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IBC 2010: Flexibility for Post and Broadcast with DVS Systems

(August 19, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-8-19--Hanover/Amsterdam. DVS, manufacturer of premium hardware and software solutions, is staying true to its philosophy of open systems for customers in the digital film, video post production and broadcast business. While CLIPSTER now offers support for 3D depth grading, VENICE has been significantly expanded by a multi-camera view and channel grouping feature. The Atomix family of video boards is seamlessly interoperable with Final Cut Pro.

At this year's IBC from September 10th to the 14th, DVS is going to showcase outstanding innovations at its booth no. 7.E25. By further strengthening its systems' openness, DVS easily meets the demands of both the post production and the broadcast industries. Customers will also benefit from Atomix's support of Apple's Final Cut Pro.

At this year's IBC, CLIPSTER debuts with a convenient toolset for logging and linking digital material, which is particularly suited for the RAW deliverable process. CLIPSTER supports Avid's DNxHD and now also offers Apple ProRes 422 encoding (Proxy, LT, 4444). DVS's DI workstation supports the Apple codec in both reading and writing - on Windows. Customers with 3D projects will also enjoy CLIPSTER's latest features: Thanks to DVS's sophisticated hardware, the DI workstation now provides 4K hardware-accelerated DCI Mastering and 3D subtitling in addition to creating 3D Digital Cinema Packages in real-time. A full set of real-time stereoscopic workflows enables users to effortlessly handle 3D material, e.g. with 3D depth grading.

VENICE, the multi-channel video server for broadcast, offers a range of outstanding features: With its new multi-camera view and channel grouping feature, multiple VENICE video channels and even several VENICE video servers can be combined to enable frame-accurate starting, play-out and recording. All selected channels can be controlled with one click. VENICE's new multi-camera view feature is a convenient tool designed specifically for the broadcast industry: The ingest and play-out operator is able to see all channels at a glance and control them individually without having to switch to other windows.

With its new 2.5-inch SAS technology and 48 hard drives, the DVS storage solution SpycerBox sets new standards for rack density and performance per rack unit. SpycerBox, which is described as highly flexible and versatile by DVS customers, again doubles its capacity to 28.8 TB. This latest version of the storage solution further improves the speed and efficiency of customer workflows.

Launched only recently at NAB 2010, the Atomix family of video boards for high-end film, HDTV post production, broadcast applications and high-end presentation already has new optional features available: In addition to DVS's proven Software Development Kit, Atomix and Atomix LT now provide support for Apple's QuickTime SDK as well as direct integration into Final Cut Pro. The QuickTime SDK makes further programming and adaptation unnecessary and guarantees smooth workflows.
Hans-Ulrich Weidenbruch, DVS CEO: "Developing open systems has always been an essential part of our business philosophy, and we're very much looking forward to presenting the results to our visitors at IBC 2010. Our customers in broadcast and post production are welcoming the latest steps we've taken in this direction: They will benefit greatly from our support of Apple's ProRes 422 and Final Cut Pro as well as from VENICE's versatile design."

About DVS: DVS is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for the digital film and video post production, broadcast, presentation and event markets. DVS applications span the areas of R&D, production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K films for Digital Cinema. With 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a "passion for perfection," and continues to develop revolutionary systems for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. CLIPSTER, DVS's flagship product, has won several prestigious awards, including the Hollywood Post Alliance's Engineering Excellence Award. At the BANFF World Television Festival, DVS was honored with the 2009 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Headquartered in Hanover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in Miami (USA), Paris (France), Warsaw (Poland) and Singapore.

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