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Nucoda To Show New Film Master Features at SIGGRAPH

Gives demos of new quality control tool-set for upcoming versions (July 29, 2004)

Nucoda Ltd, developer of advanced digital media solutions for film and video, is demonstrating new features for its award-winning Film Master film and video finishing solution, at SIGGRAPH 2004. The new features are designed to enhance productivity and optimize workflow for DI and VFX houses.

Features include Virtual Film Outs for previewing frames in native 2K resolution with accurate 3D LUTs; a new easy to use timeline with versioning, job/shuttle controls and monitor tools; real-time full-screen grading options with the ability to export meta data to other packages; an Open FX API for image effects and color management; and fully scriptable operation allowing render farm integration.

For the video market, Nucoda is debuting a new video batch capture capability and a range of options for VTR emulation to provide users with a more efficient workflow.

?Film Master has reached a new level of richness and maturity, providing a truly comprehensive and easily accessible end-to-end solution for all film finishing applications, said Simon Cuff, CEO, Nucoda Ltd. ?With this new range of features designed with DI and VFX houses in mind, we are now in a stronger position to reach a wider market.

Also at SIGGRAPH 2004, Nucoda is holding technology demonstrations of a new integrated quality control tool-set for Film Master. This new capability, which will begin shipping in upcoming versions, includes The Foundrys Furnace 2 plug-ins (available Q3 2004) and powerful dust-busting and dirt removal with Nucoda Paint (available Q1 2005).

The new quality control tool-set fits tightly into Film Masters end-to-end film finishing workflow which enables artists and editors to conform an entire motion picture, edit, perform digital grading, create visual effects and output to multiple formats. Users will also benefit from a new keyer which has been redesigned to bring greater accuracy and improved productivity to the core grading process. The new keyer is faster and easier to use, providing a sophisticated interface to Film Masters comprehensive color correction tools.

Nucoda Film Master also includes:
* Unlimited layers of color correction with: 1, 2, 4 and multipoint tracking, Rotoscoping, Keying, Blur and erode, Matte Boolean and math operators
* Real-time saturation, brightness and contrast
* Histograms and CC graphs.
* Soft clip for blacks and whites
* RGBA compositing for elements and titles
* Do & Trim behaviour on the Control Surface
* Integrated HD I/O
* Multi-threaded rendering and optimisations
* Enhanced key-bar and animation controls
* Optional Tinder and Furnace plug-in sets from The Foundry

Shipping And Availability
Nucoda Film Master including new features for DI and VFX houses is available immediately from Nucoda and Nucodas international reseller network. The new quality control tool-set will become available during Q3 2004 and Q1 2005 also direct from Nucoda and from Nucodas international reseller network. Prices to be announced.

About Nucoda Film Master
Nucoda Film Master is the worlds first complete resolution-independent film finishing solution, and the second in a series of products based on Nucodas ?Postcode* technology. Film Master enables users to grade and perform multi-format mastering directly from 2k 10bit log files. Film Master incorporates a powerful real-time feature-set for all aspects of the digital intermediate process. Users can conform from EDL or AAF, perform many primary and secondary colour grading functions in real-time on 2K 10 bit log files, remove defects and make last minute edits. Film Master also includes Nucodas Colour Management API.

Developed by Nucoda, ?Postcode technology is a completely new software framework that addresses the demands of the digital post production pipeline.

About Nucoda
Headquartered in Soho, London, Nucoda is a developer of advanced digital media applications specialising in solutions for film and video. Their experienced product design team possesses a unique set of skills having played leading roles in the design and development of some of the post-production industrys most successful and widely used graphics, compositing, 3D and editing tools. These skills, combined with a thorough understanding of the content creation process for film and video, have made Nucoda one of the most experienced and accomplished developers of digital media products. Nucoda has also developed software solutions for data driven web applications, production workflow, and content management and delivery, and has designed user interfaces and interoperability systems for numerous digital media-related applications.

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