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Modern VideoFilm Goes Stereoscopic With da Vinci’s Resolve R-3D

Coral Springs, FL — da Vinci Systems, LLC, announced that Burbank, CA-based Modern VideoFilm, a leading provider of post-production services to the film and television industries, has upgraded to the Resolve R-3D stereoscopic digital enhancement suite. With two da Vinci R-3D systems, Modern VideoFilm now has the capability to color grade nonlinear 3D files in real time, a significant advantage for entering the rapidly expanding 3D entertainment market.

“Our upgrade to the Resolve R-3D system has allowed us to take a significant leap forward in the level of service we can provide,” said Mark Smirnoff, president of Modern VideoFilm. “We’ve benefited greatly from the speed and ease of use that R-3D offers us. Some of the new features in particular — such as the C.O.R.E. processing, the 3D look-up tables, and the ability to playout video live for video deliverables — have proven to be big time savers for our staff. The ability to color grade in real time in 3D with simultaneous left eye/right eye has been a significant benefit to both our colorists and customers.”

Modern VideoFilm has used the R-3D systems to complete work on two major feature films and is currently finishing a 3D film opening in theaters on May 1. The company plans to complete other projects on the R-3D this year, as well.

One of the facility’s R-3D systems sits at the heart of Modern VideoFilm’s recently completed 3D digital intermediate (DI) theater, and the other system is dedicated for use in a separate theater. The post house uses the systems in its 4K, 2K, 2D, and 3D DI workflows to access conformed data files that are stored on the facility’s SAN. The R-3D systems also are used downstream of the DI to create HD versions and other deliverables of the company’s film and television projects.

da Vinci’s R-3D suite offers flexible, real-time throughput of nonlinear images for film, television, and commercials. The R-3D system provides superior efficiency, consistency, and ease of use in stereoscopic grading by allowing the operator to grade both stereoscopic streams simultaneously in real time to a 2K projector by simply wearing stereoscopic glasses. Before the introduction of R-3D, colorists color graded with one eye and then the other.

R-3D supports 4K, 2K, HD, and SD color grading for maximum flexibility, and it features da Vinci’s unique Impresario£ control surface. The Resolve R-series is driven by da Vinci’s advanced processing engine, C.O.R.E. (CUDA£ Optimized Resolve Engine). With C.O.R.E., da Vinci has leveraged the power and efficiency of GPUs not only for graphics display, but also for the additional processing power that eliminates the complex, computation-intensive challenges inherent in color finishing.

More information on R-3D and da Vinci’s full line of color grading systems is available at or by visiting da Vinci at the 2009 NAB Show, booth SL3314.

About Modern VideoFilm
Modern VideoFilm, Inc. provides post-production services in California. Its services include film and television, digital intermediate, editorial, telecine, electronic image transfer, digital dailies, HD/SD deliverables, visual effects, tape duplication, sound services, and vault security services. The company also provides equipment rental services. Modern VideoFilm, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is based in Burbank, Calif.

About da Vinci Systems, LLC
da Vinci Systems, a JDSU company, is the leading provider of color enhancement and image restoration products used in post-production facilities worldwide. Incorporating the company’s Emmy® Award-winning technology, da Vinci’s products support SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film. Since the introduction of the company’s first color corrector in 1984, da Vinci has been a front-runner in the field of image enhancement, shaping color enhancement into the vital role it holds in post-production today. The company is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, France, Germany, and Singapore.