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da Vinci To Show New Products at SIGGRAPH

Highlights Resolve, revival and On-Set Color Correction (July 07, 2004)

da Vinci has just announced that they will be showing new products at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2004 show at booth #2212.

New Products at SIGGRAPH 2004:

On-Set Color Correction
da Vinci will be showing its brand-new On-Set, a color enhancement and monitoring system. The new system allows directors of photography and colorists to share image enhancement ideas on-set without changing or compromising the recorded image. Pre-visualization decisions about composition, lighting, and style can be made on-set during filming more easily and accurately.

To lessen the difficulty of judging material in its raw state, the system allows the director, cinematographer, and others on-set to pre-visualize the final look of a scene by applying basic color enhancement tools from da Vinci's established 2K toolset. The On-Set system generates a color decision list (CDL) that is stored as metadata for later use on a da Vinci 2K or 2K Plus system. In addition to improving the quality and efficiency of dailies transfers, the solution promises to improve the overall quality of the film by making it easier for key players the DP, cinematographer, director, producer, and colorist to communicate the intended look of the film at each step in production and post-production.

revival Restoration System Version 4
The latest version of da Vinci's revival restoration system is now shipping. This newest generation features all the toolsets of the original revival, plus an integrated color enhancement toolset. The revival now includes da Vinci's primary color controls, imported session list with selected scenes, a preset "Look" library, and an automated toolset for controlling white, black, lift, gain, and gamma balance.

This integrated color enhancement module also includes master gain, lift, and gamma control with finer manual RGB controls. The revival's file system now accesses DPX files directly from a network or SAN. In addition, the system features an interactive interface for stabilization and scratch removal, enabling users to steady sequences with varying degrees of motion in the background and foreground.

Resolve Color Enhancement Software Family
da Vinci's new Resolve product family is now shipping and currently in use at Norway-based facilities Chimney Pot Oslo and Drylab Digital Intermediate.

The Resolve line includes the industry's first color enhancement system capable of real-time processing from ingest to output of SDTV, HDTV, graphics, visual effects, and data material in 2K resolution with native 2K viewing. Resolve streamlines production time by combining da Vinci's Emmy award-winning color enhancement technology with online conforming to perform the color correction and editing processes in tandem.

All Resolve systems are resolution independent and can be used offline to help lower production costs when users set basic color parameters or perform "panning and scanning" functions in preparation for final adjustments in a high-end color enhancement suite. Each Resolve features a new set of advanced tools, including Elastic Power Windows, from da Vinci.

The Resolve software-based color enhancement family includes three configurations optimized for the varied needs of visual effects work (Resolve FX), digital intermediate production (Resolve DI), and real-time 2K processing (Resolve RT).

About da Vinci
Since the introduction of the company's first color corrector in 1984, colorists have come to rely on da Vinci to consistently produce images of unsurpassed quality. da Vinci offers two product groups: COLOR and RESTOR. The COLOR product group contains the 2K, 2K Plus, and Resolve color enhancement systems for data, HDTV, and SDTV images. The RESTOR product group features revival, revival plus, and revival for discreet for multiple-resolution and automatic image restoration applications.

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