LAS VEGASâ€“Sean McKee, Director of Restoration & New Technology at
Point.360 Digital Film Labs
, will be giving a technology preview of the soon-to-be released Visionaryâ„¢ Archive system in the
hospitality suite - the Paramount Room at the Renaissance Hotel. Demonstrations will be available all day April 11th and 12th, and by appointment on the 13th and 14th. FilmLight announced the partnership at IBC 2010 to provide distribution of Point.360 Digital Film Labsâ€™ (formerly IVC) revolutionary Visionaryâ„¢ Archive technology to all countries outside of the United States. Visionaryâ„¢ Archive is based on an entirely new technology for the archiving of colour motion images. It is a unique process using only a single strip of black-and-white film as opposed to the traditional YCM (yellow, cyan, magenta) 3-strip separations, and is also a long-term archival alternative to volatile data migration. Combining the longevity of human readable black-and-white film with the latest in digital processing algorithms, significant cost savings can be achieved while offering superior image quality and stability. FilmLight co-founder Wolfgang Lempp comments that â€œFilmLight is built on the combination of film and digital technology. There is much more to it than capture and distribution, as can be seen with Visionaryïƒ¤ Archive. This partnership brings together the best of both worlds and is an ideal fit to our existing range of productsâ€?.
Mr. McKee adds, â€œThe future of our history is now. Weâ€™re excited to be working with FilmLight on this project, as the combination of our technology along with the AatonK recorder and Northlight 2 scanner provides the highest quality, total package solution for studios and archive facilities worldwide concerned with preserving our motion picture heritage for future generations to study and enjoy. Weâ€™re also looking forward to feedback from interested facilities as to how the upcoming system can integrate into their existing workflows, so as to be able to add finishing touches to tailor the system to real world needs.â€?
About Point.360 Digital Film Labs (NASDAQ, PTSX):
Point.360 Digital Film Labs (formerly IVC) is an internationally acclaimed Digital Intermediate and Digital Cinema Mastering facility, with a 25-year reputation for technical excellence. Point.360 Digital Film Labsâ€™ services include: 4K/2K film scanning; film-to-HD; data-to-HD; 35mm Filmout; advanced digital restoration; closed captioning, quality assurance, and conversion for worldwide technical deliveries. Point.360 Digital Film Labsâ€™ client list includes every major Hollywood studio, and is located in Burbank, CA.
FilmLight is a manufacturer of film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems that are helping to transform film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The companyâ€™s products are in use every day by leading post production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industryâ€™s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2001, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Auckland.