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DVS delivers enhanced DI workflow to MI Post

(April 09, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-4-9--DVS today announced the implementation of an enhanced digital intermediate workflow at MI Post (formerly Moving Images).  MI Post is one of New York's leading post production companies offering creative finishing services for short and long format projects that include film scanning & color correction, motion graphics and visual effects, and editing.

At the heart of MI Post's new DI workflow is the DVS-SAN.  With the introduction of the DVS-SAN, MI Post can manage and share content in a central location offering clients a flexible digital intermediate workflow with real-time 2K and HD processing. The DVS-SAN is a central storage system specifically designed for uncompressed video and digital film finishing where multiple workstations can access large amounts of data quickly and simultaneously in real time.

Film material is scanned directly to the DVS-SAN from MI Post's telecines at 2K or HD resolutions. Colorists access full resolution material immediately from the DVS-SAN and grade on da Vinci's Resolve digital mastering suite even before the scanning process is complete. da Vinci Systems has qualified the DVS-SAN as a central storage platform for Resolve.  Multiple streams of 2K data are read from, or written to, the DVS-SAN in real time, delivering a faster and more efficient finishing experience for MI Post's clients.

"We are excited to be the first facility in New York to integrate the DVS-SAN into our DI workflow," said MI Post colorist Eric Alvarado. "We have found the DVS-SAN easy to use and have worked on both long and short format projects with zero downtime."   
MI Post was acquired last year and has become an affiliate of Greystone & Co., Inc., giving it the wherewithal to respond to market demands by adding creative talent and new services and technologies including DI workflow. As they planned the upgrade to DI, MI Post's team of colorists - Eric Alvarado, Micah Kirz, Eli Friedman, Dino Regas and Milan Boncich - looked to the DVS-SAN to further enhance their color grading requirements.

MI Post's effects artists and editors also gain immediate access to the same data.  This collaborative creative workflow environment is made possible by the DVS-SAN's ability to allow multiple workstations to connect and access the data at the same time.  The DVS-SAN's open file system supports workstation connectivity from any operating system - Linux, Windows, IRIX or Mac OS - and comes with Spycer, a unique content management toolset that keeps the system fully optimized and running trouble free.

"MI Post caters to a diverse short and long format client base, and with that comes a demand for flexibility and efficiency," said Tony Fox, DVS sales and market development manager. "At DVS we continually strive to deliver powerful tools like the DVS-SAN so our customers can meet their clients' expectations and better service clients without compromising quality or creativity." 

More information about DVS and its digital intermediate workflow solutions can be found at

About MI Post:  MI Post (formerly Moving Images), is a leading post production company located in New York City.  MI Post provides all aspects of the post-production process, including color correction from film or tape, editorial conforming, online editing, offline editing and graphics.  MI Post is an affiliate of Greystone & Co., Inc. For more information about MI Post, please visit

About DVS: DVS Digital Video Systems AG is a premium manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for professional film post production. Both CLIPSTER, the company flagship, and Spycer, the intelligent data manager, have won several prestigious awards. With its DI systems, DVS is the first company in the world that makes real-time 4K-processing possible. Thanks to DVS's long experience in the field of post production, the company is optimally prepared for the switchover to HDTV in the broadcast sector, and is equally active in the D-Cinema arena - since 2007, all DVS products meet the required standards. In addition to the company headquarters in Hanover, DVS has branch offices in Los Angeles, California, Miami, Florida and Paris, France as well as Singapore.

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