projects requiring manual retouch of content. Digital Vision has also included applications to increase the performance of these new products. The first, Turbine, introduces integrated and distributed background rendering for Phoenix and Nucoda solutions allowing rendering of multiple projects and compositions without tying up the client’s workstation. DVO Clarity, the next-generation of noise and grain reduction technology features automatic profiling of the source media for producing stunning images, virtually artifact free that retain original sharpness, whilst the speed and ergonomically enhanced DVO Fix automatically repairs imperfections associated with degraded film and image media. The 2010 software release also includes additional stereo 3D tools and viewing modes, a new colour isolation keyer (I-Keyer) and updated file format enhancements including Arri Alexa support, MFX OP1a publishing and ALE file export.