The Mill using Nucoda's entry-level grading system
February 16, 2011

The Mill using Nucoda's entry-level grading system

LONDON — The Mill ( has installed two Nucoda Fuse systems to manage all footage that travels in and out of The Mill TV and Film Studio. The studio has already used Fuse on projects such as Doctor Who, Merlin and Primeval, as well as on stereographic CG shots for the new Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

All conforms from tape, film scans or Red projects are carried out using the Nucoda Fuse systems. The studio then uses Fuse to export all the VFX elements required for the artists to track, animate and composite. In addition, Fuse is used to drive dailies sessions for composites to see how work is progressing. 

Fuse’s DVO toolset was used to clean footage for the BBC’s cult drama Merlin. The DVO Dust tool was able to automate a majority of the clean up process for the project, which was shot on 16mm. 

Mill TV and Film also used the Nucoda Fuse’s stereoscopic tools for 3D CG shots of the new Narnia feature.

“It was really important that we could view the stereoscopic work back on a regular basis to check that the depths were right and that everything was positioned correctly,” explains Matthew Clarke, head of editorial, Mill TV and Film. “We were frequently updating shots to fix issues, and to be able to consistently view the material was essential and enabled us to meet tight deadlines.”