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Rushes Announce Opening of a New THOMSON Spirit Suite

Spirit provides clients with the ability to create a myriad of different looks (December 17, 2001)
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Broadcast Solutions, a Thomson multimedia business, have sold another Spirit Datacine to top London post production facility Rushes for the opening of their new telecine suite.

Rushes specializes in top end commercials and music videos and the Spirit provides the ultimate in quality assurance for directors. The new suite, complete with fully equipped Spirit opened late September and is set up for work in standard definition, HD and 2k digital film data. Director of telecine, Adrian Seery comments, "We are embracing the very best technology available in the market today. For me it isn't really about the technology - it's about creating beautiful and stunning pictures and providing clients with the ability to create a myriad of different looks."

Film Imaging Activity

Customers worldwide have introduced the Spirit Datacine to their facilities to deal with the increasing demands of high definition and digital film post production. The Spirit dominates the market for high quality transfers, it has become the world standard for film-originated post production, there are over 200 facilities worldwide that host a Spirit Datacine. One of the biggest film hits of the year, 'Amelie' had it's distinctive look created digitally. It was scanned and colour manipulated on the Spirit Datacine by a senior colorist at Duboicolor in Paris.

In response to requests from users the new Super 8mm gate was launched at IBC 2001 earlier this year. For some directors, particularly those working in music videos, the grainy quality of Super 8mm film adds a very distinct atmosphere. This is now available with all the Spirit qualities, including image stability and consistency, precise colour control and a broad range of variable speed settings.

About Thomson multimedia

With sales of 9.1 billion euros (U.S. $ 8.3 billion) in 2000 and 73,000 employees in more than 30 countries, Thomson multimedia (Paris Euroclear: 18453) (NYSE: TMS), provides a wide range of video (and enabling) technologies, systems, finished products and services to consumers and professionals in the entertainment and media industries. To advance and enable the digital media transition, Thomson multimedia has five principal activities: Digital Media Solutions, Displays and Components, Consumer Products, Patents and Licensing and New Media Services. The company distributes its products and services under the THOMSON, RCA and TECHNICOLOR brand names. For more information:

Within the Digital Media Solutions activity, the Broadcast Solutions business provides advanced digital broadcast end-to-end solutions and turnkey systems for content providers and broadcasters ranging from acquisition and production to post-production and play-out. For more information

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