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Digital Vision Unveils Nucoda SD & Nucoda HD Grading/Finishing Systems

Stockholm, Sweden – 5 September, 2007 – Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, will unveil two new offerings, Nucoda SD & Nucoda HD, at IBC, stand 7:731. The new colour grading and finishing systems are developed specifically for the requirements of broadcast television programming and new media formats such as HD-DVD, Blu-ray, broadband VOD and mobile. They are the industry‘s first master grading systems with built-in tools for optimising compressed, tapeless broadcast and distribution formats.

Nucoda SD & Nucoda HD are based on the same software framework as Digital Vision‘s Digital Intermediate line of grading and finishing systems– Data Conform, Film Cutter and Film Master. They are designed specifically to streamline the finishing of content for broadcast and multi-format delivery in a file-based environment. They offer extended support and integration for broadcast formats and metadata exchange including MXF, Apple QuickTime and Avid DNxHD media and AAF multi-track programme timelines, and the ability to colour grade and finish file-based media natively, without transcoding or VTR tape, in an open environment. As with all of the company‘s grading and finishing systems, customers may optionally add DVO image enhancement tools. Visitors to Digital Vision‘s stand will see demonstrations of key capabilities including:

– Multi-track nonlinear editorial control – Nucoda SD & Nucoda HD provide powerful sequence assembly tools and the ability to bring program edits in from the offline editing process within a paradigm familiar to editors. Users can incorporate editorial changes immediately and easily, without having to re-grade sequences or shots.

– Support for long format programming – The system is built to handle multi-hour shows with thousands of list events. Efficient background processing virtually eliminates the render time typically associated with software-based systems prior to lay-off after grading sessions, while preserving the creative flexibility of non-linear workflow in record or source order.

– Integration with data or tape – Video ingest and video output are directly integrated with SDI video monitoring from the timeline with 4:4:4 RGB HD-SDI quality. Users can return graded material to tape while maintaining the original source timecode and with optional shot handles.

Simon Cuff, Digital Vision‘s President and COO, said, “Digital Vision turned its focus to developing file-based workflows for television post early on, and many of our customers use the Film Master system today to grade and finish content for broadcast television along with films and commercials. This experience has shown us that the requirements for a system facilities use to grade 120 minutes of feature film footage over six weeks are inherently different from that of a broadcaster processing five or more hours of footage every week, or grading programs hours before they air. With Nucoda SD & Nucoda HD for this type of scenario, TV-based facilities don‘t have to work within a less-familiar film metaphor, or pay for features they simply won‘t use, to get a powerful grading and finishing system for SD and HD work.”

Pricing & Availability

Nucoda SD & Nucoda HD will be available as a turnkey system or as a software-only offering for a range of Windows-based systems. Expected availability is Q4 2007. Pricing will be announced at availability. Please contact Digital Vision for further information.

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 tapeless and non linear grading for SD & HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions. The company‘s award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters 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