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Imagica Takes On 24p HD With da Vinci 2K Plus

2K Plus provides grading tools for digital intermediate projects (August 31, 2004)

da Vinci Systems today announced that Imagica, one of Japan's leading high-end post-production facilities, is using da Vinci's 2K Plus color enhancement system for commercials, music videos, and 24p HD film projects finished at the Tokyo-based facility.

"24p HD is the ideal mastering format for film, DVD releases, archiving, and even HD presentations or screenings, and da Vinci's 2K Plus gives me powerful grading capabilities while working with this very versatile format," said Imagica Post-Production Consultant Mitsuhiro Takano. "Working in a digital intermediate environment is becoming increasingly popular here in Japan, and the 2K Plus' power windows and Kilovectors give me the tools I need to help filmmakers make their visions a reality. I can use multiple power windows on a single scene and the 2K Plus' Kilovectors to make just the right adjustments to lighting and color balance."

Takano has been working with da Vinci color correction and enhancement systems since 1994. Imagica currently has nine da Vinci systems including the Classic, Renaissance, DUI, 2K, and 2K Plus, which Takano and others at the facility use in conjunction with Cintel C-Reality, Sony Vialta, Ursa Diamond, and Cintel Turbo 3 telecines and a Thomson Spirit datacine.

The 2K Plus is an extension of da Vinci's Emmy award-winning 2K product, a real-time color enhancement system with support for multiple standards and resolutions. In addition to improvements in the primary and secondary color correction feature set, the 2K Plus provides increased flexibility through an enhanced key bus, improved gamma curve adjustment, and dedicated Kilovector key outputs.

"Just as DI projects in 24p HD post-production give filmmakers greater creativity and control over their work, the 2K Plus control panel gives me comfortable control during image enhancement or manipulation," added Takano.

Learn more about the 2K Plus and other da Vinci systems at

Visit da Vinci at IBC2004, Stand 7.331

About Imagica
Imagica Corporation of Tokyo, founded in 1935, is one of the largest high-end video post-production facilities in Japan, with facilities including more than 40 digital video editing bays, numerous telecine bays, and audio mixing studios. As one of the largest motion picture film laboratories in Japan, Imagica provides 35/16 mm and 65/70 mm motion picture film processing and printing for major feature films, TV commercials, and TV programs.

The company produces digital and optical visual effects for feature films, TV commercials, and TV programs; performs DVD authoring and videotape duplications; offers high-definition video production services and satellite feed services; and produces and distributes visual media content. Imagica also develops and installs audio-visual systems for amusement facilities in Japan; develops, manufactures, and distributes digital imaging systems; and operates 3 CS (communication satellite) pay-TV stations in Japan, producing and broadcasting its own programs.

About da Vinci Systems, Inc.
da Vinci Systems, an Acterna company, provides SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film color enhancement technology and film restoration products to the worldwide post-production marketplace. The company has its headquarters in Coral Springs, Fla., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Germany, and Singapore. Visit da Vinci on the Web at


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