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da Vinci Resolve® v2.0 for Non-Linear DI Workflows

Resolve® Brings a Complete Set of da Vinci Color Enhancement Tools to Non-Linear DI Workflows (April 18, 2005)

With the NAB2005 launch of Resolve® v2.0 da Vinci has refined the DI (digital intermediate) process by combining its Emmy® Award-winning image enhancement technology with new non-linear conforming tools. The worldwide leader in color enhancement systems, da Vinci's products are in use at the world's leading post-production facilities and have been instrumental in the pioneering work of developing the DI process in the film industry. With the incorporation of a number of new features, Resolve v2.0 will allow DI post-production facilities to access even more of the renowned da Vinci color enhancement tools that were used on many of the Academy Award®-nominated films this year, including "The Aviator," "House of Flying Daggers," "Hotel Rwanda," and "I, Robot."

Resolve is based on an open architecture that combines a powerful software application with general-purpose computing platforms to maximize speed, flexibility, and throughput. Resolve's color correction processes are visualized by node mapping, which provides a pictorial view of the system's signal flow. Multiple layers of color processing, windowing, defocus, image filtering, and more can be cascaded or added in parallel for unrivalled flexibility. 

New in Resolve v2.0 are an accelerated, advanced defocus feature as well as object tracking that gives users the ability to lock onto a moving object quickly and easily and continue applying color corrections to it while its position or size changes from frame to frame.

da Vinci Resolve digital mastering suite
da Vinci Resolve digital mastering suite
Resolve also includes PowerPlant acceleration -- da Vinci's own PCI image-processing accelerator hardware that provides massive parallel processing capabilities with thousands of simultaneous data paths giving Resolve unrivalled speed and performance. Several PowerPlants can be combined to form a PowerGrid, further increasing overall system performance for real-time, multi-layered color correction of full-resolution film images, without relying on low-res proxies. The processing improvements are most noticeable when running defocus-style effects. A high-quality defocus effect -- whether a subtle softening of a qualified color or a blurring and sharpening of the entire image -- can easily be dropped into any Resolve node to add dramatic effects to a film.

da Vinci's familiar interface has been enhanced to be even more intuitive so colorists will find it easy to learn. Other features include support for multiple EDLs and versions, waveform monitoring independent of the main color processing, and scalability for those who are looking to 4K and beyond.

"The da Vinci color enhancement toolsets have evolved over a number of years and been continually improved to give the colorist all necessary functionality in a friendly and intuitive user interface," said Bill Robertson, general manager for da Vinci. "With more television and film credits than all other color enhancement systems combined, da Vinci continues to be the standard. We're happy to offer our highly developed color enhancement toolset in Resolve to really advance digital intermediate processes in the film and television industries."

Visit da Vinci at NAB2005, Booth C6207

Learn more about Resolve v2.0 and other da Vinci systems at

About da Vinci Systems®, LLC

da Vinci Systems, an Acterna Inc. 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, Paris, Germany, and Singapore.

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