Stockholm, Sweden – 6, December 2006 – Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications for film and video, today announced that New York City-based boutique post production facility Mega Playground has purchased a Nucoda Film Master system and a Nucoda Data Conform workstation. The new systems expand Mega Playground‘s services, enabling them to meet growing demand for 2k/4k Digital Intermediate (DI) conform and grading work.
Nucoda Film Master is a resolution-independent, end-to-end finishing system for feature films, commercials, long-form television, and restoration applications, and the Data Conform workstation enables facilities to quickly and efficiently conform and edit data files into sequences. The Film Master is fully available to the facility‘s clients today, and in the coming weeks will move to a brand new DI theater-style suite in the facility‘s downtown location where it will be installed on a SAN to increase throughput of their film and television projects.
Mega Playground used the Film Master system to complete the feature film DI for “Grace is Gone,” starring John Cusak, which has been accepted in the dramatic competition at Sundance. They have recently begun work on the DI for the Julia Stiles-directed short film “Raving” and the “Raving” theatrical trailer that will screen in New York.
Mega Playground founder and president, Eitan Hakami, along with senior colourist Michael Smollin, Senior Editor Seth Buncher, and CTO Dave Satin evaluated a number of systems before selecting the Film Master. Hakami said, “The level of service we can provide with the Nucoda is a natural extension of what we provide today to our long form clients – video dailies, Avid offlines and HD conforms. DI is the next step in that progression.”
High-end post production veteran Satin said, “We had three priorities. The system had to be a good colour corrector with a deep creative toolset, it had to have its own panels, and it had to be able to conform efficiently. Film Master is flexible, turnkey, and has the best combination of all three of the elements we needed to expand our business.”
Smollin, a long-time colourist previously with Encore Hollywood and Technicolor, added, “Film Master is an awesome colour corrector, and the conform is second to none – it‘s very user friendly and familiar. When the panels came out, that put it right over the edge for us.”
Digital Vision president and COO, Simon Cuff, said, “The demand for film DI work is growing everywhere – from London‘s Soho to LA to New York and everywhere in between. We‘re pleased to be part of Mega Playground‘s expansion to provide these services and we‘ve been very impressed with their attention to quality and the depth of their evaluation. We‘re looking forward to working with them over the long term.”
Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, colour correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to produce and enhance feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company‘s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for the burgeoning digital intermediate 2k/4k market. The company‘s award-winning products are a standard of the media & entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities around the world.
Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with two wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California, and Digital Vision UK in London, England. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. For further information, go to www.digitalvision.se. All trademarks used herein, whether recognised or not, are the properties of their respective companies.