Digital Vision, the premier provider of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, announced today that Los Angeles based Tunnel Post has purchased its Film Master grading and finishing system and DVO image enhancement tools. The new system is the foundation of Tunnel Postâ€™s high-performance, high-efficiency Digital Intermediate (DI) workflow developed for its independent film, television, and commercial clients.
Known for its efficient post-production processes built on general purpose computing technology, Tunnel Post operates an 8,000 square foot facility in Santa Monica, handling everything from creative editorial to graphics, cleanup and DI. The company chose Film Master to anchor its DI workflow, which starts with fast, pin-registered 2K/4K scanning on the Cintel Ditto and finishes on the Cinevationâ€™s real-time, direct-to-print film recorder, Cinevator. The company has implemented Film Master in its main DI suite to handle conforming, colour grading, and image enhancement, and expects to move the system to a brand new DI theatre, currently under construction. Tunnel Post, which turns around an average of twenty to thirty film projects per year, along with multiple television series and projects, expects to put the Film Master system to use first on independent features including â€œAcross the Hallâ€? and â€œPenthouse,â€? and other projects.
â€œFilm Master has the fastest performance of any system we looked at and the best conform capabilities that worked well with our proprietary file management process,â€? said Alan Pao, co-founder of Tunnel Post. â€œThose capabilities, along with a user interface thatâ€™s easy to learn, teach, and use â€“ for any of our operators â€“ made the Film Master the ideal choice and a logical step for our business. Also, their roadmap for stereoscopic, distributed rendering and DVO on the GPU meant that we are investing in technology that will meet our clientsâ€™ needs down the road.â€?
Simon Cuff, Digital Vision President and COO, said, â€œTunnel Post has developed a smart pipeline for DI that gives them the creative and technical flexibility to handle everything from feature films to commercial and at the highest possible quality. Film Masterâ€™s architecture and openness makes it a perfect fit for today and is totally scalable to grow with them as they expand their services.â€?
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 companyâ€™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 companyâ€™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
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