Sweden’s Digital Vision (www.digitalvision.se)
is at IBC with two new color grading and finishing systems: the Nucoda SD and
Nucoda HD. Both were developed for broadcast television and new media formats
such as HD-DVD, Blu-ray, broadband VOD and mobile, a feature tools for optimizing
compressed, tapeless broadcast and distribution formats.
Nucoda SD and Nucoda HD are based on the software framework
of Digital Vision’s digital intermediate line of grading and finishing systems
- Data Conform, Film Cutter and Film Master. They are designed to streamline
the finishing of content for broadcast and multi-format delivery in a
The systems offer support and integration for broadcast
formats and metadata exchange, including MXF, Apple QuickTime and Avid DNxHD media
and AAF multi-track program timelines, and the ability to color grade and
finish file-based media natively, without transcoding or VTR tape, in an open
Nucoda SD and Nucoda HD will be available as turnkey or
software-only, Windows-based systems. Delivery is expected for Q4.
at the show, Digital Vision is demonstrating Phoenix, a software product for
automatically restoring and re-mastering film and video content. The software
provides sophisticated algorithms for automatically fixing common image
problems, and provides fast, high-quality digital re-mastering in a range of
media formats to address high-def DVD, pay-per-view and pay-per-download VOD
over IP services.
Enhancement capabilities include picture correction, defect
reduction and picture enhancement and conversion. The solution is
timeline-based, enabling in-context restoration for multi-format deliverables. Non-destructive
working methods ensure that users don’t lose original material at any point
during the restoration process.
Technicolor Creative Services in Burbank, CA, is
beta-testing Phoenix on a number of restoration test projects. The solution
will be available for Windows- and Linux-based systems when it ships in 2008.