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Digital Vision Honored with HPA Engineering Award

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Stockholm, Sweden- 23 October 2006 -

Digital Vision

, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications for film and video, was honoured with an Award for Engineering Excellence from the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), on October 7.

The company‘s Digital Vision Optics (DVO) image processing software was one of just three products to receive the first-time award, selected by a jury of peers in the Hollywood community - engineers from post-production facilities, studios, technology organizations and guilds, and technical journalists from the post-production trade press. The DVO was selected from a large field of technologies and products in recognition of offering “a substantially beneficial process, product, or workflow in the post-production process that enables a significant step forward for the industry.”

DVO is a line of resolution-independent software for the DI space that runs on general purpose computing platforms. It is based on algorithms from the company‘s popular DVNR hardware systems and includes DVO Grain, DVO Dust, DVO Aperture, and DVO Alias. DVO utilizes project metadata and timelines from the Nucoda platform and are available as an option to all of the company‘s Nucoda products, including Data Conform, Film Cutter and Film Master.

Phil Mendelson, Chair of the HPA Engineering Awards SubComittee and CTO of Ascent Media Creative Services noted, "The inaugural winners of the HPA Engineering Awards illustrate so clearly the impressive level of innovation, excellence, and talent that exist in our post production community today. There were high quality submissions which was inspiring for all of us involved in the launch of the HPA Awards. The stringent judging and intense and impressive competition among the entrants make these first Engineering Excellence Awards very meaningful in our community. Our hats are off to the winners."

Digital Vision President Robert Ekstrom, said, “When we developed the DVO line, our goal was precisely to bring the high-quality image processing technology of our DVNR system that is so widely used by the post industry, to digital intermediate projects requiring a software based solution. Confirmation that we have achieved this goal - coming from the Hollywood community itself - is a great honour.”

About the Hollywood Post Alliance

The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) represents the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance.

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.

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