Issue: IBC 2007 - Day 3


AMSTERDAM - Da Vinci ( is demonstrating its DAE protocol at IBC. The file exchange process was developed in conjunction with Arri and provides tight integration between the Arriscan film scanner and da Vinci’s Resolve color enhancement and Revival restoration systems. The protocol allows for close coordination between a facility's scanning and color correction departments, improving workflow efficiency.

DAE helps eliminate confusion that can occur at a DI facility when different departments are faced with scanning, storage and naming of material. With DAE, the colorist loads an EDL into any da Vinci Resolve or Splice system and sets the desired parameters. From this, a DAE list is generated and exported to the Arri scanner. A scan list is then generated so that only the materials required are scanned, and file names and directories are specified using preset and defined naming conventions. In addition, place holders are created in the Resolve/Splice media pool and as clips are scanned, the timeline automatically fills, allowing grading to start immediately as soon as the clips are loaded.

Another benefit of the close integration provided by DAE comes through Arri's support of Kodak's Digital ICE technology, which generates mattes during scanning that da Vinci's Revival system can use to eliminate dust and dirt from the film images quickly and return the frames back to the SAN.