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da Vinci To Show Resolve, Revival, and 2K Plus at IBC2005

New features and upgrades to da Vinci?s line of digital mastering and restoration tools (June 30, 2005)

At the upcoming IBC2005 da Vinci will showcase its line of upgraded digital mastering and restoration tools. The company will highlight new features for the da Vinci's Resolve digital mastering suite, new upgrades to the Revival Restoration Toolset, and its brand-new 2K Plus Version 3.9, featuring the 2K Elite Series and Toolbox2.


New Features for da Vinci's Resolve Digital Mastering Suite
Resolve's digital mastering suite of tools further enhances da Vinci's renowned family of color enhancement products with program-conforming tools designed specifically for the digital intermediate (DI) environment. Resolve's open architecture allows the browsing and selection of image data from a LAN/SAN or local storage. After importing EDLs, the system conforms this material, adds in-context color enhancement, and produces a conformed master.

Acceleration with the da Vinci exclusive PowerPlant massive bit-processing programmable hardware allows real-time, multi-layered color correction on full-film-resolution images, not just proxies. Resolve's totally non-linear approach allows flexibility and speed, while maintaining the comfort of the da Vinci traditional control panels. Images of mixed resolution up to 4K and beyond are handled with internal processing of 64 bits for YRGB and controlled from the node-type display. Corrections can be cascaded or added in parallel in the unique da Vinci fashion, making Resolve the perfect solution for the growing DI market.



New Upgrades to the Revival Restoration Toolset, Including:
* Open File System Support: This option lets Revival directly access SMPTE DPX files for processing when connected to a LAN or SAN. This feature eliminates the need to move large amounts of image data to and from local storage and is recommended for use when connected to a high-speed Fibre Channel Storage Area Network.

* New Color Registration Tool: This new feature will automatically register or match the individual RGB channels in a previously combined image and is excellent for color prints made from YCM (Yellow, Cyan, Magenta) separation masters. In some cases the three separate films do not perfectly match due to shrinkage and wear, so Revival uses high-quality object-tracking algorithms to line up these three images and minimize color fringing.

* Digital Intermediate Tools: New film still presents some problems in the DI world, such as dirt and dust. Revival's interactive dirt, brush, and scratch tools quickly correct these problems. Scanning film can also produce some interesting problems. Splice bumps and speed changes can make the image look warped or stretched. Revival's deWarp or frame-reconstruction tools dispel these issues promptly.


Brand-New 2K Plus Version 3.9, Featuring the 2K Elite Series and Toolbox2
At IBC2005, da Vinci will introduce 2K Plus Version 3.9, which includes a number of new upgrades, including the release of Toolbox2. Major enhancements in the v3.9 release include fingertip access to many powerful features including enhanced PowerVectors, improved Defocus, and real-time special effects. More controls are now visible within the redesigned Toolbox2 interface, making it easier than ever for colorists to utilize a library of real-time preset effects for immediate results. Defocus is more powerful with Toolbox2, delivering separate image defocus for In Window and Out of Window corrections, as well as variable matte defocus adjustments and key out. The Toolbox2 upgrade is free to all users with active service agreements.

da Vinci's new 2K Elite series, first introduced at NAB2005, will also be on display. The series provides three distinct assortments of upgrades packaged with a creative panel design that promotes instant recognition. The 2K Ruby includes two PowerTiers, each of which adds two independent image-processing channels for color processing. The 2K Sapphire includes three PowerTiers, and the 2K Emerald features four, resulting in a total of 10 independent image-processing channels. In addition, all three systems are packaged with the Defocus, Toolbox2, and Vector Plus features. The 2K Elite series systems are available both to new users and as upgrades for existing users who renew their service support agreements.


Representatives Attending the Exhibition:
Bill Robertson, General Manager
Peter Glassberg, VP of International Sales and Service
Tony Fox, Director of Marketing
David Johnson, VP of Engineering
Peter Chamberlain, Asia Pacific Sales Manager
Gerry Vickers, European Sales and Service Manager
Neil Kempt, Western Region VP of Sales
David Green, Northern European Sales Manager
Bob Caniglia, Northeast Region Sales Manager


About da Vinci Systems
da Vinci Systems LLC 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 the 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.

For more information visit http://www.davsys.com.

 


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