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Digital Vision to Celebrate 20 Years of Picture Quality Excellence at IBC 2008

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Stockholm, Sweden - 1st September 2008 - Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, will celebrate its 20 year history of award-winning picture and technical excellence at IBC 2008 on stand 7.C29. The Emmy winning PHAMETM algorithms, which form the basis of the entire Digital Vision product range, will be on show in the latest version of the Film Master grading system at IBC, as well as in various new products that will be announced at the show. Digital Vision will be highlighting to visitors why its technologies have been chosen over its 20 year history, displaying state of the art tapeless workflows and non-linear grading and mastering solutions including native support of Red R3D, Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 and Vision Research PhantomCine. The Nucoda line of products are becoming the central workhorse of many facilities providing finishing, versioning, deliverables and re-mastering capabilities in a single integrated software application. The DVNR continues to provide best in class telecine image enhancement and realtime restoration tools that have been proven invaluable on thousands of commercials, features and television programmes. Film Master 4.0 Building on the current release where tapeless integration including support for Avid media and metadata took a high priority, Digital Vision will present the next step in broadcast mastering including further support of AAF effects, AAF export and XML ingest for many forms of metadata. Film Master already offers the best throughput in the non-linear world but this capability will be dramatically extended as more of the DVO effects are now implemented on the GPU. This includes ZOM (rescaler), Defocus, Aperture, Alias and De-interlace. All these options will be available realtime along with colour correction and 3D LUT and can be played direct to tape without rendering. This means that multiple versions at different resolutions can be exported with different grades, sharpness and noise settings without the need for any additional disk space or rendering delays. A full floating point pipeline with native Open EXR support combined with a Windows 64 bit release means that 4k floating point processing is now cost effective and achievable and it means that for digital intermediate grading where film scans, CGI and digital sources are combined there is no compromise or conversion when performing the final grade. Floating point processing also includes the ability to have negative colour and colours above the white point so there is no chance of clipping or crushing during the mastering process. Digital Vision has also enhanced its support for stereoscopic mastering with tools to allow you to easily grade left, right or both eyes with the ability to see both side by side and stereoscopic views on two different monitors. Further 3D support will include convergence tools, keystone correction and DVO Tracker to allow corresponding regions to be isolated in both streams at the same time. The new DVO Tracker is the result of months of research to fine tune the PHAMETM algorithms to region tracking with the result that this is probably the most accurate and sophisticated tracker available on the market. It works entirely automatically to lock the shape to the element in the picture throughout the shot requiring no user intervention. Phoenix Phoenix is the perfect solution for restoration, re-mastering and repurposing and at IBC 2008 Digital Vision will be showing its latest version which includes DVO Flicker and DVO Inverse TC, a 10 times speed enhancement to its DVO Fix tool and an improved DVO Deinterlace. Phoenix is the world's premier re-mastering application with installations in Ascent Media, Technicolor, Postworks and Deluxe and provides many automated and semi automated tools for translating film and tape archives into pristine digital masters for DCI, Bluray Disc, HD TV and VOD. Phoenix will be shown in conjunction with Turbine to demonstrate how restoration and re-mastering of large archives can be performed faster than realtime. Turbine, High-performance Render Accelerator Previwed at NAB 2008, Digital Vision will be showing Turbine at IBC, its high-performance render accelerator for all Digital Vision software. With Turbine, facilities can assign as many Intel CPU cores as are necessary to a project and it will enable 4k real-time capabilities and allow facilities to run multiple 2k or HD tasks in faster than real time. This support delivers eight times more processing power than any other high-end finishing system available, in half of the rack space and requiring less power. About Digital Vision Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, color correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to master and deliver 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 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 three wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California; Digital Vision UK in London, England; and Digital Vision in Hong Kong, China. 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

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, t: 818.508.0450, m: 323.806.9696 Europe & APAC - Sadie Groom, Bubble & Squeak, e:

sadie@bubblesqueak.co.uk

, t: +44 (0)20 7287 4262, m: 44 (0)771 542 2414

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