September 8, 2006


The Vision2 HD system includes a specially-designed film that features an extended dynamic range and latitude, along with a digital processor used by the post facility. The film can be rated at exposure indexes such as 100, 320 or 500, and is available in 16mm and 35mm formats.

Enhancements to the system's hardware platform incorporated earlier this year include improvements that make the system more versatile and efficient, easier to switch between telecine suites at a facility, and able to emulating additional film looks such as black and white and various photo-chemical processes.

The same hardware platform can also be used to support the latest version of the Kodak Telecine Calibration System (TCS), which is designed to ensure that subtle details in highlights, shadows, contrast and colors are retained when the negative is scanned and converted to digital video format during post.

Also on display are the Kodak Display Manager System (KDMS) V.4.1 and the Kodak Look Manager System (KLMS) V.2.1. KDMS enables post facilities to more efficiently emulate film looks on electronic display devices using an automatic calibration function. The latest version of KDMS allows users to import print film 3-D LUTs into cinema-grade digital projectors for accurate viewing and grading. The Kodak Display Manager Lite offers a subset of the system's features and is intended for use with CRT and LCD display devices that require monitor calibration but do not need the full set of features on the various workstations being used simultaneously on a project.

KLMS is designed to allow cinematographers to pre-visualize and manage film looks from pre-production through post production. The software-based system locks the picture data into an exportable file, which can be accessed by other system users to ensure accurate communications in a collaborative environment.