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Quantel's iQ A Summer Blockbuster

Hollywood confirms Quantel's DI market dominance (July 27, 2004)

Highlighting iQ's world leadership in digital intermediate, there's a good chance that anyone who goes to the movies this summer will see features on the silver screen that have been touched somewhere along the line by Quantel technology.

2004 is the year that DI has gone truly mainstream in the American film industry, with a raft of recently released and forthcoming blockbuster titles using the process. And Hollywood's top studios, along with post production facilities on both sides of the Atlantic, have all chosen to use Quantel's iQ to make it happen. Its recent credits include:

I, Robot - Wildly successful Will Smith movie based on Isaac Asimov's seminal robot stories
King Arthur - Gritty reappraisal of the Arthurian legend from producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Thunderbirds - Jonathan Frakes-directed update of legendary 60s British TV series
Man on Fire - Denzel Washington stars in Tony Scott's pyrotechnic revenge fantasy
Collateral - Michael Mann's acclaimed thriller starring Tom Cruise

And, needless to say, many, many more are currently in production.

"It's great to see the iQ being involved in so many of the movie industry's top releases this summer," comments Quantel Executive Chairman, Richard Taylor. "Digital intermediate is now an established workflow throughout the industry, from the Hollywood blockbuster to the small, European art-house movie. We're delighted to be driving this new technology forward and not only providing directors and DoPs with new creative tools, but giving facilities a business model for DI that works and keeps on working."

About Quantel
Quantel is dedicated to creating new tools for the new digital age, covering everything from terrestrial and satellite television to broadband internet, DVD and d-cinema. Quantels generationQ is a radical, all-encompassing, new concept that offers total scalability in both hardware and software across post production, graphics and broadcast for multiple resolution, team-working production environments.

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