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?A Sound of Thunder DI Completed with Nucoda Film Master

Digital Production Company uses Nucoda Film Master for sophisticated conform, edit and review (September 06, 2005)

Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, has announced that The Digital Production Company, a ground-breaking LA-based post facility, used the Nucoda Film Master for sophisticated conform, edit and review of the Warner Bros. feature film, ?A Sound of Thunder. The work was carried out in London using a portable production system.

Directed by Peter Hyams (2010, End of Days, The Musketeer, The Relic, Timecop) and starring Ed Burns, Sir Ben Kingsley and Catherine McCormick, ?A Sound of Thunder is an adaptation of a short story by Ray Bradbury that sees time travelling hunters venturing back to the Jurassic age and inadvertently altering history with catastrophic affects.

The whole feature was conformed and first pass colour timed using Nucoda Film Master, allowing Peter Hyams and Marc Kolbe, The Digital Production Company co-owner, to make grading decisions from the moment the scans appeared. Adjustments were then made by Hyams and Kolbe to a large number of VFX shots, which were imported into the system every week, to be cut in to the final edit. Kolbe explains, ?We began using Nucoda Film Master to view and approve our visual effects shots. When they were approved we then cut them into reels, conformed using Nucoda Data Conform. We would film out occasionally short sequences to check collaboration with the Nucoda and the Lab.

?Nucoda Film Master and Data Conform allowed us far greater control over setting up the look of the film. Nucoda Data Conform also enabled us to finalize visual effects shots without having to revert to film all the time. By being able to set up the look of the film, we were able to cut the final colour correction time in half and give the Director/DP time to look at alternatives for the look of the film, added Kolbe.

He concluded, ?The Nucoda system offered us the perfect solution enabling us complete creative freedom throughout the DI workflow process without being billed for every minute.

Robert Ekstrom, President of Digital Vision, noted, ?Its really exciting for us to see a major effects-heavy production like ?A Sound of Thunder come out that has been graded on the Nucoda Film Master. The team did a great job coordinating a complex DI process under very difficult circumstances; they did most of the work using a portable ?lash-up in London. This really proves how robust and user-friendly the Nucoda system is.

As a revolutionary in the film and video post production domain, Digital Vision has established close links with its customers, developing its software solutions to meet and exceed demands. This has helped Digital Vision to create a flexible environment with a superior workflow for digital film productions.

About Digital Vision
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 companys Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for the burgeoning digital intermediate 2K/4K market. The companys 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 Nucoda Ltd in London, England. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.

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