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da Vinci To Present "Re-Evolution of DI" at SMPTE Event

Presentation to be given at SMPTE meeting at the National Film Board in Montreal on Oct. 18, 7 p.m. (October 13, 2005)

da Vinci Systems today announced that industry-veteran and da Vinci General Manager Bill Robertson will present "The Re-Evolution of DI" at a SMPTE meeting that will be held at the National Film Board in Montreal on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Robertson's presentation will include discussion of the evolution of color grading, starting with an analysis of the color grading process in both linear and nonlinear workflows and through the latest digital intermediate (DI) process, including key factors in data management and networking, and the role of image restoration in DI.

"The term 'digital intermediate' has become the catch phrase for many workflows and products over the past few years, which has fueled some confusion over exactly what this process involves and which technologies will provide the most effective solution," said Robertson. "We're hoping to inform users of the most appropriate uses of linear and nonlinear processing and how each can be leveraged to best attain their production goals."

Following the SMPTE presentation and again on Oct. 19, da Vinci will provide demonstrations of Resolve, the company's digital mastering suite. Resolve combines da Vinci's renowned, gold-standard color enhancement technology with program-conforming tools designed specifically for the DI environment. The system's open architecture allows for a smooth overall workflow beginning with the browsing and selection of image data from a SAN or local storage. Using edit decision lists from an offline edit, Resolve can conform this material and complete in-context color and image enhancement on the edited master. da Vinci's Resolve also features processing acceleration with the exclusive PowerPlant massively parallel associative processing hardware, allowing images to be seen immediately without the compromise of render caching delays or low-resolution proxies.

The Resolve demonstrations and SMPTE meeting featuring Robertson's presentation on DI will be held at the National Film Board, 3155 Cote de Liesse, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, H4N 2N4.

For more information about the event or to book an appointment for a Resolve demonstration, contact Bob Caniglia, da Vinci sales representative, at 856-296-1824 (

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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