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RoadRunner Sprints to Top-Quality Image Enhancement by Relying on da Vinci Resolve®

(October 28, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-10-28--da Vinci Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of JDS Uniphase Corporation, today announced that RoadRunner Network Inc., a one-stop shop for post-production in the Philippines, has deployed the company's Resolve® digital enhancement system for color grading and DI finishing on television commercials for multinational corporations and agencies such as UNICEF, as well as for feature films.

"The Resolve contributes to our speed and efficiency, which is important, of course, but it's the end result of our work that matters most to our success and to our clients' satisfaction," said Manet Dayrit, RoadRunner managing director. "It is apparent from the high-caliber work that our colorists produce that the Resolve system enables them to be both creative and precise."

At RoadRunner, content is scanned on a Cintel DataMill scanner for ingest into a BrightDrive SAN, which is linked by fiber to the Resolve system, as well as Apple Final Cut Pro workstations, Quantel EQs for offline and online editing, and VFX workstations. The Resolve's ability to handle and to output multiple formats, including dpx, tiff, and QuickTime®, is crucial to ensuring that every member of the RoadRunner team sees exactly what the colorist is seeing.

Additionally, the Resolve system enables RoadRunner colorists to conform material for color grading in context so that very little is left to the imagination, and the graded results can be seen by directors and clients early in the post-production process.

RoadRunner recently deployed the Resolve system on two special projects. The first was a first full-length digital feature film entitled "Namets," which is a love story about two chefs with different approaches to cooking. The film was shot in many different locations, and RoadRunner colorists leaned heavily on Resolve's comprehensive toolset to create distinct looks for each one of them.

The second and very different production was part of LIPAD, an advocacy project to prevent child abuse. Resolve's infinite number of PowerWindows? enabled RoadRunner colorist Musselli Cruz to concentrate on meticulous enhancement of details without technological constraints so that ultimately the public service commercial evoked the desired emotions in viewers.

"RoadRunner is a longtime da Vinci customer that we have proudly supported over the years with both engineering and artistic expertise," said Dean Lyons, da Vinci director of marketing. "Because the RoadRunner team had such long experience with da Vinci, they were confident that Resolve would readily integrate into their workflow, increasing productivity and enabling them to concentrate on what they do best, which is creating high-quality work."    

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About RoadRunner Network Inc.
The Philippines' first one-stop, full-digital post-production company, RoadRunner Network Inc. has locations in Morato and Makati City and serves both the film and advertising industries. RoadRunner offers advanced technology ensuring artistic quality. Visit to view RoadRunner's latest projects.

About da Vinci Systems®, LLC
da Vinci Systems, a JDSU company, is the leading provider of color enhancement and image restoration products used in post-production facilities worldwide. Incorporating the company's Emmy® Award-winning technology, da Vinci's products support SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film. Since the introduction of the company's first color corrector in 1984, da Vinci has been a front-runner in the field of image enhancement, shaping color enhancement into the vital role it holds in post-production today. The company is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, France, Germany, and Singapore.


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