Digital Vision, provider of powerful image enhancement, color correction and restoration systems for a wide spectrum of content, announced that FotoKem’s Keep Me Posted (KMP) has expanded their commitment to them with a hardware, storage, and software upgrade to their existing Film Master. Furthering their allegiance to Digital Vision, they also purchased a second Nucoda Film Master grading system running the 2010 software release including DVO Enhance noise and grain reduction option.
Keep Me Posted specializes in television episodic and commercial finishing and is part of the FotoKem network of companies that includes Spy Post, LA Studios, and nextLAB. Burbank’s Keep Me Posted has fully integrated the Nucoda Film Masters into the company’s workflow, creating an end to end file-based system and a completely Avid-centric TV pipeline.
Based on the success they experienced over the first few weeks using the newly upgraded Film Master running 2010 software, Keep Me Posted ordered a second system. At the beginning of next year, they will be one of the first Hollywood customers to take delivery of the new Digital Vision “Precision” color panel, recently unveiled at IBC. The decision to chose the Nucoda Film Masters were based on three factors: its ease of integration into their file-based architecture, the need for engineering excellence, and the company’s focus on time sensitive deadlines and creative artistic requirements.
FotoKem CTO, Paul Chapman, commented that the Digital Vision systems clearly met their demanding technical requirements. “When we were putting the pieces of a file-based, start-to-finish workflow in place, we took a hard look at the field of appropriate competitors. It was imperative that there was an ease of integration into the colorist’s workflow in tandem with the critical need for the system to fit smoothly into our file-based, ingest-to-storage pipeline. The Film Master dropped seamlessly into our storage architecture, which immediately differentiated it from the competition. Our engineering team evaluated Nucoda’s interoperability and found that the PC-based system was the best choice for us, by far. Integrating with Avid, Facilis, and the other technologies in the pipeline has been an absolutely straightforward process. No other system came close to that promise, and Digital Vision delivered on it.”
Hawk Hamilton, Vice President at KMP noted, “We work with the pre-eminent content creators in the industry, and are ready to support their highly demanding schedules and creative needs without missing a beat. We are focused on creating a top tier experience for all of our customers and the second Nucoda Film Master is a key component in our ability to provide that caliber of responsive customer service. The transition process for our talented colorists to get up to speed has been flawless. The training, testing and troubleshooting done by the experts on the Digital Vision team ensured that our colorists were Film Master fluent very quickly.”
Bruno Munger, Senior Product Manager of Digital Vision said, “The team at Keep Me Posted and FotoKem are experts with keen vision about where the post production market is heading. We are delighted that they see the 2010 Nucoda product line as a perfect fit for their file based pipeline as they work with the top producers in Hollywood. It has been fantastic to collaborate with the creative and engineering teams at both FotoKem and KMP and we look forward to continuing our involvement in these outstanding facilities.”
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