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National Film and Television School students gain DI knowledge with Nucoda Film Master

First educational establishment in the UK to train students in a fully equipped DI suite (February 05, 2006)

Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in film and video solutions, has announced that students at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) are using a Nucoda Film Master as part of their training on a Digital Post Production course.

Based in Beaconsfield, UK the NFTS, which is set in an authentic studio environment, is the first educational establishment in the UK to train students in a fully equipped DI suite providing an all-round understanding of the whole Digital Post Production process for television programmes, commercials and feature films.

NFTS student James Osborne, an online editor for a number of years who began the 15-month course in January 2005 commented, ?Personally, I think facilities are now looking towards software based grading systems. With a continual stream of new blood coming into the industry, young filmmakers feel completely at home with non-linear editing and digital effects production. Major facilities have already adopted DI for feature film production and are now looking at non-linear workflows for commercials and long form view. Previously, the thin end of the wedge was the feature film market but that trickles down into broadcast and commercials pretty quickly.

He added, ?Having colour corrected on various systems, you get a lot out of the Nucoda such as subtle nuances, because the solution has had major design input from some well respected colourists and it shows. Nucoda Film Master is also great for fiction work, as you can really push the creative boundaries and having a dedicated hardware interface like the Valhall Control Surface is infinitely quicker than using a pen and a tablet.

John Rowe, Head of Digital Post-Production and SFX/VFX, NFTS added, ?We are delighted to have formed a strong partnership with Nucoda and are grateful for the companys excellent support and training, which has enabled us to offer a high level of practical tuition on our unique Digital Post Production course. Students throughout the school are undoubtedly benefiting from having access to sophisticated applications such as Nucoda Film Master.

Italian Film Schools in Rome and Palermo are now also using Nucoda Film Master to train colourists in the same way as NFTS.

Robert Ekström, President of Digital Vision concluded, ?It is very important that educational establishments recognise the need for in-depth training on non-linear systems, which as James points out is the future of post production. Since the introduction of HDV in television and commercial work, the job of the colourist has become far more challenging. As a result, courses such as Digital Post Production at NFTS allow high-quality DI colourists to meet that challenge.

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 maintain s its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.

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