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Point 360's IVC Expands DI, Restoration with Nucoda Film Master

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Stockholm, Sweden and Burbank, CA- 7 November 2006 -

Digital Vision

, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications for film and video, today announced that Los Angeles-based

International Video Conversions (IVC) Digital Film Center

, a Point 360 company, has purchased a Nucoda Film Master system equipped with DVO image processing software, and a Data Conform assist workstation. IVC is one of the industry‘s largest Digital Intermediate, Digital Cinema, and HD Mastering facilities and has been providing the film industry with services for more than 20 years. With the new Film Master system, IVC will expand its current DI and restoration services to include 2k/4k conform and mastering for its feature film and studio clients.

Nucoda Film Master is the leading resolution-independent, end-to-end finishing system for feature films, commercials, long-form television, and restoration applications. It will be the foundation of a new DI suite at IVC‘s Burbank facility. Implemented within a networked pipeline on a storage area network, the Nucoda Film Master capabilities will be available to both a large DI suite and a grading theatre equipped with a Barco 2k projector.

IVC Chief Engineer Jim James noted that the company did on-site evaluations of several DI systems. “The Film Master was the best choice for our current infrastructure. With its open architecture it offers us the most upside as it can scale over time. All systems have their strengths, but the Film Master‘s total package - from conform to DVO to grading tools - is what made it the best fit for IVC.”

IVC Vice President and General Manager Revis Scott Call added, “We‘ve been doing HD/4.4.4 and lower-resolution DI for many years, and the Nucoda Film Master lets us take that service to the next level. Now we‘re able to offer studios and filmmakers 2k and 4k conform and grading and help them with a broader range of projects - from finishing new titles in the digital realm to restoring and grading titles in their libraries.”

Haig Bagerdjian, the CEO of IVC parent company Point 360, said, “IVC has been providing high-quality mastering and image processing services since 1983, and the company‘s relationship with Digital Vision goes back nearly as far. Today their DVNR systems are a key part of IVC‘s Visual Improvement Process, and we look forward to continued success with Film Master as the foundation of our high-resolution mastering and finishing service lines at IVC.”

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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